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Now more than ever, home is a place we can feel safe and we want you to feel great in your own four walls. We do everything we can to help you keep it like that. With our expertise in cleaning, long lasting products and clever cleaning techniques we can help you fight bacteria, germs and viruses and their contamination. Build on your cleaning know how and add these new cleaning techniques and tips for a hygienic home.

4-COLOUR CODING SYSTEM

4-COLOUR CODING SYSTEM

The basic thinking behind Colour Coded Cleaning: Use different coloured cloths for different types of tasks around your home, to avoid cross contamination of bacteria, germs and viruses.

This easy system is an established cleaning standard in professional environments like hospitals and restaurants where cross contamination will lead to illness. You would not want to clean your kitchen surfaces with a cloth that has been previously used to clean the toilet seat in the bathroom. This best practice used in hospitals is easy to replicate in your home.

COLOUR CODING CAN BE BROKEN DOWN INTO 4 AREAS

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For this system to work you will need to assign different colours of cleaning cloths to each area, making it easily identifiable. This hygienic cleaning system can be applied to any cleaning equipment used in each area: e.g. microfibre cloths.

We can recommend the Marigold Let it Shine Microfibre cloths for this

Change Your Mop Refills Regularly

Change Your Mop Refills Regularly

As bacteria, viruses and germs multiply particularly well in a moist environment it is important to let your mop pads thoroughly dry and change or wash cleaning cloths frequently.

All Vileda Mops are very durable and can be cleaned in the washing machine to remove all dirt and debris.

Looking after our planet is always front of mind, you can wash several mop head refills at the same time, or add to your main wash.
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Many germs are spread via our hands. Therefore it's important to keep your hands clean and protect them. Wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds, making sure you clean your thumbs, in-between your fingers and the backs of your hands.

MAXIMUM COMFORT & SAFETY

MAXIMUM COMFORT & SAFETY

How Gloves Help: Wearing disposable gloves such as the Marigold Latex Disposable gloves helps during cleaning because it makes you aware of what you are doing with your hands and you are less likely to touch your face with gloved hands.

The usage of disposable gloves are the best choice for cleaning delicate areas (e.g. toilets) or removing unpleasant items (e.g. vomit or dog faeces).

Disposable gloves should then be thrown away straight after use.

CLEAN HANDS AND A CLEAN HOME

 

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Hand hygiene is an important key for a safe home. Therefore, the innovative VILEDA floor cleaning systems are designed for a hands-free clean.

The VILEDA Turbo and Ultramax Turbo bucket systems allow for a hand free wring of the mop head.

Your hands stay clean and dry.

REMOVES OVER 99 % OF BACTERIA* WITH WATER

 

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JUST A QUICK WIPE OR DUSTING? THAT'S YESTERDAY'S CLEANING!


VILEDA mop pads are made with microfibres, which consist of millions of tiny synthetic fibres. While you mop your floor, all of these tiny fibres loosen the dirt and physically pick it up – also removing over 99% of bacteria without the use of harsh cleaning chemicals, in fact you get this result from just water alone.

For an even more hygienic home you can still use your favourite cleaning solution as part of your clean with your VILEDA mop:

1 cap of detergent (30ml) is enough for 5 litres of water

If you use a detergent with alcohol (e.g. disinfectant), better use cold water. The alcohol would evaporate in hot water.

VILEDA microfibre mop heads are very durable and can be machine washed.

It’s good to have several mop refills for backup at home. It is best to swap refills frequently and wash all cleaning equipment together.

* Removes E. coli & S. aureus from hardwood floor & ceramic tile as tested at a 3rd party lab. Research by an independent, accredited institute for microbiology & immunology.

Special tip: To disinfect large areas simply pour disinfectant directly into the tank of the Vileda 1-2 Spray SprayMop. (dilute according to disinfectant instructions). Its spray head easily accesses and disinfects hard to reach and bacteria-prone areas - e.g. underneath the toilet.

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CLEANING WITH A "HORIZONTAL 8"

In order to move all dirt particles towards the centre of the room and to avoid just moving the dirt from one corner to another, move the mop in a flowing movement, just like a horizontal 8.
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This method also alleviates stress on your joints and prevents shoulder and back pain. The area is cleaned with minimal effort. This cleaning technique can be used on all hard floor surfaces.
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THE BACTERIA KILLER

With no need for chemicals and other cleaning substances that might damage your floors, the VILEDA Steam Cleaner uses the power of steam to kill 99.9% of bacteria and remove other unhygienic residue on your floors. This floor steamer heats up and is ready to use in just 15 seconds.

THE RIGHT WAY OF CLEANING – EVERYWHERE

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THE RIGHT WAY OF CLEANING – EVERYWHERE

Bacteria especially loves moist environments and like to multiply where we don't expect them to. What's the best way to clean a room? The floor first, then the shelves, or the other way around?
Our hygiene concept will not only save you time, but will keep your home 99% bacteria-free from top to bottom.
Here's the first secret of the concept: "top to bottom" is in itself the perfect cleaning system: Start with ceilings. Then tackle work surfaces, tables and drawers, working your way downwards.

SPECIAL TIPS FOR EACH AREA

 

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BATHROOM

Use separate cleaning cloths for the sanitary area – shower, washbasin, tiles.

Wipe doorknobs, light switches and other hand-contact surfaces regularly. A large population of bacteria live here and are easily spread when touched by your hands.

Bacteria loves to multiply in wet rooms. To prevent this wipe each surface dry with separate cleaning cloths or a squeegee right after showering or washing.

TOILET

The toilet should be the last clean, wash your cleaning cloths and thoroughly clean the toilet seat on both sides.

Always use gloves to protect your hands

Scrub the toilet rim and interior with the toilet brush.

Frequently contacted areas should be washed more often with a separate cloth: for example the flush button, door handle and toilet brush

KITCHEN

Use separate cleaning cloths for dishes and work surfaces

Allow scourers, hand and tea towels to dry thoroughly

Regularly clean the sink, work surfaces, kitchen appliances and door or cabinet handles with warm water

Empty the bin frequently and wash it out with warm water and detergent at least once a week.

Wash your cloths straight after use at 60° C.

Your dish brush can be cleaned by regularly adding to your dishwasher.

HOME OFFICE

In the current world climate, more and more people are working from home. Whether this is short-term or long-term: bacteria multiply frequently on heavily touched hardware such as your desk, laptop or keyboard.

Use separate cleaning cloths for work surfaces and hardware.

Remove crumbs and coarse dirt carefully from your computer or laptop keyboard with a vacuum cleaner on a low setting. Gently wipe gaps with cotton wool pads or a toothbrush.

Deep clean the mouse or keyboard with a damp microfibre cloth. Remove stubborn dirt with a damp, but thoroughly wrung cloth.

Remove dust from the monitor with a soft microfibre cloth and wipe away greasy finger marks etc. with a damp microfibre cloth.

Tip: Clean the screen or keyboard with caution, as this sensitive hardware can easily damage.
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