Barbicide is an iconic cleaning product and is very useful for disinfecting stainless steel and surgical tools and equipment. It is commonly used in piercing procedures as it means that the instruments can be quickly sterilised and thoroughly cleaned before they are put through the autoclave process. Ensure that your instruments and equipment are always clean and sterile prior to starting the procedure to reduce the risk of cross contamination. This concentrated disinfectant solution is made for dilution with water so it is important that the correct quantities are used. This is to ensure that the strength is still high enough to remain effective against germs and bacteria.