Using the products
Open the two UltraMicrofibre packs.
The Mini 320 is the thicker multi-surface heavy duty cloth. This is used on all surfaces to remove soil and residue and provide a clean surface ready for the protective Microbe-Shield™ coating. There are five cloths. (Four will be used for cleaning, the remaining one is used for the disinfection step).
The Mini 260 Ultra-shine is a professional finishing cloth to shine glass, chromium, stainless steel.
Let’s start with preparing the Mini 320 cleaning cloths. These are used damp.
To prepare, take a measuring jug and fill with 300ml of clean water. Add one drip of detergent. (Don’t be tempted to add more detergent. We do not want a soapy cloth). The reason for the minute amount of detergent is simply to reduce the surface tension of the water. This assists the capillary force to adsorb and the residue removed from the surface and bind it within the fibres.
Place four cloths in a container and pour in the solution. Leave for 2 minutes to allow the cloth to adsorb the water. Turn the cloths over and squeeze down on the cloths to ensure all the cloths have been equally dampened.
Take one cloth and squeeze out any excess water.
UltraMicrofibre cloths are designed to be used flat in the hand. This is important. This method provides the greatest surface area contact with the surface and improves the mechanical cleaning action. The cloths are folded in two to provide four cleaning faces. As you move from one surface to the next, or if the cloth becomes visibly soiled, change to a clean face. Good cleaning practice is to check for dust, remove. Always start with the cleanest areas and finish with the most soiled areas. Work from top down.
Leave to dry.
The Mini260 polish cloth is used dry. On glass you may find that the cloth is initially sticking to the surface. This is a film that can accumulate on glass from chemical residue. To help the cloth glide over the surface, spray mist the glass with water or the Salvesan disinfectant and wipe. Once this residual film is removed the glass the polish cloth will glide over the surface, removing streaks and leaving a high shine. The polish cloth is also used after the application of the Microbe-Shield protectant to remove any overspray marks from reflective surfaces.
The Salvesan disinfectant is non-irritant so not essential to wear protective gloves.
Take the Salvesan Spray bottle and spray the surface. For large flat areas, spray around the perimeter and then the centre. This ensures that seams and joints, which can harbour germs and biofilm are effectively disinfected. Wipe over the surface with the Mini 320 cloth with overlapping strokes to ensure total coverage.
For items such as handles, taps, appliance knobs and controls, hold the cloth flat in your hand and spray into the cloth. Then apply to the surface using the dosed cloth in the palm of your hand, as you would when opening the door handle or turning on a tap. This ensures that all the touch points are covered and disinfected. These frequent touch points are where most cross-contamination problems arise, so take your time and ensure all surfaces are diligently covered. The video clips will guide you through the common touch points and items contained in your kitchen, bathroom, toilet, including some miscellaneous items that are frequently touched but may not be top of mind to clean, disinfect and protect.
Allow all surfaces to dry.
Now you are ready to apply the antimicrobial protection to the surfaces.
Within the EnviroGuard™ pack are two microfibre mitt gloves and the Zoono™ Microbe-shield™ spray bottle.
Using the same technique as described above in the disinfecting step, spray the surfaces and wipe over with the microfibre mitt. Again, for the frequent touch points of handles, taps, appliance knobs and controls, spray into the palm of the glove, wiping and manipulating these touch points, replicating how we would touch them in normal use.
Allow to dry for 10 minutes. The Microbe-Shield™ antimicrobial coating is now permanently bonded to the treated surface and will prevent germs from surviving on these treated surfaces.
Use the Mini 260 polish cloth on the reflective surfaces to restore a high-shine finish.
The Microbe-Shield™ coating provides a smooth finish which is now easy to maintain using the UltraMicrofibre cloths with water alone. These are professional cloths, tested to EN 16615 to remove soil and germs with efficiency of 99.999% with water alone.
With very effective removal of soil, surfaces are maintained clean, safe and protected.
As with any good hygiene programme there will be exceptions to the normal hygiene practices. For example, in food preparation, raw meat, particularly chicken, should include the Salvesan disinfection step to the contact surface for complete safety.
The Microbe-Shield coating, while permanently bonded to the surface can be damaged by harsh abrasion. Do not use scouring pads and be aware of surfaces that can be abraded such as cutting blocks or stove tops.
For periodic maintenance, the Microbe-Shield coating can be reapplied monthly to the frequent touch points and surfaces. Repeat the process of cleaning, before reapplying the protective coating. Most of the original treated surfaces will remain intact. The reapplication will refresh those areas that may have been subjected to heavy use and potential abrasion.
Opening Microfible pack and dosing the microfibre
Preparing the microfibre cloth for the disinfection step
Preparing the microfibre cloth for cleaning- Wring out cloth and fold flat in the palm of the hand
Cleaning the taps. includes preparing the cloth to wring out excess liquid and holding cloth flat in palm of hand
Cleaning a kitchen work surface
Cleaning the fridge door
Cleaning the stove top and cupboard handles
Cleaning the kettle
Cleaning the toaster
Cleaning the microwave
Cleaning the overn door handles
Cleaning a wine cabinet handle
Cleaning a light switch
Cleaning Computer keyboard method
Cleaning the TV remote control
Cleaning the bathroom taps
Cleaning Bathroom tap
Cleaning the toilet flush
Disinfecting over touch points, control knobs and handles
Applying antimicrobial to the inside of wash gloves
Applying antimicrobial to the inside of gloves
Applying antimicrobial to keys
Applying antimicrobial to door handles
Applying antimicrobial to exterior door handle and lock
Applying antimicrobial to keyboard
Applying antimicrobial to charger cable, Example of treaing shared household items
Applying antimicrobial to the TV hand set
Applying antimicrobial to tablet and tablet cover
Applying antimicrobial to microwave
Applying antimicrobial to oven touch points – control knobs and handle
Applying antimicrobial to taps