Sanitizing Machines, What You Need to Know

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Get to know more about sanitizing machines and more. 

If there’s one bright side to the pandemic, it is that people have become more conscious about their health and surroundings. Being a little paranoid and a bit of a clean freak might come in handy during these times. The simple handwashing that some people often skip, suddenly became a basic instinct. Even though you can’t really see the enemy, you always have to be on the lookout. You can do this by cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting your things and your home regularly.

The Difference Between Cleaning, Disinfecting, Sterilizing, Sanitizing

Dirt, bacteria, viruses, and other germs are all around you. They are in the air you breathe, the food you eat, the clothes you wear, and the surfaces you touch. If you don’t clean, sanitize, and disinfect regularly, you are spreading the bacteria and germs to your surroundings and other people. To make sure you do it the right way, check out the differences between cleaning, disinfecting, sterilizing and sanitizing.


Cleaning your things and house will only get rid of visible clutter, dust, dirt and germs from the surfaces. The use of detergent, soap, water and scrub may remove some germs but not kill them. There are also hard-to-reach areas that you can’t clean no matter how much you try. But never skip this step because cleaning makes it easier for you to disinfect and sanitize your things and home.


Disinfecting may be done with the use of DIY or commercial cleaning solutions to kill bacteria, germs, and viruses, but not spores. Spores are harder to eliminate because they have thick walls, and can withstand high temperatures and other unfavorable environmental conditions. Read and follow the instructions on the label if you are going to use commercial cleaning solutions. Following the recommended “contact time” will ensure that you are killing all possible bacteria, germs and viruses on the surface. Contact time is the amount of time you have to leave the cleaning solution on the surface to let the solution do its intended job, before rinsing or wiping them dry.


Sterilizing is the end of all microorganisms. It can be a physical, ultrasonic, radiation, or chemical process that eliminates or destroys all microbes, including spores. You may have already learned that not all microorganisms are bad. Some of them are good, like the bacteria that help in decomposition, or the probiotics that keep our body healthy. The problem with sterilizing is that it kills all microorganisms, whether good or bad. It is possible to sterilize things and objects in your home, but not the house itself.


Sanitizing is like the in-between of cleaning and disinfecting. It is better to sanitize the surface after cleaning it, and it is best to disinfect after cleaning and sanitizing. Some chemical cleaning solutions available in the market can do all three, especially those with bleach and alcohol in them. 

Sanitizing can kill bacteria and germs, reducing their numbers to considerably safe levels, but not effective in killing viruses. Thanks to the pandemic, you can sanitize your home regularly with sanitizing machines that are now widely available in the market. You can have peace of mind that you are preventing the spread of unwanted bacteria and germs, keeping your family safer than before.

Sanitization and Sanitizing Machine

Sanitization can be done through thermal or chemical sanitization. Thermal sanitization is through the use of steam or water for a specific contact time at a certain temperature. Chemical sanitization is done with the use of approved chemical sanitizers at the required concentration and recommended contact time. Sounds like a lot to do, right?

Since the pandemic, cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing workspaces and homes has become a must. Sanitizing machines or fogging machines can help you keep your property free from your unseen enemies. It effectively kills bacteria, germs, and viruses even in those hard-to-reach spaces. Before the pandemic, sanitizing machines were big and bulky and can only be operated by trained operators. But with the new innovations, portable and easy-to-use sanitizing machines are now available in the market.

Sanitizing machines or cold foggers are usually powered by rechargeable batteries. They dispense disinfectants or sanitization solutions into the surface and air in a fine mist. The mist must stay in contact with the surfaces to effectively kill bacteria and germs. The mist from the disinfecting machine can kill even in the areas that you might have missed cleaning. Some disinfecting machines and solutions can also kill pests, purify the air by removing unwanted odor, and get rid of mold and mildew.

Buying a Sanitizing Machine

Having a sanitizing machine doesn’t mean you are safe from spreading the harmful microbes or from getting infected. Remember that cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing your things and your home regularly is the only way to keep the germs at a minimum. Don’t forget that washing your hands regularly can help prevent bacteria, germs, and viruses from spreading and may lower the risk of possible infection. You can always buy your own sanitizing machine if budget is not a problem. But buying one means you have to purchase a disinfecting solution and do the job on your own.

You don’t always need to buy because sanitizing machine rentals may be available in your area. The problem is, you will still be the one to do the cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing. And if there are no available sanitizing machine units for rent, you are left with just cleaning your house from visible dust and clutter.

If you want to avoid all the hassle, leave everything to the cleaning experts. At Prestigious Cleaning Team, we can do all the cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing for you. From dusting to deep cleaning, residential or commercial spaces, we have you covered. No need to think or prepare anything because all supplies and equipment are on us. All you need to do is give us a call, get a free quote and schedule your regular cleaning needs. You can also visit our website to know more about us and to check out other services we offer.

To schedule an appointment, call us at (770) 422-5326 or chat with one of our representatives.