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What is the difference between disinfection, decontamination and sterilization?

The terms "Disinfection", "Decontamination" and "Sterilisation" refer to the results of different operations: Depending on the objective, the following terms are used Cleaning Machines and/or Disinfection Machines to perform these important operations such as Airbio or Jetbio.                            Buy JETBIO2020 online

Decontamination Microorganism removal: An operation designed to eliminate or reduce the number of microorganisms, (VIDOC19 is one of them) on living tissue and inert objects.

At rates considered to be safe, so as to comply with hygiene and public health standards.

Pre-disinfection (legally adequate term) commonly known as DECOMTAMINATION:

An operation with instant results that eliminates, kills or inhibits undesirable micro-organisms, depending on the objectives set. Pre-disinfection or (Decontamination) is the first treatment to be performed on soiled equipment, surfaces and objects. The purpose of pre-disinfection is to reduce the population of micro-organisms and to facilitate subsequent final cleaning and disinfection.

Example of simple understanding: Putting hydroalcoholic gel on dirty hands is equal to decontamination.

The term "decontamination" is improperly used in France and must be reserved for operations aimed at reducing a risk of radioactive or chemical contamination, which is why we speak of pre-disinfection.

Disinfection: Operation with Instantaneous and Remaining result allowing to eliminate or kill micro-organisms and/or to inactivate undesirable viruses (ex: COVID19) carried by contaminated inert media.

The Disinfection operation consists of 2 mandatory steps.

The first operation is to wash and scrub the surfaces with a simple detergent (not a disinfectant detergent) to remove and break up the Biofilms.

The second operation is to Nebulize or Fog with an airborne disinfection device such as the ( JETBIO 2020) a fine mist of disinfectant which will be deposited on all surfaces in contact with the air. The product dispersed in this way will act and destroy all the micro-organisms present on the surfaces or objects that you have previously washed.

Example of simple understanding: Putting hydroalcoholic gel on hands previously washed with soap is equal to disinfection.

We recommend our 100% organic disinfectant: APABIO

Sterilization: Sterilization is an operation to eliminate or kill microorganisms carried by contaminated inert media.

the result of this operation, not limited to the duration of the application, being the state of sterility that is the destruction and total elimination of all microorganisms.

The process in diagram form:

COVID19 PERIOD - IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR OUR CUSTOMERS

INVOICING A DISINFECTION SERVICE OBLIGES YOU TO ACHIEVE RESULTS

In front of the multitude of proposal of Products known as "Miracle" emanating from Commercial Companies not specialized in Products of Disinfection, and In order to preserve you from the risks related to the use of Products "BIOCIDE" not in conformity with the French and European Directives we strongly recommend to:

GIVE TO YOUR NON-INSTITUTIONAL CLIENTS :

1/ A file containing the technical data sheet and the label of the disinfectant product used (Stipulating Standard EN14476 and its European MA number).

2/ One Certificate of Good Execution of a PRE-DESINFECTION or DECONTAMINATION service or a CLEANING and DISINFECTION service in accordance with the European Biocidal Disinfection Standards in force - 2020

FOR YOUR INSTITUTIONAL CLIENTS

(TOWN HALL - COMMUNITIES - SCHOOLS - NURSERIES - FIRE BRIGADE - MEDICAL PRACTICES - VETERINARY SURGEONS - DENTAL SURGEONS - ARMY - POLICE - ETC.) 

1/ A file containing (the SDS (Safety Data Sheet) of the product with its European approval number + its MA number + its batch number (present on the label of the can),

2/ The label of the product stipulating the Standard EN14476 (copy supplied with our products)

3/ One Certificate of Good Execution of a PRE-DESINFECTION or DECONTAMINATION service or a CLEANING and DISINFECTION service in accordance with the European Biocidal Disinfection Standards in force - 2020

WE THANK YOU FOR BEING REAL and REAL PROFESSIONAL.

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  • Tsona Solange Flora

    Thank you for having edified us in this context of which we were unaware of the difference of these words that we practice in everyday life.