Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When should I use soap vs. hand sanitizer?
A: Cleaning your hands is one of the best ways to prevent illness. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, you should wash your hands with soap and water anytime your hands are visibly dirty, you have been in contact with chemicals or have encountered certain bacteria, such as during bathroom use, caring for someone who is sick, sneezing or blowing your nose, touching garbage or handling animals and their waste. Use a hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol in between hand washings, touching dirty surfaces, after visiting someone who is sick and when soap and water are not readily available.
Hand sanitizer is not a replacement for Soap and Water.
Q: How long should I wash my hands?
A: You should wash your hands for a minimum of 20 seconds, according to the CDC. Wet your hands with clean water, rub your hands with soap and scrub all over thoroughly, including washing your nails and in between your fingers. To time your hand-washing, you can sing the “Happy Birthday” song twice. Rinse your hands with clean water and air dry or use a clean towel.
Hand Sanitizer Spray should be used in-between hand washings to help keep your hands as clean as possible.
Q: How do I know I’m using Clean Hands 24/7 Premium Anti-Bacterial Hand Sanitizer correctly?
A: Spray 2-3 sprays in the center of your hand. Rub hands together until your hands feel dry (approximately 20 seconds). Do not rinse your hands or wipe off before the sanitizer is dry. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers can kill 99% of germs. The CDC recommends using hand sanitizers with least 60% alcohol. Clean Hands 24/7 contains 70% alcohol.
Q: Why is there alcohol in Clean Hands 24/7 Premium Anti-Bacterial Hand Sanitizer?
A: Alcohol is the safest and most effective ingredient for killing 99% of germs. The CDC recommends for people to use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are not readily available or immediately before and after visiting someone who is in a nursing home or a hospital.
Q: Is hand sanitizer effective against coronavirus?
A: While the CDC recommends hand washing first and foremost, the agency directs people to use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not readily available. A hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol is effective in killing 99% of germs. Clean Hands 24/7 contains 70% alcohol. Apply hand sanitizer to hands and rub together until dry.