Decontamination & infection control cleaning “It’s not all about COVID-19” Decontamination & infection control cleaning “It’s not all about COVID-19”

Decontamination (Fogging) & Infection Control Cleaning

Bath, Bristol, Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding area

With the current COVID -19 outbreak now effecting the UK never has it been a better time to make sure that your business, place of education or home is safe from all types of bacteria, fungi and viruses not just now but as an ongoing part of your regular cleaning routine.

Whilst wiping the surfaces over with a cloth is the option most of the population would turn to, the traditional cleaning method is only effective at getting rid of 11% of harmful bacteria and viruses. Wiping down surfaces can actually spread germs, especially when only one cloth is used to clean all surfaces!

That process is disinfectant fogging. It uses a technology to break down the disinfectant into a tiny mist which enables it to contact every nook and cranny in each room as well as any airborne bacteria or viruses!!! Once it contacts bacteria, virus or fungus it kills it within 60 seconds!!! This, combined with our current cleaning procedures will ensure a safer and cleaner area for all our children, staff and families.

What is Fogging?

Fogging is a process through which we can make sure that rooms are free from bacteria, fungi and viruses.

We use fogging in a variety of sectors, from healthcare to education, all with the desire to achieve the same outcome – a space safe from germs!

Why is fogging better than conventional cleaning?

Whilst conventional cleaning may get rid of the germs that lie upon the surfaces we can see, it will not target areas which could be missed or hard to reach by cleaners, such as underneath tables and within the spaces between cupboards. This leads to hotspots, where there is a large volume of bacteria.

On the other hand, fogging kills the germs where they lie and also prevents them being transferred from one place to another (known as cross contamination) due to its automated process.

What does fogging kill that conventional cleaning doesn’t?

Many conventional cleaning products claim that they can kill 99.9% of germs. The truth is that sadly, they do not kill as many germs as they lay claim to.

They may say they kill 99.9% of germs but in reality, this only amounts to approximately 3 or 4 bacteria on one surface. Fogging kills 99.9999% of bacteria, fungi and viruses.

Conventional cleaning may clean the common cold or influenza virus but it wouldn’t kill MRSA, which is what is known as antibiotic resistant bacteria, which is present within healthcare settings. Fogging effectively kills all of these pathogens and more that we are happy to provide a list of upon request.

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Also, not all disinfectants are created equally, so may not all kill the same germs as each other and some are not recommended for certain surfaces such as steel. Many cleaning products can irritate or flare up allergies that a user may have when they have been applied whereas fogging causes fewer allergic reactions and is safe for use on every surface, including electronics and fabrics.

The biocide particles in the mist or fog are so small that they remain suspended in the air long enough to kill airborne viruses and bacteria. The biocide also eliminates pathogens on surfaces, including ceilings and walls as well as furniture and floors.

An advantage with fogging is that the sanitising agent reaches areas that may be difficult to clean with other techniques.

Penetration into some nooks and crannies may be limited by obstacles, but in most cases it’s not necessary to move furniture or equipment around before or during the cleaning process.

Whereas previously, the chemicals used in fogging could adversely affect materials such as plastic, fabrics and metal – causing corrosion over time – this is no longer a concern.

The fogging process can take just a few minutes depending on the size of the area, although the treated area must be sealed-off for at least an hour or more after treatment to allow the mist to fully disperse.

Cleaning can be broken down as:

  • General Cleaning – removes germs and dirt from surfaces. Using detergent and water to clean surfaces doesn’t KILL GERMS, but removing them lowers their numbers. Surfaces should always be cleaned before you disinfect them.
  • Disinfecting – KILLS GERMS on surfaces. After first cleaning a surface you then disinfect it. Killing germs lowers the risk of infection. To properly disinfect, the disinfecting solution need to remain on a surface for a specific amount of time (depends on manufacturers’ instructions).
  • Sanitising – also KILLS GERMS, but not as many as disinfecting. Some products are capable of doing both, but disinfecting requires a bit more work.

Our trained Fine cleaning team can carry out Decontamination & Infection Control cleaning and sanitising using fogging to destroy all traces of the virus.

Areas are deep cleaned by our team wearing the appropriate PPE. After cleaning with sterilising chemicals, the areas are sealed and taped-off, ready for testing.

Commercial Decontamination & Infection Control Deep Cleaning

Keep Your Staff and Customers Safe From COVID-19

As a business owner, you have a duty of care to keep your staff and customers as protected as possible against coronavirus. With a return to work likely in the near future, now is an excellent time to make sure that your office or workspace is thoroughly decontaminated in preparation for when your workers and customers return. This will help to put everyone’s mind at ease.

Not only is our affordable deep cleaning service perfect for protecting against COVID-19, but it will also leave your premises looking and smelling fresh, giving your employees, clients and customers the reassurance, they need that your business is totally clean and taking this threat seriously.

Our Coronavirus deep cleaning services can be performed across a number of commercial sites including:

  • Transportation
  • Vehicles – cars/vans/mobile homes/camper vans
  • Hospital/clinics
  • Care Homes
  • Schools/Nurseries
  • Gyms & Health Clubs
  • Hotels
  • Retail Units
  • Veterinary Practices
  • Food Preparation/Manufacturing
  • Factories/Industrial Units
  • Transportation
  • Vehicles – cars/vans/mobile homes/camper vans
  • Hospital/clinics
  • Care Homes
  • Schools/Nurseries
  • Gyms & Health Clubs
  • Hotels
  • Retail Units
  • Veterinary Practices
  • Food Preparation/Manufacturing
  • Factories/Industrial Units

Domestic Decontamination & Infection Control Deep Cleaning

  • As well as commercial deep cleans, we can offer domestic deep cleaning and sanitising to residential properties.
  • We offer decontamination cleaning to domestic properties following exposure to viruses and infections such as the Covid-19 coronavirus.
  • Application of disinfectant using a fogger will not wet any sensitive electrical equipment or harm any plants, pets or people but will kill contaminating pathogens on contact. It is safe to use throughout the home, including in kitchen areas.

We make totally sure that we follow the recommended standards and safety guidelines set out by Public Health England and the Government.

If you have any questions about our decontamination & infection control deep cleaning services, please give us a call on 0845 475 4131 or contact us through our contact form.

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