Keeping your child care facility clean is vital for the health, safety and well-being of children and you. One of the most important steps you can take to reduce the spread of germs (i.e. bacteria, viruses and fungi) is keeping your environment clean throughout the day.
Always look for the EPA registration number on the product label to verify you are using a product that sanitizes or disinfects.
What are the differences between cleaning and disinfecting or sanitizing?
Clean: Physically remove dirt, germs and debris from a surface by scrubbing, washing and rinsing. It is done using soap or detergent and water.
Sanitize: Apply a product that kills 99.9% of the germs identified on its label.
Disinfect: Apply a disinfectant or disinfecting cleaner that kills nearly 100% of the germs identified on its label.
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