Laws, directives, instructions, ECQ, MECQ, GCQ, et. al; at times it is quite confusing the effect this COVID-19 has brought to us. Life has become uncertain and one is at loss on how to live our life at home, school, work and recreation.
Amidst all that is happening, one thing remains crucial, the need to make sure we are in a clean and virus free environment.
This goes to the question, does cleaning good enough?According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):
“Clean first before you disinfect. Germs can hide underneath dirt and other material on surfaces where they are not affected by the disinfectant. Dirt and organic material can also reduce the germ-killing ability of some disinfectants.”
Here is the difference between cleaning and disinfecting:
Cleaning removes germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces or objects. Cleaning works by using soap (or detergent) and water to physically remove germs from surfaces. This process does not necessarily kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection. (Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleaning)
Disinfecting kills germs on surfaces or objects. Disinfecting works by using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces or objects. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs, but by killing germs on a surface after cleaning, it can further lower the risk of spreading infection. (Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disinfectant)
We, at Dust and Bin Cleaning Services do these both and make sure that we use disinfectants /solutions that effectively work to fight germs, bacteria and viruses.
Everyone should be vigilant in the fight against this virus that is crippling our way of life!
Dust and Bin Cleaning Services, we are here to Clean and Disinfect!
To learn more about our products and services kindly visit our website at: https://www.dustandbin.com/
NEA Singapore – Environmental cleaning guidelines
Services Magazines – Difference between cleaning and disinfecting.