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What is the difference between cleaning and disinfection?

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Written by Dirk Timmers  |  Last update 15-02-2020

Cleaning and disinfection are of great importance for hygienic cultivation. It’s the only way to prevent diseases, bacteria and pests, and to prevent infection of crops. Cleaning and disinfection are therefore necessary parts for crop and production quality. 


First cleaning, then disinfecting

For optimal hygiene, ensure you first clean the material or surface to be cleaned with a cleaning product. This will remove dirt and grease. By removing this dirt and grease layer, you can properly reach the bacteria, molds and germs that are found underneath with the disinfection product. The second step is disinfecting. You can remove stubborn bacteria, molds and germs with a disinfecting product. A cleaning product will not do this. A surface may look clean after using a cleaning product, but it isn’t always so!


Decision aid

To choose the appropriate cleaning or disinfecting product you can utilize the decision aid. Decide if you are cleaning or disinfecting and click to view the various cleaning and disinfecting products.


   
Foaming*

Organic dirt
Algae and bacteria



Menno Hortisept Clean Plus
Menno ter Forte
  
Cleaning




    

Non-foaming
Organic dirt
Algae and bacteria



Menno Hortisept Clean
Menno ter Forte
  
         
         
         





    


Water disinfection
Complete
water disinfection

Huwa-San
ECA-unit
  
        



Foaming*
Bacteria, molds, viruses
and viroids
Algae and bacteria


 
Menno Florades

Menno ter Forte
Disinfection
Surface disinfection
    


Non foaming
Bacteria, molds, viruses
and viroids
Algae and bacteria




 
Menno Florades

Menno ter Forte
        
  
Without water
Enno Rapid  
 Hand disinfection     
  With water
Menno H  

*Use the Menno disinfection sprayer or the Mobile cleaning unit V1K for application with foam.

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Specialist HortiHygienz Dirk TimmersAbout Dirk Timmers

Dirk Timmers is product specialist HortiHygienz at Royal Brinkman. Due to the increasing demand for hygiene measures in horticulture, not a day has the same outcome. 'The great thing about my job is the diversity. One day you're in the greenhouse, the next day you're in the office together to develop a solution for the customer.'






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