According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), people exposed to grime from restrooms can contract illnesses like the common cold, stomach flu, E. coli, hepatitis A, and staphylococcus. If a restroom has not been properly disinfected, millions of germs and bacteria are lurking invisibly on doorknobs, countertops, sinks, and toilet fixtures. Some bacteria can live more than two hours on these hard surfaces.
Cleaning removes dirt, germs, and impurities.
Sanitizing lowers the number of germs to acceptable public health standards. Sanitizing destroys 99% of bacteria within 30 seconds.
Disinfecting kills germs after cleaning to reduce the risk of infection. Disinfecting destroys all living organisms within 10 minutes.