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ServiceMaster Clean: Fighting the War against Infection

25 March 2010

Leading specialist cleaning provider ServiceMaster Clean is offering UK businesses a comprehensive infection control package to help safeguard the UK’s workforce. After the recent outbreak of Swine Flu and the continuing threat of the super bugs MRSA and E-Coli, businesses and employers need to ensure that they continue to protect staff and clients against harmful bacteria and infections.

ServiceMaster Clean has been working with product manufacturers for a number of years now and has developed a range of cleaning products which ensures that ServiceMaster Clean are at the forefront of infection control. The anti-bacterial agent, Hygienilac is added to a number of ServiceMaster Cleans’ cleaning products and prevents bacteria’s access to nutrients so that they starve and die. These products are 99.9% effective against a long list of bacteria such as MRSA, E-Coli, C-Difficile and Salmonella and the Hygienilac additive is independently tested and approved by the NHS.

Armed with the very best tools for the job and a high level of training, ServiceMaster Clean is able to provide an effective cleaning and sanitisation process, to eliminate or control the risk of infection and cross contamination.

Ian McCormack, senior technician at ServiceMaster Clean says, "When Swine Flu swept across the UK, ServiceMaster Clean was one of the first companies in the industry to adapt and respond to this environmental hazard. We were able to offer a solution to the Swine Flu virus almost immediately thanks to our range of products containing Hygienilac. We have worked hard to develop a service that guarantees our customers a level of protection for themselves, their employees and their customers."

"When we are brought in by a customer to carry out anti bacterial work, our recommendation is that all soft furnishings including carpets, curtains and upholstery are cleaned and sanitised. In an establishment such as a residential home or hotel we would also recommend that beds and mattresses are also sanitised. The benefits of using a company like ServiceMaster Clean, is that our products provide ongoing protection even after we leave."

One ServiceMaster Clean business in South Devon works closely with the local NHS to provide an efficient and effective service to health establishments across the area.

In February this year they were called in to clean and sanitise the upholstery in a local doctor’s surgery. Using one of ServiceMaster Cleans’ unique cleaning products, they were able to hygienically clean and protect seating in both the waiting room and clinical rooms of the surgery, applying a protective, soil resistant coating, leaving all upholstery with up to 12 months protection against bacteria, including MRSA and C-Difficile. Natalie Tovagliari, at ServiceMaster Clean, South Devon says, "Whilst customers come to ServiceMaster Clean because of our cleaning expertise and long standing reputation, we find that one of the most important parts of our service is actually helping our clients to reassure their customers and demonstrate that they are taking active measures to tackle infection control. We therefore provide customers with a certificate on completion of work, to give them confidence in the cleanliness of the premises and demonstrate that they are being looked after in a safe environment."

ServiceMaster Clean offers three bacteria-busting solutions:

  • Deep clean– using a unique range of fabric protectors (6-12 months protection) and surface lacquers offering up to 5 years antibacterial protection
  • Protect - by offering a regular programme of infection control
  • Maintain
  • - floors and upholstery (providing up to 72 hours protection)

With over 200 local businesses in the UK, ServiceMaster Clean provides a specialist carpet & upholstery cleaning service to the domestic and commercial markets and as part of the ServiceMaster Group, offers customers over 50 years of experience in the UK cleaning industry. For further information visit

www.servicemasterclean.co.uk or call 0800 021 3073


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