Infection Control

The domestic cleaning market in the UK is estimated to be worth nearly £3 billion, with more than 2.45 million households using some form of paid assistance in their home[1] It is highly likely that these figures seriously underestimate the true extent of the breadth of the market Since a significant proportion of the domestic cleaning market is comprised of small family-run sole traders or individual self-employed persons for tax purposes, there may not be any reliable numbers of persons actually engaged in domestic cleaning tasks. Now we come to the core problem of this very substantial market.

A complete cleaning system is a combination of many different parts that must work together seamlessly to meet the three most fundamental requirements of cleaning: Aesthetics, Hygiene and Safety. Most people consider the function of cleaning to be purely one of aesthetics – to remove...

Cleaning and sanitising as a distinct two-step process is the key step in effective infection control. in order to understand how cleaning and sanitising is effective, we need to briefly examine how a microorganism migrates to a susceptible host. This migration follows a path (or...

Experience has taught us that there is a general lack of knowledge in how day-to-day cleaning and sanitising techniques, particularly in ensuring a repeatable and verifiable disinfection process. These cleaning and sanitising processes needn't be complicated or sophisticated, but they need to work effectively and...

This article originally appeared on mousecleaning.com and was written (by us) to address a common problem of bio-contamination during fermentation. However, the principles behind this article are exactly the same for commercial operations of any size. More often than not the sterilisation agents will be different for commercial...

A study released by "The Healthy Workplace Project", sponsored by Kimberly-Clark, showed that the dirtiest place in an office is not the bathroom, but is in fact the office kitchen or break area. This study, led by a professor of microbiology at the University of...