In order to maintain a healthy environment in the grow room, growers must ensure they are using the right grow room cleaner and/or disinfectant. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and utilizing our sanitizing and sterilizing products here at Hydrobuilder can prevent bigger issues from arising down the road when it comes to mold, mildew and other issues.
How do you clean a grow room or grow tent?
Sanitation, also referred to as cleaning, of the grow room or grow tent should be done on a regular basis. This entails wiping surfaces down, sweeping or vacuuming, and immediately cleaning up any runoff or spills, trimmings, and leaves.
Simply keeping a tidy garden space goes a long way. The intake filter should be cleaned weekly, to ensure it is doing its job of keeping harmful pathogens out of the garden.
Keeping a clean tent or room will prevent pathogens or mold from developing, and will make a safer environment for you and your plants.
What can I use to clean my grow room?
We carry a wide range of grow room cleaners here at Hydrobuilder for your daily or weekly maintenance. Some of the most popular brands are BioSafe, Bio Green, and Physan. However, you'll also need to use grow room disinfectants or sterilizers every so often for a more robust cleaning.
How do you disinfect a grow room or grow tent?
Sterilizing, or disinfecting, an indoor garden is a bit more tedious than simply cleaning the area. This process involves removing any microorganisms from the space, such as bacteria, fungus, viruses, and other pathogens.
If you do not disinfect or sterilize your garden often, it can lead to serious problems, such as pathogens and molds/fungi from overrunning your growing space. While sterilizing doesn't need to be down as often as sanitizing, it is still very important to do it regularly.
How do you disinfect a grow tent?
To disinfect your grow tent, start by removing everything from it and vacuuming out the dirt and debris in the bottom. Then, use one of the disinfectants we carry here at Hydrobuilder with a cloth to wipe down the walls and the base of the tent, scrubbing away any mold spores, nutrient spills, or any other mess you've accumulated throughout your grow.
How do you sterilize a hydroponic system?
If you're a hydroponics grower, you'll need to routinely clean your system and flush your lines to prevent salt build-up or bacteria colonization. We have an entire guide on how to clean salt buildup in your system. This is a great resource if you've never done this before, but it's also a good refresher for the veterans.
Using sterilizing agents to flush the hydroponic lines and emitters is important. This should be done after each harvest to prevent any issues from arising with your next grow.
Chemical cleaners, like the ones we have here at Hydrobuilder, are the best way to sterilize equipment. Whereas sanitizing is a general process, sterilization is more precise. Growers want to focus on disinfecting hydroponic systems, pots and containers, cloning machines, and other areas susceptible to pests and diseases.
If you have any questions regarding cleaning and disinfecting products, give our experienced growers a call today at 888-815-9763, and be sure to check out our daily, weekly, and monthly grow checklist for a full breakdown on grow room chores!