7 Bathroom Disinfectants Proven to Kill Coronavirus
These bathroom cleaners are proven to knock out coronavirus wherever it's lingering.
Although COVID-19 is most commonly spread from person to person, the droplets that cause it can be transferred to surfaces as well. That means that coronavirus can be hiding in any room of your house, which is why it is essential to have a comprehensive cleaning plan for each area. Since your bathroom is where you go to get yourself clean, you want it to be sparkling and devoid of any harmful bacteria and viruses. While the pandemic persists, you should giving it a little extra TLC with these bathroom disinfectants.
We've rounded up the products that are best formulated to get rid of soap scum and mildew, while also keeping your bathroom safe. All of these products have ingredients that are on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) list of disinfectants that kill coronavirus. But take care. If you use any products on this list, be sure to read the instructions carefully. Several are quite strong and require precautionary steps, from wearing gloves while applying the product to ventilating your bathroom. And for more safety tips, check out The Bathroom Habit That Dangerously Spreads the Coronavirus.
Austin's A-1 Ultra Disinfecting Bleach
The key COVID-19-fighting ingredient in this bleach mixture is sodium hypochlorite. Thanks to that, the EPA notes that it only takes 10 minutes for Austin's A-1 Bleach to kill the virus. Since this powerful product will also make surfaces sparkle, it's one you'll want in your arsenal throughout the pandemic and even after.
Lysol NeutraAir 2 in 1
This product is super handy when your bathroom smells less than perfect. Not only does Lysol NeutraAir 2 in 1 deodorize the air and leave a beach-y scent behind, it also kills coronavirus in just 30 seconds. And that's important, since it can be airborne for a few minutes. Make this your first step in cleaning your bathroom to ensure that the air you're breathing is not infected. And for more advice, check out 7 Disinfecting Mistakes You're Probably Making and Tips to Fix Them.
Clorox Regular Bleach with CLOROMAX
This Clorox product is specifically formulated to disinfect while brightening your bathroom features. The sodium hypochlorite in Clorox Regular Bleach with CLOROMAX is what helps this product destroy coronavirus just in five minutes. If you already have Clorox bleach in your house, you may want to update to this disinfecting bleach while COVID-19 continues to make its rounds.
Lysol All-Purpose Cleaner
You might have this popular product in your cabinets already, but you probably didn't know it could eliminate coronavirus in just two minutes. Lysol All-Purpose Cleaner fights soap scum too, which makes it the perfect product for cleaning your shower. As an added benefit, this cleaner leaves behind a lovely lemon scent.
Bleach-Rite Disinfecting Spray with Bleach
If you're tired of seeing empty shelves in stores and sold-out notifications on the websites of popular cleaning brands, look into this woman-owned small business that makes disinfecting spray with bleach. The sodium hypochlorite in this solution can kill a host of bacteria and viruses, including the coronavirus, in just one minute. For information on items that disinfectant will damage, check out Is It Safe to Sanitize Your Phone? Here's What You Can't Disinfect.
Clorox Healthcare Bleach Germicidal Wipes
These germicidal bleach wipes are formulated to destroy up to 50 microorganisms, including coronavirus, in three minutes. Wipes are convenient too, as you can quickly quickly swipe over bathroom surfaces between more thorough cleanings.
Lysol Deodorizing Disinfectant Cleaner
Use Lysol's Deodorizing Disinfectant Cleaner to attack cabinets, tile, and toilets, knocking out coronavirus wherever it's lingering. The quaternary ammonium in this formula will eliminate the virus in just 10 minutes. And for tips on what you should be wiping down regularly, check out 18 Things You Should Sanitize Every Day But Aren't.