Disinfection & 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.

We don’t encourage the use of chemicals for cleaning, especially when it comes to disinfecting and sanitizing. Instead, at SoCal Cleaning, we use super-heated “dry” steam to clean.

“Clean what?” you ask. The following is just a partial list:

• acoustical tile
• appliances
• area rugs, spot cleaning
• automobile carpet spot cleaning
• automotive cloth and velour
upholstery
• automotive floor mats
• automotive headliners
• baby changing stations
• baby’s nursery
• bakery racks
• most bathroom showers, mold
and mildew
• bathroom tiling
• bathrooms
• bathtubs
• bbq’s, ovens, and grills
• bed and mattress (for bed bugs)
• bed frames
• bedspreads, sanitizing and
disinfecting
• bird cages
• blenders
• cabinet facing: laminates, sealed
hard wood
• carpet (chewing gum removal)
• carpet spots / stain removal
• ceramic tile
• chrome fixtures
• clogged gas jets in gas ranges
• commercial kitchen appliances
• concrete, sealed
• condensor (cooling) coils
• conveyors, spots and areas
• counter tops
• cutting boards
• deodorize carpets
• ducts
• dust mites
• equipment, clean nooks and
crannies
• exercise equipment
• exhaust hoods, kitchens
• floor grout
• floor mats
• floors: most hard floors
• food service equipment
• food service exhaust hood filters
• food service kitchen drains:
covers/top/underside
• food service kitchen drains: kill
fruit flies
• food surfaces to kill bacteria
• freezers, inside cleaning
and defrosting
• glass
• glue, on tile and most hard
surfaces
• granite
• grout lines (not for apoxy grout
or caulking)
• hard wood: sealed floors and
surfaces


• HVAC equipment
• ice machines
• industrial can openers
• industrial equipment
• jewelry
• kennels
• kill dust mites
• kill fleas
• kitchen counter tops
• kitchen equipment
• kitchen exhaust hoods
• kitchen fryers
• kitchen mixers
• kitchen range hoods
• laminate surfaces
• light fixtures
• limestone (sealed and honed only)
• linoleum
• marble
• marble floors
• microwaves, inside and outside
• mirrors
• most children’s toys (day cares)
• oxidized aluminum surfaces
• pet areas
• pet cages
• pet carriers
• pet’s bedding, freshen up/sanitize
• porcelain fixtures and surfaces
• pots and pans
• quarry tile (sealed and honed)
• recycling bins
• refrigerator door gaskets, mold a
round
• refrigerator door seals
• remove & kill algae spots
• removing rust spots
• removing surface mold
• removing wax from baseboards
• RVs, interior cleaning
• sealed hard wood floors
• shower stalls,
• sidewalks – spots
• sinks
• soap scum
• sports equipment
• stainless steel
• tile floors: smooth, non-porous
• toilet bowls
• toilet seats
• toilets, porcelain
• toys
• trash cans: clean, sanitize, and
disinfect
• travertine tile (sealed)
• upholstery: cloth, velour, and leather
• urinals
• V.C.T.
• veneer cabinets
• vinyl floors
• wall grout: not for epoxy grout
or caulking
• walls
• wax paraffin removal
• work-out room