Sanitizing Versus Disinfecting – What You Don’t Know Could Kill You
Sanitizers

Understanding the level of cleaning required in your building could mean life or death. OK, that might be somewhat dramatic, but it could certainly be the difference in protecting your building occupants from illness and the spread of infection.

Cleaning for health means having an effective cleaning program that cares for your business and your people.

Now, more than ever, the cleaning industry is focused on cleaning for health as well as appearance. And that’s a good thing. Cleaning for health means professional practices and products are used to ensure the utmost health of a building’s people and assets.  As reported by Cleanlink Magazine, “Cleaning with an eye on health helps reduce sick building syndrome, infections and respiratory problems — and it benefits not only the building’s occupants, but also the cleaning employees, since cleaner and healthier workplaces tend to experience less absenteeism among workers.”

Whether you are in the food service industry, in an educational or office facility, it’s essential to understand when and how to treat surfaces to eliminate illness causing germs.

Let’s look at the various levels of cleaning (as outlined by Clorox Professional):

Basic Cleaning – Manual or mechanical removal of soil and debris from surfaces and equipment. Products used: Cleaner, detergent.

Sanitization – Reduction of bacterial contaminants to safe levels as per health requirements. Products used: Food-contact and non-food contact sanitizers, products labeled “kills 99.9% of germs”.

Disinfection – Destruction of pathogenic and other types of microorganisms, typically using chemical agents. Products used: Cleaner disinfectants, products labeled “kills 99.999& of germs”.

Innovative technology such as electrostatic disinfecting with 100% wrap-around protection against germs and viruses .

EFS Cleans electrostatic disinfecting making the CTV Calgary news.

Technology has served up a variety of new systems for disinfecting and sanitizing. Our service uses the innovation of Electrostatic Disinfecting, using similar technology to powder coat painting.  

Remember rubbing a balloon on your hair as a kid? The balloon and hair would have opposite charges that attract one another. Electrostatic disinfecting and sanitizing is a similar concept. It uses (+) charged particles, sprayed onto (-) charged surfaces, attracting the solution to every nook and cranny thus providing 100% coverage. A very cost-effective and time-efficient way to kill germs and viruses in any facility including offices, manufacturing, nursing homes, schools, recreation centres, gyms, airplanes, buses . . . anywhere with high populations of people.

For more information on cleaning and disinfecting services for your business, contact EFS Clean today.

EFS Clean provides trusted commercial and office cleaning services, and is the industry leader in electrostatic disinfecting services including aircraft disinfecting at YYC, Calgary YEG Edmonton and YYZ Toronto. A Calgary owned and grown cleaning company, cleaning for health and contributing to our community since 2005. Services offered: janitorial services, electrostatic disinfecting, ceiling cleaning, window cleaning, floor cleaning and care, carpet cleaning, high reach cleaning and supply management.