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Junk Removal Tip: How effective is hand sanitizer?

by on June 12, 2012

It isn’t uncommon to find a bottle of hand sanitizer on the desk of every employee in the office, but is it really effective in eliminating germs?

Junk removal experts are familiar with what products are effective against reducing bacteria and the majority of their cleaning products are comprised of soap, not sanitizer. Although many people feel that sanitizer is better than soap, there are some studies that suggest the opposite. Soap interacts with water to wash the germs away, while sanitizer only strips away the outer layer of skin oil, so the germs are still present. Since bacteria fester in moist areas, sanitizer sometimes increases the amount of germs.

Experts suggest that hand-pump soap dispensers should be used in office restrooms rather than the refillable containers, which can harbor bacteria. If your junk removal service offers a choice in restroom/kitchen soap dispensers, you may want to check and see if you can get bottled soap. It may need replaced more often, but the likeliness of germs being spread more frequently will be reduced.

Hand sanitizer isn’t completely useless, and it is definitely better than using nothing. But junk removal specialists recommend using hand sanitizer as a last resort or as a convenience when you can’t get up to wash your hands properly.

Talk with your junk removal service about ways you and your employees can reduce the spread of germs around the office.

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