Instruments Care

COLORED HALO STAINS WITH SHARP CONTOURS
Problem Deposits or Organic Substance.
Possible Cause
Solution Rinse instrument thoroughly and immediately after use in distilled or de-mineralized water.

COLORED HALO STAINS AND THE SHARP CONTOURS ARE NOT PRESENT
Problem Metal Deposits.
Possible Cause In flushing water or steam there are iron, copper, manganese etc: are present.
Solution Use distilled or de-mineralized water.

WHITISH STAINS
Problem Phosphate Deposits
Possible Cause
Solution Check Composition of Cleaning Solution

YELLOW TO DARK BROWN COLORS
Problem Residue Deposits
Possible Cause Old cleaning solutions/ Incorrectly cleaned instruments
Solution Change baths after each use/ Rinse instruments immediately after use in distilled or de-mineralized water.

BLACK STAINS
Problem Caustic Reaction
Possible Cause Detergent with low pH content ( 6 or less )
Solution Use Neutral Detergent

BLUISH-BLACKISH STAINS
Problem Metallic Coating or Platting
Possible Cause Metals of different types have been sterilized together such as: for instance stainless steel with Silver / Chrome / etc, etc.
Solution Sterilize only the similar metal instruments together.

SEVERAL COLORS
Problem Excess Heat (Chromatic Oxide)
Possible Cause The autoclave is not operating properly or has been set to very high temperature (This can cause metal to loose some of its properties such as strength and hardness etc, etc.)
Solution Correct the autoclave temperature