Surfaces You Shouldn’t Use Anti-Bacterial Wipes On

2:59pm 29/05/20

Speciality Wipes have recently introduced a selection of alcohol anti-bacterial wipes that are available in a number of buckets and tubs.

We understand that alcohol anti-bacterial wipes are not for every surface, so for our latest blog, we are going to tell you nine surfaces you shouldn’t use them on.

9 Surfaces Not Suitable for Anti-Bacterial Wipes

Children’s Toys – When you wipe a surface with an antibacterial wipe, you may see smudges of grime on a white rag. However, what you do not see is the left behind-chemicals. Experts also stress that parents should not use wipes on their children’s toys because kids could put the toys in their mouths.

Surfaces that Absorb Moisture – Antibacterial solutions need to be left to sit for a few minutes to kill bacteria and be effective. If the surface is soft-foam or carpet it will not stay wet for long enough to be effective. By using multiple wipes the moisture could damage the surface.

Kitchen Counters – Kitchen counters are hot spots for germs and bacteria, and cleaning them using just antibacterial wipes is not enough to effectively clean the surfaces.

Bathroom Countertops and Fixtures – Bathrooms collect a lot of bacteria each day and a quick wipe using an antibacterial wipe will not keep bacteria at bay.

Hardwood Surfaces – The chemicals and other ingredients incorporated in antibacterial wipes could damage hardwood surfaces over time. Hardwoods can lose their shine and be damaged by moisture.

The Rest of the Kitchen – Antibacterial wipes are not meant to be used to clean large areas, as a dirty wipe can transport bacteria to another location.

Leather – Many disinfectants or antibacterial wipes contain alcohol which can dehydrate supple leather. Repeated use can leave your leather goods looking chalky and dry.

Lacquered Furniture – Lacquered chairs and desks can have their finishes dulled using alcohol ant-bacterial wipes. This also applies to woodwork across your home such as staircase railings or chair molding.

Your Hands – You should not clean your hands with anti-bacterial wipes as they will leave a residue on your skin. Also, not all the microbes and bacteria will wipe away plus it may irritate the skin too.

The Best Antibacterial Wipes on the Market

Speciality Wipes’ alcohol anti-bacterial wipes have the UK government recommended level of 70% and are the perfect combination of isopropyl alcohol and ethanol. This gives them a very broad spectrum to kill microbes and viruses on a number of surfaces quickly.

Our wipes are also certified to both EN1276:2019 and EN1650 for full food contact.

If you would like to know more about any of our brands of composite or antibacterial wipes, please contact us today.