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Many Products are on the Market, what is the Difference between Cleaning, Sanitizing & Disinfecting?

Not all cleaning methods are created equal. While some methods might seem interchangeable, there are actually some major distinctions between cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting.


Cleaning refers to organizing and wiping down surfaces, like countertops and desks, so that they appear neat and spotless. All-purpose cleaners are built to lift and remove visible smudges, spots, stains, dirt and debris from surfaces. Cleaning products can potentially remove germs from surfaces (along with dirt and other organic material) and wash them away, but the goal of cleaning is to remove dirt and to prepare surfaces for disinfecting. Cleaning by itself won’t kill germs like bacteria, viruses, or fungi.


The importance of cleaning and sanitizing

There are three main reasons why cleaning and sanitizing is important:

  1. Cleaning and sanitizing helps to prevent pest infestations.

  2. Cleaning and sanitizing helps your business stay compliant with food safety laws and regulations.

  3. Cleaning and sanitizing helps to protect customers, children and employees from health risks like food poisoning and allergic reactions.

Food poisoning can cause severe illness or even death. Frequent, rigorous cleaning and sanitizing will help to prevent this from happening in your restaurant, school, office or home.


It is difficult to clean and disinfect all areas at a facility but with the Sprinkle Spray Weekly Fogging Service, you can rest assured that all areas at your facility will be covered. Our fogging process leaves no residual moisture behind, there is therefor no need to wipe down any area after application as nothing becomes wet. This leaves the disinfectant enough time to continue to work for up to 7 days.

Subscribe to our Informative Content Email Series to get access to our Hygiene Systems Manual. See the below screenshot for a sample page from one of our guides.

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