What is “Contact Time,” and why is it important?

Contact Time is the amount of time required for a surface to remain wet for your disinfectant to be fully effective. If a product dries too quickly on the surface, it might not be keeping the surface wet long enough to reach the requisite contact time. You are therefore not achieving proper disinfection unless you re-apply. While many commonly-used disinfectants require unrealistically long contact times, our Prevention™ products deliver hospital-grade disinfection in just one minute, which is up to 10x faster than the competition. Compare Prevention’s contact times with other disinfecting brands.

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