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Survey: Professionals unclear about proper cleaning and disinfecting procedures

March 21, 2012

CINCINNATI — Sixty-eight percent of respondents to P&G Professional''s recent "Cleaning and Disinfecting Clarity" survey indicated they believe that if you want to clean and disinfect a surface, you have twice as much work on your hands, according to a press release.

This finding confirms what P&G Professional experts have observed and which they believe to be a common misconception, the release stated.

According to the release, it was the perceived lack of consistency and observed misconceptions in the field over time, which led P&G Professional to commission this survey, which specifically targeted cleaning professionals in an effort to help bring greater clarity to the industry and better educate staffs and managers on the proper processes for surface cleaning and disinfecting.

Respondents even contradicted themselves across survey questions, highlighting the confusion that exists within the industry, the release noted.

For example, in contrast to the more than two-thirds (68 percent) of respondents who believe cleaning and disinfecting are two separate processes, less than one third (30 percent) indicated that they actually use two separate products — one to clean and one to disinfect, the release added.

Click here to read the complete release.