A Lesson: Cleaning and Sanitization

Clean and sanitization are separate processes. The US Centre for Disease Control provides the following definitions:

  • Cleaning refers to the removal of germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces. Cleaning does not target germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection.
  • Disinfecting/sanitizing refers to the use of chemicals to kill germs on surfaces. This process does not clean dirty surfaces or remove germs, but by killing germs on a surface after cleaning, it can further lower or remove the risk of spreading infection.

Our standard cleaning service provides for cleaning of surfaces and disinfecting of bathrooms and floors as agreed. This service will reduce the risk of infection.


Sanitization and Decontamination Services

If you wish to further enhance the safety of your staff, clients and visitors from coronavirus and other pathogens, we are able to offer sanitization and decontamination services. This would typically be done as part of or after completion of cleaning. We recommend the following:

High touch point cleaning - as part of our regular cleaning service, we will focus on effective cleaning of all touchpoint areas e.g.

  • Door handles, light switches and other wall fittings
  • Shared tables, chairs, cupboard and drawer handles, appliance handles and controls, remote controls
  • Flush buttons, taps, dispensers

Sanitization - spraying / wiping / mopping of surfaces with a suitable sanitizer/ disinfectant to kill all pathogens

Different surfaces require different products to ensure effective sanitization / disinfection without damaging surfaces or harming you and your environment

Decontamination - Addition of fogging to ensure that all surfaces within a space are comprehensively disinfected.

Decontamination and sanitization services can also be provided for vehicles and other areas where pathogens may reside.