Keeping your home clean and safe from bacterial harm is important to us. At Pro Steamer Cleaning and Restoration, we help families in the Roswell, New Mexico area sanitize their homes and protect their health. Having a sanitized home is more important now than ever before. Anytime you or a household member goes outside, the risk of harmful bacteria following you back in rises. Without proper and professional sanitization, your family’s health could be jeopardized by the surfaces of your home.
Cleaning, sanitizing, disinfecting, sterilizing. These are all terms that get thrown around by cleaning companies and are often mixed up with each other. Cleaning is an umbrella term that simply means to remove dirt and impurities from a surface. Sanitizing, disinfecting, and sterilizing are deeper types of cleaning that handle germs and bacteria in different ways.
Disinfectants are cleaning solutions that use chemicals to kill bacteria and viruses. Disinfecting does not always ‘clean’ the surface. The purpose of disinfecting is to kill off as close to 100% of the harmful bacteria as possible. However, the process does not remove the impurities from the surface.
Many household cleaners are disinfectants. These products usually are sprayed onto a surface and left to sit for a while to kill the germs. Afterward, you’ll always have to scrub or wipe the surface down to remove the dead germs and other particles from the surface itself.
Because disinfectants use harsh chemicals, they are best used on surfaces and objects that are durable and won’t be in direct contact with food, pets, or babies. Commonly disinfected surfaces include:
- Kitchen and bathroom countertops (must be thoroughly rinsed off)
- Door handles
Unlike disinfecting, sanitizing an object does not actually kill the germs. Sanitization removes the germs as part of the cleaning process. Although no sanitization product can remove 100% of the bacteria, the process does lower the germ count to a safe level, as deemed by the CDC. Properly sanitized surfaces and objects stop the spread of germs and keep your home and family safe. To be classified as a sanitizer by the EPA, a solution must be proven to remove (not kill) 99.9% of harmful germs and bacteria.
Because sanitization doesn’t use harsh chemicals to kill germs like disinfection, it’s a safer process to use on objects and surfaces that come into regular contact with food, pets, and babies. It also helps the objects and surfaces maintain their durability longer. Commonly sanitized surfaces include:
Sterilization isn’t something that some homes will ever need. It is often reserved for medical uses, such as doctor’s offices and hospitals. The sterilization process destroys or eliminates all forms of microbial life. This isn’t often necessary or wanted in a home, as there are many good types of bacteria that you’ll want to stick around. Disinfecting and sanitizing only kill and remove harmful bacteria.
At Pro Steamer Cleaning and Restoration, we offer full, industry-recommended services for sanitizing and deodorizing. Our all-in-one hospital-grade heavy-duty cleaner/sanitizer and the fogging system is used to effectively clean and sanitize the surfaces of your home. Our sanitization service is an excellent add-on to your regular cleaning schedule to help achieve a fresher, healthier environment.
The product we use is safe and effective against a broad spectrum of bacteria, including MRSA, which inhibits the growth of mold and mildew and deactivates viruses such as Type A, including H1N1, swine flu, HIV-1, Avian flu, Covid-19, and many others. This is only a preventative service that we recommend in addition to your cleaning and wipe-down of all hard surfaces.
Our sanitization service does not kill the germs in your home. Rather, we clean and remove them, stopping them from spreading and causing damage to your home and your health. Our technicians are fully trained and certified to operate all cleaning and sanitizing equipment, leaving you with a healthy environment you and your family can feel safe in.
For over 30 years, Pro Steamer Cleaning and Restoration has had the joy of sanitizing homes in the Roswell, New Mexico area. Our family-owned business is dedicated to keeping your family, and your family’s home, safe from harmful bacteria. Our phone lines are open 24/7 at (575) 623-0993. We never leave a voicemail unanswered and work to get our technicians in your home as soon as possible. We know that having a clean and sanitized home is important to your family’s health, and we’ll do everything we can to keep your home fresh, clean, and sanitized against bacterial threats.