Why get Professional disinfection and sanitization done?
In addition to direct human-to-human transmission, contaminated surfaces also pose a risk of transmitting viruses and pathogens.
Especially in the current COVID-19 pandemic, this is of great importance: Studies show that SARS-CoV-2 viruses can survive for several days on surfaces that we come into daily contact with.
Cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing. what is the difference?
Cleaning removes germs, dirt and impurities from surfaces or objects with soap (or detergent) and water. Cleaning does not necessarily kill germs, but lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection.
Disinfecting uses chemicals (for example, EPA-registered disinfectants) to kill germs on surfaces. It does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs, but by killing germs on a surface after cleaning, it can lower the risk of spreading infection.
Sanitizing lowers the number of germs on surfaces or objects to a safe level. This process either cleans or disinfects surfaces and objects to lower the risk of spreading infection. Cleaning products used to eliminate stains may not always be effective disinfectants and vice versa. To learn more about specific cleaning and disinfecting recommendations for hard and soft surfaces, visit our Products page
Where can spray disinfection be used?
Particular attention must be paid to areas in daily use, as well as to areas frequented by numerous peoples.
- Locker Rooms, Bathrooms, (Sanitary facilities)
- Office & Home spaces
- Restaurants, bars and food preparation areas
- Education facilities
- Public transport
- Public amenities, entryways and public spaces
Types of Sanitization Available in the Market
There are different types of sanitization processes that are available in the market. These processes are determined on the basis of the central agent that is applied to kill bacteria, germs, and pathogenic microorganisms that can otherwise spread diseases. Some of the popular sanitization methods are:
- Antimicrobial sanitization
- Foam cleaning sanitization
- Chemical sanitization
- Thermal sanitization that is done with the use of either steam or hot water
- Pressure cleaning sanitization is done with the help of a strong force of flowing water
The type of sanitization method chosen depends on the nature of the surface that needs to be cleaned and the environment where the surface is situated.
What Chemicals/ Products are Used in Sanitization?
Sanitization is a process that aims at killing and eradicating the bacteria, germs, pathogenic, and non-pathogenic microorganisms that grow on various surface tops. This process now can be done with the use of a large number of products and chemicals. Some of the most common choices in this context are:
- Quaternary ammonium
- Peracetic Acid
- Chlorine-based cleaners
- Iodine sanitizers
- Peroxyacetic Acid
- Alcohol-based cleaners
- Hydrogen Peroxide
The Importance of Sanitization
- Importance of Hand Sanitization in Our Daily Routine
Sanitizing hands keep us and our families healthy. With the hand, we touch hundreds of things knowingly and unknowingly that can infect us with hundreds of microbes. This is why hand sanitization is important. Here again, just cleaning doesn’t mean the germs are killed. We need to know the process of hand sanitization. The medical fraternity has acknowledged that a majority of germs, bacteria, and other pathogenic harmful microorganisms enter our system through our hands. Throughout the day we touch a number of surfaces of which many could be polluted with bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Now, touching our eyes, nose, and mouth with these hands can make us sick in more ways than one. This is why washing and sanitization of hands are of paramount importance for our unfailing health.
Importance of Sanitization on Touchable Surfaces
The different surfaces with which we come in contact at home, office, personal or public vehicles, and public spaces are some of the most susceptible places through which microbes spread rapidly in healthy individuals. This is why the sanitization of touchable surfaces is more than imperative to stop the spread of dangerous and contagious diseases.
- How Frequently You Need to Sanitize the Touching Surfaces?
This is one of the most obvious questions that could come to your mind. What should be the frequency at which surface top must be sanitized? It is impractical to think that the surface tops can be sanitized every time before they are touched. If you need disinfect it every day, then it is cleaning and not sanitizing. The sanitation effect should last for 15 days. More frequent sanitizing can damage the surface tops as the cleaning and the sanitizing agents can have corrosive effects on the surface tops.