COVID 19 – We Reveal Some Important Facts
Do Not Get Misled by Unfounded Claims
Supporting the industry’s largest association.
The National Carpet Cleaners Association. We quote directly from the NCCA the following statement. We call it our duty for Safeguarding the reputation of the industry and protecting our customers. “There are quite a few companies claiming to be able to kill the Coronavirus COVID 19. Please note this is serious misinformation. It is an untrue and a dangerous statement to make.
Covid 19 is an enveloped coronavirus. Whilst the industry has developed products to effectively cope with the previous strains of coronavirus like Sars and Mers there are no laboratory certified products to date that have been tested to kill Covid 19. Any professional cleaning company, chemical manufacturer or chemical supplier should NEVER make this claim or guarantee unless it can be backed up by testing to EN standards and an MSDS (Materials Safety Data Sheet) is available to certify the product and substantiate its’ credentials. If you are in doubt, please ask to see the MSDS sheet. (Fully endorsed by Cleaning Doctor Network, we are local and trusted)
Please do not be mislead by claims that cannot be backed up scientifically.
Can professional cleaning companies help?
Whether it’s an office block, a factory, a dental surgery, washroom, a waiting room, a call centre or indeed a small staff canteen setting; the need for a thorough cleaning has never been more important as it is as of right now.
A professional company will however ensure that they are personally maintaining the correct hygiene practices to the highest standards by regularly disinfecting equipment and wearing personal protection equipment to reduce the likelihood of spreading the virus.
Homes and business can be cleaned using specialist solutions and equipment which will assist in the fight against COVID-19 Cleaning Doctor branches use the best that’s available in the industry currently. View the product criteria below. We cannot (nor can anyone else) categorically at the present time eliminate COVID-19.
We can help, call your local Cleaning Doctor
Guidelines from Gov.UK, NHS UK and HSE.ie
We, as professionals, can only recommend that we all follow the recommended official guidelines from the various official websites e.g. NHS UK and HSE.ie We are also following the technical cleaning advice from the British Institute of Cleaning Science
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A QUICK GUIDE TO HOW OUR ENVIRO SAFE CLEANING
SOLUTION WORKS AGAINST ENVELOPED VIRUSES
What Is Coronavirus?
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So this is a basic ‘enveloped’ virus. The virus is enclosed by a lipid membrane (a fat like substance,) this membrane (envelope) is used by the virus to attach itself to the host cell, the virus then penetrates the host cell and replicates itself. The envelope is actually quite fragile, and susceptible to changes in temperature, pH levels and disinfectants.
Examples of Enveloped Viruses:
- Chicken Pox
- Influenza A
- Hepatitis C
- and of course, Coronaviruses
Like most enveloped viruses, outside of the human body they are very weak and easily destroyed with hot water and disinfectant (hence all the media advice to wash your hands!) Needless to say, you cannot kill viruses so easily once they are inside the human body, so never, ever consume a disinfectant!
There are various agents that are effective against enveloped viruses, the most well known version is probably alcohol, such as in hand sanitisers, it works very quickly but it evaporates so how long it will last is limited.
One of the best cleaning solutions is referred to as “QATs” (or quatenary ammonium compounds) which take longer to work but provide longer lasting protection. They are best applied and left on the surface in order to (in effect) kill the virus. They disrupt the envelope membrane, which exposes the nucleocapsid, affecting it‘s ability to infect subsequent cells.
The great thing about QAT’s is that you can use them on pretty much all surfaces – any wet cleanable fabrics and hard surfaces – so you can pre-spray carpets and upholstery, apply it by sprayer to floors, door handles, work surfaces, you can even use a fogging machine to sanitise an entire room. It‘s actually best applied by misting, not by cloth (cloths are awful cross contaminants!)
So the long and the short of it is that we use these QATs in our Envirosafe which is then applied to your soft furnishings. This is a dual action Pre-cleaner and Sanitiser that will safely clean and protect the home or business by removing harmful bacteria, viruses and odours. It is an Anti-Microbial, AntiBacterial, Anti-Viral and Anti-Fungal Sanitising Pre-Cleaner. Using the latest technology this product will instantly kill even the most deadly viruses such as HIV and Hepatitis B & C, bacteria: MRSA and Pseudomonas, plus fungi, algae, yeast and mildew. pH7.
NOTE: NO CLEANING SOLUTION YET PROVEN TO KILL COVID-19
This product Envirosafe is particularly useful in care homes, doctors’ surgeries, schools, basically any home or business where there has been an illness or any environment where virus and bacterial control is required. So hopefully you now understand how our products work!
Bacteria, Viruses, Yeasts, Fungi and Moulds
that Enviro Safe will assist in eliminating
that Enviro Safe will assist in eliminating
Bacteria and Spores:
- Staphylococcus aureus (3 separate multi-resistant strains)
- Pseudomonas aeruginosa (multi-resistant strain)
- Escherichia coli (including O157 and multi-resistant strains)
- Enterococcus hirae
- Klebsiella pneumoniae
- Salmonella choleraesuis
- Salmonella enteritidis
- Salmonella typhi
- Salmonella typhimurium
- Staphylococcus epidermidis
- Streptococcus faecalis (multi-resistant strain)
- Streptococcus pyogenes
- Acinetobacter calcoaceticus
- Bordatella bronchiseptica
- Clostridium difficile
- Enterobacter aerogenes
- Enterobacter cloacae
- Fusobacterium necrophorum
- Listeria monocytogenes
- Pasteurella multocida
- Proteus mirabilis
- Proteus vulgaris
- Serratia marcescens
- Shigella flexeri
- Shigella sonnei
- Chlamydia psittaci
- Avian Bronchitis Virus
- Canine Distemper Virus
- Canine Parvovirus
- Feline Calici Virus (SRSV)
- Feline Leukaemia Virus
- Feline Panleukopaenia Virus
- Feline Picornavirus
- Hepatitis B Virus
- Herpes Simplex Type 1 (HSV 1)
- Herpes Simplex Type 2
- Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
- Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis Virus
- Influenza Virus Type A
- Newcastle Disease Virus
- Porcine Parvovirus
- Pseudorabies Virus
- Rabies Virus
- Respiratory Syncytial Virus
- Rubella Virus
- Transmissible Gastroenteritis
- Vaccinia Virus
Yeasts, fungi and moulds:
- Trichophyton mentagrophytes
- Candida albicans
- Aspergillus niger
The active ingredients in our Envirosafe have been tested and shown to be effective against Vaccinia virus, which is a surrogate for all enveloped viruses, of which coronavirus – and more specifically the strain COVID-19 – is one.
However, it has not been specifically tested on the current strain as yet.
Our cleaning protocols clean and sanitise by eliminating viruses and bacteria as
stated, striving to leave surfaces as clean as can be physically achieved at this time.
Different cleaning protocols are available and will be presented to each enquirer.