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hand 04-11-2020 01:39 PM

Question about disinfecting wipes
Are the Target brand of disinfecting wipes as good as the Clorox wipes? That’s all I have left in my cabinet.

1956BD 04-11-2020 01:42 PM

Check ingredients
They need to have a high content of alcohol.

anna 04-11-2020 02:56 PM

The label will sometimes indicate what it disinfects for: bacteria or bacteria and viruses.

1956BD 04-11-2020 03:03 PM

Found them online
The package says, "Kills 99.9 percent of germs".

hand 04-11-2020 03:20 PM

Thanks for looking 1956. My container says kills 99.9 % of bacteria and viruses, but as I try to match the ingredients up with my empty Clorox container the percentages of ingredients seems different.
So I think I will just dip these wipes in bleach solution when I use them. I never even realized they weren’t Clorox wipes. They’ve been in my cabinet for awhile ( behind the real Clorox wipes).

forkids2 04-12-2020 04:23 AM

Be careful about mixing bleach with other chemicals.

Alicia G 04-12-2020 04:39 AM

Yes, do look up what you can mix bleach with. If you want to use bleach on a surface, dilute it with water and use it.

I don't think any commercial wipes, including Clorox brand, actually have bleach (there might be some industrial ones out there but not the household ones we're likely to have...). We use the store brands most of the time. One thing I read somewhere is to make sure that your surface is relatively clean of spills and such. So, if there is a stray squirt of mustard on the counter, wipe it with a paper towel or rag (wash those rags in bleach long before they stink - not for COVID concerns, but they are bacteria traps) and remove the mustard before using a wipe.

Also, considering that wipes are sometimes in short supply now, don't go overboard. I know someone who wiped down her bathroom floor with wipes. If you aren't going to be licking it, just a regular mopping now and then should do (leaving your outside shoes at the entry way helps too). If it is a surface that hands are not likely to touch, you don't need disinfecting for regular cleaning.

UVAgrl928 04-12-2020 05:47 AM

Here is an interesting video about different cleaners... am I the only one that didn’t know about “dwell” time?!

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