SERVICES WE PROVIDE:
Not all disinfection services are the same; sometimes a good spray with a suitable disinfectant will be sufficient to kill the virus, but the efficacy of such treatments depends on the skill of the specialist providing the service and the equipment he or she uses.
Treatments will vary depending on surface texture, chemical formulation and delivery method. The scientists who partner Thermokleen Ltd (microbiologists, biologists, biochemists and environmental scientists) have conducted substantial background research using original academic data on the survivability and means of control of Coronaviruses. From this, and working with us at Thermokleen Ltd, they have formulated effective disinfection solutions.
Our specialist disinfection teams have the knowledge and expertise to provide an effective, safe and discrete solution for the disinfection of many environments, such as food manufacturing and storage, restaurants, offices, reception areas, schools, gyms and places where key workers are employed.
The disinfection can be tailored to your site and requirements during the initial survey, which can be made directly at the site or through video link. The disinfection programme can include a combination of the following methods of application:
- Surface disinfection of all hard surfaces and frequently touched objects and touch points e.g. door handles, handrails, tables, worktops etc.
- Ultra-low-volume (ULV) misting to create and disperse aerosol to reduce the number of airborne virus, to prevent transmission of potential contaminants, and to apply disinfectant to surfaces that may be difficult to reach. This is a technique often used to disinfect ‘clean rooms’ in the medical and biohazard research communities and it is an ideal method of treating large spaces, for example, warehouses.
- An electro-static sprayer is a hand-held device which offers touchless application, using minimal amounts of solution whilst providing a fast and highly effective treatment. This technique is used in environments where electrical equipment is present (computers, printers etc.) The electro-static sprayers used by Thermokleen provide an electric charge to the disinfectant solution we use, allowing it to wrap conductive surfaces with an effective and even coverage. Double-charged particles envelope all conductive surfaces – shadowed, vertical and underneath.
- Heat treatment technology to denature viruses and other micro-organisms sensitive to moderate heat.
The virus spreads in a similar way to flu or the common cold, in droplets produced by coughs and sneezes. The droplets are either inhaled directly due to close proximity or they land on surfaces and are picked up on the hands of others and spread further. A single cough can produce up to 3,000 droplets. These particles can land on other people, clothing and surfaces around them, but some of the smaller particles can remain in the air. There is also some evidence that the virus is also viable for longer in faecal or other biological material, so anyone not washing their hands thoroughly after visiting the toilet could contaminate anything they touch. People catch the virus when they touch their infected hands to their mouth, nose or eyes. This means that scrupulous hygiene is required in and around toilet blocks, locker rooms, canteens and other staff welfare areas.
The COVID-19 virus can live on surfaces from several hours to weeks. The virus can remain viable in the air for up to 3 hours, on copper for up to 4 hours, on cardboard up to 24 hours and on plastic and stainless steel up to 72 hours and, if in biological material, potentially for 24 days.
The service we offer, together with our equipment and expertise in application and treatment, will eradicate all traces of an active virus with a contact time of only 5 minutes; this is the amount of time required for the disinfectant to kill the virus. Once 5 minutes has passed, normal service can resume.