CLEANING VS. DISINFECTION VS. SANITIZING
When coil cleaning, it is important to know the difference between cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing. According to the CDC, cleaning removes germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces or objects.
Cleaning works by using soap and water to physically remove germs from surfaces. This process does not necessarily kill germs but removes the germs. This process does not necessarily kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection.
Disinfecting kills germs on surfaces or objects. Disinfecting works by using chemicals or steam to kill germs on surfaces or objects. Disinfecting does not necessarily mean that dirt, germs, and impurities are being removed from the surface, but by killing the germs, the risk of spreading infection is lowered.
Sanitizing lowers the number of germs on surfaces or objects to a safe level, as judged by public health standards or requirements. This process works by either cleaning or disinfecting surfaces or objects to lower the risk of spreading infection. Sanitizing can be achieved with steam.
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