It is essential for farms around the world to really focus on biosecurity in this time of worry about infection rates. This means not just disinfecting the arm itself and its equipment, but farm vehicles as well. A professional-grade power washer is the best tool to do this. Keep reading to find out four of the key principles to boost biosecurity by disinfecting vehicles and then contact Hydro Tek at 800-274-9376 to learn more about hot water pressure options.
- Do Not Wait
- Do Not Leave Organic Matter Behind
- Use the Right Disinfectant and Follow All Directions
- Do Not Move the Vehicle Until it is Completely Dry
The first principle is not to wait to clean the vehicle. As soon as you can possibly clean it, you should clean it. This helps reduce the pathogen load so that nothing can adhere to the vehicle, and it prevents the vehicle from moving through the farm and moving these pathogens. Ideally, wash the vehicles immediately before they enter your property.
You must be sure that you are washing trailers with a high-pressure washer and soap before you disinfect. There should be zero organic matter left behind. This means a very thorough cleaning because though disinfectant can make a big difference, there is only so much it can do to remove pathogens that are hiding within dirt and debris on your vehicles.
Once the surface is clean and you are ready to apply the disinfectant, make sure you are choosing a disinfectant that is designed for your specific type of farm or livestock. Read the label to find the right concentration and follow the directions on volume. There are also likely contact times that require the disinfectant to be applied for a certain period before being rinsed off. If you want it to work correctly, then it is essential that these tips are followed.
Once it has had enough time for the disinfectant to cure and you have rinsed the vehicle, you then still need to wait for the vehicle to dry. You can speed up this process with towels and a little elbow grease, but remember that if you move the vehicle while it is wet, then you are increasing the chance of risk.
At Hydro Tek we respect that these are hard times for businesses all over the world. That is why we believe it is more important than ever to continue providing fair prices on high-quality products. To learn more, call us at 800-274-9376 .