Since the global pandemic started in 2020, many people have been more conscious about health and hygiene, and anti-bacterial wipes have increased in popularity significantly. As handy as these wipes are for cleaning and sterilising things, there are some things that you do not want to use them on. You will also want to ensure you do not use too many of these wipes, which often are not recyclable and can fill landfills for hundreds of years. Below are some things you will want to avoid cleaning with anti-bacterial wipes that you may not know about, to help ensure you and your family stay safe and germ-free.
When you use APT sanitising wipes, you may think they are ideal for cleaning many different products and surfaces, but you will need to be careful and avoid cleaning things such as children’s toys with them. Although the wipes will clean the surface of the toys, they will also leave a chemical residue that can affect your child. There is an increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria and using these products on your children’s toys can make them less resistant to the properties of antibiotics.
The countertops in our kitchens can see a lot of abuse, and as it is where you prepare food, they can also have a lot of dirt and germs on them. Using a sanitising wipe on countertops is not as effective at cleaning the harmful germs and bacteria that accumulate on them. Instead, you will want to disinfect the countertops and ensure they are 100% clean, especially in areas where you prepare food, and this will help to keep the kitchen clean and sanitary.
As with your kitchen, a sanitising wipe is not good enough to clean your bathroom, where many germs and bacteria can accumulate. When cleaning your toilet, you will want to use bleach, and a sponge with warm water and a suitable detergent can help to disinfect your bathroom and ensure it is clean. There are many suitable options for cleaning materials you can use in your bathroom, and your local supermarket will usually have various items from which you can choose.
You will also want to avoid using alcohol-based cleaning products, such as sanitary wipes, on items that are made with leather. Most disinfectants and antibacterial cleaners contain alcohol, which is bad for leather and dehydrates it, making them dry and less supple. Instead, you should use mild soap and warm water to wipe down the surface and let it dry naturally.
Your hands can come into contact with many dirty surfaces, and some people may use an antibacterial wipe on their hands before eating or preparing food. However, this is not a good idea as some germs will not be removed from your hands using a wipe. You can also find that the alcohol in them can dry out your skin, making it cracked and sore with repeated use. Make sure you use a cleaning product that is suitable for your hands and can help kill germs but will also be gentle on your skin and not dry it out or cause irritation.