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How to Make Sure you are Disinfecting Properly at Home and Workplace
If there is one task that has been on top of everybody’s mind for the past months, more than
any other, it is disinfecting. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, nothing has been more important
for families and business owners than making sure the various surfaces and common areas in
their homes and workplaces are disinfected properly.
However, most people do not necessarily know what the right products and the best
techniques are to achieve optimum disinfection. And even worse, they often confuse
disinfecting with cleaning, when these are two completely different concepts.
In this article, Disinfect & Fog will help you to better understand what is disinfecting and how
to know if you are disinfecting properly in your home and workplace.
What Is Disinfecting?
Disinfecting is using a disinfectant product on surfaces or spaces to kill the disease-producing
microorganisms, such as germs and bacteria, present there.
Cleaning, on the other hand, is simply removing dust and dirt from surfaces using different
methods like sweeping, dusting, mopping, or wiping using a damp clean cloth and some type
of detergent. By doing this you do not kill germs and bacteria, you only reduce their presence.
According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US), damp methods
of cleaning are preferred because they are less likely to leave virus droplets in the air.
Related: The Difference Between Disinfecting and Sanitizing
Now that you can easily understand what is disinfecting and what is not, let us move on to the
How Do I Know If I'm Disinfecting Properly At Home And At My Workplace?
Our homes are the places where we spend most of our time, especially over the past year.
Therefore, maintaining high touch surfaces free of germs and bacteria is key to controlling
the spread of viruses and keeping your family healthy.
The same happens at your workplace, the space that you share with your employees,
coworkers, and cl