Dwell time, or Contact time, is the amount of time that a surface must remain wet to allow the
chemical to be in contact with an organism in order to kill it. The dwell time of a product will
vary by chemical manufacturer and can be found on the product label. Typical disinfectant dwell
times range between 2-10 minutes. It is important to consider the dwell time as a factor when
determining which disinfectant to use. Always make sure to read the chemical label prior to
use and wear the recommended PPE.
Articles in this section
- How do ByoPlanet's induction charged sprayers work?
- Why is induction charged spray technology superior to hand, trigger or pump spraying?
- What is the difference between cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting as defined by the Center of Disease Control (CDC)?
- What chemicals can be used in this equipment?
- How long does a chemical need to stay wet on the surface to be effective?
- How do I know that the chemical to use for my pain points?
- If there is an outbreak, do we only need to spray the area where we know the virus is present?