With more and more dangerous pathogens and life threatening microbes exhibiting a frightening trend of resistance to chemicals, , we have come up with the answer - dry steam vapour.
This process, backed by the substantiation of microbiological research and lab testing, has recently been introduced into South Africa and other global markets, arguably in the nick of time. Reports abound, particularly in South Africa, of the poor standards of hygiene in clinics and hospitals - so much so that new born babies and other vulnerable patients are constantly at risk.
Setting New Hygiene Standards: Introducing the new Provap 7
Dry Steam Vapour (DSV) cleaning technology for the cleaning and disinfection of medical devices such as patient beds, mattresses, privacy curtains, seat and other commonhand contact surfaces (plastic laminate, stainless steel, vinyl, wood) typically found in healthcare environments. The technology is based on the application of controlled superheated dry steam vapour by purpose-designed steam vapour delivery tools. Compact and transportable, the ProVap 7 Vac steam cleaner is a sleek commercial cleaning machine. Using vapor steam heated to 180°C and delivered at 130 PSI this machine is a supreme, versatile cleaner without the need to use aggressive cleaning chemicals or detergents.
With the extraction facility on the ProVap 7 Vac, the applications are truly limitless. Clean and sanitize all surfaces in bathrooms, locker rooms, classrooms, kitchens, office buildings and especially healthcare facilities. The water filtration system in the vacuum is guaranteed to eliminate 99.99% of hazardous extracted germs.
“A far more reliable and therefore safer, alternative to the broad use of chemicals, and one growing in favour with many hospitals and residential care homes, is the use of steam sanitising systems”
'Kill' rate of between 80% and 90%
According to laboratory testing, validated by the prominent Applied Science Lab in the Netherlands, the Dry Steam Vapour Clean system destroyed antibiotic resistant superbugs in less than two seconds and recorded a microbial 'kill' rate of between 80% and 90%.
Infection control: steam cleaning
The new ProVap technology is said to be the world's first steam cleaning system to offer proven validated results for decontamination. It is a truism that cleaning materials and equipment by their very use soon become dirty and contaminated and thus liable to transport the contamination into other areas. We've all seen a dirty mop. Hence the problems with infection control in hospital wards around the globe, compounded perhaps by an over-reliance upon inefficiently applied cleaning chemicals - to which bacteria could potentially become increasingly resistant.