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Cleaning, sanitising and disinfecting, what’s the difference?

Do you know the difference between cleaning, sanitising and disinfecting? Many people confuse them so we thought we’d help you understand the different roles they play in workplace cleaning.


Cleaning removes visible dirt and residue from surfaces and objects using a form of detergent. It’s not to be confused with sanitising as cleaning alone does not effectively remove germs and bacteria.


Sanitising significantly reduces the number of bacteria on surfaces or objects but does not completely kill bacteria.


Disinfecting destroys bacteria and viruses using medical-grade products.

At Sparkle Cleaning, once we’ve cleaned the surfaces we use a medical-grade broad spectrum surface disinfectant that is BS EN 1276:1997 and BS EN 13704:2002 certified. It is bactericidal, fungicidal, viricidal and sporicidal and is 99.999% effective!

It’s important to use a professional commercial cleaning company that invests in high quality products and knows how to use them effectively. It’s also important to encourage your staff to help keep the workplace clean throughout the day. You can check out some useful posters and resources that we’ve put together HERE.

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