Surface cleaning & disinfection is one of the most effective ways to stop the spread of infection. Various studies have shown that contaminated surfaces are an established route of transmission for high-risk pathogens.1
The covid-19 pandemic has reinforced why it is so important to practice good hygiene and ensure surfaces, particularly those that are classed as ‘high-risk’, are cleaned and disinfected frequently avoiding any chance of cross contamination. High-risk areas are those more likely to become contaminated with bodily fluids (for example commodes) and other frequently-handled re-usable equipment, which subsequently provide a higher risk of transmission of infectious diseases. This is especially important within communal bathrooms and other shared areas.
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Azo™ Detergent Wipes
Detergent wipes are specifically designed to physically remove dirt and organic matter from surfaces. These wipes clean, they do NOT disinfect. They are often in yellow packagingDiscover the full range of detergent wipes here
Azo™ 70% IPA Disinfectant Wipes
Disinfectant wipes offer convenient and rapid disinfection of surfaces, effective against MRSA, E.coli and a range of other pathogens including Coronavirus. These wipes disinfect, they do NOT clean. They are often in red packaging. We also have a non-medical device product which is blue.Discover the full range of disinfectant wipes & sprays here
Azo™ Universal Wipes
Universal wipes offer two-in-one cleaning and disinfection of surfaces, offering broad spectrum efficacy against a range of bacteria, yeasts and viruses including Norovirus and Coronavirus. These wipes clean AND disinfect making it the perfect solution for routine cleaning. They are often in green packaging.Discover the full range of universal wipes and sprays here
Why choose Azo™ surface cleaning and disinfection wipes?
- Established brand for over 35 years
- Comprehensive product range
- High quality and performance
- Manufactured in the UK
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Effective surface cleaning and disinfection requires a combination of appropriate product and practice. Multiple human factors can affect cleaning and disinfection outcomes, with some observational studies noting that high-touch surfaces are sometimes only briefly wiped, sometimes for as little as 1-2 seconds.2
Using the right amount of wipes for the right amount of time is critical to achieving effective surface disinfection. A recent study found that a wipe’s effectiveness was significantly greater when only a 1-2ft2 area was wiped, as opposed to when an 8 ft2 area was wiped with a single wipe.3
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It is vitally important to take advantage of the resources available and our experienced team are on hand to provide advice and training for you and your teams to help ensure effective surface cleaning and disinfection practices, helping to minimise the risk of cross-infection.
- Otter, J.A. et al (2016) Transmission of SARS and MERS coronaviruses and influenza virus in healthcare settings: the possible role of dry surface contamination. Journal of Hospital Infection. 92 235e250
- West, et al. (2018) Surface area wiped, product type, and target strain impact bactericidal efficacy of ready-to-use disinfectant towelettes. Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control;7:122.
- Boyce, J, M. (2020) A review of wipes used to disinfect hard surfaces in health care facilities. American Journal of Infection Control.