Maintaining optimum indoor environment keeps you healthy and productive.
Singapore, 20 May 2009 – Taking medical leave to escape work is common. Ironic enough, these days, employees are showing up for work despite being ill. According to the 2009 Workplace Survey released recently, 61 per cent of workers return to work even when they are sick because they fear losing their jobs. This result is the highest among more than 6,000 polled in 20 countries.
With the dark clouds of recession looming and rising concerns over job security, employees are striving to stay productive in order to stay off the strike list. Coupled with the surge in H1N1 flu cases around the world and its potential of exploding into a full pandemic, there is an increasing emphasis on the need to keep our indoor environment clean and hygienic to keep healthy and productive.
“Healthy living starts from a clean indoor environment,” says John Chan, General Manager of De Hygienique (Asia). “Maintaining good personal hygiene and keeping home clean and hygienic is one of the recommended ways to prevent illness outbreak as most of the triggering bacteria, virus and allergens are found in indoor environment.”
Don’t Clean, Sanitise.
Most people have the misconception that regular cleaning and vacuuming are sufficient to rid the home of harmful allergens. However, these methods might work on surface dirt but they are ineffective in removing hidden micro organism nestled in your mattresses, curtains, couch or other soft furnishings.
Research shows that the mattress we spend a good eight hours a day on, is one of the dirtiest furniture in your home. It contains dust, mites and their faeces, dead skin flakes and bacteria – all deeply embedded. These harmful allergens can trigger allergy problems like eczema, sinusitis and asthma.
While it is important to keep the hygiene level up with regular sweeping and mopping, many people neglect proper cleaning and sanitisation of soft furnishings. However, these are the areas that we have the most body contact with. Hence, it is crucial to keep them allergen-free.
Dry-clean Your Mattress
No, we are not suggesting that you lug it to the drycleaners. Unlike conventional steam or chemical cleaning methods that might potentially damage the mattress or leave behind chemical residue, De Hygienique uses a 100 per cent dry treatment with the Potema® Mattress Cleaning System.
Invented and manufactured in Germany, this system is designed to provide a “deep cleanse” and sanitisation for mattresses, without the use of chemical or steam. It is awarded with ECARF (European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation) Quality Seal and proven to “effectively improve allergic symptoms” by the ECARF experts. The ECARF is a certified quality standard to help allergic patients to choose suitable goods and services.
The Potema® Mattress Cleaning service costs $38 (single size) to $55 (king-size).
Easy 3-Step Cleaning
The cleaning process involves 3 steps:
- Pulverisation – Stubborn particles and micro-organism are dislodged and powdered into fine particles.
- Extraction – The finely pulverised dirt is completely drawn out.
- Sanitisation – Mattress is treated with an in-built germicidal UV-C light to eliminate bacteria, mould, germs and other harmful particles. A patented Potema® Sanitising Spray (made of citrus oil and alcohol) is used to disinfect the mattress and inhibit the growth of dust mites.
About De Hygienique
De Hygienique (Asia) Pte Ltd is a leading indoor cleaning and sanitising service using world-class cleaning technologies such as the Potema® Mattress Cleaning System, Dry Upholstery Cleaning and Carpet Cleaner Dry Carpet Cleaning Systems, all selected for their revolutionary cleaning results.
Supported by Potema® BMV GmbH in Germany, the world’s original inventor of Professional Mattress Cleaning System, De Hygienique (Asia) Pte Ltd is authorised to distribute the Potema® Mattress Cleaning System and Carpet Cleaner Dry Carpet Cleaning Systems exclusively in Singapore and other Asian countries.
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