Cleaning & Disinfecting: Keeping Your Surfaces Clean

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Ghent products are manufactured to be easily cleaned and disinfected. Surfaces and materials were specifically chosen to adhere to BIFMA’s guidelines for performance as it relates to typical cleaners, disinfectants, and cleaning methods. 

 

What is the Difference Between Cleaning and Disinfecting? 

 

  • Cleaning Cleaning removes dust, debris, and germs from surfaces. Using a mild soap or detergent with water to remove any unwanted dirt from surfaces. To prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria, clean surfaces at a minimum between shifts, but ideally multiple times throughout the day.  
  • Disinfecting: Disinfecting sanitizes surfaces and kills any bacteria or germs left on the surface after cleaning. Since using disinfectants does not necessarily clean surfaces or remove germs, but kills them, it is recommended to clean surfaces before disinfecting. 

 

To prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria, clean surfaces at a minimum between shifts, but ideally multiple times throughout the day.  

 

Whiteboard, Thermoplastic, and Acrylic Surfaces 

Microfiber cloths are recommended to avoid scratching the surfaces. Studies have shown that microfiber can eliminate bacteria and microbes on surfaces. Never use a paper towel or other abrasive cleaning cloths as they can scratch the surface.  

To minimize the risk of damage, use only compatible cleaners and cleaning procedures. Never use ammonia-based cleaners like glass cleaners as they will yellow the surface and leave a film behind. 

 

PET Material 

Remove spills immediately using damp, clean cloth. Dab Zintra with a clean, soft white cloth dampened with a mild solution of liquid detergent and warm water. Repeat using only clean water, then pat dry with a lint free cloth. Avoid using wax polishes, solvents or concentrated abrasives.  

For more difficult stains, dampen a soft white cloth with a solution of household bleach (10% bleach / 90% water). Dab gently. Repeat using only a clean, water dampened cloth to remove bleach concentration, then pat dry with a lint free cloth. Always test in an inconspicuous area first. 

 

Learn more about our specific surfaces and the best way to clean them here!

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