The American Cleaning Institute (ACI)

Clean Surfaces

Washing the bathroom tiles

Clean homes. Clean workplaces. Clean schools. We’re all drawn to the clean we can "see." But we also know that just because something looks clean, doesn’t mean it really is clean. Learn about the role disinfecting and sanitizing in preventing the spread of illness-causing germs. You can’t see germs — like Salmonella, E. coli, or Influenza. But "pathogenic," or disease-causing, germs can be alive and thriving on surfaces all around you — at home, at work and at school.

Spraying before washing the bath tub
Cleaning Hard Surfaces

For best results, always read and follow label directions on cleaning products. ACI offers advice for cleaning hard surfaces around your house.

Woman wiping down the bathroom mirror
Cleaning Glass

We love fresh breezes, but not when it blows dust and grime into our home. ACI has tips for cleaning mirrors and windows.