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At the present everyone is very much aware of Covid-19 as it has impacted nearly every country globally. This viral pandemic has forced in a new age of focus and awareness regarding the presence of germs in our environment. Now more than ever it is imperative to understand how to protect ourselves, our families at home and businesses (offices, nursing homes, gyms, restaurants, etc.) from these microscopic invaders.

Cleanslate offers a diverse array of EPA registered disinfectants and sanitizers to protect you, your family, and your business. We help businesses and people thrive by providing the contact times, microorganisms, and areas of use most applicable to our customers’ needs. Rather than a one size fits all model, our balanced approach involves supplying disinfectants and sanitizers targeted at specific market segments to ensure our customers get and only pay for what they need. Cleanslate is committed to delivering the most hygienic and personal cleaning experience.

Two major solutions to control pathogens are to sanitize or disinfect surfaces. Per the EPA, “Sanitizing kills bacteria on surfaces using chemicals. It is not intended to kill viruses.” Additionally, sanitizing as defined by the EPA kills at least 99.9% of germs on hard, non-porous surfaces. The benefit of sanitizing compared to disinfecting is that the contact dwell time is reduced. Sanitizing is more suitable for food contact areas as it tends to be less harsh and thus functions well on low touch areas like floors and mirrors. Per the EPA “Disinfecting kills viruses and bacteria on surfaces using chemicals.” Compared to sanitizing, disinfecting kills 99.999% of germs on hard, non-porous surfaces. These percentages may not seem that different (99.999% and 99.9%) but are because micro efficacy is measured on a logarithmic scale and so this difference is quite large. Although disinfectants tend to have longer contact times, they kill viruses, and they are best used in areas with heavier germ loads like hospital settings or high touch areas like doorknobs and toilet handles. Always check the product label for proper usage directions, microbe kill list and areas of approved use.

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