Sanitizing vs. Disinfecting
As defined under the IDENTIFICATION OF ESSENTIAL CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE WORKERS DURING COVID-19 RESPONSE SERVPRO of Chillicothe/Cameron/Richmond is equipped, trained and ready to help you with your cleanup needs.
We want you to know that you are not alone and We Are All in This Together!
SERVPRO of Chillicothe/Cameron/Richmond CAN preform:
- Proactive Cleaning: fogging and wiping down common touch areas
- Suspected or confirmed cases: fogging and detail clean
Sanitizing versus Disinfecting
Sanitizing – Clean low-risk surfaces, such as floors, windows, etc., where the likelihood of pathogen transfer from the surface is low. Sanitizing should only be applied to food contact surfaces, which is required as part of the food code. Disinfection is appropriate for frequently touched surfaces and surfaces likely to harbor pathogens. Since sanitizing does not make anti-viral claims, sanitizing offers no confidence of killing the flu or other viruses commonly found on surfaces. — Peter Teska, Americas portfolio lead for infection prevention, Diversey, Sturtevant, Wis. Sanitizing is better than cleaning alone but the reduction of pathogen populations on environmental surfaces is exponentially better when you disinfect.
Disinfecting – Disinfecting is for the big messes, particularly those involving bodily fluids, blood, and virus contamination. Disinfecting a surface will “kill” the microscopic organisms as claimed on the label of a particular product. This works by using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces. Disinfecting destroys or irreversibly inactivates infectious or other undesirable microbes. But not necessarily the spores of bacteria or fungi. The number of microbes killed during a disinfecting process will vary, depending on the specific chemical and how it is used. SERVPRO Industries, LLC has been dealing with biological hazards such as viruses, bacteria, and fungi for over 50 years.
Now is an opportune time to have SERVPRO of Chillicothe/Cameron/Richmond conduct Proactive Cleaning services while facilities are unoccupied. This scenario allows our production technicians to efficiently and effectively; build DE containment areas, gear up with appropriate PPE, and do what we do best – CLEAN & Disinfect!
Please Call 660-240-5105 to Book your Cleaning Appointment.