Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 16th March 2023 Issue no. 1056
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Deep cleaning: Prochem's WoolSafe sanitising system provides the answer
Even though offices, restaurants and public buildings have inevitably seen a decrease in footfall over the past six months, demand for carpet and upholstery cleaning has continued unabated with deep cleaning in huge demand.
Cleaning companies have used this time effectively to implement rigorous cleaning regimes for clients in both commercial and domestic sectors: with more of us working from home, residential carpets have taken a battering and require a refresh, if not restoring.
Many clients have also been requesting that carpets and fabrics, once cleaned, are sanitised additionally against viruses.
Prochem Europe has responded to demand, carving a dedicated solutions and application portfolio out of its extensive product range comprising four key products.
The company attained WoolSafe approval for its D500 Microsan and B125 Clensan solutions so that they can be used safely on wool carpets and rugs.
EN14476-approved (as is Clensan), D500 Microsan is a multi-surface, biocidal cleaner. Popular in schools and hotels as well as in residential properties, it serves as an effective cleaning pre-treatment as well as a viricide. Even more relevantly, it is proven effective against Coronavirus, Ebola, measles and HIV and bacteria such as E-Coli, Salmonella and MRSA.
B125 Clensan is a multi-surface biocidal sanitiser designed to tackle Listeria, Influenza (H1N1), and enveloped viruses such as Coronavirus and Norovirus. Highly suitable for use on fabrics due to its neutral pH, it has been applied in large volumes to UK furniture showrooms over the past few months, reports the company.
WoolSafe approval has certainly helped raise these products' profiles as they may now be sprayed onto carpets and fabrics and left to dry without the need to rinse-extract, although this is always still advisable.
In terms of application, Prochem's response has been the REB15 misting system.
With 15-litre tank capacity, this battery-operated back-pack allows operators to move freely about cleaning environments to mist the sanitisers onto all regular touch-points such as door handles, banisters and gym equipment, as well as school tables and chairs or any other surface that may harbour the virus.
Battery run time is a generous six hours at 1-Bar with full re-charge in only 80 minutes.
“It's a highly practical and cost effective alternative to fogging, which as a process can waste a lot of product into the atmosphere and also requires more rigorous safety procedures in application,” says Prochem.
For larger institutional interiors, the company has introduced the larger, Micro-Mist spray unit. Based on the successful Galaxy carpet cleaning system, this unit features a 15-litre capacity tank with a powerful 250 psi pump capable of misting Microsan or Clensan onto all touch-point surfaces with ease.
With reach extendable up to 30 metres from the machine, the unit is being used now in schools, cinemas, care homes, supermarkets and even football stadiums.
Prochem has always favoured a systems approach to cleaning under specific circumstances and where Covid-19 challenges, these four products fight back with a deep clean/sanitising solution that is good to go with wool carpet and upholstery, too.
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