Tech Talk

About bleaches

The two broad types of bleaches incorporated into Mountain’s products are Oxygen based bleach Chlorine based bleach Both types bleach, and kill germs and mould. Neither type actually cleans, and must be combined with cleaning agents such as found in PeroxyClean, Wonderwash and Chlorfoam, to clean as well as bleach and sanitise. Oxygen based bleaches Liquid oxygen bleaching products contain hydrogen peroxide, and solid (powder) oxygen bleaches, such as laundry stain remover powder, contain sodium percarbonate. The oxygen based bleaches act using “oxy-action”, that is they are reactive chemicals that readily breakdown to release oxygen, which in turn oxidises organic [ ... read more ]

By |2013-08-15T04:08:05+10:00August 15th, 2013|Tech Talk|

Tackling persistent urine smell in grout

Problem Keeping high-use amenities fresh and clean smelling is often a problem. One common cause of odour is when the grout in the mens’ toilets becomes stained from urine, leading to a persistent urine smell. In some cases the grout goes black, suggesting a a secondary mould issue. Cover-up air fresheners do nothing to tackle the problem at source. And taken to the extreme, re-grouting is an expensive, worst-case solution. Solution In cases like this we recommend the following process: Apply PeroxyClean neat using a small, hard brush (wearing appropriate PPE) and gently agitate. Leave for 15 minutes. Agitate again [ ... read more ]

By |2013-08-15T04:02:56+10:00August 15th, 2013|Tech Talk|

Cleaning, sanitisation & disinfection – what’s the difference?

Effective cleaning must occur, before sanitisation or disinfection can take place. Cleaning Organic deposits from food residues, such as oils, greases and proteins, harbour bacteria and may prevent the sanitiser/disinfectant from coming into physical contact with the surface that needs to be sanitised. For this reason, surfaces must be clean to ensure effective sanitisation or disinfection. Organic deposits may inactivate or reduce the effectiveness of some types of sanitisers, such as hypochlorites (chlorine bleach). Cleaning protocols are generally based around the following: 1. Large soils and residues are initially removed by scraping or other mechanical means, followed by rinsing. 2. [ ... read more ]

By |2013-08-15T03:54:24+10:00August 15th, 2013|Tech Talk|
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