Cleaning vs Disinfecting
Cleaning for Health is cleaning that protects public health without harming the health of humans and the environment. Just because it looks clean, doesn’t mean it is clean. We can clean without disinfecting, but we can’t disinfect without cleaning. For example, building cleaning is more than making sure the floors are shiny and the garbage is emptied. It has a much more important responsibility. Making sure buildings provide a healthy indoor environment for occupants.
Know the difference between Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting
- Cleaning: Removes germs, dirt and impurities from surfaces or objects.
- Sanitizing: Lowers the numbers of germs on surfaces or objects to a level, as judged by public health standards or requirements.
- Disinfecting: Kills germs on surfaces or objects.