Ask the Experts

Want incorporate more environmentally-friendly practices into your household cleaning routine? Unsure of what it means to be green? Need to know how to remove that stubborn stain?


Each month, we’ll pose a question to cleaning expert Karl Bridenbeck of Coastwide Laboratories, and he’ll tell you how you can have a cleaner, greener home!

Q: Can you explain the difference between sanitizing, disinfecting, and sterilizing surfaces?

A: Simply put, sanitizing kills most germs, disinfecting kills 99.9% of all germs and sterilizing kills everything.

For further information or additional questions on cleaning methods or chemical use, please contact a Coastwide Chemist.