ACTIVATE, 10:1 Bleach

activate bleach sprayer 10:1 mix

NO MORE MIXING BLEACH! Dual-liquid sprayer automatically combines water and bleach to make fresh 10% solution when you use it! Prevents bleach from degrading. Bleach and water are in separate containers until the trigger is squeezed. It’s that EASY! Refillable water cartridge & replaceable bleach cartridge.

Product Options:

Bleach Sprayer, with refillable 11oz. Water cartridge. Bleach cartridge not included.:
Part # 5101 each $36.00
Bleach cartridge refills, 11oz., disposable:
Part # 5102 12/case $62.00
Chlorine Test Strips, 1 - 5 Bottles:
Part # 5100 50/bottle $39.00
Chlorine Test Strips, 6 or more bottles:
Part # 5100 50/bottle $36.50


The Activate™ Bleach Sprayer Dilution System has been made to meter and dispense 5.25% Sodium Hypochlorite NaOCL at a 10% (9:1) solution. It has been widely recommended by CDC and other nationally recognized authorities.


Features and Benefits of the Activate™ Bleach Sprayer Dilution System:

  • Automatically mixes water and bleach to make a fresh 10% solution every time the trigger is pulled.
  • Prevents bleach from degrading (ALWAYS AT FULL STRENGTH).
  • Eliminates safety hazard of mixing bleach by hand!
  • Fast contact time for practical disinfecting.
  • Sealed system prevents closed cap concerns.
  • Non-aerosol coarse spray.
  • Easy to install disposable bleach cartridges make approximately one gallon useable solution.
  • Sustainable packaging reduces plastic waste and saves in freight costs.
  • Ergonomic trigger sprayer is comfortable for high use.


Activate™ Bleach Sprayer Dilution System Efficacy Summary:

Activate™ 5.25% Institutional Bleach is effective against a broad spectrum of pathogens when used as directed.

Pathogen Contact Time
HIV-1 (AIDS) 30 seconds
HBV (Hepatitis B) 30 seconds
MRSA (Methicillan-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) 2 minutes
Staphylococcus aureus 2 minutes
Pseudomonas aeruginosa 2 minutes
Salmonella enterica 2 minutes
Streptococcus Pyogenes 2 minutes
VRE (Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis) 2 minutes
Acinetobacter baumannii 2 minutes
Clostridium difficile Endospores 4 minutes


Specifications of the Activate™ Bleach Sprayer Dilution System:

Active Ingredient: 5.25% Sodium Hypochlorite
Dilution: 5000ppm
EPA Reg. No.: 75266-1
Personal Protection: Gloves, eye & clothing protection
Ventilation Requirement: Moderate ventilation required
Solubility: 100% in water
Odor when Diluted: Light Chlorine
pH when Diluted: 9.5
Fire Hazard: None
Explosion Hazard: None
Storage Temperature: 50° to 72°F
Shelf Life: Degrades; periodically test with chlorine test strips
Incompatibilities: Ammonia, acids, reducing agents, heavy metals


How to Use the Activate Bleach Sprayer Dilution System

Step 1: Fill the bleach sprayer’s empty water bottle with cool tap water, and then insert the sprayer’s tube down into the filled water bottle. Close the bleach sprayer tab to lock the water bottle into place on the sprayer.

Step 2:  Remove the threaded plastic cap from the bleach sprayer cartridge. Do not puncture or tamper with the plug that is in the neck of the bleach sprayer cartridge. It must remain intact in order for the bleach sprayer to dilute the bleach at the proper 10% dilution rate.

Step 3:  Lock the bleach sprayer’s cartridge onto the other side of the sprayer.

Step 4:  Pointing the bleach sprayer away from you into a sink or basin, pump the trigger 20 times to prime the system.

Step 5: The bleach sprayer is now ready to use. Hold the sprayer 6″ to 8″ from the surface, and spray thoroughly until the surface is completely wet.

Step 6:  Refill the water bottle when empty.

Step 7:  Always re-prime the bleach sprayer when installing a new bleach cartridge. Note that a safety feature ensures the bleach sprayer will not function if either the bleach sprayer’s cartridge or the water bottle is empty. Periodically test the sprayed bleach solution for available chlorine with a high-level chlorine test strip. Always store your bleach system and additional bleach cartridges at room temperature (50º – 72º).

Note:  The bleach sprayer mixes the bleach with the water to a 10% ( 1 part bleach to 9 parts water ) solution (minimum 5,000 ppm available chlorine), so the water cartridge will need to be filled 9 times before the bleach cartridge is emptied. 

**Always remove gross dirt and debris from surface prior to disinfection.

  1. Spray Activate™ 6-8″ from surface until surface is thoroughly wet.
  2. Let stand for 2 minutes. To kill HIV-1 and HBV, allow 30 seconds contact time at room temperature.
  3. Wipe with a clean cloth or paper towel and allow to air dry.
  4. For food contact surfaces, rinse with potable water.


Instructions for Cleaning Prior to Disinfecting against Clostridium difficile spores:

  1. Personal Protection: Wear appropriate barrier protection such as gloves, gowns, masks or eye covering.
  2. Cleaning Procedure: Thoroughly clean fecal matter/waste from surfaces/objects before disinfection by application with a clean cloth, mop, and/or sponge saturated with Activate™. Vigorously wipe and/or scrub surfaces/object until all visible soil is removed.  Pay special attention to high-touch surfaces.  Clean surfaces in patient rooms in an appropriate manner, such as from right to left or left to right on horizontal surfaces, and top to bottom on vertical surfaces, to minimize spreading of the spores.  Clean restrooms last.  Do not reuse soiled cloths.
  3. Infectious Materials Disposal: Immediately dispose of materials used in the cleaning process that may contain feces/waste in accordance with local regulations for infectious materials disposal.
  4. Disinfection Procedure: Spray Activate™ 6-8″ from surface until surface is thoroughly wet; let stand 4 minutes.  Wipe with a clean, damp cloth or paper towel, or allow to air dry.


To Pre-Clean Instruments Prior to Terminal Sterilization:

  1. Place instruments in a suitable container.
  2. Spray Activate™ on instruments until all surfaces are thoroughly wet.
  3. Allow to stand for up to 10 minutes.
  4. Rinse instruments with water, and follow with an appropriate sterilization/high-level disinfecting process.
  5. Cleaning of critical and semi-critical devices must be followed by an appropriate terminal sterilization/high-level disinfection process.

NOTE:  Use Active™ on stainless steel instruments only.


To Disinfect Non-Critical, Pre-Cleaned Instruments:

  1. Instruments first must be thoroughly cleaned to remove gross dirt and debris, rinsed, and dried.
  2. Place instruments in a suitable container.
  3. Spray Activate™ on instruments until all surfaces are thoroughly wet.
  4. Let stand for 2 minutes.  To kill HIV-1 and HBV, allow 30 seconds contact time at room temperature. To kill Clostridium difficile spores, let stand for 4 minutes.
  5. Wipe with a clean, damp cloth or paper towel, and allow to air dry.


This product is not to be used as a terminal sterilant/high-level disinfectant on any surface or instrument that (1) is introduced directly into the human body, either into or in contact with the bloodstream or normally sterile areas of the body, or (2) contacts intact mucous membranes but which does not ordinarily penetrate the blood barrier or otherwise enter normally sterile areas of the body.  This product may be used to pre-clean or decontaminate critical or semi-critical medical devices prior to sterilization or high-level disinfection.

Kills HIV and HBV on pre-cleaned environmental surfaces and objects previously soiled with blood/body fluids in healthcare setting or other settings in which there is an expected likelihood of soiling of inanimate surfaces/objects with blood/body fluids, and in which the surfaces/objects likely to be soiled with blood/body fluids can be associated with the potential for transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type-1 (HIV-1) (associated with AIDS) and Hepatitis B Virus (HBV).


Special Instructions for Cleaning and Decontaminating Against HIV-1 and HBV on Surfaces/Objects Soiled with Blood/Body Fluids:

  1. When handling items soiled with blood/body fluids, personal protective equipment such as disposable gloves, gowns, masks, and eye coverings must be used.
  2. Blood/body fluids must be thoroughly cleaned from surfaces/objects prior to disinfecting.  Spray Activate™ on surface/object until all surfaces are thoroughly wet, or apply with a clean cloth, mop or sponge saturated with Activate™; let stand for 30 seconds.  Wipe with a clean cloth or paper towel, and allow to air dry.
  3. Blood/body fluids and cleaning materials must be autoclaved and disposed of according to federal, state, and local regulations for infectious waste disposal.


To Clean and Disinfect in a Veterinary Application:

  1. Use to clean and disinfect hard, non-porous surfaces such as feeding and watering equipment, cages, utensils, instruments, kennels, stables, catteries, etc.
  2. Remove all animals and feed from premises, animal transportation vehicles, crates, etc.
  3. Remove all litter, droppings, and manure from walls, floors, and surfaces of facilities occupied or traversed by animals.
  4. Empty all feeding and watering equipment.
  5. Pre-clean all surfaces with soap or detergent and rinse with water.
  6. Spray Activate™ on surface/object until all surfaces are saturated, or apply with a clean cloth, mop or sponge saturated with Activate™, let stand for 2 minutes.  To kill HIV-1 and HBV, allow 30 seconds at room temperature.
  7. Rinse all surfaces with potable water.
  8. Ventilate buildings and other closed spaces.  Do not house animals or employ equipment until treated surfaces have been thoroughly rinsed with water and allowed to dry.  Thoroughly scrub all treating, feeding, and watering applications with soap or detergent, and rinse with potable water before reuse.


Storage and Disposal of the Activate™ Bleach:

Do not contaminate food or feed by storage, disposal or cleaning of equipment.

Pesticide Storage:  This product degrades with age; test active level of diluted product periodically with high-level chlorine test strips.  Store in a cool (50°-72°F), dry area away from direct sunlight and heat to avoid deterioration.  In case of a spill, flood area with large quantities of water.

Pesticide Disposal:  Products or rinsates that cannot be used should be diluted with water before disposal in a sanitary sewer.

Container Handling:  Non-refillable container.  Do not re-use or refill this container.  Offer for recycling if available or place in trash collection.