Commercial Sanitizing Services: What You Should Know
If you work in commercial property and have been following the news, you’re probably well aware of the dangers posed by bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms that can quickly get out of control if left unchecked. Especially, Covid-19.
Luckily, there are several methods you can employ to fight back against bacteria and pathogens that can pose a threat to your customers’ health and your business’s bottom line. Chief among these methods are commercial sanitizing services meant to eliminate harmful bacteria and pathogens before they have a chance to spread throughout your establishment.
Here is what you should know about Commercial Sanitization.
Sanitizing Vs Disinfecting Vs Sterilizing
Not all mean the same thing, and it is easy to get them confused. Before you start cleaning, it's important to know the difference between these 3 levels of cleaning.
Sanitizers: Used to reduce, but not totally eliminate microorganisms to levels considered "safe".
Disinfectants: Products that kill more than 99.9% of disease-producing microorganisms. These typically destroy infectious fungi and bacteria, but don't necessarily eliminate spores.
Sterilizers: Used to completely destroy all forms of microbial life.
If you’re searching for commercial sanitizing services, it’s important to know that the products used will vary depending on the type of surface being cleaned, and the level of clean you need for your business.
Before Choosing a Disinfectant, Know these Surface Types
When choosing the right commercial cleaning service, it’s vital to know what products are being used on your commercial surfaces. However, not all products work for all instances. Here are the 3 kinds of surfaces to keep in mind.
Hard Non-Porous Surfaces: These surfaces are rigid and without pores. Examples would be stainless steel, metal, glass, hard plastic, and/or varnished wood.
Porous Surfaces: These surfaces have small holes or pores. A general rule of thumb is that if water or another liquid can pass into the surface, then it's porous.
Food Contact Surfaces: Surfaces that will be in contact with food. These can be either porous or non-porous. However, when cleaning these surfaces, you need to make sure that the chemical is acceptable for food contact.
For More information on selecting the right cleaning chemicals for your business, read more on the EPA List N Guide here.
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