Control The Bacteria With Our Hygiene Services

The various types of bacteria found in washrooms which are known causes of disease are too numerous to name. However, streptococcus, ecoli, staphylococcus and diphthroids, we’ve all heard of many times over.

Many of these, particularly those of faecal origin, pose serious health threats and are not to be underestimated.

These bacteria can be associated with urinary tract or genitalia infection and disease, with skin disorders or, via air born transfer, respiratory and digestive disease. All surfaces, therefore, offer significant health risks.

The heavy contamination found in urinals and WC’s, floor and handles mean the infection and cross contamination will arise via a number of means.

  1. Inhalation of bacteria laden aerosols rising from the flush water. Often the force of the flush will dislodge bacteria from its sources or colonies and these droplets of disease laden water can remain airborne for periods of up to 5-8 minutes after flushing. This effectively spreads the bacteria to every surface in the washroom.
  2. This provides a perfect vehicle by which infection or cross contamination can occur either from colonies of bacteria breeding at alarming rates under rims or in grouting or such like, or cross infection from previous to current users of the facility. These bacterium are then spread to other washrooms providing quite frightening exponential growth of disease laden bacteria.
  3. These airborne bacteria in many cases can be given an unexpected boost to mobility via the very medium designed to mask its very presence. The ventilation system.

The mechanical extraction actually lifts the aerosols bearing bacteria and holds them in suspension longer or transport greater quantities greater distances.

The air conditioning system designed to protect you may actually be taking this cocktail of nasty bugs from the loo and dumping into your office or kitchen. Think about it. Most restaurants have the washrooms and kitchens close together.

Imagine that! A constant stream of bugs straight from loo to you!

To be truly effective, optimum maintenance must include a disinfectant that kills germs on contact and breaks their life cycle before they can multiply and spread causing infection. Since germs multiply at an alarming rate, a combination of cleaning and disinfecting must be carried out on a regular basis to be effective. Regular cleaning will largely eliminate the need for rescue packages to be put together in order to fix problems of catastrophic dimension.

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