There has been numerous service offers around disinfection service amidst the current outbreak of COVID-19 in Singapore. It can range from DIY home sprays, to engaging cleaning and sanitising companies to perform disinfection misting for your home or office. While we all understand why is sanitisation important, we may not understand what entails a safe and credible surface or workplace sanitisation. Rentokil shares some common doubts and myths about surface disinfection and clarifies how we might be confused on these services.
Surface sanitisation treatments could not last
Perhaps the easy understanding of applying and spraying solutions on dry surfaces would be the ability to “stay on” for lasting effect. Some considerations include,Perhaps the easy understanding of applying and spraying solutions on dry surfaces would be the ability to “Stay on” for lasting effect. Some considerations include:
- Spilling of water on the floor that wets the surface
- Walking with wet shoes on surfaces that “dilutes” the disinfection efficacy
- Mopping and cleaning the floor by cleaning companies
- Wiping the surfaces with wet towel that removes the active ingredients
Firstly, solutions such as the Rentokil Surface Sanitisation Service has the features of working well on dry surfaces and the ability to withstand daily or active cleaning regime. Secondly, it forms a protective barrier or layer to protect us from harmful bacteria and viruses. Finally, these positively charged ion solution attracts the negatively charged ion of pathogens, and attacks them by rupturing the membrane of these viruses.
Disinfection chemicals are toxic and harmful
The common thought that comes into our mind is, effective and strong solutions come with a safety price. In addition, the concern is heavier in homes with elderly or kids. The truth is, surface sanitisation treatments can be safe, environmentally friendly and less toxic. In summary, it depends on which solution and pest control company you have considered to do the sanitising job for you.
Surface sanitisation has to be daily and ongoing
Because surfaces are frequently interacted, touched, tampered and treated, we would have thought these services are consistently, in order to have adequate protection. Quality surface disinfection services have the quality of long residual effect and protection of up to 30 days. However, ongoing protection such as hand hygiene through diligent hand washing and using a hand sanitiser, are also important. In addition, air sanitisation such as installing air purification has to be in place to ensure adequate and integrated protective approach.
We need just one time treatment for protection
Effective treatments can do the trick perhaps is a common thought among many of us. While some solutions may last for a good 30 days, protection has to be ongoing. Moreover, the following activities increase the risks of us contracting bacteria and viruses such as the coronavirus:
- Employees or guests who are feeling unwell with respiratory symptoms
- Poor air quality with presence of bacteria, viruses or germs
- Multiple placement of objects or items lying around
- High people movement or dense traffic environment
- Personal hygiene not adequately taken care off
Chemical will kill the plant or pets
Unlike pest control services, where residual sprays direct at surfaces, surface sanitisation treatment uses mist delivery by diffusing the active ingredient in the space. Above all, credible pest control specialists will conduct site risk assessment and recommend professional pre and post treatment checklist to ensure safety is fully complied. This includes vacating the premises and covering the necessary. In summary, the solution is safe and would not damage or affect plants and pets.
All you need to know about surface sanitisation and disinfection
Useful articles on Wuhan Coronavirus and disinfection service
We know there may be confusion, concern and panic around the current situation with Novel Coronavirus. Rentokil pest control summarises a collection of useful articles for your reference.
- Reasons why surface sanitisation and hygiene is important
- Learn more about air quality and purification
- Understand more about surface sanitisation and prevention of viruses
- Essentials of hand hygiene and immunity boosting
- Complete guide to COVID-19 or Wuhan Coronavirus
Actions to take to step up safety and protection
Optimising safety and protection has to be comprehensive and integrated. It has to consider several factors, instead of directing at specific problem with a solution. Firstly, we should have proper and optimal hygiene and sanitation practices and sanitation tools and equipment. Secondly, it not just surface and contact points we have to take note. Thirdly, we are all aware to protect our own personal hygiene including hand hygiene and covering ourselves with a mask if we are well. Finally, do not forget about pest control management.
How is pest management important to you and your family?
Do you know pest causes some of the different types of pathogen such as E-Coli and Salmonella? These bacteria cause symptoms such as fever, diarrhoea, headache and vomiting/ nauseating. Cockroaches and rats are examples of these nasty pests that made us sick. Their presence is largely due to housekeeping and facility management, that is part of the overall hygiene and sanitation management.
Call Rentokil Singapore at 6347 8138 for surface sanitisation solution today.