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    Default Disinfectant spot clean?

    So I just wanted to know if its safe to use rubbing alcohol to spot clean? I have been taking a paper towel, putting a small dash of rubbing alcohol on it, then rubbing the spot I'm cleaning for a moment. Afterward I take another paper towel and put water on it and wipe away the rubbing alcohol, I make sure by the end of rubbing that I can't smell the disinfectant anymore. My mom says ammonia (rubbing alcohol)) dissipates very quickly and is a good disinfectant, but we both wanted to make sure it is safe to use.

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    Ammonia is a lot harsher and would need more thorough rinsing, so it wouldn't make a good spot cleaner.

    Rubbing alcohol should be safe as long as the fumes are gone.
    Rachel Gratis ~ Leopard gecko hobbyist, animal aficionado

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