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Did You Know There’s A difference?

Cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting are distinct processes that are often used interchangeably, but they have different purposes and levels of effectiveness in maintaining cleanliness and reducing the risk of spreading germs and pathogens.

Cleaning services

Cleaning refers to the physical removal of dirt, debris, and impurities from surfaces. It typically involves using soap or detergent along with water to loosen and wash away visible dirt and grime. Cleaning helps to improve the appearance of surfaces and removes some bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms. However, cleaning alone does not necessarily kill or eliminate all harmful germs. It is an important first step in the overall process of maintaining cleanliness but may not be sufficient for eliminating pathogens that can cause illness.

Sanitizing services

Sanitizing involves reducing the number of microorganisms on a surface to a safe level determined by public health standards. Sanitizers are designed to kill or inhibit the growth of bacteria, viruses, and other microbes. Sanitizing agents typically work by using chemicals or heat to reduce the number of germs, but they may not eliminate all types of pathogens. Sanitizing is commonly used in food preparation areas, childcare facilities, and other places where reducing the risk of contamination is essential. It helps to minimize the spread of bacteria and viruses, but it may not be as effective as disinfecting when dealing with highly resistant or dangerous pathogens.

Disinfecting services

Disinfecting is the most potent of the three processes and involves using chemicals or other agents to destroy or inactivate a broad spectrum of microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and spores. Disinfectants are specifically formulated to kill or neutralize pathogens on surfaces, reducing the risk of infection. Disinfecting is typically employed in healthcare settings, laboratories, and high-risk areas where the potential for disease transmission is significant. It is especially important in situations involving highly infectious diseases or outbreaks. Unlike sanitizing, disinfecting aims to eliminate a higher proportion of harmful microorganisms, providing a greater level of protection against infectious agents.

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