Household cleaners use many different terms on labels, from antibacterial to disinfectant, but what is really behind them?
According to specialists of home disinfection service, disinfection removes 99.9% of germs, while the correct disinfection kills more than 99.999%. An antibacterial product means that the product contains components that can help kill or slow down bacterial growth.
However, medics say that if you want to kill COVID-19, you need a real disinfectant, not ordinary antibacterial soap.
As powerful agents that destroy microbes, disinfectants cannot do their job properly if they are used on dirty surfaces because dirt and oil will absorb the disinfectant and leave the microbes. This is why Disinfect.ae
, a company providing disinfection services with modern ULV cold fogging machines, recommends cleaning the surface with soap and water before using the disinfectant.
When purchasing a disinfectant, you should look for the EPA registration number on the product. These are usually found on the front or back of the product label. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) assigns these numbers to products that have been tested and proven to destroy microbes.