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3 Myths About Cleaning Products and Reality

When it comes to maintaining good health and hygiene, the most important thing to consider is cleanliness. If you are habitual of keeping your space clean, you are known to have good hygiene. In order to live a healthy life, good hygiene is the most important aspect.

In order to maintain good hygiene, you should clean yourself and your surroundings. Make sure you have dirt free and germ free environment. Such an environment is healthy and you are expected to live a healthy life as compared to someone who doesn’t care about hygiene.

In order to have a neat and clean environment, there are two important yet initial steps that help you maintain a clean and hygienic environment around you. Cleaning and Disinfecting are the steps that help you to keep your home and yourself clean and hygienic.

But some common myths are famous about these steps that may bother you. Here are the 3 most common myths that are famous without any clarification and research.

Myth 1: Cleaning and Disinfecting are the same thing

Due to the misconception and misunderstanding between the two words, Cleaning and Disinfection are generally stated in the same sense. Bursting this myth, cleaning and disinfection are words that have the same meaning to some extent. But the main purpose of both the terminologies is quite different.

"Cleaning" is the word which means removing and dusting the dirt, dust and germs from a surface. As the step of removal is involved in cleaning, removal is mixed with killing of the germs. Cleaning does not result in the killing of the germs.

As far as disinfection is concerned, ‘Disinfecting products’ contains some special chemicals that are helpful in killing germs.

The basic difference between ‘Cleaning’ and ‘Disinfecting’ is; in cleaning, germs, dust and dirt are swiped off the surface. Whereas disinfection is the killing of the germs with the help of the chemicals present in the disinfecting products.

Myth 2: Disinfecting products works instantly

As disinfection is done in order to kill the bacteria and viruses, it is a misconception that disinfectants work instantly. As soon as you apply the disinfectant, the germs will be killed.

As the disinfectants contain some chemicals, they require some time according to their chemical composition in order to kill the germs. But not all disinfectants kill germs. It all depends on the chemical composition and ingredients of the disinfectant and how it would work on germs.

Myth 3: Soap and water on surfaces are useless against Covid-19

This is the biggest myth so far that regulates around us. According to this myth, the mixture of ordinary soap and water is useless against Covid-19.

But the truth is that the combination of soap and water is known to be the best remedy for the killing of bacteria and viruses like coronavirus. This mixture is helpful in dislodging the germs and killing them from the surface. But after using soap and water, you must rinse the surface so that no mixture is left there.

The most effective soap and water mixture is that of dish soap and hot water. This dish soap and hot water mixture is the most effecting in fighting against the corona virus.


As the world is going through this pandemic, try to keep yourself safe and hygienic by cleaning and disinfecting yourself and your surroundings so that you won’t be a victim to this calamity.

Harry Virk

Harry Virk is the director of CleaningPro Auckland. He has years of experience in the cleaning industry and his company is expert at providing exceptional cleaning services in Auckland. He has a passion for helping people and making sure that their homes are clean, tidy, and ready for visitors.

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