What's harder to kill?
What Disinfectant Works Best?

Preventing the spread of viruses* and bacteria** at home is an important way to protect the health of your family. The cold and flu season combined with the COVID-19 pandemic makes it especially important to use disinfecting products that are effective in killing viruses and bacteria quickly.

Nice ’N CLEAN® Disinfecting Wipes are proven to kill 99.9% of viruses* and bacteria**, including the COVID-19 virusɸ in 3 minutes.

Share this Image On Your Site

How to Kill COVID-19 on Surfaces

Be sure to follow these four steps to ensure you are using your disinfecting products correctly in the fight against COVID-19 and other coronaviruses:

  1. Check that your product is EPA-approved. Check to see if it is on the EPA’s list N of approved disinfectants.

  2. Read the directions on the label. Follow the product’s directions and confirm the surface types the product is safe to use on.

  3. Pre-clean the surface. If the surface is visibly dirty, first wash it with soap and water.

  4. Follow the contact time. It specifies how long the surface must remain wet to ensure the product is effective. 

Tips for Using Disinfecting Wipes
  1. Before using disinfecting wipes, remove soil, grease, and dirt with hot water and soap.

  2. Read the product label to make sure you are using the right disinfecting wipe for your surface.

  3. Check the moisture level of the disinfecting wipes to make sure they’re not dried out.

  4. Wipe from top to bottom of your surface, making sure to leave the area wet and shiny. 

  5. Let the surface area air dry for the correct contact time as specified on the product label. 

  6. Throw away used disinfecting wipes in the trash. Never flush down the toilet.

  7. Wash your hands thoroughly after using disinfecting wipes.

Disinfecting Checklist for Homes

High-touch surfaces

  • Light and lamp switches

  • Remote controls

  • Door handles

  • Appliance handles and knobs

  • Keypads of microwave, oven, and dishwasher

  • Computer mouse


  • Kitchen counters
  • Backsplash tiles

  • Sink

  • Faucet

  • Stove surface and knobs

  • Refrigerator exterior and handles

  • Dishwasher exterior and buttons

  • Oven exterior and handle

  • Microwave oven exterior, handle, and keypad
  • Trash can


  • Toilet

  • Bathtub

  • Shower walls

  • Bathroom tiles

  • Faucet

  • Sink

  • Vanity counter

  • Trash can


  • Dresser

  • Nightstand

  • Drawer handles

  • Headboard and bedframe 

Living Room

  • Coffee table

  • Side table

  • Remote control

Toy Room

  • Tables and chairs

  • Bookshelves

  • Storage bins

  • Toy chests

  • Hard, plastic toys (rinse with potable water after disinfecting)

*Effective against common cold virus caused by Coronavirus and common flu virus caused by Influenza A H3N2 Virus
**Effective against Escherichia coli (E. coli), Salmonella enterica (Salmonella), Staphylococcus aureus (Staph), Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria), Streptococcus pyogenes (Strep), Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

ɸKills SARS-CoV-2 on hard, nonporous surfaces