How to Disinfect your Kitchen Properly
Disinfection has been a hot topic this year and there is no place more prone to bacteria and viruses than the kitchen. With as many high touch areas as a kitchen has, and with all of the possibilities for food cross-contamination, disinfecting your kitchen is imperative. Bacteria and viruses can linger much longer than you probably think possible. For instance, Salmonella from eggs and raw chicken can live on your counters for about 32 hours. After you take the time to wash the counters, you also need to disinfect to get rid of bacteria and viruses from food-related bacteria as well as high touch areas in your kitchen.
Even with all the conversations revolving around disinfection, many people are not cleaning and disinfecting properly. According to the CDC, the proper method is a two-step cleaning and disinfecting process with the appropriate materials.
How To Apply Disinfectant Cleaner
- Wash hands and don CDC/OSHA compliant PPE
- Clean visibly dirty surfaces and high touch areas with BioBlast Cleaner
- Spray an EPA-Approved Disinfectant (BioBlast Disinfectant) onto surfaces and allow product to airdry. Surfaces can be wiped after appropriate contact time.
- Remove PPE and wash hands
Cleaning the Kitchen Surfaces
The first step in properly cleaning your kitchen is to remove dirt and grime from the non-porous surfaces. While most people swear by soapy water and a sponge, the best method is to use BioBlast HD Cleaner, which will easily eliminate biofilm. Spray BioBlast HD Cleaner on your surfaces and wipe down with either a microfiber towel or a paper towel. This cleans the surface to allow your chosen disinfectant to get rid of the bacteria and viruses that were beneath the biofilm.
Disinfecting the Kitchen
The second, and most important step, is to disinfect your counters. Rather than using a sanitizing wipe that just creates more waste and increases your carbon footprint or trying to mix your own solution of bleach and water, use BioBlast Disinfectant. This ready-to-use, tried-and-true disinfectant is perfect for kitchens with its effectiveness in disinfecting and its ability to deodorize. It has more than 30 EPA-registered kill claims, from Salmonella to E. Coli. Simply spray on the cleaned non-porous surfaces and allow to dry or wipe down for high-touch areas.
The simple application helps prevent cross-contamination. It even becomes an effective sanitizer for food contact surfaces, taking the guesswork out of dealing with food-borne bacteria.
The kitchen is a hotbed of bacteria and viruses that features a lot of high touch areas. If you are looking for an efficient disinfectant and effective sanitizer for food contact surfaces, BioBlast Disinfectant is the clear choice to give you the peace of mind you need in your kitchen when feeding your family.