At Breathe Easy Cleaning Solutions, the health and welfare of a building and its occupants is our highest priority. We will select the appropriate methods, based on CDC guidelines, needed to reduce surface pathogens to a level that is deemed acceptably safe by public standards. This will lower the spread of disease carrying pathogens that cause infection.
The sanitizing method is usually sufficient enough to kill the majority of germs, such as harmful bacteria in homes, but it cannot make antiviral claims. To meet CDC guidelines, sanitizing chemicals must kill 99.999% of infectious bacteria with the appropriate contact dwell time. Sanitizing would be enough for surfaces that come into contact with food such as tabletops and cutting boards, and should be sanitized several times a day.
The disinfecting method is designed specifically to kill and prevent the spread of viruses and pathogens on a surface or object using a disinfectant. This works by using EPA-registered chemicals, bleach solutions or 70% alcohol solutions. When used correctly, in order to have these claims, these cleaning agents must kill 99.999% of infectious bacteria, viruses, and fungi within an appropriate contact dwell time labeled in the instructions, therefore controlling potentially widespread transmission of dangerous microorganism disease causing agents. Because disinfecting kills different types of and more pathogens than sanitizing, we will often use the disinfectant process in community buildings that do not house people overnight such as non-healthcare facilities, school and daycare centers, or those businesses that may serve the vulnerable population or persons with compromised immune systems and frequently touched areas such as bathrooms and fitness centers.