Bacteria are single celled organisms that are 10-1000x larger than viruses. They need certain conditions to survive.
Killing or suppression of the survival of just bacteria is referred to as sanitization.
Viruses can survive on a surface and be infective as long as they stay intact to reach a living host.
Killing of viruses along with bacteria is referred to as disinfection.
How long a surface must stay wet in order to reach disinfection.
Did you know? Dwell times for many commonly used spray disinfectants are between 4-10 minutes!!!
Type of surface that the disinfectant is able to disinfect on is stated on the label.
Did you know? Not all disinfectants work for all surfaces!!!
Specific instructions on how to safely use a specific disinfectant are stated on the label.
Did you know? Many disinfectants require gloves or ventilation for safe use!!!
Current spray disinfectants do not provide on going surface protection once the surface is dried. EPA approved residual disinfectants take 2 hours to disinfect.
Did you know? Current residual disinfectants require continued surface spray disinfection for use!!!