Are clean surfaces actually clean?

Today, we wake up to a reality of masks, social distancing and sanitizing at every step we take. There was a time when we thought, it would all come to an end and life would return to normal but unfortunately we now have a new normal. An important aspect of this new normal is being mindful of the surfaces around us that we used to conveniently touch without a second thought.

Day to day household tasks have induced uncertainty and anxiety as families struggle with their daily chores whilst keeping their loved ones safe and healthy. With the internet, we have access to all sorts of information and misinformation that adds pressure onto us taking the right measures for our wellbeing and safety. Research into the COVID-19 virus is ongoing, with new variants being discovered, we must begin paying attention to finer details.

Squeaky Clean Surfaces

We would always be told to not touch random surfaces as it’s filled with germs, bacteria and viruses that could lead to various health complications. With the COVID-19 pandemic, this has become an even bigger concern for everyone as we navigate our movements on a daily basis. There is no escape as we unknowingly may be touching surfaces contaminated with the virus and that virus may survive on surfaces for a few hours up to several days. So then we ask ourselves how do we kill these germs, bacteria and viruses?

Debunking myths on Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting

We may think It is time for us to understand that cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing are 3 different things, each one have their own methods and benefits.

  • Cleaning gets rid of dirt, dust, crumbs, and germs from surfaces or objects. When we clean utilizing soap and water, it may only physically clean off the surface or object but may not necessarily kill the germs and viruses.
  • Disinfecting utilizes chemicals (disinfectants) to kill viruses, bacteria and germs on surfaces and objects. Most common disinfectants are bleach and alcohol solutions that may cause health complications especially for children, pregnant women, furry friends and older citizens. Usually, it is required to leave the disinfectant on surfaces and objects for a certain period of time to kill the germs. However, the act of disinfecting does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs entirely.
  • Sanitizing includes cleaning, disinfecting or both together. Sanitizing ensures that you are lowering the number of germs to a safe level. A safe level is compliant to the public health standards and requirements at workplaces, schools, indoor spaces, etc. The sanitizing procedures in the COVID-19 pandemic are tedious and extensive for every sector. All involved parties must ensure cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing of high touch point surfaces and objects – to avoid contamination and spread of virus.

Cleaning around your indoor spaces

High touch point surfaces and objects increases the risk of infection especially in indoor spaces therefore cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing are crucial to be done regularly. Every indoor space is different, but here are the common high touch point surfaces and objects to take note of – Door handles, tables, chairs, handrails, kitchen and bathroom surfaces, taps, toilets, light switches, mobile phones, computers, tablets, keyboards, remote controls, game controllers and favourite toys. Hence, it is vital to use disinfectant products that are safe, natural and effective, such as the SAN-AIR natural disinfecting solutions:

LD Concentrate Surface Sanitiser

A highly versatile concentrate with the unique ability to sanitise the air around you and effectively cleans surfaces from airborne viruses and harmful bacteria. It is also highly recommended to be added into your air diffuser to enjoy a mood-boosting, natural aroma with cleansed air and surfaces surrounding you.

Application for Daily Use

For dispersion into air
• For first time usage, dilute solution with the ratio of 1:20 with purified drinking water in an air diffuser or humidifier (e.g: 5ml of LD concentrate for every 100ml of water)
• For second time usage onwards, dilute solution with the ratio of 1:50 with purified drinking water (e.g: 2ml of LD concentrate for every 100ml of water)

For fogging application
• Dilute solution with the ratio of 1:50 with purified drinking water.
• Fog in air or onto surfaces.

For surface application
• Dilute solution with the ratio of 1:20 with purified drinking water.
• Spray on surface and wipe with a clean cloth; Repeat action if necessary.
• Change cloth used frequently to avoid recontamination.
• When surface is visibly clean, spray again and leave it to air dry.

Why SAN-AIR’s LD Concentrate Surface Sanitiser

Upon coming in contact with microbes, either in the air or on soft or hard surfaces, it kills germs by stopping bacteria from reproducing and mould from receiving oxygen, eliminating their ability to multiply and grow. It has the unique ability to be utilised in air diffusers as an air cleanser and cleaning agent for surfaces around you – immediately improving cleanliness around you holistically. Most importantly, no harsh chemicals are present in the product making it safe to breathe; safe to touch especially for babies, your furry friends and plants. An environmentally-friendly, sustainable, biodegradable and recyclable product.

Clean surfaces have always been a major concern for all of us, even more so now. Let us be more mindful of hygiene and sanitation around us, for the health and wellbeing of ourselves and our loved ones. Researching, purchasing and utilizing all natural cleaning solutions must become a lifestyle choice. Thorough hygiene practices extends beyond your indoor spaces to also the air around you with SAN-AIR.

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