Sanitizing or Disinfecting, which to do and when. Many think these two modes of cleaning are the same, but they are in fact very different and are not to be confused with each other.
Sanitizer contains chemicals that only lowers the number of germs and bacteria present on a surface. Sanitizers are required to kill 99.999 percent of the infectious organisms present within 30 seconds. Sanitizing is a good mode of cleaning for kitchens and on items that come in contact with peoples mouths.
Disinfector contains chemicals that kills up to 99.99% of all pathogens and bacteria present on any surface in under 10 minutes. They should also be EPA registered to ensure that it can stand up against bacteria activity. Watch this small clip from International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA), for a clear explanation of the differences between the two terms.
CPI has the perfect product to use when disinfecting, called Prevent. Prevent is a phosphate free, pH neutral formulation designed to provide effective cleaning, deodorizing & disinfecting in any area. This product is EPA registered and is 100% effective against CA-MRSA (staph), making it THE product to use when cleaning any surface in a hospital. This product is also perfect to use in schools, prisons, and gyms. Anywhere where people are in close contact with each other. Don’t be the reason people contract bacterial infections and know when to disinfect vs. sanitize!
CPI does offer some other great products to disinfect with as well, so check out more of our products on our website.