Alcohol has always been a hot commodity and these days it's become even more of the must have for keeping your homes clean as well as your personal items. We are going to cover a few things that you should know about Alcohol and why it is a good cleaner to have around your home if you can get your hands on some.
The properties within isopropyl alcohol are known as antimicrobial which means kills microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, and germs, or stops their growth. It kills 99.99% of germs within about 10-30 seconds, making it the perfect sterilization/ disinfectant to have. Sounds good right?
Well in order for this to be as effective as everyone wants it right now we need to make sure that you are using it in concentrations of 70% or above for it to kill off the germs and bacteria. This is one of the things you want to look out for when you are choosing your cleaning supplies if they are alcohol based.
Things to note about alcohol are that it is highly flammable so it's recommended to be used in a well ventilated area and only to wipe down small surface area and personal items such as keys, cell phones, wallets, and that sort of thing.
Another thing to make sure to note is that it does and will evaporate. If you plan on using this as a household cleaner you need to apply and wipe quickly to make sure you get to cover your surface area before it is gone. Not just that but make sure you close the lid to your bottle or zip shut your bag if you are using them in a form like alcohol based surface wipes. The last thing you want to do is try to wipe down an area and find out you have a half empty bottle or dried up wipes.
Well, there you have it, a short educational post on alcohol. If you need help finding any other cleaning products you can use around your home or shop, you can head over to our Household Cleaners here.
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