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September, 28 2021

Cleaning vs. Disinfecting

Discover the differences between Cleaning and Disinfecting

We are all concerned about pathogens and the spread of viruses that can pose severe health risks. It is important to understand the difference between cleaning and disinfection. Implementing a cleaning protocol and adding superior disinfection is imperative to your facility and the health of your personnel. What are the differences between basic cleaning, deep cleaning, and SteraMist disinfection?


Basic cleaning is a manual clean using wipes and spray techniques. This cleaning method removes visible biomass but may leave behind 40-60% of surface pathogens. This method is ideal for topical cleaning but poses potential risks due to the pathogens that are left behind.


Deep cleaning is often performed with a more abrasive cleaner which leads to a higher risk of surface or material damage. This method is often a harsh chemical (quaternary ammonium solution mix, bleach, chlorine dioxide) applied with electrostatic sprayers and other devices. After a deep clean, is still a chance of leaving behind 10% of surface pathogens, bacteria, and other viruses.


SteraMist EPA registered disinfection technology offers a fast, proven six-log kill of numerous pathogens. The ionized Hydrogen Peroxide (iHP) cold plasma technology reduces particles sizes to submicrons to reach into the tightest of spaces. SteraMist is an eco-friendly technology that disinfects both the surface and air, killing pathogens on contact.


Why choose SteraMist iHP technology over the other disinfection methods? You can experience all the advantages a disinfectant can offer in one technology. Every SteraMist product utilizes ionized Hydrogen Peroxide (iHP) technology and offers the same benefits: six-log or higher efficacy, fast room turnover time, non-corrosive application, superior material compatibility, produces submicrons, moves like a gas to disinfect the smallest of spaces, and many more! Contact us to learn more about the advantages of adding disinfection to your current cleaning protocol!

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