There is no denying the fact that antibacterial wipes have become an essential item. Most of us are carrying them around with us in our bags, cars, or pockets. You may also find that many stores sell out of antibacterial wipes quickly, proving that the demand for them is showing no sign of slowing down.
The COVID-19 pandemic has seen us all up our game when it comes to disinfecting our homes and workspaces. Antibacterial wipes are a fast and effective way of doing this. But have you ever wondered if you are using your wipes correctly? Or, indeed, if there even is a correct way of using antibacterial wipes? Not using these wipes correctly means the germs on the surface you are cleaning may not be killed.
How to Use Antibacterial Wipes
Antibacterial wipes are wet because they are coated with chemicals that eradicate most germs – including the COVID-19 virus). The germs need to be exposed to these wipes’ chemicals for three to ten minutes to be killed off effectively. This means that a swift wipe of a surface with an antibacterial wipe will dry in seconds and not kill all germs.
To effectively kill off as many germs from your surface as possible, you should slowly cover the entire surface with the wipes. The area needs to remain moist for the required length of time to ensure that germs are illuminated. Some surface types, such as granite, may require multiple wipes to keep it wet. The length of time the surface needs to remain wet after wiping will vary depending on the brand of wipe. Bacoban wipes by Fraser Hygenix kill germs within five minutes.
Do not panic if you have been misusing antibacterial wipes. They will undoubtedly make your surface safer and kills some germs, which is better than none! Using the wipes correctly will ensure safety is at a maximum. Wiping briefly will get rid of germs, but it is unlikely to kill them.
If you are buying and using antibacterial wipes frequently, it is within your best interest to make sure you get the absolute most out of them. Following this guide to using your wipes correctly can make the difference between moving germs and killing germs.
Contact Fraser Hygenix for information on our Bacoban wipes, as well as our other products, on 0208 597 8781.