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Professional disinfection services

Rentokil delivers a fast, discrete and legally compliant range of sanitisation and disinfection services to help protect your business against infectious bacteria, viruses and disease.

Rentokil’s highly qualified technicians are equipped with the necessary PPE and specialist disinfection equipment to work safely and effectively. With over 8,000 specialist sanitisation and disinfection technicians across 60 countries, we provide state-of-the-art sanitisation and vehicle disinfection services to help all businesses maintain high levels of hygiene.

COVID-19 disinfection service

Rentokil has provided businesses with an essential resource throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We offer a range of bespoke services to help your business manage the effects of coronavirus.

Precautionary-level COVID-19 disinfection

This service is available as stand-alone or regular disinfection of premises to lower the risk of cross-contamination. 

  • carried out when there are no confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 onsite; no site survey is needed
  • fast response, specialist disinfection to help you maintain a high level of hygiene on your premises
  • ULV (ultra low volume) disinfection fogging and legally compliant waste removal with the option of additional touchpoint cleaning
  • a post-treatment report confirming the service provided

High-level COVID-19 disinfection

This service is for those customers who have closed their premises within the past 72 hours and who need a highly specialised service because they’ve had suspected or confirmed cases of infection.

  • carried out within 72 hours of a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 being reported on site
  • technicians follow carefully assessed safety measures: their safety and the safety of the general public are of paramount importance to us
  • manual disinfection using a locally approved, high-level disinfectant that kills a broad range of pathogens within seconds of contact and has been tested against feline coronavirus (a surrogate of COVID-19)
  • disinfection of all touchpoints including door handles, light switches, equipment, desks and walls
  • legally compliant waste removal
  • post-treatment report provided

As this service includes higher levels of biosecurity and safety controls, it will require a site survey by one of our disinfection specialists

Contingency COVID-19 survey

This is designed for when you want to be able to react quickly in the event of a case of infection by planning how a specialist disinfection service would be carried out.

  • in businesses where speed of service is essential, a contingency survey allows us to gather key information to be able to react quickly in the event of a COVID-19 case being reported
  • the survey is completed when there are no confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 on site
  • site-specific risk assessment and method statement

How does Rentokil work?

At Rentokil, our pest control experts are dedicated to identifying the safest and most effective solutions to eliminate pests from your home and business. Understanding that every situation is unique, we emphasise the necessity of a thorough inspection before each treatment. This approach allows us to tailor our methods specifically to your needs, ensuring the most efficient and effective pest removal.

Choose Rentokil for a hassle-free experience, environmentally-sensitive solutions, and a commitment to the highest standards of service and safety.

1. Pest risk assessment

Hassle-free pest survey and consultation

  • Scheduled pest inspection at a time of your convenience
  • On-site pest risk review and consultancy
  • No-obligation quote and recommendations

2. Pest treatment

Comprehensive pest treatment programme tailored to your needs

  • Certified, local pest control experts
  • Environmentally-sensitive approach
  • Industry-specific legislation expertise ensures audit compliance

3. Pest protection (Aftercare)

Ensuring a clean, sure environment post treatment

  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM) solutions
  • Detailed post-service recommendations
  • Pest prevention aftercare and advice
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Talk to us about your disinfection needs

Speak to our team of experts today to discuss how our disinfection services can support your business needs

Safe, thorough, legally-compliant disinfection

Highly-trained, qualified specialists

Our technicians are equipped with the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE), respiratory protective equipment (RPE) and specialist disinfection equipment to deliver safe, legally-compliant services.

Touchpoint cleaning

Cleaning and disinfection of common touchpoints such as handrails and door handles, to minimise the risk of microbial transfer.

Ultra Low Volume (ULV) disinfection fogging

ULV disinfection fogging disperses tiny droplets of disinfectant to target areas - including inaccessible zones - in a short period of time.

Frequently Asked Questions

How often should commercial properties undergo disinfection services to maintain a safe and healthy environment?

The frequency of disinfection services for commercial properties depends on various factors, including the type of business, the level of foot traffic, the nature of the activities conducted, and the local health guidelines. 

  1. Regular cleaning and disinfection: Commercial properties should undergo regular cleaning and disinfection even during non-pandemic times. This involves routine cleaning of surfaces, removal of dirt and debris, and the use of disinfectants to kill germs. The frequency of regular cleaning depends on the specific needs of the property, but it is typically done daily or on a regular schedule to maintain cleanliness and hygiene.
  2. High-touch surfaces: Pay special attention to high-touch surfaces as they are more likely to harbour germs and require more frequent disinfection. Examples of high-touch surfaces include doorknobs, light switches, handrails, lift buttons, countertops, shared equipment, and restroom fixtures. These surfaces should be disinfected multiple times throughout the day, especially in areas with high foot traffic.
  3. Outbreak or heightened risk situations: During outbreaks of contagious illnesses, such as flu outbreaks or the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is recommended to increase the frequency of disinfection services. Follow guidelines provided by health authorities or regulatory agencies regarding the specific protocols and frequency of disinfection required during such situations.
  4. Special considerations: Some businesses or industries may have specific requirements for disinfection due to the nature of their operations. For example, healthcare facilities, food establishments, or childcare centres may have stricter guidelines and require more frequent disinfection due to higher risks and regulations specific to their industries. Compliance with industry-specific regulations is crucial for maintaining a safe and healthy environment.
  5. Ongoing monitoring and adjustments: Regularly assess the effectiveness of your disinfection practices and monitor any changes in guidelines or recommendations from health authorities. Stay informed about emerging infectious diseases or local health concerns that may impact the frequency of disinfection services. Flexibility and adaptability are essential in maintaining a safe environment.

It's important to note that while disinfection plays a significant role in maintaining hygiene, it should be complemented with other preventive measures such as proper hand hygiene, promoting good ventilation, encouraging sick employees to stay at home, and implementing social distancing practices when applicable.

What are the potential risks and liabilities of inadequate disinfection in a commercial setting?

Inadequate disinfection in a commercial setting can expose businesses to various risks and liabilities, including:

  1. Spread of infectious diseases: Failure to implement effective disinfection measures can contribute to the spread of infectious diseases within the commercial setting. This can include common illnesses like colds and flu, as well as more severe outbreaks such as COVID-19. Inadequate disinfection can lead to increased employee absences, reduced productivity, and potential harm to employees, customers or visitors.
  2. Legal and regulatory compliance: Many jurisdictions have health and safety regulations that require commercial properties to maintain a safe and hygienic environment. Inadequate disinfection practices can result in non-compliance with these regulations, leading to potential legal consequences, fines, or closure of the business. Businesses must stay updated with local health guidelines and ensure they adhere to the recommended disinfection protocols.
  3. Workplace injuries or illnesses: Inadequate disinfection can contribute to workplace injuries or illnesses, which can result in workers' compensation claims or legal actions against the business. Employees who contract an illness due to inadequate disinfection may hold the employer liable for their medical expenses and lost wages. It is the employer's responsibility to provide a safe and healthy work environment, including proper disinfection practices.
  4. Reputational damage: News of inadequate disinfection practices can quickly spread, damaging the reputation of a business. Customers and the public expect businesses to prioritise health and safety. If a business is known for not taking proper disinfection measures, it can result in a loss of trust, negative reviews, and a decrease in customer loyalty. Reputational damage can have long-lasting effects on the success and viability of a commercial establishment.
  5. Business interruptions and financial losses: Inadequate disinfection can lead to outbreaks of infectious diseases within the workplace, resulting in business interruptions. Temporary closures, quarantines, or reduced operations can have a significant financial impact. Additionally, businesses may face increased expenses for cleaning, sanitisation and employee testing in response to an outbreak.

It is crucial for businesses to prioritise effective disinfection practices, follow recommended guidelines from health authorities, and implement proper protocols. By doing so, businesses can mitigate the risks and liabilities associated with inadequate disinfection, ensuring a safe and healthy environment for employees, customers and the public.

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Vehicle disinfection

Rentokil’s specialist vehicle disinfection service delivers protection and peace of mind for the commercial fleet, rideshare and service delivery industries. It includes intensive interior sanitisation and disinfection of all hard surfaces, ULV fogging of soft fabrics throughout the vehicle interior and sanitisation of all interior and exterior touchpoints

Rentokil provides disinfection services in over 60 countries worldwide. Find your local Rentokil office providing specialist disinfection services near you