Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Our Coronavirus Antiviral Disinfection Service in 5 Steps
Although all the restrictions are lifted, Cleaning Express continues providing the services on request.
Initially, we carry out a survey of your property – to assess what needs to be done.
Next, our technicians will prepare the property for the disinfection process.
We then disinfect the property with a fogging machine, using a bio detergent which is very effective against COVID-19 and other viruses and bacteria.
The disinfectant agent must be left on the surfaces for 60 minutes to work effectively in order to kill the virus and any bacteria.
The bio detergent will leave an invisible protection layer. The period of effectiveness depends on how often the surface is used.
Does it kill the Coronavirus?
Yes, it does. Coronavirus is a basic ‘enveloped’ virus. The virus is enclosed by a lipid membrane (a fat like substance,) this membrane (envelope) is used by the virus to attach itself to the host cell, the virus then penetrates the host cell and replicates itself. The envelope is actually quite fragile, and susceptible to changes in temperature, pH levels and Disinfectants.
Like most enveloped viruses, outside of the human body, they are very weak and easily destroyed with hot water and disinfectant (hence all the media advice to wash your hands!) Needless to say, you cannot kill viruses so easily once they are inside the human body, so never, ever consume a disinfectant!
Is it safe?
Yes. It is both child-friendly and pet-friendly. Our Bio Product is derived from natural plant oils and is an environmentally-friendly bio disinfectant. It is suitable for most textile surfaces in the home – pH neutral and safe on wool.
Do you provide a certificate after disinfection?
Yes we do. After completing antiviral disinfection we will provide you with a proof of disinfection certificate.
What European Standards do you hold?
We have the following European Standards: E14476, EN1276, EN1650.
Why is fogging the best option for antiviral disinfection?
Tests show that traditional wiping of surfaces only clears around 11% of bacteria and viruses, according to the British Medical Journal. In fact, the system can even end up spreading the germs because they attach to the cloth and then are wiped onto clean surfaces. Not only that, but there are many hard to reach spots that regular cleaning cannot reach.
Will the treatment last?
Yes, it will. We use a product which is QAT based. Quaternary ammonium compounds (QAT) take longer to work but provide longer lasting protection. They are best applied and left on the surface in order to (in effect) kill the virus. They disrupt the envelope membrane, which exposes the nucleocapsid, affecting it‘s ability to infect subsequent cells. In general, it can last weeks but there is some advice to go along with that as we like to be realistic – for two reasons, if the area is high use then the product will get worn off, plus it has a microbial load limit so once enough contamination has been reintroduced then it will not be as effective.
How long does the disinfection take?
The antiviral disinfection procedure takes anything between 30 to 90 minutes for our technician to disinfect, depending on the size of your property. After that, the product needs 60 minutes to take effect.
What viruses and bacteria does our Bio Product eliminate?
Vaccinia Virus – Coronavirus
Adenovirus – Avian Bronchitis Virus – Canine Distemper Virus – Canine Parvovirus –
Feline Calici Virus (SRSV) – Feline Leukaemia Virus – Feline Panleukopaenia Virus –
Feline Picornavirus – Hepatitis B Virus – Herpes Simplex Type 1 (HSV 1)
Herpes Simplex Type 2 – Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) – Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis Virus
Influenza Virus Type A – Newcastle Disease Virus – Porcine Parvovirus – Pseudorabies Virus
Rabies Virus – Respiratory Syncytial Virus – Rubella Virus – Transmissible Gastroenteritis
Bacteria and Spores:
Staphylococcus aureus (3 separate multi-resistant strains) Pseudomonas aeruginosa (multi-resistant strain)
Escherichia coli (including O157 and multi-resistant strains) – Enterococcus hirae –
Klebsiella pneumoniae – Salmonella choleraesuis – Salmonella enteritidis – Salmonella typhi –
Salmonella typhimurium – Staphylococcus epidermidis – Streptococcus faecalis (multi-resistant strain) –
Streptococcus pyogenes – Acinetobacter calcoaceticus – Bordatella bronchiseptica –
Clostridium difficile – Enterobacter aerogenes – Enterobacter cloacae – Fusobacterium necrophorum –
Listeria monocytogenes – Pasteurella multocida – Proteus mirabilis – Proteus vulgaris-
Serratia marcescens – Shigella flexeri – Shigella sonnei – Chlamydia psittaci
How quickly can I book an appointment?
We will try to get you an appointment within the next one or two days after contacting us.
Do You Have A Cancellation Fee?
Yes – if you cancel on the day the Disinfection Service is scheduled for, you will lose your deposit.
Do I need to pay for the Congestion Charge or for parking charges?
Yes. The Client is requested to arrange suitable parking space for our vehicles in close proximity to the property and to cover any parking/Congestion Charge expenses if applicable.
What payment methods do you accept?
We accept debit/credit cards, and cash payment directly to our team.
Can you provide me with an invoice?
Yes, we will send you a receipt via email, or if you require a paper copy it will be sent by post.
Are you qualified?
Yes, we are qualified to carry out antiviral disinfection and have received the appropriate information, instruction and training.
We have achieved the required standard in Infection Control and Bio-Hazard Fogging.
As for the carpet cleaning services, we are qualified and fully-trained members of NCCA (National Carpet Cleaners Association) – the UK’s recognised industry qualification.
Are you insured?
Yes, we are fully insured.
What happens if your technician damages anything?
We are fully insured and if an accident happens we have full cover.