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Know the Difference Between Clean, Disinfecting and Sanitizing in Hamilton, NJ

6/29/2020 (Permalink)

Knowing the difference between cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing is critical in the brave new world we find ourselves inhabiting in Hamilton, NJ. The CDC  outlines the differences between the three terms.

  • 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.
  • Sanitizing lowers the number of germs on surfaces or objects to a safe level, as judged by public health standards or requirements. This process works by either cleaning or disinfecting surfaces or objects to lower the risk of spreading infection.

As we plan on the re-opening of our schools, businesses and public spaces, it is prudent to maintain all areas for our students, patrons and employees to the highest standard. SERVPRO now offers a certified cleaning protocol regimen. Our methodology helps evaluate the needs of the facility and ensure the building is properly cleaned. We are trained professionals in biohazard clean-up and restoration. Certified SERVPRO Cleaned is an additional step to restore confidence to your customers and employees and let them know you care about their wellbeing.

SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton proudly serves surrounding communities in Bordentown Township as well as Mercer County. We can be reached 24-hours a day, 365 days a year at (609) 894-8555.

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