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Cleaning, disinfection, sanitization: are they the same?

2021-03-10 Carla Petta posted:

Cleaning, disinfection, sanitization: are they the same?

In the last year we have become accustomed to giving due importance to the control of hygiene in the environments. We have learned how important it can be to keep both public and private environments healthy (pharmacies, schools, doctors' offices, offices and public transport, beauty salons, bars, restaurants, shops, supermarkets, etc.).

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 emergency, the terms Cleaning, Disinfection and Sanitation have become part of the common lexicon and are very often used in an inaccurate and confused way.

For us at Gallura Disinfestazioni and for all those working in the field of cleaning, disinfection and sanitation, these have always been known topics and we therefore want to help you understand better.

What is the difference between Cleaning, Disinfection, Sanitation?

  • Cleaning: set of procedures and operations designed to remove dust, unwanted material or dirt from surfaces, objects, confined spaces and areas of relevance.
  • Disinfection: set of procedures and operations aimed at making certain confined environments and pertinent areas healthy by destroying or inactivating pathogenic microorganisms.
  • Sanitation: set of procedures and operations aimed at making certain environments healthy through cleaning and / or disinfection and / or disinfestation activities or through the control and improvement of the microclimate conditions with regard to temperature, humidity and ventilation, i.e. with regard to lighting and noise.

We can see how the three terms refer to different but, at the same time, complementary operations.

For the difficult battle against SarsCov2, the ISS has issued specific guidelines to be followed for sanitation interventions, which only companies in the sector with highly specialized technicians can follow to ensure the effectiveness of the treatments.

In fact, we note that there are substantial differences also at the regulatory level. The sanitation activities can be carried out by pest control companies as the presence of a technical director is essential to carry them out.

Our company, an expert in the environmental hygiene sector, operates throughout the territory of northern Sardinia (Porto Cervo, Porto Rotondo, Olbia, Arzachena, Cannigione, Palau, Santa Teresa, Golfo Aranci) up to San Teodoro, Budoni, Siniscola, Nuoro.

Contact us for a free quote to book your professional Sanitization and Disinfection service or write to our form

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