Rectification Update: Low temperature washing, solvents, cleaning effect and hygiene

Rectification update: CINET stated that for effective killing of microorganisms and viruses when using low temperatures, washing / wet cleaning processes require the addition of a disinfectant. If high temperatures are used, a minimum of 80 degrees C at 10 minutes or 70 degrees C at 25 minutes applies. This information is correct.

It was also stated that PER would effectively and adequately disinfect on its self. This information was based on an English study commissioned by the Guild of Cleaners and Launderers. This turns out to be incorrect. PER also disinfects effectively only in combination with a disinfectant.

Additional research by the Guild of Cleaners and Launderers (UK) shows that PER Perchlorethylene effectively cleans and kills microorganisms including viruses in any case. The research also shows that wet cleaning / wet washing at a temperature of 30 degrees or lower does not kill microorganisms and viruses without the addition of a disinfectant.

In case a disinfectant is used, it is important that the dosage is optimal. And that it is checked whether the product, due to possible higher alkalinity, is suitable for sensitive textiles such as silk or wool.

An additional tip, especially when customers visit the company, is to regularly clean surfaces such as the counter and the like with an alcoholic disinfectant/cleaning agent in case of small areas up to 0.5 m2; for surfaces that are larger, a product with chlorine or with a “virus claim” is recommended.