Believe it or not, Clorox wipes can actually damage certain surfaces in your home that you may not be aware of, such as granite countertops. Clorox wipes should only be used on hard, non-porous surfaces, MHM Properties explains. There are more chemicals in Clorox besides bleach, and they cause damage to your granite, even if your countertop is protected with a sealant. If you’re using Clorox wipes to disinfect surfaces around the house, here are some things to consider.
By incorrectly wiping your kitchen countertops with Clorox wipes, you’re actually spreading germs around, not eliminating them. When we say “incorrectly,” we mean using the same wipe for every surface or repeatedly wiping the surface until it’s dried. By drying the surface too soon, you’re preventing the Clorox wipes from doing their job, News4Jax says. The best way to ensure your surface is being properly sanitized is by using one wipe per surface, then giving the area enough time to dry.