Cleaning right: Don’t skip the first step
A professional cleaner offers a critical piece of cleaning advice: If you want to really clean a surface, it’s a two-step process.
- Use soap to break up the biofilms.
- Then disinfect.
That’s because dirty surfaces are coated in clusters of germs called biofilm that resist disinfectants. These germs have to be removed before a chemical can effectively kill off any lingering viruses or bacteria.