Is Disinfecting the Same as Cleaning?

Cleaning and disinfecting your home should be done routinely. During the time of the COVID-19 crisis, it's especially important. The CDC recommends cleaning and disinfecting high touch surfaces at least once a day. Protecting yourself and other members of the household from germs and outside viruses should always be a priority.

When routine household chores and cleaning aren't getting done often enough, it creates more germs and dirt buildup over time. Leaving a breeding ground for viruses and other dangerous infections. They can easily harbor in deeper areas that don't get prioritized and cleaned well enough. Such as carpets, or upholstery. Zerorez® DC specializes in the cleaning and disinfecting of deep surface areas and can help protect you and your loved ones.

How to Properly Clean

The first step in properly cleaning your home is to make sure you don't forget any items or areas. Starting with high touch surfaces, down to less frequented ones. Don't leave any space behind. It's also important to include upholstery and carpets. They most likely don't get cleaned often enough, or well enough. Zerorez Fredericksburg specializes in the deep cleaning of those exact places.

Other traditional cleaning equipment used is not powerful enough to suck out all of the water and dirt residue left in the base of the carpet and upholstery. So what does Zerorez DC do so differently? They have designed the perfect cleaning system!

At Zerorez Fredericksburg they specialize in their own proprietary Zr™ Water technology that deeply cleans and removes dirt and stains, even in the most porous places. That's done without leaving residue either! Which regular carpet cleaners tend to leave behind and end up attracting more dirt over time. Your carpet and upholstery will stay cleaner, for longer.

Not only do they have a great cleaning technology, they put it to use without the aid of harsh chemicals! That tends to break down your carpets fibers and other upholstery down over time. With their electrolyzed and oxidized water they have created the most powerful cleaning solution. No need for damaging chemicals.

If you don't have the personal means to properly remove dirt from those high contact places, you should definitely look into hiring the experts to help.

How to Properly Disinfect

Disinfecting your home is the next proper step to prevent exposure to germs and viruses. After cleaning, it's crucial to disinfect. Cleaning may remove all surface area dirt and grime, but disinfecting removes bacteria and nasty germs. Keeping them from spreading to other people or places.

They're both closely related, but two different steps that have to be taken in unison. Doing one without the other could be considered redundant. You need to remove both dirt and germs to keep your home clean and safe.

To begin properly disinfecting, you need to make sure you have the proper tools. The CDC recommends a good disinfectant to start the process of removing germs and potential viruses after cleaning the surface area. Zerorez DC recommends doing a list of things after their scheduled visit:

  • Use a Household Registered Disinfectant- after you clean it with soap and water
  • Take Safety Precautions Seriously- such as wearing gloves, or using proper ventilation
  • Properly Dilute Your Solution- 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water
  • Follow the Instruction Labels- ensure you're using the product safely and effectively

At Zerorez DC, they take the proper steps to first remove surface area dirt before disinfecting. They are not the same thing, but both have their own importance.

Why It's Important

Cleaning and disinfecting aren't only important in your home. They should be done in all areas! Including your car, workplace and any other spaces you come in contact with.

Regular household cleaning products do a good job of keeping your space clean, but only disinfectants or disinfectant cleaners can kill those illnesses caused by germs. Those germs can be transferred to other places you're cleaning by improper cross contamination. This can be as easy as using the same sponge to clean the kitchen and bathroom sink.

It's important to know the differences in what surface you're cleaning to prevent the further spread of germs. Using the correct disinfectant and surface cleaners can protect you effectively over time. Places such as dry counters, door knobs and children's toys can be a huge carrier of germs. You need to prioritize cleaning and disinfecting them, even if they're not visibly dirty.

Being educated on the proper utilization of cleaning tools and potent disinfectants is the best form of protection against them. It's important to keep your home clean and sanitized. Zerorez Fredericksburg can assist you by getting harder to reach areas. Carpets, upholstery, rugs, and even tile can be properly cleaned and sanitized! Give them a call today to schedule an appointment.

Facts About Germs and Disease

When you think about cleaning and disinfecting your home, it helps to have facts basing your process. During the time of the COVID-19 crisis, it's more important than ever to protect yourself. Know some of the most common factors:

  • Person to Person Contact- Most often spread through hands.
  • Transferred to You- Can be passed on from inanimate surfaces/objects to your person.
  • Germ Life- Some germs can live on dry surfaces (such as toys) for several hours and moist surfaces (such as bathroom sinks) for up to three days.
  • Porous Surfaces- Such as granite kitchen countertops, are porous. Which allows germs and harmful bacteria to grow and reach the surface area.

Germs live everywhere. In the air, on hard surfaces, plants, animals. Just about on every surface, including yourself. The best way to prevent sickness and infections is through simple tasks such as hand washing, or surface disinfecting.

Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Home

The most common area for germs to be located and then spread is your home. If you don't clean first, you're not removing the surface dirt and debris. That prevents the disinfectants from properly doing their job.

Knowing the areas where germs and viruses are most viable is helpful. High touch surface areas are the highest breeding ground for both. Identifying those areas in your home will help you create a cleaning plan to best protect you and your loved ones.

When cleaning surface areas in your home, such as kitchen counters, floors, or rugs, It's essential to first deep clean. Then you disinfect. Use a home safe indoor cleaner. There are usually specific cleaners for targeted areas in your home. It's important to closely follow the directions on any cleaning supplies.

It's also important to follow proper disinfectant directions. You want to properly remove germs and viruses by following directions carefully. Improper diluting of high potent disinfectants can become dangerous.

Zerorez Fredericksburg also specializes in grout and tile cleaning. By first removing the soil, then disinfecting they restore the color of your grout! They then apply a sealer to the surface and protect them for years on end. Keeping them protected and inhibiting germs from nesting in the tile and grout.

In Summary

The difference between cleaning and disinfecting is the important sequence of steps you put them in. Cleaning should always come first, then the disinfecting. To properly remove both dirt and germs from any space. At Zerorez Fredericksburg , they specialize in the deep cleaning and disinfecting of areas in your home. In places where germs tend to colonize and be forgotten because deep cleaning isn't getting done properly, or often enough.

If you need assistance in properly delegating these steps, give Zerorez DC a call today!

A Clean Home Is a Healthy Home

Zerorez Fredericksburg has been lab-tested and proven to clean at the highest levels possible. No Other cleaning method out cleans Zerorez Fredericksburg .

Zerorez Fredericksburg removes more soil and contaminants than any competitor. We feel this, in combination with proper disinfecting, will significantly decrease the spread of viruses and make your home and family safer.

Our Commitment to You
  1. We will wear gloves and shoe covers in the home.
  2. We are disinfecting our equipment in between every job.
  3. We are exercising social distancing and adhering to CDC best practices regarding sick employees.
  4. No Contact Payment

The CDC specifically recommends the following process for cleaning carpets. For soft (porous) surfaces such as carpeted floor, rugs, and drapes, remove visible contamination if present and clean with appropriate cleaners indicated for use on these surfaces. After cleaning - use products with the EPA-approved emerging viral pathogen claims that are suitable for porous surfaces. Zerorez Fredericksburg is the industry leader in removing contaminants from the carpet.

As residents of the Fredericksburg area, we are all experiencing a time of significant anxiety and stress. At Zerorez Fredericksburg , we are impacted too, and we truly want to help. Learn more about the steps we are taking.

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