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  • Writer's pictureChris Martin

Disinfection Spraying to Help Stop the Spread of Germs, Viruses, and Bacteria

Disinfecting surfaces in your home and commercial premises can effectively help lessen the spread of harmful germs, bacteria, and viruses. While a surface may look clean it can in fact harbor illness-causing bacteria and germs for several hours and sometimes days. For example, the novel coronavirus is noted to live on some surfaces such as plastic and steel for three days.

With heightened threats to public health, it’s important to consider the standards of cleanliness in our own homes and workplaces wherever that might be. Regular surface disinfection spraying is a great way to safeguard your premises and help prevent surface-to-human transmission of germs and bacteria.

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What is the difference between cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing?

It’s important to distinguish between cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting as often these three words are used interchangeably when describing a service however, they all mean very different things.

Cleaning is where you’ll remove germs and dirt from surfaces or objects. Cleaning general involves using specific equipment and detergents to physically remove impurities and germs. This process can be conducted thoroughly however generally these soaps and detergents don’t kill germs, rather will lower their numbers and reduce the risk of them spreading.

Sanitizing involves using a slightly stronger cleaning agent that will lessen the number of germs on a surface. We sanitize common areas and objects that we use frequently for example our kitchens and cutlery or even toys that your children may put in their mouths.

Disinfecting requires a much stronger solution to kill germs rather than simply reduce their prevalence. Disinfecting generally requires chemicals to destroy germs. Disinfection spraying is less focused on removing stains and dirt rather is conducted after a surface is cleaned to eradicate germs, viruses, and bacteria spreading. For example, hospitals are required to regularly disinfect all surfaces to maintain the health of patients.

What places should you regularly disinfect?

Any areas that receive high-volume foot traffic should be regularly disinfected.

This includes but isn’t limited to:

  • Airports

  • Public transport including bus stations and train stations

  • Schools

  • Universities

  • Shopping centers

  • Gyms

  • Sporting facilities

  • Aged care facilities

Disinfecting your home should also be considered a priority as we often wind up bringing home germs after visiting any of these places. Following which we can share these germs with our loved ones.

Disinfecting your home regularly will help prevent the chance of these germs spreading and living on common surfaces.

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Different types of disinfectants

Supermarkets house a wide array of different disinfectant products all of which are suitable for everyday usage in your home and workplace. Alcohol-based solutions that are at least 70% are noted as being highly effective and reduce the potential for damage compared to bleach.

Whilst all these products are great for general use on small scale, they are far less time-efficient over large scale areas which is where disinfection spraying can come in handy.

Large scale disinfection requires specialty equipment to distribute disinfectants in large doses onto surfaces. Those conducting the disinfecting will wear protective clothing, generally a hazmat suit to guard against inhaling the disinfectant in close contact as well as general bacteria they might encounter.

To cover larger surface areas consider talking to DJL Services for your disinfection spraying requirements. At DJL we work with hospital-grade disinfectants that are more effective than generic, readily available cleaning products at killing germs. We also only work with disinfectants that are pH neutral meaning they are not only safe for humans, pet and fabric exposure they’re also safe for the environment. The entire process is hassle-free and non-intrusive meaning minimal disruptions to your home life or business operations.

If you’d like to know more about how you can protect your home or commercial premises with disinfection spraying, please give us a call and contact us today for an obligation free quote. Our professional team would be more than happy to talk you through the process and answer any questions you might have.


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