Winter’s Coming: UK Gets Set For Yearly Virus Battle

As the British winter creeps closer, millions of people around the country begin to succumb to colds, flu and stomach problems.

Indeed, open any newspaper in the next few months and you’ll find heaps of Norovirus related headlines, as hospital wards close and well over a million people are infected.

However, whilst hospitals are particularly vulnerable, they aren’t the only establishments prone to outbreaks.

In fact, infectious viruses can occur anywhere, from a school in Suffolk to a workplace in Worthing, with germs often surviving for several days, as infected people contaminate surfaces or objects.

Although these surfaces can be cleaned manually and bacteria removed, it’s more effective to opt for a fogging approach to battle those nasty airborne pathogens.

Prevention Is Better Than Cure

This is because those affected by vomiting, Norovirus, swine flu or C.diff project pathogenic microbes into the air, which land on surfaces and out of reach areas – and this can lead to viruses spreading.

Importantly, research shows applying disinfectants and biocides via aerosol or fogging reduces the number of pathogens when compared to manual surface cleaning on its own.

Here at Rentokil Specialist Hygiene, we’re well equipped to fight bacteria this winter, with our fogging machines and mobile disinfection team ready to get to work sterilising large areas in next to no time, which means minimal downtime for your business.

Crucially, you needn’t wait until an outbreak occurs, as we can even offer mobile disinfection as a routine, regular service, which will help remove airborne pathogens and keep your workforce on its feet over winter.

If you’d like to learn more about mobile disinfection for your firm, please get in touch with a member of the team today – we’d be delighted to help.