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The Importance of Surface Cleaning and Disinfection

The Importance of Surface Cleaning and Disinfection

Did you know that 80% of communicable diseases are transferred by touch alone1?

On average, a person has contact with over 300 surfaces every 30 mins, exposing them to 840,000 germs2. When we know the facts, it’s no wonder dangerous pathogens spread so fast.
Surface cleaning and disinfection are critical in reducing the risk of infection spread from person to person.  Every touch of a surface can transfer viruses and bacteria between a person and the item/place being touched.

As a result, high touch points/surfaces need cleaning and disinfection more frequently because the potential transfer happens far more often. Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces are very important to reduce the spread of infection and bacteria.

It’s important to always remember that cleaning is not just the removal of VISIBLE contamination like dirt and grime on surfaces but also the removal of viral and bacterial contamination that is far too small to see. The good news is that preventing the spread of infection can be done successfully with the right products and protocols in place. To reduce the spread of infection, we must invest in infection prevention training and use quality products.

With almost 90 years of disinfection expertise, Whiteley™ has built a portfolio of leading products that simplify surface cleaning and disinfection. Whiteley V-Wipes™, with their unique formulation and high-quality apertured fabric, is proven to kill a broad variety of bacteria and viruses, including SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), which is killed in 60 seconds. Available in 80-wipe flat packs and 100-wipe canisters

V-Wipes™ are highly effective against:
  • Enterococcus faecalis (VRE)
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae (CPE/CRE)
  • Measles virus
  • Parvovirus
  • Herpes virus
  • Escherichia coli
  • Proteus vulgaris
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
Other V-Wipes™ benefits:
  • Class IIb Instrument Grade Disinfectant (Low-Level) wipes.
  • pH neutral – safe for use on most surfaces & equipment.
  • Safe to use on metals (non-corrosive).
  • Does not contain phenolics or chlorine.
  • 100% PHMB Free
  • Extremely durable.
  • Non-hazardous and non-flammable.
Check out our full range of V-Wipes or speak to your SSS Australia Personal Account Manager!

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1. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention
2. 2011 Tork® Report
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