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Choose the Right Cleaner

Cleaning solutions such as soaps and detergents should be appropriate for the type of surface or items being cleaned. For example, products labelled as “bathroom cleaners” may not be appropriate for kitchen counters or other food contact surfaces.

Many chemical disinfectants are available. Chemical manufacturing labels with information and instructions should be read and followed carefully. For example, some commercial products require a final rinse with clean water after the appropriate disinfectant contact time in order to remove any excess chemical residues.

Last modified: February 19, 2020