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Cleaning & Disinfection

Cleaning & disinfection

A disinfectant kills bacteria, but these bacteria have to be accessible. Most bacteria are namely hidden under a layer of grease and dirt. It is, therefore, necessary to clean and degrease before disinfecting. A bacteria under a dirty layer cannot be reached otherwise. Always use a good cleaning agent to remove the layer of grease, before you go into the hallway with a disinfectant. You just don't rinse you off a plate of mayonnaise underneath the tap.

What is important when cleaning?

  • Personal protection
  • Mechanical strength: often a pressure washer
  • The cleaning agent: this is dependent on the contamination, the substrate, and the adhesion.
  • The contact time of the cleaning agent: Through the use of a good adherent foaming cleaning agent, the contact time of the agent can be extended, which can allow the agent to clean in a more effective and deeper manner. Moreover, foam is dynamic; as time progresses, the bubbles will collapse and slide down. Through this process, it scrapes the fat layer of the substrate. A foaming agent is ideal for cleaning vertical surfaces.
  • Temperature has a great effect on cleaning, but unfortunately, when it comes to the shed, its cleaning influence is not strong. There are of course ways, such as the use of steam and hot water high-pressure cleaners, but with a good cleaning agent, proper soaking time and enough strength, this factor can be compensated adequately.

What should I look for when I'm cleaning?

Cleaning, we have it all! With the proper cleaning agents, you will not only keep the shed properly clean, but it is also faster. This allows you to save time, effort and money. The choice of a cleaning agent depends on what needs to be cleaned and from the type of surface from which dirt has to be removed.

What should I look for when I disinfect?

Cleaning a shed using only a pressure washer and a good cleaning agent, is not enough. One of the most common problems in the field of hygiene is visibly cleaning a shed, but forgetting to tackle stubborn bacteria and disease-makers. Disinfectant plays an important role in this regard.

Visibly clean is not enough

When you have completely cleaned, hosed down, foamed, and power washed the shed, by the naked eye the shed looks quite clean. However, the most stubborn bacteria, fungi, and germs have not disappeared yet. The cleaning agent has tackled the fat or lime layer, but now you can only tackle the bacteria underneath with a disinfectant. Make sure you choose the right one, not every disinfectant can be used everywhere!

Where should I look for when choosing a hygiene powder?

A dry environment resulting in reduced germ pressure. Hygiene powders are used to absorb moisture and thereby improve the infection pressure and the shed climate. A good hygiene powder improves air quality and respiratory health of animals and does not give bacteria a chance because the environment remains dry.

Hygiene powders are used for, among other things:

  • Cattle: berths, walkways, young cow's sheds
  • Pigs: rest areas, drinking and eating areas.
  • Poultry: the entire floor, drinking areas, nests, cages, etc.

Is it sufficiently absorbent?

Hygiene powders have different absorbent values. A lower absorbent agent will lose its effect at an earlier stage. Some examples: a: MS DryCare >200%, so it takes 2x the same weight. b. MS Uni-Cal 85% moisture absorption

What remains behind due to the product?

A major problem in many hygiene powders is that the product coagulates and after use ends up in the bottom of the pit. Many powders cake stuck here and are difficult to remove. An advantage of the newer powders is that the product dissolves after absorbing in a sort of slime, which floats on the manure. One such product is MS DryCare.

Dust Formation product?

You can choose from dusty and not dusty products. Check this carefully, when choosing the spreading material that you will use. Dust causes more substance, especially in an open shed.

PH value

Some spreading material has a too high pH value for the skin and is thus irritating for cows and pigs.

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