When to Sanitize & When to Disinfect
Where to sanitize and where to disinfect is also important to know. Sanitizing should only be done to food contact surfaces as required by food codes. Since sanitizers don’t make antiviral claims, there is no confidence they would be effective in combating flu and other viruses.
Effective hand washing is still one of the best methods in preventing flu germs from spreading. Clean hands protect the eyes, nose and mouth from coming into contact with germs that can make individuals sick.
Regular cleaning, which involved removing dirt and debris where germs can grow, will allow sanitizers and disinfectants to work more effectively. WebMD suggests that disinfecting is best for the surfaces touched by a variety of people, especially if someone who is sick has come in contact with that surface. These surfaces include, but not limited to, doorknobs, refrigerator door handles, microwaves, faucets and toilet flushers.
At Powell Company, we have sanitary and disinfectant products that can help any business combat cold and flu season and keep their productivity going. Call your representative today or dial 1-800-472-0039 to get an order started.