Sanitizer Test Strips
Easy to use test strips for all your sanitizing needs-chlorine, quat, peroxide, PAA made in USA to highest standards.
Guarantee both client safety and please the strictest health inspectors.
All sanitizer strips are available in at least 2 versions. One for residual levels 2-3 for high, higher or very high concentrations. Find the best one for your needs at home, at work or in the field.
Use our free sanitizer dilution calculator to take the quesswork out of mixing the right concentration.
Read our blog on How to Dilute Chlorine Bleach. Psst---it works for peroxide and quat as well!
- fast response time-just seconds
- easy to read, accurate color charts
- white backing ensures best contrast color chart comparisons
- stiff plastic support for dipping into tubes, gaps, etc.
- 2 year shelf life if kept tightly closed
- SDS data sheets available
Chlorine and Quat are by far the most important sanitizers. The table below lists their pros & cons. Peroxide use is more specialized for things like hot tubs and contact lens cleaners where skin/eye sensitivity can be an issue.
|Effective on a wide variety of bacteria||Can be corrosive|
|Not affected by hard water||Can be irritating to the skin|
|Generally inexpensive||Deteriorates over time|
|Loses some activity in the presence of organic matter|
|Not affected by hard water||Effectiveness decreases greatly with increase in pH|
|Less irritating to the skin than chlorine||Should not be used in water > 50°C|
|Activity is not lost rapidly in the presence of organic matter||May also discolor equipment and surfaces|
Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QAC):
|Nontoxic, odorless, colorless, noncorrosive, nonirritating||Slower at killing some microorganisms|
|Relatively stable in the presence of organic matter||Not compatible with some detergents|
|Active over a wide pH range||Not compatible with hard water|