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Help Make Routine Sanitizing and Disinfecting More Efficient with PURELL®  Surface Wipes

Help Make Routine Sanitizing and Disinfecting More Efficient with PURELL®  Surface Wipes

In many business settings, ready-to-use surface wipes are often the go-to because of their ability to make sanitizing and disinfecting surfaces and devices easier and more efficient. In fact, they’re more efficient than some traditional sanitizing and disinfecting methods, like dipping a reusable cloth into a bucket of diluted solution, which is often relied upon in foodservice settings.

This popular method takes an incredible amount of time and resources to effectively complete. On top of that, you have to rely on the employee for proper chemical dilution, keeping the solution soil-free, retaining the appropriate concentration throughout use, and reducing the risk of cross-contamination by frequently changing out cloths.

PURELL® surface wipes, on the other hand, require no specialized equipment, anyone can use them, and unlike some other traditional methods, help eliminate cross-contamination, increase worker efficiency, and do not require the employee to properly dilute and maintain the mixture.

In the below article, we’ll cover some of the major benefits of using surface wipes and what you can do to get the most out of them.

Key Benefits of PURELL® Surface Wipes

With widespread labor shortages, PURELL® surface wipes are an essential tool for any business looking to increase productivity.

More than just efficient and easy-to-use, these surface wipes come with a number of great advantages:

  • Convenience:
    • PURELL® surface wipes are a ready-to-use pre-moistened sanitizing and disinfecting product, so they don’t need to be pre-mixed with chemicals before use. Pro Tip: Look for surface wipes that do not require the surface to be rinsed after use for worry-free sanitizing and disinfecting.
    • Soft, thick, and durable wipe fabric for an excellent end-user experience.
  • Efficacy:
    • PURELL® surface wipes are approved against a broad-spectrum of pathogens relevant to your industry.Quickly kills 99.9% of many common bacteria and viruses – including cold & flu, norovirus, strep, E. coli, ESKAPE pathogens, bloodborne pathogens, and more.Kills human coronavirus (COVID-19) in 30 seconds.
    • High-quality adhesive closure performs for the life of the product.
  • Versatility:
    • They can be selected with the surfaces of your facility in mind to help avoid damage. PURELL® surface wipes are even compatible with touchscreens and other electronics.They’re ideal for sanitizing and disinfecting the hard, non-porous surfaces commonly found in foodservice and healthcare settings.The surface wipes can be used for sanitizing and disinfecting irregularly shaped objects or surfaces and surfaces that are hard to spray uniformly, such as handles, knobs, medical equipment, patient bed rails, and deli slicers, to name a few.
    • Proven compatibility across most hard surfaces from desktops to digital devices
  • Worry-Free:
    • EPA Category IV (Lowest Possible) Toxicity Rating: No harsh fumes, odors, or chemicals.
    • No rinse is required on food-contact surfaces.

PURELL® surface wipes help boost productivity and are available in fragrance-free PURELL® Healthcare Surface Disinfecting Wipes and PURELL® Foodservice Surface Sanitizing Wipes in a standard 110 ct. canister or a convenient, portable 72 ct. flowpack. PURELL® Professional Surface Disinfecting Wipes are available in a standard 110 ct. canister.

What Surfaces Can Surface Wipes Be Used On?

Surface wipes have a supporting role alongside surface spray in most cleaning regimens because of their widespread application. Turn to wipes when you need frequent and fast sanitization and disinfection for hard surfaces or on any object that is difficult to spray uniformly.

But what does that look like in practice?

In Foodservice

For foodservice establishments, like grocery stores, convenience stores, and restaurants, use surface wipes on:

  • Tables
  • Electronic screens
  • Food-prep areas
  • Highchairs
  • Large appliances
  • Coffee machines
  • Range hoods
  • Condiment stations
  • Scales
  • Drain boards
  • Cutting boards
  • Food-prep lines
  • Grocery belts
  • Deli slicers
  • Self-serve area

In Healthcare

For healthcare facilities, use surface wipes on:

  • Tables
  • Electronic devices
  • Surfaces at point of care
  • Food-contact surfaces
  • Surfaces in patient, resident, and visitor areas
  • Bed railings
  • Cabinets
  • Chairs
  • Carts
  • Wheelchairs
  • IV poles
  • Stethoscopes
  • Patient monitoring equipment
  • Counters
  • Over-bed tables
  • NICU rooms
  • Stretchers
  • Diagnostic equipment
  • Playrooms/toys
  • Telephones
  • Exam tables
  • Gurneys
  • Toilet seats

Where to Place PURELL® Surface Wipes?

PURELL® surface wipes are available in two packaging options, each with their own benefits.

Canisters are the ideal choice for high-touch surfaces, and higher-count canisters are great to place near high-traffic spots. Offering a canister around high-touch surfaces and employee common areas is a subtle way to encourage compliance and routine sanitization and disinfection.

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Flowpacks are good for on-the-go sanitization and disinfection, making them a popular choice for foodservice staff. The slim flowpack is especially useful for fitting in tight, confined storage spaces, under sinks, in environmental services carts, on workstation-on-wheels carts, in wheelchair pockets, and inside cabinets, to name a few.

A well-placed canister or flowpack can make all the difference when encouraging employees to sanitize and disinfect surfaces.


Final Thoughts

Surface wipes enable staff to quickly kill germs so they can have more time for other important tasks. Their powerful germ-killing capability, plus the PURELL PEACE OF MIND™ that comes with high-quality PURELL® products, provides a unique combination for businesses and consumers alike.

If you’re interested in hearing more about the benefits of PURELL® Surface Wipes or any of their other first-rate products, reach out to an Imperial Dade facility near you today.

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