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Thuraplug - the revolutionary plughole cleaner
However clean the basin may be, if the plughole hasn't been cleaned there is always a chance that contamination can occur - take splashback from spitting out toothpaste when cleaning your teeth, for example...
Inexpensive, easy to use and reusable, Thuraplug ensures that the sink plughole is really clean as, instead of the cleaning product disappearing straight down the pipe, it stays just below the plughole for as long as you choose - giving a thorough clean in an area which has traditionally been so hard to sanitise.
It means that you can now clean the section of pipe below the plughole and the plughole itself with ease and it also helps clean the overflow. Thuraplug plughole cleaner is a universal product which can be used anywhere - sinks, baths, showers and urinals - indeed anywhere where there is a plughole. It also helps clean the overflow section in sinks and basins, and helps sanitise smelly drains, shower traps and urinals.
During tests for hygiene using the trusted ATP (adenosine tri-phosphate) bioluminescence system, swabs taken below the plughole showed dramatic improvements when using bleach as the cleaning agent and substantial improvements when using an eco-friendly method of white vinegar and bicarbonate of soda.
The major bacteria that were found on initial swab tests were e-coli, proteus and klebsiella. After using the Thuraplug with bleach the TVC count (total viable count) was reduced by over 99%.
Thuraplug is ideal for use wherever cleanliness and hygiene are important: hospitals, rest homes, care homes, by cleaning companies, schools, hotels, restaurants, cruise ships, caravans, boats, universities, pubs or the home - indeed anywhere there is a plughole.
Using the Thuraplug couldn't be simpler. You pass the balloon pipe through the plughole and pump the handle to inflate - normally two puffs of air will suffice. You then pour in the cleaning agent of your choice up to sink level and leave for 10 minutes but always follow any instructions the cleaning manufacturer suggests, for safe use of its product.
Finally, you press the release valve to deflate the balloon and hey presto you have now thoroughly cleaned away the grime, germs and bacteria.
Thuraplug can be used many times and if carefully used and stored can last for years.
6th September 2012