With the recent outbreaks of potentially fatal diseases, disinfecting and sanitizing services for surfaces have become a high priority for many people.
However, not everyone knows how to disinfect their home properly.
In this blog post, we will discuss three key factors that you should consider when disinfecting your home or business premises: time, type of surface, and concentration of disinfectant.
Consider The Surface Before Disinfecting
We recommend that you first consider the type of surface before disinfecting. For example, if a surface is wet or damp and can’t be fully dried off, it should only be lightly touched with water (or another cleaning agent) while still being sanitized in some other way to kill any pathogens on its surface.
You may also need to think about what material your surfaces are made out of before starting. Some materials such as granite allow for killing microorganisms by using chemicals like bleach whereas others might require high heat temperatures instead – find out which one will work best!
On the other hand, wooden surfaces will have to be cleaned and disinfected with soap or bleach (or other chemicals) first, then the surfaces should be wiped down with a damp cloth.
Once again, you’ll want to think about what material your surface is made out of before deciding if it needs chemical cleaning or just a light wipe-down.
We also recommend that you wait at least 24 hours after painting walls for them to dry completely before using any type of cleaner on them – this will ensure they don’t get damaged by cleaners sooner than necessary!
Be Careful of The Disinfectant You Choose
The next thing to think about is the type of disinfectant you’re using. The three most common types are bleach, alcohol, and soap.
Bleach can be used on any surface that’s not sensitive to it – we recommend diluting it with a half-cup or so of water at first then gradually adding more as needed until desired concentration has been reached (usually between one and two cups).
Any excess should be poured down the drain after use! Alcohol can also kill microorganisms but only with prolonged contact time; this makes it better for surfaces that your hands will touch frequently like doorknobs, sink handles, etc.
We recommend rubbing them with a small amount of alcohol before letting go again once finished cleaning.
We recommend that surfaces that are sensitive to bleach or alcohol – such as granite countertops – should only be cleaned with soap (or another chemical) before being wiped down with a damp cloth.
However, if you’re using soap, you’ll want to make sure that it’s not diluted at all but thoroughly scrubbed on the surface and then rinsed off with water.
Consider Doing Background Research Before Disinfecting
The last thing we recommend that you do before disinfecting is doing some background research to find the best way.
For example, if you’re trying to figure out how to disinfect granite countertops, you may want to search for a blog post about that topic or follow any social media accounts which cover the subject.
By doing proper background research on disinfecting, you’ll also be able to see which articles or posts offer the best advice for your specific needs!
The Importance of Disinfecting Surfaces
Disinfecting surfaces is vital if you want to establish a safe and healthy environment for yourself or your family.
Bacteria, fungi, viruses, and other microorganisms can completely overrun a surface if you don’t clean it on a regular basis – not to mention the potential health risks that come with this!
You should also make sure to disinfect surfaces in areas where food is prepared such as kitchens or dining rooms so that there’s no chance of contamination happening when handling any type of raw meat.
By knowing how to properly disinfect, you can cut down on the amount of time it takes to clean a surface from days to minutes – not only saving yourself some time but also your energy level!
We hope that you have found the information we shared with you about how to disinfect surfaces informatively and useful.
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Jamie Wong has years of experience in the field of disinfection services. As a result, he is able to provide her clients with excellent service and advice on disinfection and sanitizing.