Disinfecting crew deep cleaning an office space

Nowadays, there is a lot of talk about keeping facilities clean for customers and employee usage. However, using regular cleaning supplies from your local supplies company might not be good enough.

To do a real deep cleaning for the removal and prevention of unhealthy and bad bacteria, you should consider the process of disinfecting.

The Difference Between Sanitizing and Disinfecting

One may think that sanitizing and disinfecting are one and the same, however, they are very different. Sanitization isn’t as in-depth as disinfecting since disinfectants kill all bacteria and fungi that live on surfaces and in the air. Think of sanitization as the normal cleaning solution while disinfection is the stronger and more effective solution.

Viruses like influenza can live on surfaces for up to 1-8 hours after being exposed. Disinfecting those surfaces often is the only way to prevent the spread of these germs.

You may be unsure of the difference between sanitizers and disinfectant products. Sanitizers clean roughly 99.9% of germs. Whereas, disinfectants destroy all organisms, fungi, and bacteria quickly.

What Needs to be Disinfected?

High traffic, high-use businesses, and areas should be sanitized often to maintain cleanliness, however, they should also be disinfected regularly. The most common businesses that need regular disinfecting are:

  • Daycare centers
  • Schools
  • Colleges
  • Gyms
  • Recreational facilities
  • Bars
  • Restaurants
  • Malls
  • Retail centers
  • Multi-family properties
  • Hotels
  • Medical offices
  • Nursing homes

What Does Disinfecting Require?

A typical sanitary cleaning may include wiping down surfaces to remove dust, debris, and dirt. Sanitizing may include using a stronger cleaner which reduces the buildup of bacteria. 

Disinfecting uses an even stronger cleaning agent that destroys and inactivates the bacteria and viruses that may be living on surfaces.

Although disinfecting may be less routine, it is important to do since it reduces the risk of exposure to dangerous bacteria which causes illnesses

High touch areas like doorknobs, faucets, and toilets, as well as floors, are the main culprits of germs spreading and should be disinfected regularly to prevent the spread of germs and illness. 

Disinfecting Options

We don’t recommend performing the disinfecting process yourself as it requires many tools, supplies, and much more time than you’d think to properly clean the property. Instead, call on your local restoration company.

Restoration 1 of Central Denver, follows CDC and OSHA methods which ensure proper cleaning protocols are met and followed. We ensure that the disinfection process is both safe and effective by using proper cleaning methods as well as the highest quality cleaners.  

There are many different options when it comes to getting your facility clean. We can also tailor our cleaning to your specific needs. Our processes include:

  • Disinfectant application and wipe down of horizontal and common touch surfaces.
    • This includes cleaning common points of contact by applying disinfectant to the area and allowing the allotted time to clean and dry.
  • Disinfectant application and wipe down of horizontal, common touch surfaces and all hard contents.
    • This includes cleaning common points of contact on horizontal surfaces and hard contents by applying disinfectant to the area and allowing the allotted time to clean and dry. 
  • Fog disinfectant application with wipe down of horizontal and common touch surfaces.
    • The fog disinfectant disinfects all exposed surfaces. This process is more in-depth and typically takes longer to disinfect the area.
  • Commercial-grade HEPA air cleaning to remove airborne particles.
    • This option cleans the air molecules in your facility in order to create a fully disinfected area. Although air molecules are harder to clean, it is important to have clean air in your facility since bacteria can still live and grow in the air. 
  • Proactive and monthly or quarterly maintenance plans available.
    • This ensures that your facility stays clean. Depending on the level of use of your facility and the exposure, it is suggested to disinfect regularly as well as sanitize regularly. 

Get a disinfecting treatment from the professionals at Restoration 1 in Central Denver, to ensure all germs that are harmful to your employees and customers are killed and you’re confident your business is safe, clean, and healthy!!

Author: John Rust

Author: John Rust

John Rust, Owner of Restoration 1 of Central Denver has been in the exterior and interior restoration industry for 12 years. His background includes exterior building products including roofing and siding, as well as interior restoration and reconstruction. John's experience encompasses field, sales and operations in both industries and currently manages all daily business and operations for Restoration 1 of Central Denver.