The concept of disinfecting makes most of us feel safe and secure but when a product says “disinfect” do we know anything about this process?
- Regarding the glossary term above, in order for a product to be labeled “disinfectant” they must be reviewed by the EPA and are classified as a pesticide. After all, they kill micro-organisms.
- The Merriam Webster defines “disinfectant” as a chemical substance that is used to kill harmful germs and bacteria. But this implies the disinfectant knows what is harmful and what is not.
- It takes a period of time for the disinfectant to work and the reason directions state to leave it on the surface for a period of time. Most of us want to get the cleaning finished and don’t take the time to do so. So are we really disinfecting or just using the product?
BUT IT DOES NOT CLEAN
- Disinfectants are not designed to lift dirt off a surface, make it shiny or leave a scent behind like a cleaner does.
- Once you wipe or spray with a disinfectant, the area is left with a toxic, chemical residue. Then it must be cleaned with a cleaner. This is a two step process.
- Once they are removed from the surface with a cleaner, they don’t disappear. These products travel down the drains and into our environment.
Serene Clean’s home cleaning replaces the philosophy of
“killing to clean” with
“cleaning to clean“.
- We use natural home cleaning products with high quality ingredients and are the very best at removing dirt and germs.
- They don’t leave any residues so there is no need to clean the product from the surface. It is a one step process.