The right way to clean and disinfect all surfaces

It’s no wonder you hate your own home when you see ads for cleaning products. These ads tell us that our homes are full of countless germs, bacteria, and spores. We are lucky that we don’t get the flu or food poisoning 24/7!

OK, let’s leave the sarcasm at the door. I think companies in this category give us too much credit. Even if you have a pest infestation in one part of your home, you don’t need to clean every nook and cranny of your home to get it clean (or, to put it more bluntly, disinfected). By disinfecting contact areas like bathrooms and kitchens, your home will be reasonably clean. Here are some products that will help you clean these areas.

The difference between detergents and disinfectants.

Do you think your disinfectant will reliably disinfect the areas you’re cleaning? No, you don’t! No matter how many disinfectants you use, you will never be able to completely disinfect the area you are cleaning. In fact, most people have a misconception about these powerful cleaners. They think that the disinfectant will clean as soon as it touches the surface. This is not the case. Disinfectants are very effective and can definitely disinfect things, but the key to disinfection is always how we clean. Choosing the right product is only half the story, the other half is cleaning properly.

Cleaners do not have a disinfecting effect

Before we understand how to clean properly, it’s important to understand the difference between two commonly used cleaning products: all-purpose cleaner and disinfectant. If you think these two products work the same way, you are living in the dark. Both products are designed to clean surfaces, but there is a big difference in their effectiveness. You should know that universal cleaners do not have a disinfecting effect. Believe it or not, they are only designed to remove dirt and oil. They may remove some bacteria along with the dirt, but some microorganisms will inevitably remain on the surface being cleaned and will not be killed by the cleaner.

Disinfectants, on the other hand, specialize in killing bacteria. They are made from special materials and are therefore effective in killing bacteria. However, they do not remove dirt and oil very well!

So how do you clean a surface and make sure it’s free of dirt and bacteria?

To properly clean a surface, you must first remove dirt and oil with an all-purpose cleaner. After these two components are removed, a disinfectant can be applied to kill germs and bacteria. Note, however, that the disinfectant must remain on the area to be cleaned for several minutes. This time period is indicated on the disinfectant label. If it is not left on the infected area for a period of time, it will not properly kill the bacteria.

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