Quick Facts & Safety Information About Sodium Hypochlorite

HCC Airless Repair knows that many of our customers use airless sprayer pumps for Sodium Hypochlorite. With that being said, we wanted to share some quick facts and safety information about sodium hypochlorite for your benefit.

Sodium Hypochlorite is also known as liquid bleach, sodium oxychloride, Clorox, or hypochlorous acid. Sodium Hypochlorite is a clear, slightly yellow or green liquid with a strong odor. It is most of the time diluted in water to be used as a disinfectant, household cleaner and/or bleaching agent.

Exposure Limits 

When using any materials that contain Bleach (Sodium Hypochlorite, Sodium Chlorite), Hydrogen Peroxide, Quaternary Ammonia or Hypochlorous Acid, the unit should be flushed immediately after each use. These materials are corrosive and should never be left in the sprayers longer than 15 minutes after use. Check the filters in the gun and the sprayer daily after each use and clean or replace as needed. If choosing an airless sprayer for disinfectants, we recommend using HEA spray tips with the pump pressure set at 1000 PSI or less.

Exposure Risks Of Sodium Hypochlorite

  • Contact can severely irritate and burn the skin and eyes with possible eye damage.
  • Inhaling it can irritate the nose, throat and lungs.
  • Higher exposures can cause build-up of fluid in the lungs (pulmonary edema), a medical emergency.
  • Over exposure can also cause headache, dizziness, nausea and vomiting.
  • It is not combustible but is a strong oxidizer which enhances the combustion of other substances.

First Aid

  • Contact With Your Eyes – Immediately flush your eyes with large amounts of water for at least 30 minutes, lifting upper and lower lids. Remove contact lenses, if worn, while flushing. Seek medical attention immediately.
  • Contact With Your Skin – Quickly remove contaminated clothing. Immediately wash contaminated skin with large amounts of water. Seek medical attention.
  • Inhaling Into Your Lungs:
    • Remove the person from the exposure.
    • Begin rescue breathing (using universal precautions) if breathing has stopped and CPR if heart action has stopped.
    • Seek medical attention and get exposed person to medical facility ASAP.
    • Medical observation is recommended for 24 to 48 hours after overexposure, as pulmonary edema may be delayed.

Need Sodium Hypochlorite?

HCC Airless Repair is a top provider of Sodium Hypochlorite bleach in the South. At 12.5%, our bleach is stronger than most store-bought bleach. If you are trying to preserve your Sodium Hypochlorite bleach, we can dilute it down for you. Bring your own container to the shop and we can fill it up, up to 250 gallons. Be sure to ask our technicians about pricing.