With Covid-19 likely to continue through 2021, I wanted to give a quick clarification of a few words that are thrown out consistently these days; cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC) cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting all have different definitions:
- Cleaning removes germs, dirt, and other impurities from surfaces, but doesn’t necessarily kill them.
- Sanitizing lowers the number of germs on surfaces or objects—either by killing them or removing them—to a safe level, according to public health standards or requirements.
- Disinfecting kills germs on surfaces or objects
While many may use them interchangeable, it’s very important to understand the difference and apply the proper cleaning protocol in place at home, at the workplace and everywhere in between. Let IQ help provide the right programs for your needs.
CDC Guidelines for environments listed below can be viewed from the links: