Tuesday, March 31, 2020

How To Make Disinfectant Wipes / Home Sanitizing Wipes

The big problem is to find these cleaning products...we went shopping today, and there is very little to buy...aisle after aisle of empty shelves. In this time of coronavirus pandemic, you may already be forced to make your own cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting solution.

  • 1 roll Bounty paper towel
  • 2 tablespoon of Clorox
  • 2 cups water


Add bleach to water; stir well. Cut paper towel roll to fit into desired container.Pour enough solution over paper towel roll to fully absorb. Remove cardboard center from paper towel roll.

Pull pieces of paper towel (wipes) from center hole of the roll. Cover surface; allow to sit for 10 full minutes.

Bleach rapidly degrades in the presence of light and when mixed with water. Bleach solutions require a full 10 minutes of contact time to ensure complete disinfection. So if you making a spray one part bleach to 9 parts water spayed on countertop, must be left there for 10 minutes will kill virus and bacteria. Just wiping the countertop does nothing.

As a good rule of thumb, you may want to set a timer so you can monitor surfaces and ensure they're still wet. You may also want to make sure that you're sanitizing frequently used objects and surfaces daily, especially things like doorknobs, keyboards, faucet handles, and more. You don't want to forget your phone, either—you can even use these wipes or 70% isopropyl alcohol on Apple products, according to Apple.

Following best practices, and advises that if you're using wipes, you should make sure you're only wiping in one direction, as studies have suggested that doing so can reduce the risk of recontamination. Stay safe, and stay healthy!

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