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How to Clean and Disinfect

Three-Step Cleaning and Disinfecting Method

STEP 1

CLEAN
Use a detergent/soap, water and a clean brush/cloth and apply a scrubbing action.
WHY
To remove dirt and organic matter. Cleaning must occur before disinfection.

STEP 2

RINSE
Use clean water and a clean cloth and/or place under running water.
WHY
To remove soap residue, dirt and organic matter. Soap films can make disinfectant ineffective.

STEP 3

DISINFECT
Apply chemical to the surface at the appropriate strength for the appropriate contact time.
WHY
To destroy germs that may cause illness. Follow manufacturer’s instructions on product labels.

Last modified: February 19, 2020