Dwell Times to Kill Covid-19

Dwell Times to Kill Covid-19

Posted by The Cleaning Station on Dec 18th 2020

Learn how proper contact times kill the Coronavirus on surfaces.

A common question we've received lately is, “How do I know that the products I’m using are effectively killing the Coronavirus?”. The answer lies in the dwell time of the disinfecting product being used. Dwell time (also referred to as contact time) is the amount of time the surface must remain visibly wet in order to kill disease-causing bacteria before the disinfectant is wiped off. The surface needs to be left undisturbed for the dwell time stated for each product—and it’s different based on the disinfecting product you’re using.

We know how important it is to you that you’re maintaining safe and healthy spaces, so we’ve outlined the dwell time for our products that have been approved by the EPA for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Ensuring that you and your staff are following the proper dwell times will result in surfaces free of harmful pathogens.

Disinfectant ProductEPA Recommended Dwell TimesFormulation Type
Zogics Antibacterial Wipes10 minutesRTU (ready to use)
Zogics Commercial Disinfectant Concentrate10 minutesConcentrated
Hi-Con 64 Neutral Commercial Disinfectant & Detergent Concentrate10 minutesConcentrated
A2Z Disinfecting Glass & Multi-Surface Cleaner10 minutesRTU
Mark 11 Concentrated Disinfectant Packets10 minutesConcentrated
Vital Oxide Commercial Mold Remover & Surface Disinfectant10 minutesRTU/Concentrated
Waltz D Hypochlorous Acid Ready-to-Use Surface Disinfectant10 minutesRTU
ND64 Neutral Commercial Disinfectant & Detergent Concentrate10 minutes