There are certain standards of cleanliness that vary depending. What a family may consider clean in a home is strikingly different than clean in an operating room. The same can be said for Service Master ABC’s cleaning program. Each of our facilities we clean does have different standards although each one receives the same degree of attention to detail as the other.
This still does not tell the difference between clean, sanitize and sterilize. This blog will help give you some idea of what each means.
CLEAN – Clean is removing of visible dirt, grime and the like. Cleaning will remove some of the allergens and bacteria that can make people ill. Cleaning is perfect for places where there is not a huge chance of pathogens passing from one person to another.
SANITIZE – Sanitizing is most common in the food industry. Sanitizing means killing bacteria on surfaces with a 99.9 percent effectiveness. This seems like an impressive amount, but sanitizing will not take out viruses or fungi – flu and other viruses will remain in areas that food has been, is or will be.
STERILIZE – Most people would not want to enter an operating room or get a tattoo if the room and/or equipment has not been sterilized. Sterilizing essentially does cleaning and sanitizing plus eliminating the viruses and fungi that sanitation alone will not remove. This is the most effective and thorough way to be sure that your office, church or school cleaned. Sterilization will also help minimize issues like absences and sickness – especially important in schools and offices.
Our team at ServiceMaster ABC has the professional technicians, equipment and processes to do all three for you. If you would like to enquire about our services or are interested in becoming a valued customer, visit our website, call or email. One of our customer service technicians will be with you in short order.