At Norix, infection control is top of mind every time we develop a new product. After all, Norix furniture is in behavioral healthcare facilities, correctional spaces, shelter environments, and other places that historically transfer sickness and disease regularly if proper protocols and equipment are not in place.
Norix products are built with durability in mind including the ability to easily clean and sanitize. Norix rotomolded PE products are built to withstand harsh cleaning agents.
They are seamless, nonabsorbent, and water-resistant with no hidden areas for debris to collect. This means that cleaning can be done confidently knowing that Norix furniture surfaces are clean and disinfected.
FAQ – Cleaning and Disinfecting Rotomolded Polyethelyne
How can I keep the Norix furniture in my facility safe and clean?
Increase the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting, focusing on high-touch surfaces. Increased frequency of cleaning and disinfecting with attention to these areas helps remove bacteria and viruses, including the novel Coronavirus. Clean surfaces and objects that are visibly soiled first. Clean and disinfect surfaces as soon as possible in areas where a person with respiratory symptoms (e.g., coughing, sneezing) was present.
What is the difference between cleaning and disinfecting?
Cleaning refers to the removal of germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces. It does not kill germs, but it does remove them, lowering their numbers and the risk of spreading infection. If the goal is to disinfect a surface, it should be cleaned first.Disinfecting refers to using chemicals, for example, EPA-registered disinfectants, to kill germs on surfaces. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs, but by killing germs on a surface after cleaning, it can further lower the risk of spreading infection.
What precautions should I take when cleaning and disinfecting Norix Furniture?
Disposable gloves, eye protection, and gowns or aprons are recommended while cleaning and disinfecting. Dispose of gloves after cleaning, and wash hands to prevent the spread of germs.
How do I clean Norix furniture?
Clean surfaces and objects that are visibly soiled first. Detergent/Soap and water are best to clean Norix furniture. Green Clean and Formula 409 are recommended. Most cleaners sold in retail stores work well on Norix furniture. For a complete list of approved and tested cleaning products, visit https://www.norix.com/cleaning.
How do I clean soft surfaces on Norix furniture, such as upholstery?
After cleaning, spray surfaces with disinfectant and wipe clean. Consider the use of alcohol-based wipes or spray containing at least 70% alcohol. Many hospital-grade cleaners can be used on Norix furniture. For a list of tested cleaners, visit https://www.norix.com/cleaning.
How do I clean Norix furniture to prevent the spread of Coronavirus?
Cleaning and disinfecting Norix furniture using soap, water, and alcohol will kill Coronavirus. If surfaces in your facility have come into contact with an infected individual, extra precautions can be utilized by additional cleaning with a product known to kill the virus. The American Chemistry Council has a list of products known to kill Coronavirus at https://www.americanchemistry.com/Novel-Coronavirus-Fighting-Products-List.pdf.
Can I disinfect Norix furniture using bleach?
Yes. Prepare a 10% diluted bleach solution by mixing five tablespoons of bleach per gallon of water. After application, allow 2 minutes of contact time before wiping clean, or allow to air dry (without wiping). Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser. Always allow for proper ventilation.