The Importance of Touchpoint Cleaning in a Healthcare Environment

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When it comes to cleaning in the healthcare industry, there’s no room for error or mediocrity.


The industry is subject to strict regulatory controls which require the highest standards of hygiene to reduce the possibility of patient infections and cross contamination. So, it is imperative you choose cleaning methods and the right cleaning equipment to prevent the spread of germs, bacteria and viruses including COVID-19, RSV, C. diff, influenza and so on.

Cleaning regimes within healthcare environments should include regular cleaning of operating theatres, patient rooms, bathrooms, high touchpoint areas, discharge sanitisation and outbreak cleaning. The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced why it is so important to practice good hand hygiene as well as to ensure high touchpoints are cleaned and disinfected regularly.

What is Touchpoint Cleaning?

Touchpoint cleaning is the practise of cleaning surfaces that are regularly touched by many people and therefore have a much higher risk of spreading germs, bacteria and viruses.


“Touchpoints” can include surfaces such as door handles and push plates, light switches, toilet flushers, taps and sinks, lift buttons, countertops, bed rails, banisters, reception counters, IT equipment and so on. They provide an extremely fertile breeding ground for pathogens and unless these touchpoints are cleaned appropriately, there is the risk of infection or cross-contamination to staff, patients and family members.

Touchpoint cleaning in healthcare

Best practice infection control in Healthcare environments should include touchpoint cleaning as it provides the following benefits:

Significantly reduces the spread of contagious illnesses

Maintain public health & reduce the risk of outbreaks

Protect the elderly & vulnerable patients

Commitment to health & safety

What is the best way to clean high touchpoints?

Effective touchpoint cleaning can involve the use of disinfectants or sanitisers that can both break down and lift bacteria and grime from surfaces. However, not all disinfectants are effective at combating the vast array of pathogens, germs, viruses and bacteria that are prevalent in public spaces.


Steam cleaning is widely acknowledged as one of the most effective defences against the accumulation and spread of bacteria, viruses and germs on touchpoints in Healthcare settings. The use of high temperature, steam pressure is rapidly becoming the standard for infection control cleaning. With such a wide variety of innovative and powerful steam cleaning machines on the market, there’s never been a better time for healthcare facility managers to consider switching to steam. These versatile machines can deep clean, sanitise and sterilise touchpoints without the use of harmful chemicals.

The Benefits of Steam Cleaning in the Healthcare Industry

Steam sterilisation is widely used in healthcare settings and offers a myriad of benefits. The superheated steam disinfects a variety of surfaces and materials quickly and efficiently and removes the risk posed by an accumulation of bacteria, viruses, microbes, allergens and dirt.

The benefits of steam cleaning in healthcare settings include:

Which steam cleaner is best for Healthcare enviornments?

The team at Commercial Cleaning Equipment is often asked this question, and while we always base our recommendations on each customer’s unique situation, we are particularly impressed by the new Tecnovap Jetsteam Maxi Inox Steam Cleaner.

This powerful, yet compact, steam cleaner offers an all-in-one solution for disinfecting and sanitising surfaces and equipment.  It is particularly effective for cleaning irregular surfaces and hard-to-reach areas, so you can have total peace-of-mind that every nook and cranny of your healthcare facility has been covered.

With its powerful jet of super-heated steam available with a simple squeeze of the trigger and an automatic boiler refilling system, the Tecnovap Jetsteam Maxi Inox Steam Cleaner is capable of continuous 24/7 cleaning at a consistent 1800 C. 

This machine is the most efficient, portable, European-made steam cleaner on the market. Thanks to its advanced “Supersteam”, which is super-heated, dry and consistent steam, it dissolves grease, grime and mould build-up, vaporising and killing bacteria on all types of surfaces and equipment, leaving them completely clean and sanitised.

Coupled with integrated TrueTemp technology, it enables operators to clean with confidence in a shorter time.  This innovative technology also eliminates the possibility of probe failures which are common in conventional steam cleaners as a result of calcium build-up, as well as ensuring consistent temperatures.

Summary of Benefits of the Tecnovap Jetsteam Maxi Inox Steam Cleaner

Why buy your steam cleaner from Commercial Cleaning Equipment?

Your choice of cleaning equipment provider is as importantas your choice of machine and whilst the Tecnovap Jetsteam Maxi Inox Steam
Cleaner is a proven performer, it is important to ensure that it’s supported by an equally reliable and efficient service team.

We are the exclusive Tecnovap distributor in WA and have been providing expert advice and guidance to the healthcare and other industries across WA since 1999.  We havethe best team of qualified technicians in WA and we are the only commercial cleaning equipment supplier to offer customers a 24/7 mobile service team who’ll come to your site for preventative maintenance and repairs.

For expert advice on specialist equipment for touchpoint cleaning in the healthcare industry, please contact us on 08 9249 8744 or visit the Commercial Cleaning Equipment website for a quote.  Our friendly professionals are ready to help you find the best cleaning machine for your needs.

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