11 November 2020

How effective is your cleaning company, and the products they use?

Submitted by Moloko Ramashapa
How effective is your cleaning company, and the products they use?

Burt Rodrigues CEO of Biodx gives his insight on the managing your cleaning company.

Managing your cleaning company

“Your staff have come back, albeit warily but with confidence in the fact you’ve assured them you’re having your premises thoroughly cleaned with guaranteed disinfection products. And you probably believe this. But should you be so confident?

In the last seven months competition in the field of cleaning and disinfection has been at an all-time high amongst cleaning companies and you’d be hard pressed to find one company that won’t advertise that they meet all requirements. But the question remains do they genuinely comply? Are those NRCS and SABS or SAHPRA labels on their products genuine or simply great fakes? In fact are they present at all?

Faking it

“The bottom line is that it costs money to produce a product that meets these requirements and generally in the production phase the first thing to go by way of saving money, will be on the chemical bill. “They probably have good intentions of selling a registered product but due to skimping and fighting for the scraps, they lower their price and the customer who’s paid for a first rate product gets a second rate disinfectant!

Demand proof of certification

“It’s up to the procurement officers to ask their cleaning companies for a current registration for the NRCS and SABS that demonstrates efficacy against both viruses and bacteria. No certification – no order should be the norm. Until then people in companies, patients in clinics, children in schools and students in universities are all vulnerable and in turn so is the rest of the country.”

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About Biodx
Biodx is on a journey to reduce society’s dependence on synthetic chemicals. Harnessing the power of biotechnology, we’re breaking boundaries, crossing new frontiers, and helping to evolve the future of disinfection. All towards enabling a better world.

With technical support from the CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) as well as financial support from TIA (Technology Innovation Agency) and IDC (Industrial Development Corporation), we’ve spent the last 15 years researching and developing cutting edge antimicrobial and antiviral technologies, proven in field trials to be between 8% and 52% more effective than conventional disinfecting chemicals.

Using a natural citrus extract stabilised with an organic biodegradable compound, which contains no chlorine, ethanol or aldehydes. Non-corrosive and earth-friendly, the formulation, rapidly kills 99.999% of many bacteria species and is also effective against viruses.

Substantiated by NRCS and SABS SANS (636, 1853) certified, Biodx offers a revolutionary active ingredient for formulators of sanitisers and disinfectants supplying contract cleaning, healthcare/medical, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, retail, manufacturing and agricultural industries.

Biodx has applied for EU BPR registration and subsequently had products submitted for testing and verification to stringent EU NEN standards in the Netherlands. Biodx products conform to the above standards.


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