Using EPA Approved Disinfectants Earns Your School an "A" in Safety

Now that school is back in session disinfecting surfaces is at the top of every administrator’s to-do list. If you are considering solutions for your school, it’s important to learn that not all disinfectants are the same. EPA approved disinfectants, like those used by Imperial Cleaning, have been proven to safely and effectively protect against the spread of illness and infection.

Frequently Asked Questions About EPA Approved Disinfecting Products

The CDC recommends cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces in schools, like doorknobs and desks, every day. However, not just any old disinfecting product will do. EPA approved disinfectants, like our Electrostatic Spray and Antimicrobial Protection services, will provide the best protection from bacteria, viruses, and deadly pathogens.

What is the EPA’s List N?

The EPA’s List N outlines the types of disinfectants that are expected to kill COVID-19 when they are applied properly. This group of products has completed laboratory testing specifically for use against the coronavirus.

EPA approved disinfectants are safe and effective.

What Do Disinfectants Do?

Disinfecting solutions, like our Electrostatic Spray and Antimicrobial Protection, effectively kill bacteria and viruses and aggressively adhere to surfaces providing long-lasting protection for up to 90 days. These types of professional disinfecting sprays are commonly used in schools and other types of buildings to slow the spread of infection. In addition to regular cleaning and sanitizing, disinfectant sprays provide powerful protection against COVID-19.

Is There a Difference between Disinfecting and Sanitizing?


Sanitizers and disinfectants are two different types of antimicrobial pesticides. Surface disinfectants, like those used by Imperial Cleaning, receive more rigorous EPA testing and must meet a higher standard of effectiveness. Sanitizer-only products have not been approved by the EPA for effectiveness in combating the coronavirus.

Are these Disinfectants Harmful to Humans?

EPA approved disinfectants have received thorough testing that showed they are not harmful to adults, children, or pets. If directions are followed, disinfectants do not cause adverse health effects. However, they are intended to be sprayed on surfaces not applied directly to human beings.

Visit the CDC’s COVID-19 website for more information about how to protect yourself from coronavirus.

Imperial always use EPA approved disinfectants.

Imperial Safeguards Schools with EPA Approved Disinfectants

For more than 25 years, Imperial Cleaning has been creating safer, healthier working and living environments. Our certified team of technicians uses state-of-the-art disinfecting equipment that provides superior protection from the spread of contagious diseases. Contact us today to learn more about how our nighttime disinfecting services can help protect your school’s students and staff.

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