So the other day while enjoying some free time in a quiet bathroom (sorry if that is TMI but that is the reality of a busy Mom!) I was astounded to read this information on the back of the Clorox Wipes;
Wipe surface to be disinfected; use enough wipes for treated surface to remain visibly wet for 4 minutes. Let surface dry. For highly soiled surfaces, clean excess dirt first.
Surface should remain visibly wet for 4 minutes!! You have got to be kidding me! They are called WIPES, that means wipe clean, and disinfect.
Not, wipe, make sure NO living soul touches the surface for an entire 4 min., then make sure it remains wet for 4 min.!
I thought Wipes meant..…
Wipe and disinfect
Am I the only one who missed this??!!!
I of course then conducted my own scientific study on surface wetness time. I will present my data here for the first time on my scientific blog.
First wipe attempt with nothing extra or fancy just wiping the counter clean – surface dry in 2min 45 sec ( Epic Failure!)
Second wipe attempt with 2 wipes – surface dry in 3 min 40 sec.
Third and final attempt, wipe with 2 wipes and soak up excess liquid at the bottom of the wipe container so that the wipe is dripping when I WIPE the surface – surface dry in 4 min and 45 sec.
So there you have it ladies, data, stunning scientific data, resulting from some intense research on my part. So now you are in the know!
I was always a girl who would wipe down everything, but now I need to re-think how I do things. I may have to go back to spraying everything with Lysol! Ha!