Even before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, maintaining stringent cleaning and disinfection protocols has been a fundamental practice in medical settings like GP clinics, doctor surgeries, and dental practices. The thorough cleaning of surroundings, work areas, and equipment is not just a matter of hygiene but a necessity for ensuring the safety and well-being of both healthcare professionals and patients alike.

Cleaning in these environments differs significantly from home cleaning due to the specialised nature of medical facilities and the need to adhere to specific regulations. The stakes are much higher, as any lapses in cleaning protocols could lead to the spread of infections and diseases, compromising the very essence of healthcare facilities meant to promote healing.

It is a structured and systematic process that needs to align with the latest regulations and guidelines set forth by relevant authorities. In the United Kingdom, for instance, the NHS National Standards of Healthcare Cleanliness 2021 established the benchmark for cleanliness in healthcare environments. This regulatory framework outlines the necessary protocols, standards, and expectations for maintaining a safe and sanitised medical setting.

The Superiority of Superheated Steam

Superheated steam emerges as an exceptionally effective solution for maintaining a safe and sanitised setting. The intense heat inherent in superheated steam helps eliminate bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens residing on surfaces. This high temperature acts as a formidable adversary, effectively neutralising these harmful agents and significantly reducing the risk of potential infections.

One of superheated steam's remarkable qualities lies in its ability to infiltrate even the most hard-to-reach areas. Its ability to penetrate deeply into crevices guarantees thorough disinfection. This exceptional penetration ensures a level of disinfection that leaves no nook or cranny untouched, making it especially well-suited for the thorough decontamination of medical equipment, complex machinery, and intricate surfaces typical within medical environments.

A critical distinction that sets superheated steam apart from conventional chemical disinfectants is its residue-free efficacy. As superheated steam cleanses surfaces, it doesn't leave behind any trace of residue or potentially harmful chemicals. This attribute is particularly valuable for medical settings where surfaces that come into contact with patients and equipment must remain free of any lingering chemicals that might cause adverse reactions or compromise the quality of care provided.

The environmentally friendly nature of superheated steam only adds to its appeal. Unlike many chemical disinfectants, which can contribute to air pollution and environmental harm, superheated steam is a sustainable option that aligns with the growing emphasis on eco-conscious practices.

Unlike regular steam, which can leave surfaces damp due to its lower temperature, superheated steam evaporates rapidly upon contact with surfaces, leaving no moisture behind. This is incredibly important in medical settings where damp environments can foster the growth of mould and fungi, jeopardising cleanliness and potentially causing health hazards.

The dry nature of superheated steam also makes it remarkably compatible with sensitive materials often encountered in medical spaces. Electronics, medical devices, and intricate machinery are common components of medical environments, and the absence of moisture ensures that using superheated steam won't compromise their functionality or induce corrosion.

Polti: Pioneers of Superheated Steam Solutions

When it comes to superheated steam solutions, Polti is simply unrivalled. With an illustrious history dating back to 1978, Polti has continuously pioneered the development of appliances that harness the power of steam.

Our extensive line-up features the innovative Polti Sani System patented Steam Disinfection Devices (SDD), a comprehensive range of products Made in Italy and designed for efficient environment disinfection. Our patented Polti Sani System SDDs comply with the stringent AFNOR NF T72-110 medical standard, boasting proven effectiveness against viruses, bacteria, spores, fungi, yeast, and mould. This makes them an ideal choice for healthcare and medical environments.

Polti's commitment to excellence makes our products a trusted choice for healthcare and medical settings, where the highest hygiene standards are critical.