There is an opinion that perhaps we should stop cleaning surfaces. Recent NY Times article.
We respectfully disagree.
This is similar to saying we should not wash our hands or we should reduce hygiene. We think the problem has more to do with the excessive use of toxic chemicals (yes, chemicals in concentrations are toxic). We do not recommend UV Ultra-Violet because the damage effects of UV on human tissues and cells are cumulative.
We recommend steam. Why Steam?
How does one measure the hygienic quality or cleanliness of a surface? (Please click for measurement information).
HealthySurface® is a service in which surfaces are restored to, and maintained at, an original condition utilizing treatment provided by the superheated steam process and apparatus of SaniZap®. HealthySurface® provides the removal of foreign substances from objects and surfaces to initial conditions including cleanliness, texture, or scent. Cleanliness, as used here, may be defined as the removal of any content not initially present on a surface. Mighty steam is low oxygen above common inversion temperatures. A treatment provided by HealthySurface® will remove or reduce microbes when employed properly . However, repeated applications or other sanitation processes could be necessary to maintain these conditions on a more permanent basis. How long a microbe can live on a surface often depends on the microbe. There is no hard-and-fast rule for how long a virus can survive outside of a host (some published information is given below – see also news). The type of surface and environmental temperature and humidity all come into play. Deep-cleaning with SaniZap® is recommended particularly for reaching vegetative bacteria.
Please read below for reported information on virus residence on surfaces. Please note that technical and microbiological information is constantly evolving. Bayzi Corporation will continue to add to news as more information becomes commonly available.