Asked by: Bjarne Jepson
asked in category: General Last Updated: 8th January, 2020

Which disinfectant or sanitizer is acceptable for use in a day care Centre?

In child care facilities the use of bleach as a sanitizer and disinfectant is the most effective and least expensive, however there are times when an alternative is needed. Cleaning - removal of "soil" with soap and hot water.

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In respect to this, how do you disinfect a daycare?

Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting in Child Care

  1. You can disinfect with a bleach and water solution. A solution of regular household bleach and water is an inexpensive and easy way to disinfect surfaces and objects in child care programs.
  2. You can use your dishwasher. Durable plastic toys can be washed in the dishwasher.
  3. You can use your washing machine.

One may also ask, what is the difference between disinfecting and sanitizing? Sanitizing is meant to reduce, not kill, the occurrence and growth of bacteria, viruses and fungi. Disinfecting a surface will “kill” the microscopic organisms as claimed on the label of a particular product. The minimum level of effectiveness in a modern-day disinfectant is 100 percent kill of 6 log10 of an organism.

In this regard, how do you sanitize toys in a daycare?

To sanitize and disinfect toys: Rinse toys thoroughly and let the air dry. Soak toys in a plastic bucket using a solution of non-toxic disinfectant following the manufacturer's instructions. Rinse toys and plastic bin with clean water and allow them to air dry. Disinfect your plastic toys on the same day each week.

How do you disinfect a classroom?

Mix one teaspoon of fragrance-free dish soap in a spray bottle filled with water. Spray on surface and scrub with paper towels or a microfiber cloth. Rinse and wipe dry to remove any residue. Microfiber cleaning cloths improve cleaning – the removal of dirt and germs.

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