I'm always surprised, looking in my competitor's janitor closets (I run a janitorial service in Phoenix AZ), how seldom I see proper equipment for touch-point cleaning and sanitation. (Touch-points would include door jambs, knobs and push plates; elevator buttons; stair rails; counters; interior glass - not restroom or lunchroom surfaces.)
It's pretty simple. We start with a microfiber cloth. Microfiber scrubs better than cotton or paper, and absorbs more - both dirt and germs. We apply Alpha-HP, a Diversey hydrogen peroxide based cleaner/sanitizer, to the cloth (to minimize both over-wetting or surfaces and over-spray) and wipe the touch-point with the moistened cloth.
The Alpha-HP is a quite effective cleaner, as is a moistened microfiber cloth; combined, they're hard to beat. Similarly, most pathogens are removed along with the dirt (thanks to the microfiber); what's left is killed by the Alpha-HP - it gives us 30 to 60 second sanitation, depending on the particular germ, which is achievable with a quick wipe. 30 to 60 seconds is feasible on a touch-point; the 10 minutes required with a disinfectant is impractical, except in restrooms where one has a bit more freedom to apply solution liberally. (Think trying to keep a door jam wet for 10 minutes, let alone a light switch.) Finally, the germs picked up by the cloth promptly die, thanks to the cloth being loaded up with the sanitizer - so cross contamination is minimized.
Change out the microfiber cloths frequently (and avoid using the same cloth in critical areas, like restrooms) and launder them often, and one has an effective system; further, a system that takes no longer to use than the traditional damp-wipe to "clean" the touch-point.
A bit about us:
My firm, CBN Building Maintenance, provides commercial cleaning service in Phoenix AZ and the wider metro area. We've been in business since 1974; hold the BBB's A-plus rating; and have long been in the forefront of the industry in environmentally sensitive cleaning for health, safety and security. Our program can generally improve Indoor Air Quality, in the size range of most allergens, by a factor of 50%, as reflected in our ongoing IAQ sampling.