Now, more than ever, it’s essential to know if you’re sanitizing your property right, whether you’re preparing to move out/ move in or just generally live in your home daily! The efficiency of your disinfectants is most often determined by how it is used. Here, our experts will outline some ways you might be using your disinfectants wrong:
Applying on unclean surfaces
Contrary to popular belief, cleaning and disinfecting a surface are not the same thing. You’ll want to first clean the surface to make sure no contaminants will shield the growth of bacteria and then spray your disinfectant for maximum efficiency.
Wiping too soon
Disinfectants need time to work their magic! So, wiping down a surface as soon as you apply disinfectant definitely won’t be as effective as you think it is. Allow the solution to airdry once you apply rather wiping it down with wipes.
You’ll notice that our cleaners apply a generous amount of disinfectant because they know bacteria and pathogens can be quite stubborn to get rid of. Using very little can lead to poor results, so you might want to rethink how much you apply if you thought any amount would do the job! Feel free to reapply if you see the solution drying off too fast and wipe down the excess after a given amount of time.
Not reading the label
There are disinfectants that can kill a variety of germs while others can only kill certain bacteria. By reading the label you can identify which product is more versatile- you’ll also be able to find out how long it should be applied for, if there are any specific application methods etc.
Disinfecting and sanitizing your home is incredibly vital to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones. So, make sure you use your products correctly!