Hygiene is top of the agenda for businesses as they gradually return to work.
It will be difficult to touch a handle, push plate or tap without wondering who the last person was to touch it and were their hands clean.
Imagine if you could spray a chemical at your place of work, and as it dried on every surface, it created a bond that ensured up to 30 days protection against Covid-19.
There’s good news. The chemical is not actually imaginary.
Its called Zoono, and its being used by Spotless, a Musselburgh based office cleaning company, throughout the UK.
Why Spotless uses Zoono
Roger Green, CEO and Founder of Musselburgh-based Spotless said: “Zoono fogging takes virus control to a new level. It costs us over £100 for 5 litres to buy, but for us it’s the best thing we could find in the market, by far.”
Recently, Transport for London conducted their own tests over a 30-day period on their underground carriages.
One carriage was treated with Zoono and the other one was not.
Both carriages were used on the underground network with thousands of passengers every day and the carriages went through their normal cleaning processes at the end of each day.
After 30 days the carriage treated with Zoono showed 0% contamination, and the carriage that had not been treated showed 62.5% contamination.
Green continued: “Our technicians prepare the surfaces, fill their back packs with Zoono, and spray the chemical in tiny droplets, so that it lands uniformly on the various surfaces.
“Once it dries, a mono-molecular bond is formed. Routine cleaning can continue and does not disrupt the Zoono molecule or its antimicrobial activity.”
As a liquid, Zoono is less toxic than vitamin C and coffee. When applied to a surface by spraying, wiping or ‘fogging’; Zoono leaves behind a mono-molecular layer that permanently bonds to the surface. These molecules are antimicrobial polymers that covalently bond to the surface forming a barrier of positively charged microscopic pins.
The positively charged microscopic pins attract and pierce negatively charged pathogens. The pins rupture the cell walls. This causes the pathogen to break up with lethal effect. The layer of molecular antimicrobial pins carries on working for up to 30 days on surfaces.
Is Zoono dangerous?
Zoono is colourless, odourless, non-leaching, environmentally safe, non-corrosive and whilst completely gentle for humans and animals, it is deadly for a wide range of bacteria and mould.
Who are Spotless?
Spotless employs 1,500 cleaning operatives from Inverness to Southampton, managed by a network of 50 Managers in all key regions. Before lockdown they were operating at £16m turnover, now reduced to less than half that figure.
Green, who established the business in 1988 said: “Zoono is our bounce-back. The take-up has been staggering. It’s a great outcome for offices, schools, shops, medical facilities etc. Every client receives a Zoono Certificate, to share confidence with their staff that their workplace is safe.”
Find out more about Spotless here: www.spotlessclean.co.uk