Today we’ll talk about the difference between cleaning, disinfecting and disinfecting so you’ll know which suits your needs best.
A common misconception is to think that cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing are the same thing, but nothing can be farther the truth. According to MedlinePlus, here are the differences:
Cleaning: Consists on removing dirt, dust, crumbs, and germs from surfaces or objects. It is done with soap or detergent and water. Removes some germs, but the most resistant and most likely the most dangerous can be ketp alive and spread infection.
Disinfecting: Is using chemicals to get rid of the germs on surfaces and objects. Between the most common disinfectants we can find bleach and alcohol solutions. You need to leave the disinfectant on the surfaces and objects for a certain period of time to kill the germs. However Disinfecting doesn’t mean to clean properly the surface.
Sanitizing: It means that you are lowering the number of germs to a safe level. What is considered a safe level depends on public health standards or requirements at a workplace, school, etc. This requirments depend on which kind of facility will require the procedure; for example, there are sanitizing procedures for restaurants and other facilities that prepare food. It requires both cleaning and disinfecting.
Choosing a cleaning service can be complicated if you’re not familiar with the definition of cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing.
After the COVID-19 pandemic everyone took special attention to these processes to avoid the spreadint of the virus and it’s a good habit to keep, However, there are some considerations when keeping the products needed to clean or disinfect. It’s important to follow these procedures to keep your family safe and sound. Make sure to read the labels on their boxes or bottles to prevent accidents.
If you need specialized and deep cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing, at Leticia’s First Class Cleaning we’re experts and have the credentials to prove it. Request an estimate today and stop worrying about germs.