COVID-19 Sanitizing And Disinfecting
One of the easiest ways to remain healthy and avoid the spread of diseases such as COVID-19 is hand washing. But what about the things that we touch in our homes?
Surfaces can also bear germs for long periods of time, and these germs can live on them. Therefore, cleaning and disinfecting your home on a regular basis is necessary.
Learn about the areas that you need to clean and disinfect. But first, let's start with the distinction between the two.
Disinfecting vs. Washing
Cleaning involves removing germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces using soap and water, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC). Cleaning does not kill germs. Instead, the amount of germs that reside on the surface is decreased.
Disinfection requires the use of chemicals to remove germs on surfaces, such as EPA-registered disinfectants. A surface does not actually clean or get rid of germs on it by disinfecting alone.
Cleaning followed by disinfecting is the suggested approach when it comes to having a surface germ-free. You brush first to remove dirt and germs. Then, to destroy the remaining germs on the surface, you use disinfecting chemicals.
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other germs, the CDC recommends that you are regularly clean and disinfect household surfaces.