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The carpet cleaning system we most often utilise is the Hot Water Extraction Method. The cleaning result is achieved by spraying hot solution under pressure into the carpet fibres and then extracting it back with 2 powerful three stage vacuum motors. This method not only removes dirt and soil but also kills and removes bacteria, dust mites and numerous other allergens.



WHAT IS COLOUR CODED CLEANING?

It was in the late 1990s that The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) first began to develop a universal colour code which would be recommended for use for the cleaning industry.

BICSc believes all materials within a hospital janitorial cupboard should be colour coded including; cloths, mops, buckets, aprons, and gloves. Over the years the BICSc has reviewed its recommendations to align with those from organisations such as the National Patient Safety Agency.

COLOUR CODED CLEANING EXPLAINED

Colour coded cleaning is the process of designating colours to cleaning equipment in certain areas of a venue, reducing the spread of germs across areas and increasing hygiene throughout a business or home. The four main colours used and to separate out areas such as bars, public areas, kitchen & food preparation areas and washrooms, are red, blue, green and yellow.
From 1 January 2006, a number of new food and hygiene legislations were applied to the UK. As good practice, the Food Standards Agency suggested that separate cleaning equipment such as cloths, sponges and mops, should be used in areas where ready-to-eat foods are stored, handled and prepared.

Colour coding is used throughout a variety of industries and trades where health and safety is paramount, in particular catering and healthcare as cross contamination will lead to illness. The cleaning equipment colours are representative to their area of use. For example, you would not want to clean the floors of a kitchen with a mop that has been previously used to clean the bathroom floors. Colour coding can be broken down into 4 areas:

  • Public areas – such as lobbies, receptions and hallways
  • Washroom and toilets – this can include shower rooms and bathrooms
  • Restaurant and bar – including dining areas and cafe lounge spaces
  • Kitchen and food preparation areas – any kitchen, food station or area where food is kept and/or prepared

For this system to work, you will need to assign a different mop (and other cleaning equipment) to each area, with a colour handle, head or bristles to make it easily identifiable. This hygienic cleaning system can be applied to any cleaning equipment that is used in each area; from mops and brushes to cloths and gloves.

What is anti allergic?

This combination medication is used to temporarily relieve symptoms caused by the common cold, flu, allergies, or other breathing illnesses (such as sinusitis, bronchitis). Antihistamines help relieve watery eyes, itchy eyes/nose/throat, runny nose, and sneezing.

The best way to fight allergies is to eliminate their source. Our Dust Mite Anti-Allergen is a water-based anti-allergen solution containing powerful active ingredients proven effective against household dust mite allergens.

Having a home that is free of pollutants is crucial to keeping your allergy symptoms under control. However, all cleaning isn’t the same when it comes to truly eliminating the causes of allergy attacks, there are thousands of irritants that can potentially cause allergy and asthma attacks, but it’s estimated that at least 50% of these attacks are triggered by one common culprit:
Dust mite feces and Pet danders.
Dust mite remains are one of the worst sources of allergy symptoms in the home. Dust mites live in your bedding, your furniture, your drapery and your carpets. Proper cleaning plus special all-natural treatment will eliminate many of the dust mite’s effects and the allergy symptoms they cause.
We can’t forget pets. Proteins in a pet’s dander, saliva and urine cause pet allergies. Grooming by cats cause the saliva on fur to become airborne, Microscopic pet dander can float in the air for a long time before it sticks to a surface. This in turn triggers the allergic reaction. Allergy sufferers should not have pets, but of course they do. We can help by introducing regular cleaning and treatment of their home furnishings.
The treatment to the main causes of allergies.


While cleaning your carpets, furniture, and mattresses, the Allergy Relief Treatment is applied, containing powerful, non-toxic, natural ingredients formulated to neutralize the protein found in dust mite feces. This brings immediate and positive benefit to people with asthma, rhinitis, eczema or other related conditions. The dust mite treatments make a big difference on carpets, furniture, mattresses.
The products used are all natural, hypo-allergenic, no soaps, no detergents, non toxic carpet cleaning. They come from renewable fruit and vegetable seeds.

Pillows should be replaced every 2 years. It’s estimated that at least 20% of the weight of your two year old pillow is dust mite feces. To avoid cross contamination it’s recommended to change your pillows on your first treatment as well as laundering the bedding, sheets and towels in 140 degree water with allergy relief laundry treatment, this is necessary to avoid cross contamination.

Protecting your family and staff from germs is important to minimise illness and other health effects. Our anti-allergen treatments will remove dust mite particles, mould, fungi and bacteria so that it cannot develop within your furnishings and become airborne. Once the particles are airborne they’re easily inhaled and can create respiratory conditions.

 Our Anti-allergen system is an effective and safe way to control allergens in your home and office. It works by instantly deactivating the allergen in dust mite droppings by denaturing and substantially reducing the antibody-binding capacity of this allergen. As a result they are no longer "recognized" by the body’s immune system and they do not bond with the antibodies sent. This bonding process is the cause of the body’s allergic response (the allergy attack).
The anti allergen treatment provides a residual effect for up to six months for your home and office and is a safe way to keep your family and staff healthy and free from allergies.