Ah, bliss. The feelgood of knowing you’ve arrived and are safe.
Shoes off, door closed against the world. Time for your over-booked, jet-lagged body to relax with some serious chilling.
Wait a minute, shoes off?
Sure, and for the first time in a hotel.
All kinds of bugs are usually down there, however hard they vacuum. That’s why you never kick off, or bring your own slippers.
Not a care, not a germ
Not this time, though.
The bugs aren’t there or anywhere else. The place is safe and secure.
“Safenised” on top of the regular five star polishing and cleaning. Checked and waiting for you when you arrive.
No germs. No odours. No worries about catching bugs.
No running round with your usual anti-germ stunts first thing either. Feelgood luxury.
Which is why the shoes – you’ve read about “nice” hotels, and you’re being careful.
And the plastic bag for the TV remote. Not necessary this time, it really is safe.
Same thing with the bedside phone, though you make most calls with your mobile. You don’t want that thing next to your face while you sleep, all those microbes waiting to get at you. So yes, there’s a plastic bag for that too, even though you don’t use it.
Except this time you can. Because you’re going to call room service (you need a daquiri). And your voice sounds all weird through a plastic bag. Like a kidnapper or a stalker. The bag’s not necessary though, because the phone’s “safenised” too. You could get used to this.
And the cover for the bed, so you don’t need gloves to take it off and dump it in the corner.
Forget the usual hotel drill
OK, you’ll wash your hands like normal – a proper freshen up after the muck and sweat of traveling.
But you don’t need the disinfectant spray or hand-wipes this time either. The bathroom counter is safe and germ-free. So are the door handles and light switches you might have used on your way in.
Because everybody and his dog might have touched them – with none-too-clean hands after servicing the toilet, adjusting the air-con, or simply changing bed linen. So a seasoned traveller like you never misses giving them a wipe, just in case.
Again, not necessary this time. You can forget your usual drill. Feelgood and chill.
The entire place has been misted up with ionised hydrogen peroxide (iHP). Any germs that might have been around are now gone to oblivion.
Waking the tiger
Remarkable stuff this iHP. Only a mild 6% solution – but ionising awakens its sleeping tiger. Light as air in a dry mist spray, an electrostatic charge makes its particles shove each other to get away from themselves, dispersing in all directions.
The same charge makes them thrust out of their way to grab at oppositely-charged bacteria and viruses, clamping to them in a death grip. Oxygen atoms rip at the germs, tearing their cell structure to pieces.
It gets better. Because ionising produces even MORE antimicrobials – hydroxyl radicals, reactive oxygen species, reactive nitrogen species, ozone and ultraviolet. A hungry tiger on steroids and a hot tin roof.
Remember that electrostatic charge? It forces the tiger to move up and out – filling the air and pressing hard up against all surfaces. Pushing underneath things and behind. Lunging deep into cracks, crevices and inaccessible tight spaces. Those germs can’t outrun him, they can’t hide either.
Which takes care of everywhere – including places that never normally get looked at. Behind the bedside unit, under the bed, on top of the wardrobe, between all the cables to the TV.
In the shower cubicle too. Down the plug. Under the basin, behind the taps. Anywhere germs can lurk, the tiger’s going to find them.
Let luxury kick in
So yes, kick off your shoes (no germs on the carpet). Throw back the curtains (no germs on them either). Dive on the bed (free of germs and bed bugs) and chill with your welcoming house daiquiri of rum and lime juice (no flies on you).
Yes it’s luxury, but you’ve earned it.
And one day, all hotels will be germ-free this way.
Until then, you’re in the elite.
No way you’re pulling a sickie – even after the redeye from New York and five full presentations a day to fill your week.
The feelgood is real – and you’re going for it.
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Back Off, Bacteria! is the blog of Hyper Hygiene Ltd, supplier of what we’re convinced is the most effective health protection system in the world. A fully mobile, all-automatic Hypersteriliser machine mists up workplaces with ionised hydrogen peroxide, spreading everywhere and eliminating all bacteria, viruses and fungi.
Hypersteriliser units are supplied to businesses and institutions across the UK, notably the haematology and other critical units at Salford Royal Hospital, Greater Manchester; Doncaster & Bassetlaw Hospital; South Warwickshire Hospital; Coventry & Warwickshire Hospital; and Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead.
The Halo Hypersteriliser system achieves 6-log Sterility Assurance Level – 99.9999% of germs destroyed. It is the only EPA-registered dry mist fogging system – EPA No 84526-6. It is also EU Biocide Article 95 Compliant.
Originally posted on 13 June 2017 @ 1:48 pm
Originally posted on 13 June 2017 @ 1:48 pm