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Disinfecting Benchtops

Let’s face it—countertops, such as your kitchen counter, can get dirty really quickly. One second they’re clean, the next they’re covered in food particles, raw chicken remnants, and your toddler’s sticky fingerprints. Bathroom and kitchen countertops are especially vulnerable to collecting harmful bacteria and viruses that have the potential to make you and your family sick. With the COVID-19 pandemic especially, people have had to become even more conscious of thoroughly disinfecting their countertops to keep their families safe. Clearly, thoroughly sanitizing your countertops is a necessity, but with so many cleaning products available, how does one choose the most effective option? Look no further than the Hydrogen Peroxide 3% - Oxygen PlusTM, a food-grade solution made in pure distilled water.

Simply follow these steps:

  1. 1

    In a spray bottle, mix Hydrogen Peroxide 3% - Oxygen PlusTM with equal parts water.

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    Spray down your surfaces and let it sit for 1 minute.

  3. 3

    Use a cloth to wipe them down.

Hydrogen peroxide (H202) is similar in chemical structure to water (H20)—the difference is that hydrogen peroxide contains two oxygen atoms instead of one. Through the extraordinary disinfecting power of oxidation, hydrogen peroxide effectively kills 99.99% of bacteria, viruses, mould spores, yeast, and fungi to help prevent the transmission of common and serious illnesses. It’s as effective as bleach, yet breaks down into just two natural elements: water and oxygen. Unlike traditional cleaning products, Hydrogen Peroxide 3% - Oxygen PlusTM doesn’t contain any chlorine, alcohols, acids, or other dangerous chemical additives.

Hydrogen peroxide has been used in the medical community for over 170 years. It’s regularly used to sterilize medical equipment and surfaces and is favoured as a hospital disinfectant over bleach because it biodegrades safely into a non-toxic mix of water and oxygen. You can feel confident in using hydrogen peroxide to effectively disinfect your countertops against any harmful microorganisms, even COVID-19.

If you have coloured countertops, be sure to test the solution on a discrete area first. Hydrogen peroxide can cause discolouration in some instances, so test it before using it on the entire surface.

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