Can Hand Sanitizers Really Beat the Flu?

\"handIt\’s flu season, and the virus can continue making you sneeze and sniffle to May. Now is the best time to prepare for the germs that will inevitably make their way into your facility, and one of the best solutions we have for preventing an outbreak in your office is antibacterial hand sanitizer.

Washing vs. Rubbing

On paper, washing your hands with good old soap and water is the best way to get rid of germs, but most people don\’t wash their hands properly and therefore don\’t get the optimum effect. Proper hand washing calls for soap, warm water and at least 20 seconds of lathering in every crevice of your wrists and hands, plus complete drying using paper towels.

On the other hand, antibacterial hand sanitizers, available at our Brockton MA location, kill most types of viruses, fungi, and bacteria more quickly. Rub it on your hands for just 15 seconds to do the trick, and no drying is necessary.

Best Selection of Sanitizers and Disinfectants in Boston


Antibacterial hand sanitizers have another added benefit over washing hands: you can use the product anytime, anywhere. We recommend placing sanitizer stations around your facility in common areas, like desks, meeting rooms, break-rooms, hallways and lobbies. Employees and visitors are more likely to use these convenient sanitizers than they are to run off to the restroom each time they shake a hand, touch a germ-covered phone or reach into the candy dish on your receptionist’s desk.

If you would like to take another preventative step this flu season, we also have a wide variety of surface disinfectants. These products will kill the germs (per the claims label on the product) that are left behind. These are great for high-traffic and frequently-touched surfaces. We have disinfecting wipes, aerosols, sprays, and more from leading brands, such as Purell and Spartan!

To stock up on antibacterial hand sanitizers, disinfectants, and other cleaning supplies in the Boston area for flu season, check out our selection in our online catalog or contact us today at 800-242-1400!


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