Why should I use the VHP method?
H₂O₂ (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 your 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 of our customers perform the fumigation themselves before we attend for a service, however, by encapsulating our expertise, can save your time with our equipment bio-decontamination service (EBDS) and perform the fumigation prior to service ensuring a full and successful service with minimal disruption and downtime. We can also fumigate and service several cabinets at the same time. Not only does the EBDS service save you time, it also saves you the capital outlay of buying your own equipment.
Want to know more about EBDS or any of our other services and products? Get in touch to discuss your requirements today:
+44 (0)1252 372333/ FrankH@chts.co.uk for the UK, or
+353 (0)1824 3670/ firstname.lastname@example.org for our Irish division, BPS Crowthorne.