What is the difference between cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting
- cleaning is to remove visible soil, stains, debris, micro-organisms from surfaces using soap and water. Cleaning does not kill germs totally. Surfaces need to be clean before sanitizing or disinfection. It is important to do this step to assure 99.9999% eliminate the virus or bacteria on the surfaces.
- sanitizing uses heat, ultraviolet lamp or all purpose cleaners to kill or reduce the number of bacteria. Sanitizing can eliminate up to 99.9% of bacteria. BUT it does not destroy viruses or fungi. Sanitizing is similar to washing or cleaning surfaces before food preparation to prevent contamination
- disinfecting uses chemicals to eliminate up to 99.999% of germs and disease causing pathogens such as Klorsept.
Disinfectants are sprayed on surfaces to let it dwell for several minutes. Please read the solutions label to know the concentration needed to eliminate what kind of viruses.