Here are the basics you need to know about cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting, and why it’s necessary for keeping a healthy home.
Disinfecting hard, nonporous surfaces is one of the most reliable ways to help lower the risk of spreading germs from surfaces by touch.1
Remember that you should disinfect – not sanitize – because disinfectants are the only products approved by the EPA to kill viruses on hard surfaces.2 The main difference is that EPA-approved sanitizers only have claims for bacteria, while disinfectants have claims against both bacteria and viruses.
Visit the CDC for the latest guidelines on cleaning and disinfecting recommendations for COVID-19 virus.
To make sure your product is an EPA-approved disinfectant, look on the label for an EPA registration number on the back panel. You can confirm a product can be used against COVID-19 by visiting the EPA’s site or our site for a full list of Clorox® products that are effective against COVID-19.
1. According to Saskia Popescu, PhD, MPH, MA, CIC, a senior hospital infection prevention epidemiologist at HonorHealth and paid Clorox consultant.