Disinfecting your home and vehicle

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Disinfecting your home and vehicle

As emerging and re-emerging diseases comes to rise, the health of your family and friends can be at risk and might be compromised. In the midst of any outbreak or pandemic, public fear arising from health threats is inevitable.

Never before has there been such a high level of awareness for the need of good hygiene. You may begin to question whether your cleaning regime is adequate or even enough to keep these nasties at bay.

For added peace-of-mind, you may choose to engage a reputable company to conduct a disinfection service for your home. But what does something like this involve? What does Rentokil Initial do in this space?

Disinfection service for your home

We want you to feel safe in your home. Rentokil Initial will help you maintain a high level of hygiene and provide peace-of-mind. The Australian Government has confirmed the chemical Rentokil Initial uses is an effective disinfectant for hard surfaces against germs, bacteria and COVID-19.

Precautionary Disinfection services are carried out when there are no confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 on site. The service includes biological cold fogging to help minimise health risks and touchpoint cleaning of frequently contacted surfaces such as door handles, light switches, remote controls and taps. Minor preparation to treatment areas will be required to ensure maximum disinfection coverage, such as cutlery and crockery to be placed into a closed cupboard. A post-treatment report confirming the service will also be provided.

Disinfection for your vehicle

An experienced technician will apply the appropriate PPE and RPE before using disinfection equipment and products to your vehicle. To allow for large areas to be treated and efficiently, a ULV cold fogger will be used. Extremely small droplets of the disinfectant fog settle underneath, on top and on the sides of many surfaces including textiles, and inaccessible areas.

The vehicle disinfection service also includes internal touch point cleaning, sanitising interiors like door handles, steering wheels, air conditioning knob, centre console, seat adjusters, mirrors and glove box. Any of these surfaces which you regularly come in contact with will be treated with a high level disinfectant.

Minimal disruption is of key importance, with your vehicle ready to use in less than an hour after disinfecting. Reduce cross-contamination and reassure your travelers that your vehicle is safe and that high standards of hygiene are in place.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the vacation requirements?
    The treatment areas will need to be vacated, however, entry can be gained in as little as 30mins once the disinfectant has dried.
  • Are there any requests for those who are pregnant or have young children?
    Same vacation requirements apply.
  • Is the treatment safe for pets? Do they need to vacate also? How long?
    Yes, the treatment is safe for pets. They will need to vacate for the same period as people.
  • Will the cold fogging affect any electrical appliances in the house?
    No, as the cold fogging will not be directly applied to the electrical equipment.
  • Will the misting leave a residue on my floor tiles or timber flooring?
    There will be a layer of residue left on flooring but this does not affect floor textures or colouring.
  • Will it damage leather furniture? Do I need to cover leather items?
    There will be no need to cover leather items. The disinfectant will not damage leather furniture. If there are items that you are concerned about, please speak with your service technician on the day.
  • How long does it last?
    The treatment has long lasting effects and will not be impacted by your usual cleaning regime.
  • If I use my normal spray to wipe down my counter tops will it be washed away?
    No, the disinfectant used will not be impacted by your usual spray and wipe down methods.
  • With everyone at home, can we be at home for the service to be completed?
    Yes, just not in the room that is being treated.
  • Can I prepare food on the surfaces that have been wiped/cold fogged?
    Yes, the disinfectant is food grade safe and once dried, the surfaces can be used as per normal.

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