Do Disinfectant Wipes Allow for Enough Dwell Time to Meet Kill Claims?
Ready-to-use disinfectant wipes with short dwell times are ideal for high-traffic areas. By selecting ready-to-use wipes with a strong substrate and that stay wet longer, staff can disinfect greater surface areas with fewer wipes, reducing costs and delivering a better value for facilities. Using the right disinfecting wipes with the fastest kill times coupled with implementation of standardized cleaning protocols, commercial facilities should see a return on investment while never compromising on clean.
Year-round (with peaks during cold and flu season), the spread of norovirus, influenza, rhinovirus and other common illnesses present a challenge to the cleaning staff responsible for eliminating germs with proper cleaning and disinfecting. Staff will often turn to wipes for a convenient solution and can be confident they are killing germs of the highest concern.
Some disinfectant wipes do, some do not. Some chemistries keep the surface wet for the full contact time. Others, especially those that are alcohol based, generally evaporate before the contact time, creating a risk that the surface is not being properly disinfected. It is important to consider this factor when determining whether the disinfectant is acceptable for use.
— Peter Teska, Americas portfolio lead for infection prevention, Diversey, Sturtevant, Wis.
Yes, when used as directed. The EPA is taking a close look at how disinfectant wipes are used. They mandate specific protocols to follow when testing wipes to show the “mileage” of the wipe. That is how much surface area can be covered with the wipe before it is used up.
— John B. Everitt, president, Stearns Packaging Corp., Madison, Wis
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