The current health crisis has unequivocally demonstrated how viruses, bacteria, and other harmful organisms spread exponentially. Offices, where many people meet, become ideal places for thousands of microorganisms, serving as real nests and transit hubs for them. Therefore, regular disinfection of offices becomes extremely important. Maintaining cleanliness in workplaces is crucial for the health of employees within the same department or the entire company.
Halting the transmission of viruses
There are many different methods of combating germs. Various cleaning products and disinfectants are available that allow you to get rid of all contaminants, viruses, and bacteria.
In this article, we will present various cleaning and disinfecting agents that will help stop the transmission of the virus and leave surfaces disinfected and safe for you and your employees.
What causes contamination?
Infection occurs when someone touches a contaminated surface and then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth, thus transferring germs and viruses. These are usually surfaces that are touched often and by everyone, such as tables, chairs, door handles, elevator buttons, light switches.
In addition, viruses also spread via droplets. A person can become infected by touching a surface where these droplets have settled and then touching their eyes, mouth, or nose. Such a mundane activity as regular hand washing prevents the spread of viruses. If only everyone remembered that…
Chemicals or hot steam?
Upholstered furniture also places with a high degree of contamination. The material of sofas or soft armchairs effectively attracts viruses and bacteria, trapping them in the fibers for a long time. Unfortunately, using disinfectant sprays can damage or bleach the material. Therefore, a steam cleaner is the best solution here, but let’s look at what other disinfectants kill viruses and germs?
Most viruses are destroyed by high temperature (100°C). In the right amount and for a sufficient amount of time, many disinfectants, such as chlorine, hydrogen peroxide, detergents (soap), iodine-based antiseptics, and alcohols, also effectively combat viruses. Using chemicals can be very time-consuming, and some disinfectant preparations also leave an unpleasant smell. Special caution should also be exercised and contact of these preparations with skin or eyes should be avoided.
What is the best tool for disinfection and germ elimination?
Many studies confirm that high-temperature steam is the most effective disinfectant. Steam cleaners have many advantages that allow for easy and quick disinfection of practically any surface.
When working with a steam cleaner, while cleaning frequently touched surfaces, we simultaneously disinfect them. Steam cleaners are very easy to use and do not require a lot of time to effectively clean and disinfect.
Unlike detergents, bleaches, and other cleaning agents, steam does not leave a long-lasting smell that can be bothersome and irritating.
Best steam cleaners for disinfection
There are many different brands on the market offering excellent steam cleaners. Depending on the budget, preferred device size, and desired power, one can find a suitable solution.
When choosing a steam cleaner, it is worth remembering that for effective disinfection and elimination of germs, mold, and fungi, the device must heat up to at least 100°C.
Fortador Volt Mini – the ideal solution for offices
This incredibly portable steam cleaner weighs just 16.5 pounds, making it easy to transport from one room to another. Like other Fortador brand steam cleaners, the boiler in the Volt Mini model heats up quickly and generates steam in just five minutes. This is a small, portable device with high pressure and temperature, providing steam at a pressure of 101.5 psi and a maximum temperature of 170°C. Solid construction made of high-quality AISI 304 stainless steel guarantees the durability of the device.
The Volt Mini cleaner is equipped with a fantastic set of accessories, including a steam mop. Importantly, the length of the hose is 15 feet, which is five feet more than in most other professional steam cleaning systems. The compactness and maneuverability of this device allow it to reach really hard-to-reach places. This is a tool that certainly facilitates the cleaning process and at the same time disinfects the cleaned surfaces.