The Why Behind Wipers

Proper surface and equipment cleaning is fundamental to preventing the spread of illness. In a post-lockdown world, customers and employees alike are looking to regain confidence in public spaces. By offering hygienic maintenance solutions for high touch point surface areas, you are creating a safe solution for your facility and customers!

Today, about 40% of workers say they often worry about getting sick as a result of poor hygiene. In fact, employers seeking to attract the next generation should be aware that 50% of those aged 16 to 25 say they consider hygiene concerns a top priority.

When to use wipers?
Wipers should be a key component of your business essentials checklist. They’re a disposable maintenance tool that’s stronger than a paper towel, making them ideal for cleaning and disinfecting where cross-contamination is a concern. To properly disinfect, use a wiper in conjunction with an alcohol-based disinfectant that has an alcohol content of at least a 70%.

High-touch surface cleaning routines should include regularly cleaning and disinfecting:

  • Tables and seating areas
  • Doorknobs and handles
  • Light switches
  • Toilets
  • Faucets
  • Sinks
  • Equipment panels
  • Workstations / desks
  • Chairs
  • Computers
  • Telephones
  • Elevator buttons

When cleaning and disinfecting, use one side of a wiper per surface to avoid cross-contamination. Set the hygienic standard by adding wipers to your cleaning plan to keep your facility’s surfaces sanitized and protected.

Did you know? 
Wipers are 10X stronger than paper towels and offer a clean that’s tough on dirt, grease and bacteria. Cloth wipers are durable and are made for both everyday and heavy-duty, industrial wiping tasks. This includes soaking up thick, sludgy messes and polishing or scrubbing out stubborn scuffs.

Want to learn more about using wipers for surface disinfecting in your facility? Talk to our product experts or check out this surface cleaning and disinfecting guide from Tork®  for tips on safe disinfecting and getting the most out of wipers.


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