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Help stop the spread of germs and viruses*, including COVID-19, with Diggers Viro Surface Cleaner.

Health at home

Protecting against germs, bacteria and viruses has never been more important, and the task of cleaning, disinfecting and sanitising your home's surfaces is one of the first lines of defence. But not everyone understands the importance of – or difference between – the three processes.

Diggers Viro Surface Cleaner is a comprehensive and specialised three-in-one product that cleans, sanitises and disinfects. Easy to use and effective, it's proven to kill 99.99 per cent of germs and viruses*, including COVID-19.

Cleaning vs sanitising vs disinfecting

Viruses, such as COVID-19, can live on surfaces and eradicating them requires effective cleaning and disinfecting.

What is the distinction between the three processes? Although cleaning removes germs and impurities from surfaces, it doesn't necessarily kill disease-causing organisms.

Sanitisers are chemicals suitable for use on surfaces with which food for human consumption may come in contact, for the purposes of reducing pathogenic or food spoilage microorganisms to a sanitary level on such a surface. Disinfectants destroy bacteria and viruses.

It's important to read product labels on cleaning products to know which step in the process each product tackles. Diggers Viro Surface Cleaner takes care of all three in one handy product.

No harsh chemicals

Although Diggers Viro Surface Cleaner is a hospital-grade disinfectant, it contains no harsh chemicals or alcohols. Therefore, it does not require any PPE (personal protective equipment, such as masks or gloves) to use. Diggers Viro Surface Cleaner is a ready-to-use formula that can be used in food areas with no need for rinsing and is even readily biodegradable, so it's kinder on the environment.

*SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), Vaccinia virus

Need something a little more heavy-duty?

Shop the full range of Diggers cleaning products for a helping hand and always read the label before use.

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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.