Why Dwell Times Matter

Dwell time - Are your cleaners actually disinfecting or exposing your Centre to bacteria and viruses?

Dwell time – This is the time period your disinfectant must stay wet on a surface to kill harmful bacteria and viruses. Dwell times vary from disinfectant manufacturers, but typically ranges from 10 to 15 minutes.

Time is money for cleaners, the burning question is “will they stand there waiting for dwell time efficacy?”

H-Pro cleaners are trained in disinfectant applications that consider dwell times to kill bacteria and viruses. It may surprise you, that after hundreds of job interviews involving experienced cleaners, only three actually knew what dwell time is.

After considerable research and testing H-Pro now adopts the use of Aqueous Ozone Spray, as our only disinfectant. It kills 99.99% of bacteria and viruses on hard and soft furnishings in 1-30 seconds, making it a powerful disinfectant.

If you would like to know more dwell time of the chemicals at your Centre, this information is usually located on the disinfectant bottle or information can be provided by your Centres chemical supplier. 

Note of caution, dwell times only apply if the surface remains wet, in QLD we find sprays evaporate quicker. Correct dilution rates MUST apply.

If your cleaners spray and immediately wipe, then it's probable your disinfecting applications are failing to remove harmful bacteria and viruses. Dwell times range from 30 seconds to 15 minutes


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