Disinfecting wipes are effective at killing germs, you might not see the harm in forgoing the soap and water and just using these wipes. However, it is quite literally harmful to do that. Although we’re probably all guilty of giving your surfaces a quick wipe-down, you may actually be spreading the bacteria and the germs versus disinfecting the surface. Obviously, this negates the entire reason for using a disinfecting wipe in the first place.
After cleaning an area with soap and water, you’ll need to allow the area to dry. Then, read the instructions on the back of the wipes container. The instructions will tell you how long you’ll need to keep the surface area wet for it to be properly disinfected. This means you may have to disinfect an area for as long as “four to ten minutes.” Unfortunately, the 15-second wipe could be doing more harm than good as this is not killing the pathogens on the surface.
“For example, the use instructions for Clorox’s disinfecting wipes stipulates that you should ‘Wipe surface, using enough wipes for the treated surface to remain visibly wet for four minutes and then let the surface dry.’ You have to use enough wipes for the area to stay wet. Often this means you’re going to need more than one wipe in a small area.
Since many users rarely time themselves for four minutes while ensuring the surface is wet, we all risk just spreading germs around. It’s time to start following the instructions and it is recommended having a “use it and lose it” philosophy when disinfecting with wipes. Before moving on to a new area, throw the wipe away and reach for a new one.
Our cleaning solutions are applied using a touchless electrostatic process which propels micro sized droplets of the disinfectant that are attracted to the surface and coats this with the surface with the required layer of disinfectant.
Because this is touchless no germs, bacteria or viruses are spread across different surfaces, being electrostatic charged means the disinfectant is wrapped around the object, not just of the surface you wipe.
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