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Cleaning vs. Disinfecting

By SM - February 23, 2018

Did you know a cleaner does not disinfect? Did you know a disinfectant does not clean?  

An all-purpose cleaner is designed to clean dirt from surfaces.  An all-purpose cleaner will not clean everything. Cleaning makes your home look nice. Cleaning lowers your risk of infection and does leave behind germs.

A disinfectant is designed to kill germs and bacteria. A disinfectant contains ingredients to sanitize surfaces. It is not designed to clean. Disinfectants substantially lowers your risk of spreading germs.

Truth: If you want to clean and disinfect a surface, you will have to use 2 products.  This is referred to as the (two-step) cleaning process in the cleaning world.

In today’s fast paced society, we think that we are quickly disinfecting. Disinfectants do not work on contact. Disinfectants needs to cover the surface area for at least 5 to 10 minutes. The disinfectant must wet the surface to kill any germs, viruses and bacteria.

Helping Hand Cleaning Service cleans and disinfects your home or business on every visit. We actively use the two-step cleaning process to help lower your risk of infection from germs, viruses and bacteria. Our commercial services go beyond the “appearance” of clean. We attack germs, bacteria and viruses!

Commercial cleaning is necessary if you have children, pets and any person with health issues. Helping Hand Cleaning Service care about your health and safety.