Over the last 18 months, we have been helping Schools, Colleges and Offices in Cheshire North Wales and the North West with COVID 19 safety measures including fogging and decontamination.
The Pandemic has undoubtedly been challenging for all of us. Whilst there are always winners, and losers in these situations, many of our clients have found it very tough to keep their heads above water.
Budgets have been tight for many businesses but the added requirements to stay Covid safe in the pandemic has only increased pressures for Schools, Colleges and Offices in Cheshire North Wales and the North West.
Many of our clients have had to bring in stricter cleaning regimes. Where previously cleaning was done in the evening for a few hours with part-time cleaners, COVID 19 decontamination cleaning for our customers has been needed throughout the day. This has meant using full-time cleaners and has put even more pressure on budgets.
As COVID remains at large in our communities, we have been working hard to keep everyone as safe as possible. Even though we have a successful vaccination programme the rate of infections remains high. World Health Organisation ( WHO ) guidelines suggest that all commercial, educational and communal premises still need extra Covid safety measures including ‘COVID fogging decontamination’. We have invested in all the latest fogging equipment to help keep our client’s premises safe and give our customers peace of mind. It also means we can offer a highly cost-effective package so that cleaning budgets go further. That’s important as going forward even with an effective vaccine I expect that COVID will be with us for a long time to come.
The ‘fogging’ process involves a disinfectant solution using Byotrol, and a QUAT-free Surface Sanitiser. Thus has been proven to kill 99.99% of pathogens including virus, bacteria and yeast spores. This is put into what we call a ULV fogger (Ultra Low Volume). The fogger is powered by electricity and anatomises the microbial solution causing a fine mist to be created. This fills the room and disinfects and covers every surface. Whilst our cleaners work behind the fogger wiping all the surfaces down. Once all the surfaces are dried, we then test by using swabs and an ATP monitor. The process of ATP testing is very straightforward and easy to use and provides a rapid indicator of hygiene levels that would otherwise require lab testing. We swab the area which has just be cleaned. Place the swab inside the illuminometer and record the results. Results below 10 are acceptable and show the site has been sanitised well.
The latest PPE is worn by our team members, including white suits, A1P2 aspirator masks and goggles. The solutions we use are powerful, and a mask needs to be worn at all times.COVID ‘fogging’ decontamination is now a central part of our school cleaning contract work.
We have also been asked to help our school clients with COVID outbreaks. In one of our Schools, we had an outbreak. Fortunately, we had both our Cleaning team and onsite Caretaker to organise an immediate deep clean. We also trained the school staff, so they are equipped and ready should there be another occurrence of COVID 19. This dramatically reduces the cost of COVID cleaning to them. Outside contractors can charge up to £23.00 per square metre for ‘fogging’ so our approach means there is a substantial cost saving.
If you’d like a chat on how we can help your School, Colleges and Office with COVID safety please get in touch HERE