Sanitizing, cleaning, and disinfecting are necessary to keep a sanitary environment. Therefore, if you understand the meaning of these three words, you will correctly carry out these processes. After reading this blog, you will know when to disinfect. Also, you will get to know the difference between sanitizing and disinfecting.
Cleaning is the act of removing all visible deposits on the surface. This is done as a result of wiping/dusting, sweeping, and brushing. You can clean manually or mechanically using water and detergents. However, thorough cleaning is essential before disinfection and sterilization. Material remains on the surface may interfere with the effectiveness of sanitizing and disinfection processes.
Sanitizing is the means to reduce the number of microorganisms like bacteria, viruses, and fungi. It also is important to note that sanitizing reduces the growth of harmful bacteria and does not kill all of the viruses.
THE KEY CONCEPTS
The key concepts of cleaning and sanitizing are;
TIME – knowing the best time to clean your facility/home.
CORRECT CHEMICAL USE – follow instructions written on chemicals, they have their different optimal concentrations.
While sanitizing reduces bacteria, disinfecting destroys or kills 100% of bacteria and viruses. Usually, disinfection is achieved by using a UV-C germicidal short wavelength, ultraviolet light, and approved chemicals. There are factors which affect the efficiency of disinfection which include;
Prior cleaning of the object.
The type and level of microbial contamination.
The concentration of and exposure time to the germicide.
The physical nature of the object.
The temperature and pH of the disinfection process.
Furthermore, sanitizing can be done oftentimes on surfaces and touched objects. The steps used to clean, sanitize, and disinfect will vary with each area. Aside from safety point, cleaners should be trained to promote better cleaning practices and comply with health standards and laws.
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