How Clean is it? – Washing vs. Sanitizing
I have been thinking about sanitizing a lot lately. Not just getting things washed, but sanitized. When I wash something, I get all the visible dirt, crumbs, pet hair, etc. off of it. When I sanitize something, I get the germs off of it to prevent my family from getting sick. I know that if I can keep the germs off the things in my home that my family touches a lot, I can keep them out of the doctor office, which saves me time and money.
Spring Cleaning – Sanitizing Versus Washing
When you are doing your cleaning do you ever wonder if you are getting something truly clean or just wiping the dirt off the surface? I think about it a lot because I often rush through the cleaning just to make the house look nice before someone comes over. For the second week of spring cleaning, I would like to bring back a blog topic I wrote in 2011 called “How Clean is it? Sanitizing vs. Washing”.
Cleaning and Disinfecting
Flu season starts in the fall, and this year, the COVID-19 pandemic is presenting new challenges for cleaning and disinfecting the inside of a home. Cleaning refers to reducing the number of germs, dirt and impurities on the surface. It doesn’t kill the germs, but lowers the number of germs and the risk of infection. Disinfecting refers to killing germs on surfaces by using an EPA-registered disinfectant. Best practice to prevent COVID-19 and other viruses is to clean the surface first and then follow up with a disinfectant.