There’s no denying that COVID-19 has dramatically increased awareness of hygiene and sanitisation, but up until now the benefits of surface sanitisation have been widely overlooked.

This new virus is spread by respiratory droplets from an infected person coughing or sneezing in close range of other people, or via surfaces that an infected person leaves contaminated by sneezing, coughing or touching. The droplets can travel six feet and can survive on a surface for up to 9 hours! With this in mind, it is essential to stay on top of hygiene to prevent the risk of COVID-19.

The fact that COVID-19 has been proven to survive on surfaces for a number of hours means those that manage cleaning in public locations need to be extra vigilant and fastidious with hygiene practices. Using the Blue Evolution superheated steam-machine, with its Ultra Violet Light bacteria killing system, is an effective weapon against the spread of infection.

The Blue Evolution S+ Steam Machine is the world’s most advanced steam and vacuum cleaner with 8 bars of high steam pressure. This machine is designed to sanitise all surfaces and work environments, eliminating germs and bacteria like a boss! This machine will help combat viruses and disease, and help to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

In New Zealand, there are currently eight active cases as of 16th March 2020, however, with the latest restrictions put in place by government on travel, there’s no need to panic as there are many ways to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Arden has released unprecedented measures, which includes everyone returning to New Zealand from overseas being required to self-isolate for 14 days to avoid the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak in New Zealand.

This is an important time to work together as a country, ensuring we are all considerate of each other. Please make a conscious effort to follow the guidelines presented by the Ministry of Health. And remember, Keep Calm and Wash your Hands!

As always, the friendly team here at Proquip are on hand to help with all of your cleaning machine requirements, and our sister company, Frontline, have some Ministry of Health approved products to combat the spread of bacteria and viral infections. Together our variety of innovative cleaning solutions and equipment will keep you, your clients and your customers as safe as possible.

Contact your friendly local Proquip sales team if you’d like more information or a free demonstration on the Blue Evolution S+ Steam Machine.