“It is important to know that cleaning and disinfecting are very two different things. “

During this epidemic, I have noticed everyone has been taking extra steps in their cleaning and disinfecting. This little blog is my gathered information that I found very informative to share with everyone.

Cleaning eliminates germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces or things that we use or touch. As it is recommended by the CDC, cleaning works wonders just by using just the soap and water to substantially get rid of germs from surfaces, tools, and other subjects. However, it is underlined that cleaning does not essentially kill germs, yet by removing germs regularly, it helps decrease their quantities and the possibility of spreading infection and contamination. Cleaning can be done as much as you wish on a daily basis to have a clean and tidy living or working space. 

Disinfecting kills germs and bacteria on surfaces or objects by using substances or certain chemicals. The disinfecting process does not essentially clean dirty surfaces, yet it does kill germs on a surface after cleaning, it can additionally decrease the risk of spreading infection.

Cleaning and disinfecting. How to work these two to your best advantages? Clean does not disinfect, and vice versa, disinfect does not clean.  It’s always great and highly recommended to clean the area, surfaces, or objects before disinfecting it. Since cleaning helps remove dirt, and impurities, the surfaces can be disinfected properly. Also, in order to get your disinfecting step work to its potential, it is recommended that you should leave the disinfectant on the surface for at least 5 to 10 minutes before wiping it all.