MRSA Antibacterial Floor Cleaning Leicester
The best defence against serious, even life-threatening infections, is proper antibacterial cleaning and this applies not just to your hands, but to carpets, and hard flooring in places where bacteria comes into contact with vulnerable people.
This includes school classrooms, school halls and gyms, Doctors Surgeries, waiting rooms, treatment rooms, Dentists treatment rooms and waiting rooms, Private Clinics and Wholistic Therapy rooms and old people’s homes.
This is because many common infections, such as cold and flu viruses, are transmitted by direct contact and correct antibacterial cleaning will create a healthier environment with a reduced risk of transmission of bacterial infections.
What is MRSA
We asked Dr. Tee L. Guidotti, a Doctor who specialises in occupational and environmental medicine and pulmonary disease. He is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health in the School of Public Health and Health Services, at George Washington University.
He told us:
“MRSA is the abbreviation for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, an infection that, while not quite a “superbug,” has the potential to cause devastating infections. It can be transmitted by skin-to-skin contact and is resistant to multiple antibiotics.
Patients who have a problem with their immune systems, for example during cancer chemotherapy, may get it in the hospital and it can take many forms.
Healthy people usually get it as a skin infection, in the form of an abscess, pimple or boil on the skin and it initially resembles and is often mistaken for a spider bite. The infection can be treated with different antibiotics if it is recognized, but treatment often takes longer.”
How MRSA travels
In hospitals, staph and now MRSA is often present in fixtures and equipment and can be carried in the noses and hands of hospital personnel. Outside the hospital, MRSA is spread mostly by skin contact or by intravenous drug users.
It can also be carried on people’s hands, in their noses, and on contaminated objects or surfaces. Skin-to-skin or skin-surface-skin contact transmits the bacteria, often through a cut or abrasion on the skin.
Right now, the disease is most common in medical settings and places where people live closely together or have physical contact, such as athletes, military recruits, school children and prisoners.
Best Practice to Prevent MRSA
This bacterium can live for a while on the floor, on a gym mat, in a bed, in a daycare center or in hospital equipment, so effective cleaning is an important part of stopping the transmission of MRSA.
Cleaning other textile materials is obviously more difficult, but MRSA has been found in carpet, clothing, and upholstered furniture. These should be vacuumed frequently to reduce dust, which can carry MRSA and other pathogens. Chemical disinfection is required for effective sanitisation.
Careful attention should be paid to cleaning and disinfection of gym mats, exercise machines, showers, and floor surfaces between uses that may involve skin contact.
The cleaning schedule should be adjusted according to the level of activity, with more frequent disinfection the busier the room or facility is.
SJS Antibacterial Solution
The chemicals used by SJS on your carpets, upholstery and hard flooring, will kill all bacteria, while remaining safe to people and their pets and are accredited by the NCCA National Carpet Cleaners Association UK.