9 Disinfectants You Can Actually Get Online Right Now
Turn to these products when your go-to cleaners are totally sold out.
If you're like most Americans concerned about the coronavirus, then you certainly don't want to be caught without any disinfectant in your home. To help consumers make informed decisions, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a list of products that will kill the virus that causes COVID-19. But, under the circumstances, finding your choice of disinfectant products at your local grocery or drugstore is a rarity. While your go-to favorites may be sold out (or selling at extreme prices), that doesn't mean that you have to go without effective cleaning products. To save you the search, we've rounded up nine disinfectants you can actually get online right now. (Just make sure you're following all manufacturer's instructions; all of these powerful cleaners can be dangerous if used incorrectly!) Once you've stocked up, check out 9 Places in Your Home You Didn't Know You Needed to Disinfect.
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For an all-purpose, odorless cleanser that can be used on just about any surface, Benzarid is a solid choice. It's available for purchase in some serious quantities, with an attached sprayer. While Benzarid is formulated as a hospital-grade cleanser to kill viruses like the flu, H1N1, HIV, and hepatitis, it's safe and effective for home use as well. It's even safe around kids and pets once it's dried.
Looking for an EPA-certified disinfectant that won't cost an arm and a leg? We like RMR-141 as a budget-friendly choice. It's available in several sizes, starting at $19, and a little goes a long way with this effective cleaner. Along with its ability to kill 99 percent of all household viruses and bacteria, RMR works for mold remediation as well, and can be used on any non-porous surface.
Koval Distillery Hand Sanitizer
When hand sanitizers started flying off the shelves, distilleries across the country answered the call, using their alcohol reserves to make their own product to fill the demand. Koval Distillery in Chicago is one such company that shifted production and is selling hand sanitizer by the gallon on their website.
Clorox Germicidal Bleach
When it comes to fighting the coronavirus and other viruses, Clorox's germicidal bleach is an affordable solution that really works. Amazon has it in packs of three, enough to get you through the summer and then some. It's more concentrated than regular bleach, so you'll need to take care when applying it, but it's EPA-certified to kill an array of viruses and bacteria, including COVID-19. For more powerful bathroom products, check out 7 Bathroom Disinfectants Proven to Kill Coronavirus.
ZyeZoo Alcohol Wipes
Alcohol wipes are handy to keep around for everything from disinfecting shopping carts to wiping down your phone and steering wheel when you return home from running errands. Right now, you can find canisters of 75 percent alcohol wipes by ZyeZoo on Amazon.
Approved for use in homes as well as institutions, Sporicidin is an effective cleanser that attacks viruses and bacteria. It's also a great disinfectant to use on mold. With a light, pleasantly medicinal smell, Sporicidin can be used on porous or non-porous surfaces (simply apply, scrub, and let dry for surfaces like carpets and mattresses). For some helpful cleaning tips, check out 15 Expert Tips for Disinfecting Your House for Coronavirus.
There's a good chance you've used this popular household cleaner before, but sadly, it's pretty difficult to find it on store shelves these days. Luckily, Amazon is selling it in bulk—you can purchase a set of four one-gallon bottles. You'll get a pleasant-smelling cleaner with the fighting power of bleach that's proven to kill 99 percent of viruses and bacteria, including the coronavirus.
Casey Jones Distillery Hand Sanitizer
Another distillery lending a hand (sanitizer) to the COVID crisis is Casey Jones Distillery in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. The company has 80-proof hand sanitizer available on their website in half-gallon and 5-gallon sizes.
Calwise Hand Sanitizer
If you're in need of sanitizer in bulk, Calwise Spirits Co. in Paso Robles, California, has you covered. They've pivoted their whiskey-making operation into a sanitizer that's available in bulk as a gel and a spray. Whether you need a six-pack for your home or your organization could benefit from a 42-count case, Calwise disinfectant has an option for you. And to make sure you're disinfecting your items properly, check out 7 Disinfecting Mistakes You're Probably Making and Tips to Fix Them.