Australian Guidelines for Sanitising Soft Surfaces During a Suspected Viral Outbreak

Steam on Soft Furnishings

Sanitising Soft Surfaces

The Communicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA) recommend that sanitising soft surfaces, furnishings and carpets that they be steam cleaned when possible. Frequently touched surfaces such as chairs should be cleaned at least twice daily and more so during busy periods.

Steam Australia’s quality dry steam machines produce steam at >170°C which penetrates deep into the surface leaving surfaces clean and dry ready for immediate use.

  • Meets department of Health's cleaning recommendations
  • Suitable for hard and soft furnishings
  • Easy to use
  • Leaves surfaces dry
  • Sanitise hard to reach corners and crevasses
  • Proven sanitation results in hospitals throughout Australia and New Zealand

Steam and microfibre is a hospital approved cleaning method and is recommended for effectively killing and removing 99.9% bacteria without the use of chemicals.

Steam Australia has been involved in rolling out result driven cleaning methods within hospitals and aged cares throughout Australia and New Zealand. Our expertise, training and on-going support will help ensure a smooth transition into the safer cleaning methodology.

We have a huge range of commercial steam cleaning machines available for sale and hire and supply some of Australia’s leading companies as well as steam cleaners for hospitality and accommodation cleaning. We supply many industries including healthcare and aged-care facilities, hospitality, retailers, Food manufacturers, Schools, universities and childcare, hotels, motels, pubs and clubs.

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How often should I clean?

Frequently touched points should be cleaned at least twice daily and more so after busy periods (i.e. reception desks, waiting room chairs, ER chairs).

Who recommends steam cleaning?

The Australian Governments guidelines provided by the CDNA recommend steam cleaning soft surfaces and a carpets in the event of viral agents.

The UK government recommends steam specifically against Covid-19.

Can our Dry steam units kill Covid-19?

There is still little known about Covid-19. Professor Bloomfield from UNLV says “to actively kill the virus you need temperatures of around 60 degrees [Celsius]”. Our machines heat the boiler to >176°C drastically reducing the contact time required.

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