The Centre for Disease Control (CDC
) explains the difference between cleaning and disinfecting as follows:Cleaning removes
germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces or objects. Cleaning works by using soap (or detergent) and water to physically remove germs from surfaces. This process does not necessarily kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection.Disinfecting kills
germs on surfaces or objects. Disinfecting works by using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces or objects. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs, but by killing germs on a surface after cleaning, it can further lower the risk of spreading infection.
Therefore, to properly disinfect an area, a surface must
be cleaned thoroughly first and then the clean surface disinfected.
We provide a Clean and Disinfect treatment for all carpets, upholstery, rugs, and curtains in the home.