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December 2019

Spot The Difference: The Beauty of Hygiene

Written by Bakang Kganyago
Technology and Trends

This week we take a moment to look at the beauty of hygiene and the difference it can make to overall cleanliness. In this blog, we’ll take you through some different expert hygiene practices and the impact these could have on the overall hygiene of your bathroom and workplace.

Daily cleaning plays an essential role in hygiene however many equipment and hygiene hotspots still develop a build up of bacteria despite consistent daily cleaning. This is where deep cleaning comes in.  It is a specialised hygiene service that requires specific skills, formal application methods and the correct products to achieve hygienic results. It removes build up from the ‘hard to reach’ areas which are inaccessible to daily cleaners.

Here are four examples of how deep cleaning can improve your life.

  1. Bathroom deep clean
  2. Kitchen deep clean
  3. Biological dosing treatment
  4. Technology hygiene service 

Deep Cleaning Bathroom Treatment Before & After

Deep cleaning treatment

The image on the left is a urinal before a professional deep clean.  If you didn’t hold a mirror to the rim to reveal what lies underneath, you might think this urinal is clean, but in reality, it’s not. The image on the right is the same urinal after the deep clean service has been completed. 

The difference between daily cleaning and deep cleaning can be compared to brushing your teeth daily vs a dental hygienist cleaning your teeth quarterly. 

Find out more about what a deep cleaning service entails.

CaterClean Before & After

Before and after - kitchen hygiene

The image above is an example of equipment you would find in a commercial kitchen. Commercial kitchens are potentially a high risk when it comes to hygiene. Burnt-on fat and carbon not only reduce the performance of expensive kitchen equipment due to carbon build up, but can also pose significant health and hygiene risk. In addition, burnt-on grease and grime are almost impossible to remove without specialist preparations and equipment as seen on the image on the left. 

Initial’s CaterClean service removes potentially harmful burnt-on carbon and fat deposits by professionally dismantling equipment where possible, deep cleaning, sanitising, reassembling and testing the equipment.

Find out more about CaterClean

Bio Dosing Before & AfterBio Dosing

These are images of grease traps - a plumbing device used to catch grease and solids before they enter a wastewater disposal system - before and after undergoing Biodosing treatment, one doesn’t need to say much to see the difference. 

Grease traps naturally build up organic matter which over time may lead to blockages overflows, offensive odour, risk of contamination and even costly flooding. Mechanical cleaning methods such as high pressure water jetting are often unsuitable and may cause bacterial contamination hence the need for biological dosing treatment.

Bio dosing is a treatment that pumps measured doses of microorganisms and enzymes into the sump which breaks it down to water and carbon dioxide. Read our blog “Fatberg Armageddon - a focus on grease traps” for the full scoop on maintaining grease traps.

Technology Hygiene (TechnoHygiene) Service

Technology Hygiene

Ever wondered what is hiding under the keys of your keyboard? The keyboard above looks just like any other keyboard however did you know keyboards are an office hygiene hotspot they harbour dirt and bacteria that flies under the radar. The image below is an example of what could be lurking underneath those keys

Technology Hygiene 2

Do you want to know how clean your keyboard is? Click here to take our quick and easy test.

Cleaning your IT equipment (including your computer, telephone and office printer) is important to limit the spread of harmful germs and to keep this expensive equipment in good working order.

I’m sure you’ll agree that a professional deep clean can make all the difference to your environment. It’s not only about having an environment that is aesthetically pleasing to the eye but realising that hygiene plays an important role in reducing absenteeism and increasing equipment longevity.

Ready to ensure your entire office is really clean? Contact us for a quote.

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Bakang Kganyago

Bakang Kganyago

Bakang is a Digital Marketing Executive for Rentokil Initial. A germaphobe at heart, he's passionate about learning and sharing insights on how to defeat the enemy we cannot see. Join his journey as he writes about the impact of germs in our daily lives.

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