Disinfect frequently touched surfaces throughout your home, plus other surfaces, and those surfaces not practical for disinfection, are sanitized.
Supplies selected for maximum effect against mico-organisms: viruses and bacteria, including EPA List N household disinfectant that kills coronavirus/
What's the Difference?
Sanitize & Disinfect
To “CLEAN” means simply to remove dirt (or as we say at White Glove, “grunge”) and dust
To “SANITIZE” means to remove and/or kill many, but not all, micro-organisms (bacteria and viruses). Micro-organisms still exist but at a safe, not threatening, level.
To “DISINFECT” means to kill nearly all (99.999%) micro-organisms. They are nearly non-existent, and not threatening.
The highest level of clean is sterilization, which is principally of concern in hospitals and elsewhere in healthcare.
2 Myths about Disinfecting
No, this is not
Have you seen news videos showing workers are spraying and wiping down classrooms, subway cars and turnstiles, and other places where the Coronavirus may be present? Though the reporter may say that they are “disinfecting,” in reality they are not! Why? Because of these 2 misconceptions about how to disinfect.
Myth #1 To disinfect, the liquid must remain wet on a surface for at least 10 minutes more or less! Disinfectant labels give the “contact time,” the required amount of time.
If you spray and immediately wipe away, you are only cleaning. You aren’t even sanitizing unless you use a microfiber cloth. And you certainly aren’t disinfecting.
Our new Disinfecting Add-On Service includes leaving the spray for the contact time before wiping with microfiber cloths. We even use a disinfecting all-purpose cleaner in our standard service because (1) sometimes we do disinfect. For example, we spray stove knobs immediately after removing them, then later after the stove is finished, the wet knobs are dried and replaced. A cleanologist may also spray stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, and microwave handles, door knobs, and switches long enough to be considered disinfecting. Also (2) we use microfiber cloths, which sanitize, and by using a disinfecting cleaner we provide added assurance for removing and killing micro-organisms.
Myth #2 The process of disinfecting must be done after an initial cleaning to maximized effectiveness. If disinfecting is done with dirt, grunge, and contaminants still in place, the process is greatly compromised.
White Glove’s Disinfecting Add-On Service is done after we do our initial cleaning in order to provide optimum results.
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Frequently Touched Surfaces
Disinfecting spray all surfaces commonly touched. An EPA registered household disinfectant approved for micro-organisms including COVID-19 (on EPA List N).
Surface remains wet for required contact time (minimum 10-15 minutes) before wiping with quality microfiber cloths, which optimizes the disinfecting process. Surfaces must be capable of withstanding wetness 10-15 minutes of contact time; we will verify with homeowner, of course.
Choose specifically which surfaces to clean in various rooms your home:
Cabinet handles and drawer knobs
Stove and oven handles and knobs
Light switches/switch plates
Fabreze Professional Fabric Sanitizing and Deodorizing spray kills 99.9% of bacteria on soft surfaces plus Fabreze freshness. Choose: upholstered furniture, throws, pillows, bedding, curtains and drapes, etc.
Hard floors steamed mopped, which kills 99.9% of micro-organisms (“germs” which include bacteria and viruses) at a temperature between 175 and 212 degrees. Dust mites and mold are also killed. White Glove steam cleans hard floors other than wood and laminate.