Maintaining a clean home and understanding the different depths of cleaning methods available are very important.

Cleaning is the act of removing dust, crumbs, and dirt from surfaces and objects. While sanitizing is making any surface sanitary and free from bacteria that can affect your health.

The Key Differences Between Cleaning, Sanitizing And Disinfecting A Home 🏠


  • Cleaning is a surface-level process that doesn’t necessarily eliminate germs but reduces them.

  • Cleaning a home should always come first before sanitizing.

  • Commonly used cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting products are; detergents, disinfectants, antibacterial sprays, and many others.

  • These products are typically used with water to physically clean surfaces such as floors, carpets, clothes, and windows.

  • Living in a clean home reduces the risk of infections and illness.
    Cleaning is a good start but there will still be germs left behind.


  • Sanitizing is the next process after surfaces and objects have been cleaned.

  • When trying to maintain your home, sanitizing and using disinfectants reduce bacteria and fungi that have been left after cleaning.

  • Sanitizing chemicals kill 99.99% of germs and bacteria but they don’t eliminate all the viruses on  surfaces.

  • Cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting your home is often used as a preventive measure and is especially important to do in areas that regularly come in contact with food.

Cleaning, Sanitizing, And Disinfecting

  • Disinfecting is the use of a cleaning products to kill germs present on surfaces. Common disinfectants used are bleaches, chlorine, and alcohol.

  • To curb the spread of infections at home you are encouraged to regularly clean and disinfect.
    To maintain a clean home disinfect areas that are touched often such as light switches, remotes, countertops, door handles, etc.

  • People always think that sanitizing and disinfecting are synonyms but removing build up of dust and dirt are necessary before disinfecting.

  • Disinfecting works better than sanitizing as it can kill 100% of pathogens (viruses, bacteria, fungi) that were left on objects and surfaces.

  • By disinfecting at least once a day you limit your exposure to the amount of disease-carrying viruses such as the flu.

    Why Choose Val’s Services For Cleaning, Sanitizing, And Disinfecting? 🧹

Because Val’s Services is the best! Val’s Services is a female-owned company that is operated by professionals with years of experience. We offer all sorts of cleaning work including cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting.

We use the best products to give you a clean home. Please contact us today if you want to know more about “What is cleaning and sanitizing?” We’re looking forward to serving you and your home.