How Does Bacoban Work? Conventional disinfectants are effective immediately - but only for a short period. Microorganisms are only destroyed during the wet time of the traditional disinfectant's active period. When the traditional disinfectant has evaporated, the cleaned area is again subjected to microbial strains. Between traditional disinfectant cleaning times a hygiene gap is developed. During this hygiene gap there can be a continuous settlement by microorganisms allowing for cross contamination. Bacoban resolves this hygiene gap. This unique patented controlled release technology allows Bacoban to remain on the surface for up to 10 days, destroying pathogens the entire time. Bacoban is Water Based and Ready To Use!