Creating and maintaining a clean, safe and healthy work environment is a frequent topic in today’s world. The two main elements in maintaining a clean, safe and healthy work environment are cleaning and disinfecting. Cleaning is important as it is the physical removal of dirt, dust, and debris. Along with removing dirt, dust and debris, some pathogens are removed by washing them away, reducing the amount of pathogens present.
Cleaning, however, does not fully disinfect the surface. Applying an EPA registered disinfectant will kill or inactivate up to 99.9999% of pathogens present on surfaces. Disinfection also eliminates the risk of cross contamination that may occur in the cleaning process.