COVID-19 Disinfecting vs. Sanitizing
When COVID-19 hit the scene stores could barely keep cleaning products on the shelf. Everyone flocked to the cleaning products that advertised “sanitize” or “disinfect” thinking they are synonymous. Unfortunately, many people were using sanitizing products when they probably wanted disinfecting products.
Let’s start with cleaning. Cleaning is a physical process of removing germs, viruses, bacteria, and dirt usually with soap and water. Cleaning doesn’t necessarily kill germs but it removes them from the surface, thus lowering chance of spreading infection.
Next up is sanitizing vs. disinfecting. Sanitizing is REDUCES the number of germs to a “safe” level according to public health standards. Disinfecting however, uses chemicals to KILL germs, not just reduce the amount of germs. Neither necessarily cleans dirty surfaces just reduces the risk of infection by reducing the amount of germs (sanitizing) or killing the germs (disinfecting).
In additional to traditional cleaning and in response to COVID-19 precautions, we are offering disinfecting services using our hospital grade misting system and electro-static fogger. The system is specifically designed to reduce risks of infections by killing virus, bacteria and mold faster, safer and quieter. Our misting system provides a much more thorough cleaning than wipes by misting all areas and touch points. The mist evaporates quickly without leaving a residue. Most importantly we specifically use EPA N list chemicals as recommended by the CDC known to kill the SARS-COV2 virus, the cause of COVID-19.