The Best Surface Cleaners, Wipes, and Disinfectants
Updated Dec 11, 2022
This guide covers hard-surface household cleaners that are effective for general cleaning and also approved by the EPA to rapidly eliminate the virus that causes COVID-19. However, as of April 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s position has been that contaminated surfaces are not a major source of coronavirus infection. The CDC now says that plain soap or detergent will remove most viruses from surfaces, and it recommends the use of disinfectant cleaners only if someone living in a home has COVID-19, or if someone with the illness has been in the home in the previous 24 hours.