You might notice that some cleaning businesses have a sanitizing or disinfecting service. Although cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing are not the same process, they are closely related. This year, keeping the home safe and sanitized should be a priority for homeowners. In this blog, you’ll learn what to expect from a professional home sanitizing service.
Cleaning and sanitizing are the same?
Understanding the difference between sanitizing, disinfecting, and cleaning could be complex, but bear with me. Bacteria and microscopic organisms are present in most environments, including your home. While many microorganisms are harmless to humans, others can cause serious diseases. By sanitizing, we mean lowering the number of disease-causing organisms (also called pathogens) to a safe level. Sanitization can be done by removing the pathogens from the surface (cleaning) or by killing the pathogens with a chemical that destroys them on contact (disinfecting).
Why we should sanitize our homes
Disinfecting and sanitizing your home is important to prevent pathogens and diseases from spreading, keeping your household safe and healthy. Disinfecting highly touched surfaces is crucial to eliminate the viruses, foodborne bacteria, bathroom germs, and other pathogens lurking in your home. When you hire a professional to sanitize your home, you should expect them to clean and disinfect the surfaces where pathogens might be.
How professionals sanitize my home?
The first part of sanitizing a space is cleaning to remove dirt and most germs. After cleaning, professionals use adequate disinfectants and follow the product’s instructions to maximize effectiveness. A disinfectant is a chemical product that kills bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens on surfaces and environments. As pathogens are invisible to the naked eye, using EPA-approved disinfectants is the only way to ensure your home is safe for everyone.
Could I do the disinfecting myself?
Most homeowners have disinfectants and sanitizer products stored with other cleaning supplies. These products are commonly used during daily chores, but homeowners usually don’t focus on disinfecting. While you could disinfect your home following the proper guidelines, disinfectants have strict procedures and contact times for killing specific pathogens. When a task is as important as disinfection, letting professionals take the job is the safer choice.
NOTE: Remember that disinfectants are harsh chemicals that can be harmful to humans and animals. You should always use disinfectants with care.
When do I need to sanitize my home?
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we realized how important it is to live in a sanitized and disinfected environment. The CDC recommends cleaning your home regularly to prevent diseases from spreading. However, Hiring a professional sanitizing service to disinfect your entire house every few months helps eliminate hidden bacteria and germs.
CHRIStal clean cares for your health. We offer a preventive sanitization service for homes and offices to help you build a safe space. We take disinfection very seriously; that’s why we only use hospital grade, CDC approved, and non-toxic disinfectants. To make sure we are disinfecting where pathogens are, we focus on the high traffic areas using our “High Touch Point Sanitization” system. Request your quote now and make sure your home is safe!