Pest Control Services
Pests are everywhere. They live in our homes, they eat our food, they crawl into our skin, and they even attack us from the air. We spend billions of dollars each year trying to protect ourselves against pests. There are many different types of pests including ants, cockroaches, termites, bed bugs, fleas, mosquitos, flies, bees, wasps, spiders, moths, and others. Each type of pest requires a different method of extermination.
Sanitation is the removal of unwanted organisms from a surface. This could mean cleaning a counter top or removing bacteria from a floor. Sanitization is usually done using chemicals but some methods may require heat or steam.
Disinfection is the killing of microorganisms. A disinfectant kills any pathogenic organism present on a surface. Disinfectants are used to kill germs on surfaces such as floors, tables, counters, toilets, sinks, walls, windows, etc. Disinfecting agents are typically chemical compounds that contain chlorine, alcohols, phenols, quaternary ammonium salts, hydrogen peroxide, and iodine.
Why Disinfection and Sanitization is Important?
1. Cleanliness is Key
The first thing you should consider when starting any type of commercial operation is cleanliness. When you think about it, this is something that we take for granted in our homes but it is much harder to maintain in a commercial environment. This is especially true when dealing with food preparation areas. Food prep areas require constant cleaning to ensure that they remain sanitary.
2. Health Hazards
When it comes to health hazards, you want to make sure that everything is clean and sanitized. There are many different types of bacteria that can cause illness. One of the biggest concerns is salmonella. Salmonella is a bacterium that can be spread through contact with contaminated surfaces. Most often, this occurs when someone touches a surface that has already been touched by an infected person.
Safety is also a concern when it comes to commercial disinfecting and sanitizing. Many chemicals used in commercial disinfectants and sanitizers can be toxic and dangerous. They can also be flammable and pose a risk of explosion. Therefore, you want to make certain that you only purchase products from reputable manufacturers.
Difference between Commercial Disinfection and Sanitization
1. Commercial Disinfection
Disinfecting commercial properties is a critical step in maintaining a clean environment. There are many different types of disinfectants used for cleaning purposes including alcohols, chlorine bleach, hydrogen peroxide, and others. Each type of disinfectant has its pros and cons. Alcohols are inexpensive and effective at killing germs but they dry surfaces out and leave residue behind. Chlorine bleach is highly effective at killing germs and leaves no residue. However, it is toxic and corrosive. Hydrogen Peroxide is non-toxic and non-corrosive, but it does not kill germs as effectively as chlorine bleach.
Sanitization is the process of eliminating microorganisms from a surface. This is done using chemicals such as hypochlorite, quaternary ammonium compounds, and others. Hypochlorite is a common sanitizer used in hospitals and restaurants. Quaternary ammonium compounds are commonly used in household cleaners. They are safe and effective at killing bacteria and viruses.