The American Cleaning Institute (ACI)

Why Clean

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Cleaning products play an essential role in our daily lives. By safely and effectively removing soils, germs and other contaminants, they help us to stay healthy, care for our homes and possessions, and make our surroundings more pleasant.

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Promoting Wellness

Regular cleaning and disinfecting can do a good job of removing allergens and germs, helping to prevent illnesses and promote wellness.

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History of Cleaning

Where did cleaning come from?Evidence has been found that ancient Babylonians understood soap making as early as 2800 BC Archeologists have found soap-like material in historic clay cylinders from this time.

Disinfecting and Disinfectants

Cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting are an important part of keeping you and your family safe. Learn more about disinfectants and disinfectant cleaners and how to use them safely and effectively.

Cleaning for Coronavirus

argeted hygiene practices can go a long way to help keeping families safe. Following product use and safety information is critical in this regard. It is especially important now to make sure cleaning and hygiene precautions are not just being done, but being done correctly, to ensure effectiveness.