Facing problem with transmissible diseases (influenza H1N1, Legionnaire disease, hand, foot and mouth disease etc.) and don't know what to do? Our Environmental Disinfection Services could help eliminate contagious viruses and bacteria in your business facility
"Why is surface disinfection so important?"
Pathogenic micro-organisms and fungal spores entering working space can survive on surfaces for significant periods of time and can be transferred to the hands when touched. Germs from hands can then be transferred to other surfaces and other people, leading to infection. To break this chain of infection, contaminated objects and surfaces should be cleaned and disinfected thoroughly with effective disinfectant on a regular basis, reducing the risk of cross-contamination and lowering the risk of illness.
What’s wrong with our perceptive about cleanliness
Cleaning Vs. Disinfection
Viruses and bacteria are complex and resilient microorganisms
Poor environmental hygiene as the reservoir for deadly viruses and bacteria
The needs for promising solution
Prevention or Cure
Evidences of routine disinfection results in elimination of infection transmission
Why do ALL businesses and residences need environmental disinfection
Environmental Cleanliness Assessment
About our Disinfection services
How do we sanitize and disinfect your facilities/offices/houses
Know your risk
We feel safe and comfortable when things are clean. We know hygiene are essential for healthy living. So everyone is doing cleaning every day, at home, at office, at public areas etc.
Clean is an adjective term by definition which means it's comparable; you can tell if something is clean when compare it to something else which dirty.
There are two terms of cleanliness - visually and biological.
Anything is considered visually clean when there is no visible dirt or stain on it. Biologically clean on the other hand indicates the absent of microorganisms/contaminants like bacteria and viruses.
Cleanliness depends on one's requirements, for instance, you want your computer desk to be physically clean however you may want your dining plate to be biologically clean for the obvious reason.
Another way of looking at the question would be considering the 'level of tolerable health risk'. In the dining plate scenario, if you feel comfortable ingesting some germs then physically clean would be sufficient.
“Just because it looks clean doesn't mean it isn't contaminated by bacteria or viruses.”
We were taught to keep things nice and clean since we were kids. But have we ever wondered if what we have being practicing is still valid in today’s environment as the world back then was so much different than now; people is demanding better living environment and having higher hygiene awareness compare to decades ago.
Most people assume it's clean when it's dirt-free. Anything that look nice or smell good does not mean it's germs-free. Germs are undetectable by human eyes, noses and hands. There is no way to tell if our houses and workplaces are germs-safe unless by using appropriate detection tools. Germs are everywhere; in the bathroom, in the kitchen, on the floor, cell phones, computer keyboards, remote controls, handbags, wrist watches, toothbrushes, car steering... The good news is most of them are not harmful but some of them can make us really sick or even fatal especially to high risk group of people i.e. infants, children, pregnant women, patients and the elders with weak immune system.
We all know how to clean, what to clean and when to clean. Surprisingly, researches and studies suggest that 98% of working adults know little or having misconception about Indoor Environmental Disinfection (air and surface disinfection).
There are two main reasons contribute to this, firstly, there is no sign of consequences as one keep practicing what he/she has being doing in terms of cleaning i.e conventional cleaning without proper disinfecting in place. Secondly, we are not educated about the importance and benefits of having our houses and workplaces sanitized and disinfected.
Infectious and transmissible diseases can cause severe damages to our health and economy. We learned it from the outbreaks of SARS, influenza H1N1, hand, foot and mouth disease, Chikungunya and Nipah viruses. The damages done are especially prominent in healthcare, nursery/childcare and hospitality industry as diseases can easily and quickly spread among the crowd to the high risk group of people.
Cleaning with detergents and water alone can not eliminate germs and protect us from infectious diseases. It simply does not work. Nice looking and shinning surfaces are deceiving. The promising solution to prevent diseases is environmental disinfection i.e indoor air and surface disinfection.
"Studies suggest that in developing countries, an offspring’s perspectives on cleanliness is greatly affected by his/her ancestors i.e. parents and teachers. He/she will then pass on the same perspectives with little changes to his/her heirs."
Disinfection describes a process that eliminates most or all germs (pathogenic microorganisms) include viruses and bacteria on inanimate surfaces and objects.
In other words, cleaning refers to a process that physically removes soil and dirt but does not necessarily destroy germs (i.e. microorganisms). Disinfection on the other hand, refers to a higher level of ‘cleaning’ process that eliminates most germs.
Take an example, to clean the floor what you need is a commercial off-the-shelve detergent and some water. To disinfect it is merely just looking for a 99.99% or anti-bacteria labeling on the bottle. You need to know the procedures of disinfection, appropriate tools to use, type of disinfectants, minimum contact time, and most importantly, methods to verify the results.
People are rarely informed about the importance of environmental or surface disinfection (in homes and workplace); they know little about it and think that is unnecessary. Surface Disinfection for homes and businesses might not be necessary decades ago, the matter of fact is the world's changing; emerging viruses and bacteria are threatening millions of lives across the globe, some of them are drug-resistance and deadly. Risk of cross-infection is much higher as the results of rapid growth of world’s population and cross-continental travelling.
"Most of us do not know what to do or simply not consider improving environmental hygiene while the world's threatening by emerging infectious diseases."
Ignorance will not do any good. Cleaning without disinfecting poses serious health issue in today's environment. Conventional cleaning method is no guarantee of getting rid of harmful viruses and bacteria, we are not protected untill we have regular environmental disinfection in place.
We must understand the fact that microorganisms are complex and resilient. Scientific researches indicate that bacteria had been on earth for more than 3.5 billion years, long enough to adapt to nearly every type of environment, they can thrive in environment from sub-zero arctic ice to boiling underwater volcanoes.
"The organisms are not only extremely ancient but surprisingly advanced, and show that evolution faster and faster than anyone’s imagined."
Scientists have discovered a strain of bacteria that can survive blasts of radiation one thousand times greater than the amount needed to kill a human being. Studies by industry expert indicate that public and private settings like hospitals, clinics, childcare centers, kindergartens, schools, restaurants, public transportation and even residential kitchens and toilets, are complex environments that contain a large diversity of microbial flora. Examples of common infectious diseases include Influenza viruses, flu virus, fever, MRSA, VRE, e.coli, salmonella, whooping cough, measles, mumps, chickenpox, hand, foot and mouth disease HFMD and other childhood diseases. Microbial flora can constitute serious health risk to family members, employees, customers and visitors.
Transmission of microorganisms is intricate and complex. Bacteria and viruses may survive for weeks or months on dry surfaces in the environment and can persist for long periods of times on inanimate surfaces. For instances, some infectious bacteria survived on dry surfaces up to 25 days, on countertops up to 58 days, on fabrics materials and plastics for up to 60 days.
The current validation method for surface cleanliness is a visual assessment, which has been shown to be ineffective in measuring levels of sanitation.
There is a direct means for microorganisms from contaminated items/surfaces in the environment can be transferred to human hands. It was shown that inanimate surfaces and objects in toilets, kitchens, dining areas, meeting and waiting areas, playgrounds and other public areas commonly become contaminated with vast number of viruses and bacteria. People around the areas may contaminate their hands by touching such surfaces which suggested that contaminated environmental surfaces may serve as a reservoir for various infectious viruses and bacteria in our workplaces and homes.
Poor hygiene practices and cleaning regime that lack of routine environmental disinfection in commercial and private facilities contribute significantly to contamination environment, the major source of transmission of infectious diseases among the group of people that sharing the facility. Not surprisingly that exposures to contaminated items/surfaces in the environment is directly associated with acquisition of diseases.
"80% of infectious diseases are transmitted by touch. Environemntal disinfection reduces number of bacterial contaminants on surfaces and hence lower the risks of infections"
Cleaning detergents are ubiquitous in today’s home, workplace and public areas. They have being the quickest and most convenient means to clean and protect oneself from picking up germs from a surface however researchers are suggesting that most cleaning products are not effective at eliminating sufficient levels of bacteria on the surface.
Typically, these products do not exhibit good germs killing efficacy i.e. 99% or less bacterial kill vs. hospital grade disinfection of 99.9999%. Quite often the ingredients of cleaning detergents are not specified on the product label, they also lack of analytical and practical evidences that support efficacy claims by product manufacturers. As a result, post-cleaning disinfection to mitigate the risks of disease spreading is indispensable in all type facilities.
"Cleaning with detergents and water does not eliminate germs. The mechanical action used to wipe, mop or brush the surface will remove some bacteria, a significant number of organisms are left behind to survive and proliferate. Environmental disinfection must take place for anticipated germicidal results. These processes of cleaning and disinfection are mandatory to prevent disease and control infection."
Disinfection process must utilize proven and effective hospital grade disinfectants and follow pre-defined guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting procedures for optimum results. Disinfectants that achieve high bactericidal efficacy in a rapid time, while not leaving any active residual on the surface after application ensuring minimum risk of disease spreading while do not cause harmful side effects to human, animals, plants and the environment.
Prevention is the key to minimizing occurrence of diseases. Disease causing microbes can survive and proliferate on environmental surfaces/objects for months. Scientific evidences proved that proper surface and air disinfection procedures resulted in elimination of infection transmission by reducing the rate of viruses and bacteria growth in all type of commercial and residential environments. It has become clear that the greatest potential for improvement in our living and working environment lies in preventing diseases rather than finding new ways to cure them. Cleaning and Disinfection of surfaces helps to minimize the risk of transmission.
"Environmental Disinfection improves the bottom line for one's health and business reputation. Preventive measures could potentially save life and money."
As early as 17th century, scientists had found out that surface hygiene gave significant impact on patients’ health conditions in health care environment. It is suggested that higher environmental (inanimate surfaces) contamination resulted higher hand contamination as most diseases are transmitted through hand contact therefore hand hygiene and surface disinfection play the major roles in preventing diseases in public and private settings. Numerous studies and researches had been carried out in health care facilities and found that:-
- Disinfection of items/surfaces results in elimination of infection transmission, e.g., lower rates of colonization or infection.
- Control of disease outbreaks was attributed in part to implementation of a program of environmental disinfection.
- Failure to follow strict disinfection protocols resulted in higher levels of environmental contamination with viruses and bacteria, which were significantly correlated with an increase in disease spreading.
- Reduction in rates of bacterial infections following environmental disinfection with appropriate disinfecting chemicals reported that there were no further cases of infection with following closure of the facility for disinfection.
- Infection control programs that include hand hygiene and environmental and surface cleaning and disinfecting help reduce infections.
Why do ALL businesses and residences need environmental disinfection
Diseases know no boarders. They spread, multiply and mutate, taking advantage of every opportunity to flourish. They can be spread in hospitals, childcare centers, schools, restaurants, malls, hypermarkets, offices, factories, public transportation, all type of commercial and residential environments. Diseases cause disastrous consequences, they strike hard and fast and always lead to health issues, businesses suffered as the result of fear and uncertainty. Communicable diseases and infections continue causing major suffering in the country and affecting all aspects of our lives. They could not be ignored but they can be prevented and preventing infectious disease has become everybody’s business.
Most communicable diseases are spread via air-borne and surface-borne viruses and bacteria, that is a person can become infected with pathogens either by hand-to-mouth, hand-to-eye transmission, through inhalation of airborne droplets or in rare cases, direct contact with infected blood tissues. Routine environmental disinfection can dramatically reduce the threat of infectious diseases in healthcare centers, public and private facilities, daycare and childcare centers, kindergartens, schools, restaurants, offices and residences.
Healthcare - MRSA, VRE, TB, C.difficile, Klebsiella, Influenza, Hepatitis viruses, Norovirus, Mycobacterium, Staphy. aurues and other hospital-acquired infections.
Childcare & schools - Hand foot mount disease HFMD, Influenza, measles, mumps, chickenpox, whooping cough, pinkeye, scarlet fever, erythema infectiosum (fifth disease), roseola infantum, Exanthematous fever or three-day-rash etc.
Food processing and preparation facilities - E.coli, Salmonella, Listeria, Staphy. aurues, Staphy. enteritis, Yersinia, Shigella, Campylobacter jejuni, Clostridium perfingens and other food-borne bacteria that cause severe food poisoning.
Public and private facilities - Comon cold, flu, Infleunza, E.coli, Staphy. aurues, hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD), Impetigo, Cytomegalovirus (CMV), Diphtheria, Gastroenteritis, Hempes simplex virus, Infectious mononucleosis, meningitis, Pertussis, Pinworms, Poliovirus, Respiration synaytial virus (RSV) etc.
As diseases evolve and new diseases emerge, we must also ensure that our defences evolve and adapt, become stronger and staying one step ahead. The war against infections and diseases never end. We must learn from the hard lessons of others, do not wait and take preventive measures now to ensure we are well prepared. The world’s constantly changing and we change with it to get ready and respond to the unexpected.
Microbial contamination contains Adenosine triphosphate (ATP).
After a cleaning process, all sources of ATP should be significantly reduced to the safe level. The ATP illuminometer measures the amount of light generated and provides information on the level of contamination in just seconds. The higher the reading, the more contamination present on a surface/object.
This asssessment ensures that reduced level of environmental contamination with pathogenic organisms is achieved, enhance and optimize facility’s hygiene for disease prevention and infection control.
We are an innovative company based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. We are the pioneer that provide door step santization and disinfection services for local businesses and residences in klang valley and areas in the state of Selangor. We use safe and proven tools & instruments that answer your needs for higher hygiene demands and protect your family, employees and customers from infectious diseases.
There are several highly effective technologies are being used by the healthcare industry for environmental disinfection. We have adapted these methodologies and significantly lower the costs, provide unprecedented specialized services to local small size businesses and houses with affordable medical-grade disinfection results. First of it's kind door step disinfecting services in Kuala Lumpur and klang valley that answer your business's needs for disease prevention.
This is the most widely used method for all type of cleaning and disinfection. Chemicals are formulated with the ultimate goals; to kill all known infectious viruses, bacteria, yeasts and fungi. Disinfectants are sometime refer as biocidal, germicidal, virucidal, bactericidal, fungicidal or tuberculocidal depends on their efficacy against types of organisms. Disinfectants can be in solution, powder or tablet forms. They need to be diluted (mixing of chemical with water) according to manufacturer's specifications and use accordingly (contact time requirement) for optimum results.
Disinfectants are widely used in healthcare, bio-science and pharmaceutical industry due to stringent hygiene requirements by the authorities. However the uses of disinfectants in commercial and residential facilities are not common. The matter of fact is recent disease outbreaks across the globe has ring the bell for higher hygienic awareness in commercial and residential environments. We are the first to provide disinfection fogging services by using medical-grade disinfectants and help local businesses and house owners to prevent disease and infection.
Application - Fogging services can be applied to all type of facility and premises for instances hospitals, clinics, childcare centers, schools, hotels, resorts, dental, clinics, veterinary, shops, offices, warehouses, restaurants, food processing facilities, gym and fitness centers, pubs, spa, karaokes, hypermarkets, shopping malls, public transportation etc.
Compare to conventional cleaning that uses soaps and water, steam cleaning is an advance technology that utilizes steam generating machine to produce high temperature pressurized steam during the cleaning process. High temperature steam is a versatile tool for cleaning as it can clean and sanitize in one step operation without the use of chemicals. The germs killing power comes from the heat energy of the steam, it also removes build up dirt and soiled layer from all type of surfaces. Steam (vapour form) has higher penetration power than boiled water (liquid form) and could deep clean hard-to-reach, tiny crevices and gaps. Steam cleaning can be applied on wood, plastic, rubber, glass, metallic and ceramic surfaces but not appropriate for electronic components and water sensitive surfaces.
Applications include steam cleaning of all type of floor, kitchen counter top, toilet tiles, water closet, bath tubs, hand basins, wash sinks, upholstery, windows, carpets, tables, chairs, food processing equipment.
Ultraviolet has been proven to be one of the most effective and reliable technology for disease and infection control in the global healthcare industry. Ultraviolet light range within 100-400 nm spectrum is germicidal (killing effect for all type of living cells). Hospitals use UV light to disinfect and sterilize tools and equipment. Food industry use it to sterilize containers and bottles during packaging processes. In hospitals, UVGI system or ultraviolet germicidal irradiation system is used to sanitize and disinfect patient rooms, Intensive Care Unit or ICUs, operation rooms and other common areas. We are proud to be the first UVGI system provider for commercial and residential premises in Malaysia.
Applications include sanitization and disinfection of room/hall size up to 1,000 sf for 30 minutes. It kills all air-borne and surface-borne viruses and bacteria in line-of-sight. It can be used at doctor rooms, wards, ICUs, operation rooms, nursery rooms, waiting areas, classrooms, meeting rooms, guestrooms, hotel rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, toilets, living halls, libraries, study rooms, passenger compartments, lifts, staircases, transport trucks, storage areas, cold rooms, clean rooms etc.
Frequency of disinfection of items or surfaces in a particular area depends on: frequency of contact – high touch or low touch surfaces, vulnerability of the clients/patients/residents housed in the area, type of activity taking place in the area and the risk of infection associated, and probability of contamination of the area. Below diagram indicates that infection hazards of various commercial and residential settings and their recommended frequency of disinfection.
Note: Hygiene expert advice that all high hand touch and food contact surfaces must be routinely disinfected to reduce infection hazards in environmental surfaces.
Acti-VS is a wide spectrum disinfectant that delivers 99.9999% kill of numerous pathogens including 58 viruses, 31 bacterial strains and 6 fungi.
Adenovirus Pneumonia | African Horse Sickness Virus | African Swine Fever Virus | Avian Influenza Virus | Avian Laryngotracheitis Viruses | Bovine Adenoviruses Type 4 | Bovine Polyoma Virus | Bovine Pseudocopox Virus | Bovine Viral Diarrrhea Virus | Calf Rotavirus | Canine Adenovirus (Canine Hepatitis) | Canine Coronavirus | Canine Parainfluenza Virus | Canine Parvovirus | Chicken Anemia Virus | Coital Exantherma Virus | Distemper Virus | Duck Adenovirus | Duck Enteritis Virus | Egg Drop Syndrome Adenovirus | Equine Arteritis Virus | Equine Contagious Abortion Virus | Equine Herpes Virus (Type 1) | Equine Herpes Virus (Type 3) | Equine Infectious Anemia Virus (Swamp Fever) | Equine Influenza Virus (Type A) | Equine Influenza Virus (The Cough) | Equine Papillomatosis Virus | Feline Calicivirus | Feline Herpes Virus | Feline Infectious Peritonitis Virus | Feline Panleukopenia Virus | Feline Parvovirus | Feline Rhinotracheitis Virus | Foot and Mouth Disease Virus | Helicobacter pylori | Hog Cholera Virus | Infectious Bronchitis Virus | Infectious Bursal Disease Virus | Infectious Canine Hepatitis Virus | Infective Bovine Rhinotracheitis Virus | Leptospira Canicola Virus | Maedi-Visna Virus | Marek’s Disease Virus | Mouse Parvovirus | Newcastle Disease Virus | PCVS Virus (PMWS) | Porcine Parvovirus | Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory | Syndrome Virus (PRRS) | Pseudorabies Virus (Aujesky’s Disease) | Rotaviral Diarrhea Virus | Simian Virus (SV40 Virus) | Swine Influenza Virus | Swine Vesicular Disease Virus | Transmissible Gastroenteritis Virus (TGE) | Turkey Herpes Virus | Turkey Rhinotracheitis Virus | Vesicular Stomatitis |
Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae | Bacillus cereus | Bordetella avium | Bordetella bronchiseptica | Brucella abortus | Campylobacter jejuni | Clostridium perfringens | Dermatophilus congolensis | Escherichia coli | Fistulous withers (Poll Evil) | Haemophilus somnus | Klebsiella pneumonia | Listeria monocytogenes | Moraxella bovis (Pink Eye) | Mycoplasma gallisepticum | Mycoplasma hyopneumonia | Mycoplasma mycoides | Pasteurella multocida | Pseudomonas aeruginosa | Pseudomonas mallei (Glanders) | Pseudomonas vulgaris | Salmonella choleraesuis | Salmonella typhimurium | Shigella sonnei | Staphylococcus aureus | Staphylococcus epidermidis | Streptococcus equi (Strangles) | Streptococcus pyogenes | Streptococcus suis | Taylorella equigenitalis | Treponema hyodysenteriae |
Aspergillus fumigatus | Fusarium moniliforme | Microsporum canis | Trichophyton mentagrophytes | Trichophyton spp. (Mud Fever) | Trichophyton spp. (Ringworm)
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