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Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting … Oh My!

6/18/2020 (Permalink)

Lately, more than ever, there are a few words being thrown around - cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting. It is great that we are discussing these topics, however it’s important that when discussing, we understand what differentiates one from the other. Below are a few key differences between cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting. 

Cleaning is simply removing any dust, debris or dirt from surfaces by rinsing or by using agitation. An example would be using soap and water to wash a table.

Sanitizing is a step above cleaning. Depending on the product being used, sanitizing removes certain bacteria from surfaces according to their label. 

Finally, there is disinfecting. With the recent pandemic, disinfecting has been discussed more than ever before. Disinfecting removes both bacteria and viruses from surfaces according to their label. However, to ensure you are obtaining the best possible results, be sure that you are using an EPA registered product and that you are following the label instructions. 

For more tips and details like these, you can reach out to SERVPRO of Easton, Bethlehem &Whitehall to set up a free Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation, where you can learn more about how to keep your facility, customers, and employees safe. 

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