Why cleanliness matters more than ever.

Why cleanliness matters more than ever.

Written by mighway

It’s been a time of change and adjustment, and that even includes the way that we travel. Face masks are the new normal and a higher standard of cleanliness has never been more important. To protect our community of adventurers, it’s important that you please follow these measures when cleaning your vehicle.

Maintain social distancing – at all alert levels

Physical distancing, or more commonly known as “social distancing” is important to keep in place during all alert levels in New Zealand. While you’re out, It’s worthwhile keeping a safe distance from people you don’t know. Maintaining your distance will help to reduce the spread of Covid-19 if it reappears in the community.

  • maintain good hygiene
  • stay home if you’re sick
  • get tested if you have cold or flu symptoms
  • keep track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen.

Cleaning your vehicle step-by-step

To take the guesswork out of how to clean your vehicle, we recommend following these simple steps below:

  1. Prepare for cleaning
  2. Clean all dust and debris
  3. Sanitise with quality disinfectant
  4. Checklist for each space or area
  5. Reset the room

It’s important that before and after all bookings, your vehicle is cleaned with a high-grade disinfectant. If your vehicle has just been dropped off from a guest, we recommend that your vehicle has a 72-hour stand-down period before you or someone else enters to clean. 

Spray all surfaces with disinfectant and leave it for at least 10 seconds before wiping. Surfaces can include but are not limited to: doorknobs, benchtops, the fridge, handles, switches, tabletops and the steering wheel. 

The importance of cleaning your vehicle to a higher standard

COVID-19 can be transmitted from person-to-person. This means that when you come in contact with an infected person and they cough, sneeze or talk, they may spread the virus. The virus doesn’t stay in the air for long, so it quickly settles on surrounding surfaces. To prevent the virus from spreading, it’s important that we practice a higher standard of cleanliness than ever.

How do we get rid of the virus on surfaces?

COVID-19 can remain on plastic and stainless steel surfaces for up to about 3-days and less than that for other types of surfaces. This will depend on the surface. If surfaces look visibly dirty, they should be cleaned first, and It’s best to use a high quality disinfectant.

Recommended disinfectants: 

Use a disinfectant that is antiviral and follow instructions. Remember to store cleaners and disinfectants safely.

Good disinfectants to look out for are ones that contain the following:

  • Hypochlorite (which is the main active ingredient in bleach) or activated hydrogen peroxide (0.5%). 
  • Alcohol 
  • Conventional bleach

Please be aware of what you are using and the surface that you are using it on, as some products may cause damage. 

Go the extra mile

We understand that these steps may add time to preparing your motorhome for each hire. However, cleanliness has never been so crucial, and it’s important that you take these extra steps and go the extra mile for the health and safety of yourself and your guests.

For more information, please see all advice from the New Zealand Government website. You can also read their tips on cleaning surfaces here.

Kia kaha – Mighway