Clean, Sanitize, Deodorize & Disinfect; What's the Difference?
There are so many different terms regarding "cleanliness" and "safety" that we sometimes interchange these types of words. However, there is a big difference between cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting. Listed below are the definitions in their simplest terms.
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) experts, the definition of cleaning is, removing dirt and organic matter from surfaces using soap or detergents. 
Whereas, sanitizing kills bacteria on surfaces using chemicals. It is not intended to kill viruses.
Disinfecting, therefore, kills viruses and bacteria on surfaces using chemicals.  
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Cleaning for most consumers usually means organizing, decluttering and removing items, then wiping down surfaces so they appear neat and clean. Cleaning removes dirt, debris and impurities from surfaces or objects but this process does not necessarily kill germs. By removing them however, it lowers their numbers and therefore the risk of spreading illness and infection.


Cleaning works by using all purpose cleaners, soap and/or water to physically remove dirt and debris from surfaces. This is great for removing smudges, spots and stains from surfaces and the end result is that your home looks, feels, and smells clean and fresh.


While all purpose cleaners make your home look and smell nice, only a disinfectant or sanitizer will actually kill bacteria, viruses, or fungi. 


ArmiClenz® Disinfectant is used as a cleaning agent, a sanitizer, and a disinfectant, when used as directed.

Sanitizing; What is it?

While cleaning makes your home both look and smell nice, sanitizing removes bacteria that can cause illness and serious health issues.


Sanitizers actually contain pathogens and chemical agents that reduce germs and fungi to prevent contamination as well as cross-contamination.


The World Health Organization (WHO) describes sanitizing as the reduction of bacteria on surfaces. 


So, in a sense, sanitizing is managing the potentially bacteria-rich surfaces and materials in your home or workplace. For example, kitchen countertops and food contact surfaces are especially prone to bacteria and other living microorganisms living on the surface. A sanitizer will remove those guys, which is what we want.


Sanitizing food surfaces is especially important to reduce food borne illnesses. In fact, the Centers for Diesase Control (CDC) estimate that each year 48 million people get sick from a foodborne illness, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 diefood borne illnesses.*


We suggest using ArmiClenz® Disinfectant for sanitizing hard non-porous surfaces.To learn more about hard, non porous surfaces, click here.


If you want to read our EPA Sanitizing Claims, click here.


* CDC Food Borne Germs and Illnesses



What You Need to Know About Disinfecting

Disinfecting goes far beyond cleaning and sanitizing. Disinfecting actually kills bacteria and viruses and when used correctly, disinfectants stop the spread of diseases and viruses like the common cold and the virus that causes COVID-19. *


How? Because, disinfectants use chemical agents to kill germs, thus lowering the risk of illness or infection.


One very important reminder when using an EPA Registered disinfectant, in order to effectively kill bacteria and other living microorganisms, the solution must be visibly wet on the surface for a certain time period. When using ArmiClenz® Disinfectant we suggest a wait time of 10 minutes. 


To learn more about our EPA Registered  ArmiClenz® Disinfectant claims, click here.

ArmiClenz® Disinfectant has been proven to kill 99.999%.of bacteria and 99.9% of viruses in 10 minutes, and is therefore registered on the EPA's List N.. 


List N? What's that? - The EPA expects products on List N to kill all strains and variants of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) when used according to the label directions.


To learn more about ArmiClenz® Disinfectant EPA Registered, List N, click here.


Click here to view ArmiClenz® Disinfectant  Use Sites and/or Surface Uses

A Quick Note About Deodorizing

What is a deodorizer? Quite simply, a deodorizer is used to eliminate or prevent offensive odors.


We all know, there are times when we need a good, strong deodorizer that doesn't overpower our atmosphere. Rest assured, ArmiClenz® Disinfectant is just that - a powerful yet gentle deodorizer.


ArmiClenz® Disinfectant  is used as a cleaning agent, a sanitizer, deodorizer, and a disinfectant, on hard, non-porous surfaces when used as directed.


Click here to learn about hard, non-porous surfaces.

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