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Save Time, Money and even Lives with abecs, the Revolutionary Cleaning Concept from Electrolux

25 June 2012

Did you know that toilet seats have less bacteria on them than computer, keyboards, shopping trolleys and steering wheels? In fact, it has recently been reported that an office computer mouse can have three times more bacteria on it than the average toilet seat.

Never before has it been so paramount to take control of the daily cleaning regime for the success of any facility and business. As bacteria becomes more resistant to cleaning methods and products, the threat of infection increases. Offices and workplaces, schools and healthcare buildings, food premises and leisure centres, in fact any community establishment where people come into contact with each other, is at risk. Containing and eliminating the spread of infections and bacteria is vital for the safety of us all.

Help is now available from Electrolux Professional Laundry, one of the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of professional laundry solutions and experts in the field of effective hygiene control. As a revolutionary cleaning concept, abecs controls the spread of bacteria on surfaces and microfibre cleaning cloths, as well as providing a safer and cleaner working and living environment.
 
Using microfibre cloths and mops has proven very effective in collecting bacteria and organisms within its fabric which are held there until laundered. But this can pose a health risk unless handled and decontaminated correctly. With the abecs concept, contaminated microfibre can be removed from the floor and surface areas without posing any risks, as the bacteria is held within the microfibre. As part of the abecs process the microfibre is then laundered by a specific professional washer extractor with special mop programs. The outcome is clean microfibre completely ready to perform with the promised effect. By using this concept you will prevent growth and proliferation of bacteria in soiled cleaning textiles and when damp, abecs leaves a residual sanitation effect on surfaces in between cleaning.

So how does it work? It works by physical attachment of bacteria to the microfibre that is processed within the abecs cleaning concept. Micro-organisms and bacteria are attracted to the positively charged fibres by their net negative charge. The positive charge is automatically imparted into delicate tiny microfibres with no other user intervention required.
Unlike chlorine, ammoniums peroxides and alcohol products, abecs is not a biocide or disinfection chemical, that can damage fabrics as well as a being a threat to the health of cleaning staff by causing allergies, asthma and other respiratory illnesses. The risk of building resistance with microfibre within the abecs process is significantly lower than with chemicals, making it perfectly sustainable and long term effective to use. Any bacteria held within cloths and mops cannot proliferate, so the handling of soiled cleaning materials becomes much safer.
The abecs concept can even double the lifetime of the microfibre mops and cloths compared with when using oxidising agents. It can be laundered at lower temperatures and avoids the need to tumble dry, resulting in large time and energy savings.

Compared to traditional cleaning methods and based on a 42 ward hospital operating two cleaning shifts a day, 365 days per year, 2555 working hours per year can be saved by reducing the number of hours required to prepare detergents and drying the microfibre. This equates to an effective saving of £17805 per year on labour costs, producing greater productivity, leading to greater profitability.

Proven results show that intelligent cleaning with abecs is essential for the protection of any business. It will save time, save money and ultimately can save lives.

The Abecs system was officially launched at ISSA/INTERCLEAN. Electrolux is a global manufacturer of professional laundry solutions.

For further information, please contact: julie.fell@electrolux.co.uk

About the Electrolux Group: Electrolux is a global leader in household appliances and appliances for professional use, selling more than 40 million products to customers in more than 150 markets every year. The company focuses on innovative products that are thoughtfully designed, based on extensive consumer insight, to meet the real needs of consumers and professionals. Electrolux products include refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, vacuum cleaners, cookers and air-conditioners sold under esteemed brands such as Electrolux, AEG, Eureka and Frigidaire. In 2010 Electrolux had sales of SEK 106 billion and 52,000 employees. For more information go to www.electrolux.com/press  and www.electrolux.com/news .


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