Crowthorne: Why use the VHP method?

15-Apr-2020

The company explains why VHP is proven to be an effective decontaminator, a more rapid and convenient means of fumigation, and less hazardous to health than traditional fumigation methods

HO (hydrogen peroxide) is an oxidising agent which, when it comes into contact with micro-organisms, oxidises their cells or spores, thus deactivating them. It is however, a surface decontaminant so may not penetrate dirt and detritus; heavily soiled surfaces should be thoroughly cleaned prior to decontamination. This system is operated at ambient room temperature and relative humidity, without the need to significantly reduce humidity, which was traditionally required for fumigation bio-decontamination.

There is now a large body of published scientific research demonstrating that hydrogen peroxide vapour technology is able to inactivate bacteria, viruses and fungi, as well as reduce healthcare associated infections (HAIs), giving you assurance of a 6-log spore reduction.

Not only is VHP proven to be an effective decontaminator, it is a more rapid and convenient means of fumigation, reducing equipment downtime, and is significantly less hazardous to health than traditional fumigation methods. Equipment and rooms which are subject to regular health and safety testing and validation, or need regular servicing should be decontaminated appropriately prior to these activities.

Many Crowthorne customers perform the fumigation themselves before the company attends for a service, however, utilising the expertise of its staff can save time with the equipment bio-decontamination service (EBDS) and perform the fumigation prior to service, ensuring a full and successful service with minimal disruption and downtime. Crowthorne can also fumigate and service several cabinets at the same time. Not only does the EBDS service save time, it also saves you the capital outlay of buying equipment.

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