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The terms "disinfection", "sanitization", and "sterilization", are usually confused with each other. This is understandable, of course, seeing as all three are quite similar in meaning. But make no mistake about it, there is a profound difference indeed.

Disinfection, you see, is an activity whose aim is to significantly get rid of harmful germs and pathogens that are not just capable of causing serious diseases and infections, but also capable of rapidly multiplying in numbers.

Proper disinfection ensures that these harmful organisms are killed off completely, and thus are unable to spread their numbers or cause any further damage. Our Key To Life disinfection service provides a thorough disinfecting session for your spaces, making use of environmentally conscious yet highly effective chemicals.


Sanitization, on the other hand, is quite different from disinfection, in the sense that with sterilization, the objective is slightly different. Whereas during disinfection, the objective usually is to completely get rid of harmful germs by killing them, with sanitization, the objective is to make the surface of objects or places safe enough for use, by significantly reducing the number of germs that can prove harmful when we come in contact with them.

So simply put, sanitization greatly reduces the number and growth of germs, but doesn't necessarily kill them all off. Still, for sanitization to be effective, about 99.9% of all harmful germs must be eliminated, which is still a great deal when you come to think of it.

So whether or not you sanitize or disinfect, you're sure that you will be getting rid of a great deal of harmful microorganisms. Key To Life provides a thorough sanitization service that leaves your environment practically germ free. Keep reading to find out how to choose the best service for your unique needs.


Lastly, sterilization is also like disinfection and sanitization in the sense that its aim is also to get rid of all harmful microorganisms on the surface of an object. But unlike disinfection and sanitization, sterilization is particularly more appropriate when dealing with microbes such as bacteria, fungi, and viruses.

Sterilization is greatly employed in hospitals and laboratories, particularly in surgical tools and instruments, all of which must be completely rid of harmful microorganisms before coming in contact with human organs.

Sterilization is regarded by some to be the most common and efficient method of getting rid of pathogens and preventing the spread of diseases. But is that enough reason in itself to go for sterilization without giving a thought to the other two techniques we already mentioned above? Of course not.

To choose between all three may not be such a straightforward process, but to help make the decision a little easier, below is a guide on how to choose between disinfecting, sanitizing, and sterilizing.

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Service Areas

Now that you understand our broad services category, we would also love to inform you that all of these services are available for you regardless of area or location. As you'll find out more about below, our Key To Life services are available in commercial areas, residential areas, and even outdoors.


Key to Life is here to attend to your commercial disinfection needs all over the country. We're ready to provide effective sterilization and sanitization that ensure maximum comfort along with smooth and seamless operation without hindrances or drawbacks in the slightest.

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We are also available to render all service categories and packages to individuals in residential areas. Thanks to the flexibility of our services, and packages, you're guaranteed to find as much satisfaction with our residential package as you would with any of our other two packages.

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Lastly, Key To Life services are also available for your outdoor sanitization, and disinfection. This can be particularly pertinent for those who work with outdoor spaces, or possess additional outdoor areas as a part of their total establishment. In case you happen to fall into this category, you don't have to worry. Key To Life has also got you covered on this front.

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