With evidence suggesting that COVID-19 particles remain on surfaces for hours or even days, effective cleaning plays a vital role in limiting the transmission of the virus. As a result, businesses are now treating the cleaning of their workplaces as business-critical. While regular cleaning has been scientifically proven to reduce the spread of COVID-19, selecting the best cleaning products to control the virus remains challenging for businesses looking to get back to work safely.
The Myth Around Cleaning and Covid-19
Despite claims from some chemical manufacturers, there is currently no product available on the market that is safe for human use and capable of killing COVID-19. If a cleaning product was able to kill COVID-19, this would be promoted by the government as a measure of stopping the pandemic in its tracks.
Commercial cleaning manufacturers are guilty of misleading customers with claims that their products can kill the virus, but in reality, their products will only kill the first 18 strains, not the 19th strain that has spread across the world. As a result of this, workplaces are generally high-risk areas and the best way to protect employees is through regular effective cleaning.
At Oleonix, we are helping businesses from an array of industries return to work safely using our superior cleaning products and rich industry knowledge of commercial cleaning. Our unique cleaning solutions provide peace of mind to employees by targeting the dirt that virus particles stick to, creating clean surfaces that are COVID-19 free.
Hand Sanitisers Don’t Kill the Virus
Widespread confusion lies in the belief that hand sanitisers are capable of killing the virus. While hand sanitisers do kill common viruses and the flu, they only push COVID-19 further into our skin, making it more challenging to dispel from our bodies. The most effective means of completely dislodging the virus cells from our hands is through the use of soap and water. Businesses must communicate this to their employees and encourage them to wash their hands with soap for at least 20 seconds several times a day. Doing so will reduce the likelihood of surface contamination and reduce the risk of staff contracting the virus.
Hand sanitisers still prove to be advantageous for businesses, particularly during the winter period where absences due to sickness are common. Proven to kill 99.9% of known bacteria and viruses, the use of hand sanitisers should be promoted in workplaces to mitigate the spread of illnesses like the common cold and flu and reduce employee absenteeism rates.
Cleaning Surfaces Is More Important than Disinfecting Them
While disinfecting a surface may kill bacteria and common virus particles, it does not target the embedded dirt on the surface or effectively remove COVID-19 particles. This creates a problem for workplaces, as the dirt left behind will quickly attract bacteria and virus particles back to the surface, meaning the time spent disinfecting the surface was only effective in mitigating the spread of known and common viruses on a short term basis.
Conventional cleaners struggle to remove dirt because it adheres to surfaces and bonds through surface tension. They may be able to remove larger dirt particles, but smaller particles will remain embedded in the surface valleys. Even after cleaning the surface, if a carrier of COVID-19 touches it, the virus will stick to the embedded dirt and contaminate the surface.
When creating our cleaning products, we follow a unique approach to ensure that they are effective in removing all embedded dirt from hard surfaces. Our in-house manufacturing process and unique blend of cleaning chemicals helped us to create ‘Micriolysis’, the active agent in all of our cleaning products, which removes even the toughest dirt like oil and grease, reducing the likelihood of COVID particles attaching to the clean surface.
Oleonix Is Here to Help
To ensure a COVID-secure workplace and protect your employees, you must not only disinfect a surface but effectively break the surface tension and remove all of the dirt that has bonded to the surface.
The Oleonix Full Spectrum Cleaner is incredibly powerful and can be safely used on all surfaces. Due to ‘Micriolysis’, our Full Spectrum Cleaner penetrates through the dirt, eliminating the bond and releasing all the embedded dirt from surface pores ready to be wiped away. Any COVID-19 particles on the surface will release and attach to the cloth you are using, which can then be rinsed or thrown away.
Our Disinfectant Cleaner is highly effective in cleaning offices, factories, and other workplaces using just one product. Working in the same way as the Full Spectrum Cleaner, it comes equipped with 1% disinfectant built-in, which is proven to kill 99.9% of all known germs and bacteria. Using our two-in-one solution has helped companies around the UK protect their employees while cutting their cleaning times and associated costs in half. The most effective method of making a business a COVID-19 secure workplace is through the removal of the virus from all surfaces, which can be achieved using our Full Spectrum Cleaner or our Disinfectant Cleaner.
To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, cleaning your workplace must be considered as business-critical and integrated into your daily operations. While disinfecting surfaces does have its benefits, it must be coupled with effective cleaning to provide the highest level of safety to your staff. Our cleaning products are specifically designed to remove tough dirt, which helps to prevent virus particles from sticking to hard surfaces, creating a COVID-19 secure workplace while reducing cleaning frequency and costs.
If you want to cut your cleaning time and costs in half while ensuring a COVID-secure workplace, please contact us.