Disinfecting wipes are designed to kill germs and bacteria on hard, non-porous surfaces. They work by using a combination of water, alcohol, and various cleaning agents and preservatives to remove dirt and grime and kill microorganisms on contact.
The active ingredients in disinfecting wipes, such as alcohol or quaternary ammonium compounds, can denature the proteins and disrupt the cell walls of bacteria and viruses, effectively killing them. Disinfecting wipes may also contain other ingredients, such as surfactants, to help remove dirt and grime from surfaces, and preservatives to help extend their shelf life and prevent the growth of bacteria and mold.
To use disinfecting wipes, you simply take a wipe out of the container and use it to thoroughly clean the surface you want to disinfect. It is important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the required contact time (the amount of time the wipe needs to remain on the surface to effectively kill germs). Once you have finished using the wipe, dispose of it in the trash and wash your hands to remove any chemicals that may be present on your skin.
Overall, disinfecting wipes can be a convenient and effective way to kill germs and bacteria on hard, non-porous surfaces, but it is important to use them according to the manufacturer’s instructions to ensure their effectiveness and minimize any potential risks.