Liverpool’s most famous sons got special attention when the city authorities upped their contingency for halting COVID-19’s spread.
John, Paul, George and Ringo (or their effigies at least) got a proper spraying of Prochem’s D500 Microsan® biocidal cleaner from start-up sanitising specialist Vaxinol, fast-becoming the most famous go-to solution for Coronavirus treatment in the North West.
National TV news networks picked the story up as did the local newspapers and while The Beatles may have been used to the attention, for Craig Howard it was all very new.
Former cleaning solutions salesman Craig and co-director Bradley Griffiths set up their cleaning business in April.
“Coronavirus had already kicked off so we moved fast to meet demand for deep cleans from the commercial sector and the business just kept coming in,” he says.
Merseyside-based Vaxinol are commercial, industrial and residential cleaners specialising in disinfection and decontamination using electrostatic spray systems. They also offer carpet, upholstery and mattress cleaning.
Craig and Bradley’s business is busy misting and spraying certainly, but he relies on his brand new Prochem SX2100 Steempro Powermax for the balance of the company’s day-to-day work.
“It’s a very fast and efficient machine that cuts through the work,” says Craig. He and his two colleagues put the hot water extractor to task recently when called in to clean auditorium upholstery in an old cinema.
Built in 1939, the Plaza in Crosby closed the day it opened courtesy of the Second World War but following its reopening two weeks later offered full film programmes and, for many years, live variety entertainment.
The cinema had a capacity of 1,450 seats – 1,000 in the stalls and 450 in the balcony – until 1976 when it was converted to a three screen cinema.
Saved from the clutches of developers in the 1990s it is today a community-funded venture with a main auditorium of 200 stalls seats and 370 balcony seats with each of the other two auditoria having 97 seats.
Before … and after cleaning
But those plush blue fabric seats had got in a sorry way.
“They were very grubby indeed,” reflects Craig. “But we set to work, going back over the job to sort out any marks and spots, and two days later, thanks to the Steempro and Prochem’s solutions, we brought them back to life.”
Craig is a Prochem fan: he has attended a number of the company’s training courses and likes the solutions it sells, notably S710 Trafficlean, B108 Fabric Restorer and B107 Prespray Gold.
And then there is D500 Microsan®, of course.
This multi-surface biocidal cleaner for hard surfaces, floors, carpets and upholstery is effective against bacteria including MRSA and viruses including Hepatitis B, HIV and Coronavirus.
“It’s been a must during the pandemic,” says Craig. “Even The Beatles get the treatment!”
Craig and Bradley are back on the COVID trail now, launching a new range of non-alcoholic sanitising solutions of his own.