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How to Clean and Disinfect High-Touch Surfaces | Duraclean® Guide

How to Clean and Disinfect High-Touch Surfaces | Duraclean® Guide

How to Clean and Disinfect High-Touch Surfaces

What Are High-Touch Surfaces?

High-touch surfaces are areas that are frequently touched by multiple people throughout the day. These include door handles, light switches, countertops, keyboards, and bathroom fixtures. Because these surfaces are touched so often, they can harbor a lot of germs and bacteria, making it essential to clean and disinfect them regularly.

Why is it Important to Clean and Disinfect High-Touch Surfaces?

Cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces is crucial to preventing the spread of infectious diseases. Bacteria and viruses can survive on surfaces for hours or even days, posing a risk of transmission. Regular cleaning removes dirt and impurities, while disinfecting kills germs on surfaces, significantly reducing the risk of infection.

How Often Should High-Touch Surfaces Be Cleaned and Disinfected?

The frequency of cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces depends on the environment. In high-traffic areas such as offices, schools, and healthcare facilities, these surfaces should be cleaned and disinfected multiple times a day. In homes, once a day or after each use is generally sufficient.

What Products Are Best for Cleaning and Disinfecting High-Touch Surfaces?

For effective cleaning and disinfecting, use EPA-approved disinfectants that are safe for the specific surfaces you are treating. Duraclean® offers a range of high-quality disinfectants and cleaning supplies, including:

  • Disinfectant sprays and wipes
  • Microfiber cloths
  • Surface cleaners

How to Properly Clean High-Touch Surfaces

Cleaning should always precede disinfecting to ensure the disinfectant can work effectively. Here are the steps to properly clean high-touch surfaces:

  1. Remove Visible Dirt and Debris: Use a microfiber cloth or disposable wipe to remove any visible dirt or debris from the surface.
  2. Apply a Surface Cleaner: Spray the surface with a suitable cleaner and wipe it down with a clean cloth.
  3. Allow to Air Dry: Let the surface air dry completely before applying a disinfectant.

How to Properly Disinfect High-Touch Surfaces

Once the surface is clean, follow these steps to disinfect:

  1. Apply Disinfectant: Spray or wipe the surface with an EPA-approved disinfectant.
  2. Follow Contact Time: Allow the disinfectant to sit on the surface for the recommended contact time (usually 3-5 minutes) to ensure it kills all germs.
  3. Wipe Down: Wipe the surface with a clean cloth if required, or allow it to air dry.

FAQs about Cleaning and Disinfecting High-Touch Surfaces

What is the Difference Between Cleaning and Disinfecting?

Cleaning involves removing dirt and impurities from surfaces, while disinfecting involves using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces. Both steps are crucial for maintaining a hygienic environment.

Can I Use Homemade Disinfectants?

While some homemade disinfectants can be effective, it is best to use EPA-approved disinfectants to ensure you are effectively killing germs. Duraclean® offers a range of reliable disinfectant products.

Are Microfiber Cloths Effective for Cleaning High-Touch Surfaces?

Yes, microfiber cloths are highly effective for cleaning because they can trap and hold dirt, dust, and bacteria. They are also durable and reusable, making them a cost-effective cleaning solution.

How Can I Ensure the Safety of My Cleaning Products?

Always follow the manufacturer's instructions on the label, use products as directed, and store them out of reach of children. Duraclean® products are designed with safety in mind and come with clear usage instructions.

Why Choose Duraclean® for Your Cleaning and Disinfecting Needs?

Duraclean® provides high-quality, reliable cleaning and disinfecting products to help you maintain a safe and hygienic environment. Our products are rigorously tested and approved for effective use in various settings, ensuring you get the best results every time. Choose Duraclean® for your wholesale cleaning supplies and experience the difference in quality and performance.

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