Cleaning vs. Disinfecting

A helpful guide to keep your home clean and safe

Cleaning vs. Disinfecting

A helpful guide to keep your home clean and safe

Cleaning

WHAT IT DOES

  • Removes, but does not kill bacteria
  • Removes dirt, dust and debris from surfaces

WHEN TO DO IT

  • Before disinfecting

PRODUCTS YOU CAN USE

  • Soap & water, along with Vileda products

Disinfecting

WHAT IT DOES

  • Kills bacteria and germs from surfaces

WHEN TO DO IT

  • After cleaning

PRODUCTS YOU CAN USE

  • Household disinfectant cleaners and sprays, along with Vileda products

OUR SOLUTION

Cleaning with Vileda products goes hand-in-hand with Disinfecting your home.

Here are some products to help build your cleaning arsenal!

Vileda Microfibre Refills

REMOVE +99% OF BACTERIA

With Just Water*

HOW DOES OUR

MICROFIBRE WORK?

HOW DOES OUR MICROFIBRE WORK?

*Vileda microfibre mop heads are made up of millions of tiny fibres. These ultra thin microfibres catch dirt efficiently. When used with water, all of these fibres loosen and physically pick up dirt and remove over 99% of bacteria without the use of harsh cleaning chemicals. The fibres in a traditional mop are often too large and thick which means they will not remove dirt completely, giving you a lot more work to clean the mess! When it comes to Vileda microfibre, all you need is water, no fancy solutions. That’s a win! You can of course still use your favourite cleaning solution with our mops!

Our microfibre removes the two most common household bacteria, E. coli and Staph. Aureus, from pre-finished hardwood flooring and ceramic tile, using tap water, as tested at an independent accredited lab. The results are consistent for both new and washed mop heads. Vileda microfibre mops do not kill bacteria, they remove bacteria from your home’s floors.

Vileda Tools with

ANTIBACTERIAL PROTECTION

POWERFIBRES BRUSHES

POWERFIBRES BRUSHES

Our Powerfibres Brushes have antimicrobial bristles that prevent bacterial growth causing bad odours.

toilet brushes

cleaning brushes

HYGIENIC TIPS

USE A SAFE AND EFFECTIVE DISINFECTANT

Disinfecting products kill germs on surfaces using chemicals. Make sure your disinfectant has a Drug Identification Number (DIN), an 8-digit number given by Health Canada that confirms the disinfectant product is approved and safe for use.

CLEAN AND DISINFECT HIGH-TOUCH SURFACES ON A DAILY BASIS

Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces daily, such as furniture, doorknobs, light switches, office tools, counters, and washroom surfaces. Most importantly, disinfect your phone surface and electronics as these are used most often.

WEAR PROTECTIVE GLOVES TO ENSURE CLEANING SAFETY

Make sure to protect your skin from harmful chemicals and bacteria by wearing a protective pair of gloves like the Vileda 3Action cleaning gloves with antibacterial protection.