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What is Disinfection and Why It’s Important

Updated: Oct 14, 2021

Disinfection is “any technique in which most or almost all microorganisms (pathogenic or not) in a specific object are destroyed or inactivated to prevent or stop infection,” according to a broad definition.


A litre of water, the surface of a carrot moving to the ready-to-eat packaging line, a semiconductor wafer, or the interior surface of pipes used to carry treated water into everything from electronics and pharmaceutical plants to that new subdivision down the street could all be considered the "given article." In many locations, disinfection is a way of life, but for the purposes of this piece, I'll concentrate on water.

How can I safely clean and disinfect?

While commencing disinfection following are a few precautions you need to be calculative towards.

  • You need to keep the chemical in its original container and have to follow the manufacturer's instructions strictly. Also, read and follow the label’s calculation carefully.

  • It’s important to understand that a slight mishandling can lead to consequences as fatal as death. Hence only mix the cleaners and defecates if the label indicates it is safe to do so, especially when disinfecting the house.

  • Always wear gloves to protect your hands along with eye protection gears while disinfection is going on.

  • In case you swallow the disinfection by mistake, take medical assistance as soon as possible. Moreover, by the time help reaches follow the instructions mentioned in the label.

  • Make sure such harmful chemicals are kept away from the reach of children or pets.

Why Is It Essential to disinfect?

  • Hand-to-hand contact is the most obvious way for germs to spread.

  • Bacteria can enter our systems through mouth, nostrils, eyes, and skin breaks without us even realising it.

  • The second-largest cause of foodborne illness is the inadequate personal hygiene of food delivery people.

  • The common cold is projected to cost 60 million days of school and 50 million days of employment per year.

  • Each year around 5.5 million people visit doctors due to skin infections.

  • Inanimate surfaces can transfer germs to hands, and vice versa.

  • Some germs can survive for several hours on dry surfaces (such as toys) and up to three days on damp surfaces (such as bathroom sinks).

  • Salmonella can resist freezing and can last for at least 24 hours on dry surfaces.

  • 4 billion live germs can be found on an average kitchen dishcloth.

Benefits drive from Disinfecting the Surface

  • Standard cleaners are effective at eliminating soil, but only disinfectants or disinfectant cleaners (also known as antibacterial cleansers) are effective at killing germs that can cause a variety of illnesses.

  • Even if they aren't obviously filthy, surfaces including kitchen and bathroom counters, doorknobs, toilet seats, and children's toys can be infected with bacteria.

  • Germs can be transferred from filthy cleaning cloths and sponges to adjacent surfaces.

  • The recommendations on product labels must be strictly followed in order for surfaces to be disinfected successfully.


Keeping today’s scenario into consideration and evaluating the future through it, it’s quite important to practice disinfection on a regular basis. If you too are looking for such service you can count on Germ Radar without a doubt. Our team of experts are all about keeping up with our commitment to giving you a safe habitat. The best way to complete the routine is by keeping ourselves clean. Here's a tip to keep yourself groomed!



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