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Media hype or do we have anything to really worry about? How best to disinfect your site.

What classifies a virus as a Coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are enveloped viruses, meaning they are RNA viruses that are surrounded by an outer coating comprised of a lipid bi-layer (water-insoluble fatty coating). Enveloped viruses spread through a “budding off” process during which a new virus becomes wrapped in an outer coating. However, if this layer is dissolved, these viruses are relatively easy to kill—making them more susceptible to disinfectants than non-enveloped viruses. The Novel Coronavirus therefore falls into a category of viruses that are most susceptible to disinfectants.

So, we know that detergent based products will not be effective against any of the above and we also know that many of the disinfectants on the market today are limited in being validated against killing spores.

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In the UK our approach to Infection “Prevention” is fairly limited, we tend to deal with outbreaks as they arise, after much disruption and cost, instead of having robust preventative measures in place.

I have for some years now been promoting a “whole room” disinfection approach; what does that mean I hear you ask? Well, a traditional clean of a room will treat approximately 30% of surfaces in that room, not bad really, but the problem is the bacteria can be (and probably is) all over that room and any that is not eradicated will quickly grow back!

So, a “whole room” approach is required, using a dry mist 5% hydrogen peroxide fogging treatment. This technology ensures a validated 99.9999% disinfection leaving little chance of the room not being properly disinfected.

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It used to be that only hospitals and laboratories required a high-level disinfection process, this is no longer the case; everywhere that people congregate requires an appropriate level of protection against viruses, bacteria and spores. The sooner we accept that this level of treatment is not a luxury, but an essential element of the cleaning regime, the quicker we will be able to feel comfortable in public or work spaces such as offices, shops, hotels, bars, cinemas, libraries, public transport, etc.

How do we prevent and disinfect against COVID-2019 Novel Coronavirus?

When preventing the further spread of the Novel Coronavirus, it is critical to listen to guidelines put forth by government protection agencies. According to the CDC, in the absence of an available vaccine against COVID-19, the best way to prevent against infection is to avoid exposure to the virus and take standard preventative actions to respiratory illness (e.g. wash hands; avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth; and avoid close contact with people who are sick).

When it comes to disinfecting environments that have been exposed to the virus, Public Health England (PHE) has determined that the COVID-19 has met the conditions outlined in the PHE’s emerging viral pathogens guidance, meaning eligible products can apply to receive kill claim amendments for the coronavirus. This process helps assist healthcare facilities to select a vetted disinfectant against coronavirus. In addition, the World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended using a hospital-grade disinfectant effective against enveloped viruses.

Extract from an article by Oliver Canty, CEO of IC Solutions a supplier to Ideal Cleaning Services Group Ltd who use Sterisil ICS 010 for VHP fogging.

By Mark Dickinson

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Our Top Picks of Instagram Cleaning Gurus

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Instagram is a free and rather addictive social media app which allows us to share, like and comment on pictures/videos. In 2019, the world went crazy over Instagram sensation ‘Mrs Hinch’. Thanks to her,and many others, cleaning has been made glamorous. Many of us now share with the world our cleaning tips and products. Below are our top picks of ‘Cleanstagrammers’ that you need to follow! (In no particular order)

Number 1 – thisgirlcanorganise

It cant be said that every Instagram poster looks like they love their job and have a passion for the pictures they post. However, @thisgirlcanoraginse is definitely one who is always loving life and because of this we are loving her!

Number 2 – mrshinchhome (Of course)

@mrshinchhome is seen as the founder of the cleaning Instagram craze. She was at the head of the trend and has the thanks of many people for spearheading the way. With a book and TV appearances and a new baby; everything is going right for her and we couldn’t be happier for her.

Number 3 – _peachyclean_

@_peachyclean_ is on the boarder of 6k followers and we recommend you head over and give her a follow! Her daily post are always nicely presented and we know she is putting in a lot of effort. If you do anything today go and have a look at some of her pictures.

Number 4 – method_uk

@method_uk are a company with an absolutely fantastic marketing campaign. They take, hands down, the best photography and create some of the best imagery on Instagram. How they use colours and models in their photo shoots shows they know what they are doing and we appreciate it

Number 5 – lynsey_queenofclean

@lynsey_queenofclean and her team defenitly know how to take a good photo. They get her into some really fun situations and know how to market a product well. We normally drop her love whenever we see her post. Keep it going Lynsey.

Number 6 – freshandcleany

@freshandcleany is only a small page, compared to others on the list, with about 1.5k follows but with the pictures they post and the quality that they are we love it! She is such a positive influence trying to spread good vibes and her photos make the page feel at home on this list.

Number 7 – abiscleaningspace

@abiscleaningspace is such a relatable influencer. You can definitely tell she is a kind friendly face, away from the camera as well as in her pictures. We really have saved one of the best till last. We cant recommend checking her posts out enough.

Honorable Mention – bms_cleaning_products

@bms_cleaning_products this is a shameless plug at a sister company. BMS Janitorial are the stores and sell some great products with a tight working team who aim to satisfy any needs of the customer come and see us on Nuthall road and you will find them next door. They also have a website coming soon.

Honorable Mention – martymousehouse

@martymousehouse is so cute! They have so many pictures on his account where he is getting up to all kinds of mischeif. They always know how to theme a picture and you can always expect emotion when you see his little face! Keep up the work guys! You do an amazing job.

Honorable Mention – henryhinch

@henryhinch is the beautiful pup of non-other then @mrshinchhome meaning he had to make the list. He is so adorable and even poses with cleaning products so we love it all the more. We can not recommend his page enough. Every picture is either cute or funny. One of our favourite Instagram characters by far.