Know the difference between cleaners and disinfectants, protect your employees in your office and family at home.

Diffense from Spartan Chemical (Disinfectant)

What are the differences between cleaners and disinfectants?

  • Cleaners: Help in the removal of soils.
    • Aid in the removal of soil from a surface. Moreover, cleaning does not remove germs from a surface, it doesn’t kill them.
  • Sanitizers: Reduce the number of bacteria.
    • Sanitizers lower the number of bacteria on surfaces to levels that are considered safe by public organizations.
  • Disinfectants: Kill bacteria, fungi, and viruses.
    • Kill infectious fungi, bacteria, and viruses but not bacterial spores on hard environmental surfaces.
  • Virucides: Kill viruses.
    • Destroy or irreversibly inactivate viruses in the inanimate environment.
  • Sterilants: Eliminate all fungi, bacteria, spores, and viruses.
    • Sterilants used to destroy or eliminate all forms of microbial life including fungi, viruses, and all forms of bacterial spores.

Make sure your office cleaning company uses their products correctly. Knowing how to use cleaners and disinfectants is very important.

As you read above, cleaners and disinfectants are different. For that reason, it is important that your commercial cleaning company or home cleaning service knows the difference.


Houston office cleaning companies like DRD Cleaning Solutions train their employees. For that reason, they can have the knowledge when using these products.

Perhaps the goal of the cleaner is just to remove soils, in this case, the cleaner will use a basic cleaner in a particular area. Therefore, knowing when, where, and how to use products is very important.

When a cleaner needs to eliminate bacteria and viruses, the cleaner will use a disinfectant in those areas or surfaces.


The most commonly used product in offices and commercial buildings to kill bacteria and viruses. Every product DRD Cleaning Solutions uses is commercial-grade, disinfectants are proven to eliminate bacteria and viruses on surfaces.

Sterilizing surfaces

We also use sterilants to eliminate and destroy all forms of bacterial life including spores. They have been proven and backed by research in labs and in different settings.

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