Many industries have had to quickly adjust to new ways of working in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic. One thing that’s made a big difference for many is stricter cleaning regulations to combat the spread of the virus.
We at Raemart have always been aware of the use of disposable cleaning products in terms of hygiene, but we’ve put together some information to make it easier for businesses to know which products to choose.
Disinfectant is still the most effective ways to clean hard surfaces. COVID-19 is a virus, and the science has shown that it’s able to stay alive on hard surfaces for up to 72 hours, which has big implications for transmission levels.
All of the disinfectant products we sell have the power to kill both viruses and bacteria, and bleach is already well known for its sanitizing properties. Disinfectant is most appropriate for cleaning surfaces such as tables, chairs, and other furniture, along with food preparation and consumption surfaces.
Hand washing is still the most effective way to reduce your risk of contamination. However, this isn’t always practical, so hand sanitizer is the next best option. Many sanitizer products also provide surface cleaning products too.
A good sanitizer should contain at least 70% alcohol, which is effective at killing up to 99.99% of bacteria and viruses. We recommend sanitizing your hands whenever possible, but particularly when coming into contact with high traffic areas. The purpose of sanitizer is to reduce cross-contamination.
Bleach is appropriate for sanitizing and disinfecting cleaning areas, sinks, and other surfaces that people won’t be touching. After all, bleach is an irritant, so we recommend using it away from food prep areas.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
The main benefit of PPE is that it puts an extra barrier between you and any surfaces you might touch. This is particularly important for high traffic surfaces, such as door handles, but is also important for reducing the spread of the virus in public spaces.
Masks, for example, are intended to stop carriers of the virus from spreading it to others, rather than reducing your risk of catching it. However, the science has shown that infection rates drop to 1.5% if everyone wears a mask. Along with appropriate personal hygiene, this is one of the easiest ways to reduce the spread.
The important thing to remember with PPE, however, is that it’s disposable. This means it’s single use only. Wearing the same pair of gloves for hours is more dangerous than wearing no gloves at all, and the same is true for masks and shoe covers.
All of the PPE we sell is single use and disposable. Luckily, we sell in wholesale quantities, so supply should be of little concern for your business.
Disposable cleaning products are one of the most effective ways to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. However, they’re only effective when used in the right way. Once used, any cleaning products must be quarantined and disposed of. Here at Raemart, we have all the disposable cleaning products your business will need to create a safe environment. We sell at wholesale levels, so you should have no concerns about running out, and our prices provide you with the best value for money.