At SoCal Cleaning, we don’t just clean – we also specialize in disinfection and sterilization.
Lets first understand the difference between disinfection and sterilization.
Disinfection destroys most pathogenic and other microorganisms by physical or chemical means.
In contrast, sterilization destroys all microorganisms, including substantial numbers of resistant bacterial spores, by heat (steam autoclave, dry heat, and unsaturated chemical vapor) or liquid chemical sterilants. Disinfection does not ensure the degree of safety associated with sterilization processes.
The most common questions we are asked these days is if cleaning and disinfection is effective against Covid-19 (aka the novel coronavirus). The simple answer is Yes – and here is why:
Coronaviruses belong to a large family of viruses.
Disinfectant products that control 2019-nCoV (2019 Coronavirus)
Emerging Viral Pathogen Guidance for Antimicrobial Pesticides
Emerging pathogens are an increasing public health concern in the United States as well as globally. Many of the emerging pathogens of greatest concern are pathogenic viruses, and the ability of some of these viruses to persist on environmental surfaces can play a role in human disease transmission.
Because the occurrence of emerging viral pathogens is less common and predictable than established pathogens, few, if any, EPA-registered disinfectant product labels specify use against this category of infectious agents. Also, the pathogens are often unavailable commercially and standard methods for laboratory testing may not have been developed. Thus, it can be difficult to assess the efficacy of EPA- registered disinfectants against such pathogens in a timely manner and to add these viruses to existing product registrations, which requires the submission of efficacy data for agency review. As a result, the agency is providing a voluntary, two-stage process to enable use of certain EPA-registered disinfectant products against emerging viral pathogens not identified on the product label.
EPA has allowed under the above guidance that products that kill Norovirus, Rotavirus and Adenovirus type 7 are effective against the 2019-nCoV (2019 Coronavirus).
According to the EPA, these products must be registered under List N Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2. At SoCal Cleaning, we only use products that the Emerging Viral Pathogen Guidance would fall under for Coronavirus.
- RX44ACE (EPA Reg. No. 10324-154-44089)
- RX-75 (EPA Reg. No. 1839-83-44089)
- Spray N Go.