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Regular cleaning and disinfection
is recommended for all vehicles. It’s nice to keep your ride looking fresh, and
it’s important to prevent the spread of toxins and pathogens that may latch
onto the outside of your vehicle. Everyone from commuters to construction crew
members should practice good cleaning habits and maintenance.
However, this is especially
important for certain vehicles, such as those carrying live animals or birds.
These creatures may carry diseases which are then transferred to the enclosure
and then, in turn, to humans through physical contact. It’s extremely crucial
that all poultry transportation vehicles are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized
to eliminate any possibility of an outbreak. So how does that happen? In fact,
there are several things to consider.
- Choose a disinfectant. Selecting the
correct disinfecting agent is the first step. While this may seem simple in
theory, you want to be careful when choosing your product. A general purpose
solution may not be effective on all bacteria, and it may be unnecessarily
abrasive on the vehicle’s materials. It’s essential that the disinfectant be of
a neutral pH to avoid corrosion. It’s also important that it be versatile in
its application, e.g., spray, fog, or foam.
- Remove dirt and organic material first.
Cleaning the vehicle before application allows the disinfecting agent to do its
job better. Instead of having to penetrate a layer of dust and mud, the
solution can settle directly on the surface and really sanitize the area.
- Create a
regular cleaning schedule. While the disinfecting agent should stay
active for a while, even on the surface of your vehicle, it’s necessary to
re-clean and re-apply every day, at least. The potential for disease outbreak
is not to be taken lightly. Consider creating a routine around your
- Don’t neglect areas. When applying the
disinfectant, it’s very important to be thorough. You don’t want to miss a spot
that may have been contaminated by the poultry. Manual cleaning can be
difficult, and it’s tough to be consistently through, especially when time is
of the essence. Invest in a machine to do the work of cleaning and sanitizing
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