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The interests of our customers and our communities are at the centre of everything we do, and this is particularly important during these challenging times.
Today, our 155+ strong Autosmart franchisees across the UK and Ireland continue to visit customers and bring chemicals direct to your door that clean premises, homes and vehicles that could provide a lifeline in the defence against Coronavirus.
It doesn’t stop there. With our extensive knowledge and an Autosmart product for every application you can be sure that you are getting market-leading customer service.
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness, ranging from the common cold to more severe disease such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-Cov).
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The best way to protect yourself is to avoid being exposed to the virus. The following steps help to prevent the spread of virus:
Good hand washing is, and remains, the first line of defence against spreading the Coronavirus. Hand washing with soap is better than with alcohol sanitisers, which should only be used if water is not available. Medicated or biocidal hand cleaners are no more effective than normal soaps.
The best practice involves using a 2 stage clean / disinfect process. If a disinfectant is not available, then cleaning alone has significant benefits.
The cell wall or “skin” of the Coronavirus is a lipid i.e. it is similar to oils and fats. This means that alkaline products that break down fats, oil and grease also have the potential to kill the virus. Scrubbing the surface also helps, as the mechanical action can further break down the cell wall and remove any stubborn grime that could harbour the virus.
After scrubbing the surface, rinse or wipe over the surface with a damp cloth to remove residue. Then dispose of the cloth.
Decontamination: for cleaning high risk areas or decontamination of areas where there has been confirmed infection, disinfect area with Bleach diluted 1:40. Bleach is widely acknowledged as the most effective disinfectant versus COVID-19 and is recommended by organisations such as the World Health Organisation and NHS.
To ensure that we continue to supply cleaning products to our customers, we have made changes to the way we operate to prevent the risk of spreading Coronavirus, including :
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