Cleaning and disinfecting are two different things. It’s crucial to understand the difference if you are trying to eliminate the COVID-19 virus from your home or business environment. Keeping loved ones and employees safe amidst the COVID-19 pandemic is a priority for us all. Below, we will break down the difference between a clean space and a disinfected space, so you will know how to proceed to keep the people in your life healthy.

Primary Differences Between Cleaning and Disinfecting

The process of cleaning involves removing germs and dirt from the surfaces in your building. It’s important to understand that cleaning does not destroy germs. Instead, it removes them and reduces the number of germs to reduce infection risk.
The process of disinfecting utilizes chemicals or solutions that will kill the germs. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that cleaning and disinfecting are necessary to stop the spread of COVID-19 for both residential and commercial spaces.

Areas requiring frequent cleaning and disinfecting include high-touch surfaces such as:

  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Doorknobs
  • Handles
  • Light switches
  • Desks
  • Cell phones
  • Remotes
  • Faucets
  • Toilets
  • Kitchen surfaces

Correctly using cleaning products and equipment approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the only way to ensure you destroy the COVID-19 virus. The EPA provides a list of approved products and guidelines for using the products safely and effectively.

Pathogend Whole-Space Decontamination Services Kill 99.999% of All Germs

For thorough disinfecting that brings you peace of mind and a safe home or business environment, Pathogend specializes in whole-space decontamination with our hospital-grade, EPA-approved and registered solution.

Using a state-of-the-art fogging machine, our experts disperse our hydrogen peroxide vapor through the air in your building, killing 99.999% of germs, including COVID-19, on every surface. Our techniques even disinfect in crevices, hard-to-reach areas, and soft surfaces, so you can trust every inch of your space is germ-free.

Our solution is eco-friendly and safe to use near electronics, and leaves no residue on surfaces. The Pathogend team will customize services to meet your property’s unique needs—no space is too large or too small. Additionally, we have pathogen surveillance technology, enabling us to track germs and show you that our solutions work every time.

Don’t Just Clean—Stop the Spread of COVID in Its Tracks with Pathogend

At Pathogend of Georgia, we bring more than ten years of experience in national and international top-level disinfection services. Our highly trained, certified technicians will ensure you win the battle against COVID-19 in your home or business.

With only one treatment, we will eliminate dangerous pathogens in your spaces, and we also offer ongoing services to keep your environment healthy, no matter what germs or viruses you are facing. Connect with us online now to learn more about the difference between cleaning and disinfecting or to schedule our expert disinfection services.