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5 ways of cleaning and sanitising surfaces

With the current interest and concerns around the viruses and bacteria, and more specifically, conversations around the Coronavirus for example the COVID-19, many businesses and individuals are stepping up on their cleaning and facility maintenance regime. In this article, Rentokil shares the various cleaning methods commonly used, and in addition, introduce new sanitation tools and equipment to heighten the sanitisation and protection level.

Performing regular heat and steam clean services

Heat treatment and steam cleaning services has become more popular among households and offices these days. Some of the common spaces and items to steam clean includes

  • Furniture
  • Curtains
  • Rugs and carpets
  • Upholstery
  • Arm Chairs
  • Beds

These solutions typically uses both water and heat, to release steam through the nozzle and eliminates dust, mites, mold, allergens and bacteria. However, this promotes moisture and humidity that promotes bacteria growth, and is not 24/7 protection and absence of long lasting residual effect. Above all, the health and safety is at risks, dealing with above boiling point temperature.

Heat treatment and steam cleaning commonly used in homes for upholstery and furniture

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Conduct diligent soaping and scrubbing

One of the more common and basic cleaning method is to make use of soap, detergent, cleaning agents with mop, micro-fibre clothes, rug or sponges. Above all, to foam and scrub floor, table or counter tops and walls to remove bacteria and viruses. The potential gaps in this hygiene and sanitation practices includes:

  • Missed gaps, crevices or areas that is hard to reach and clean effectively
  • Lather and foam coverage may be weak
  • Not productive and efficient to maintain safety consistently
  • Surface maybe compromised with cross contamination
  • Cleaning process and method may be inadequate or incomplete
  • Inadequate housekeeping also brings about another mode of challenge – pest infestation.


Soaping and scrubbing may have gaps in maintaining hygiene standards well

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Wiping surfaces with towel or wet tissue

Perhaps the simplest and quickest way of cleaning is to grab hold of a wet towel or wet tissue pack and wipe off surfaces. Typically, we target at surfaces such as table/counter top or seats and aim to wipe them clean from dirt and grime. However, the risk here is misunderstanding that white clean surfaces equates to hygienic and sanitised surfaces. Germs, bacteria and viruses in fact, is naked to our eyes and often, we interact with them, by touching on these surfaces and then transmit to us by touching our face, nose and mouth.

One of the basic and quicker way of cleaning surfaces by using wet wipes or towel

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Maintaining surfaces with dry cleaning methods

For some, the most convenient method is perhaps sweeping or vacuuming the premise, and in addition, it seems to be the most convenient, quickest and easiest method to resolve any potential cleanliness and hygiene issue. However, the risk is, just picking up physical dirt and dust, and missing the pathogens that are invisible in visibility. In addition, the pathogens also require active ingredients or chemical agents to remove them effectively.

Disinfection misting and surface sanitisation

Rentokil introduces a new and effective disinfection solution that address some of the common types of pathogen, for instance bacteria and viruses.  In summary, coronavirus, Influenza A, E.Coli and Staphylococcus and are some examples that are effectively removed through this solution by 99.99%.

Workplace sanitisation is necessary because of vast number of objects, items and surfaces that are frequently contaminated and transmitted, such as

  • Laptop and mouse
  • Desk phone
  • Markers
  • Door handle
  • Arm chairs
  • Remote controls
  • Files and books

The Surface Shield Sanitisation works by treating the surfaces using mist to provide a 30-day long lasting protection against viruses and bacteria.

Workplace sanitisation is essential to protect the safety of your employees

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Features and benefits of Surface Sanitisation Service

  • User-Friendly Mode: It is water base and solvent free formula that leaves no fragrances or traces of stains on surfaces
  • Efficacy: It provides long lasting residual effect and routine cleaning will not disrupt the antimicrobial activity and effectiveness of the treatment
  • Fast Acting: Viruses and bacteria are significantly reduced as application dries u
  • Productivity: Effectively removing 99.99% of viruses and bacteria that makes us sick and unwell
  • Safety: It is food-safe and treatments are applied at various locations including offices, retail malls, educational centres, hotels and homes.
  • Understanding more about viruses and bacteria

    Why is sanitisation so important? Viruses and bacteria spread through water droplets that land on surfaces. These germs can also attached to particles that travels in a Brownian motion and lands on surfaces. It gives an opportunity for our hands to pick up these harmful viruses and on serious occasion, lead to virus outbreak, such as the Wuhan Coronavirus spread.

    In fact, the Rentokil Surface Shield Sanitation innovation attracts these negatively charged pathogens to the positively charged coating to rupture the membrane of the pathogens.

    Interesting facts about bacteria

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    How to protect yourself further against harmful pathogens?

    Firstly, take care of your hand hygiene by engaging in diligent hand washing with available hand soap dispensers and hand sanitisers. Secondly, do not neglect on the importance of air purification needs. Clean air sanitiser and air sanitisation units such as the Initial Inspireair 72 aims in eliminating harmful bacteria and viruses through a 4 levels of filtration technology. Thirdly, it is always good to adopt socially responsible culture by staying home when you are unwell or put on a mask to avoid spreading diseases to others. Lastly, good to boost your immunity level by eating right, resting well and keeping fit and healthy.

    Why you should not neglect pest control services?

    Do you know, pests such as cockroaches’ cause similar harmful diseases such as Salmonella and Gastroenteritis? These are also bacteria that causes nasty diseases and make you sick with symptoms including diarrhoea, fever, vomiting and stomach cramps. Besides taking care of surface hygiene and sanitation, it is essential to address root source and cause of pest infestation.

    Causes of pest infestation such as what attracts cockroaches includes,

    • Associated with domestic cleaning quality
    • Housekeeping standards
    • Maintaining optimal hygiene
    • Adhering to sanitation habits.

    You can start by adopting early and proactive pest inspection and detection. In addition, cultivate cockroach prevention tips and finally, adopt a cockroach control programme to help keep cockroach infestation at bay.

    Cockroach can cause bacteria-causing diseases that is harmful to us

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