Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Mission NOT Impossible

The definition of sterilizing:  to kill all bacteria and fungi and their spores.  There are 3 ways to accomplish sterilization:

  • Steam under pressure - for at least 12 minutes
  •   Ethylene Oxide gas - for 1 to 2 hours
  • Chemical Sporicide - for 3 or more hours
It is not possible to sterilize carpet.

The definition of  disinfect:  to kill virtually all live bacteria and fungi, but all methods/products will kill all types of organisms or their spores.  There are 2 ways to do this:

  •  Immerse in boiling water (212F) for at least 2 minutes.
  • Immerse in a chemical germicide or bactericide for at least 10 minutes.  Some common germicides are alcohol, phenol, chlorine and Quaternary Ammonium Chloride (quats)
It is not possible to disinfect carpet.

The definition of sanitize:  to reduce the number of microbes by killing and/or removing most of them.  You sanitize an area by:

  •  Wiping an area with a soapy cloth or sponge
  • HOST cleaning the carpet

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