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The Importance of Mobility Equipment Sanitization for Health and Well-Being

Maintaining proper hygiene is crucial for personal health and well-being, especially when it comes to mobility equipment. While many individuals may overlook the importance of sanitizing their wheelchairs or mobility scooters, it is never too late to prioritize one’s health. 

When it comes to cleaning mobility devices, a simple wipe-down with a damp cloth may not be sufficient. Standard cleaning solutions often fail to sanitize or eliminate bacteria and viruses effectively. However, at Mobility City, we offer a solution – the STEAM 220® program. This innovative program utilizes high-temp dry steam, which has been scientifically tested and proven to kill 99% of bacteria and viruses. What’s more, this sanitization process is safe for your equipment and gentle on your skin, as it eliminates the need for harsh chemicals. Let’s look at some of the benefits of mobility equipment sanitization:

  1. Enhanced Health
    By sanitizing your mobility device, you can significantly reduce the spread of illness among yourself, caretakers, family, and friends. The elimination of harmful bacteria and viruses contributes to a healthier environment and reduces the risk of infections.
  2. Prolonged Device Lifespan
    Bacterial buildup can lead to corrosion and rust, compromising the longevity of your mobility device. Regular sanitization prevents such issues, ensuring that your equipment remains in optimal condition for an extended period.
  3. Prevention of Cross-Contamination
    Regular sanitization of mobility equipment helps prevent cross-contamination. By eliminating harmful pathogens from your device, you reduce the risk of transferring them to other surfaces or individuals. This is especially crucial in shared environments such as healthcare facilities or group living settings.
  4. Reduction in Odor
    Over time, mobility equipment can develop unpleasant odors due to bacterial growth. Sanitizing your equipment eliminates the sources of these odors, resulting in a fresher and more pleasant environment for both yourself and those around you.
  5. Peace of Mind
    Knowing that your mobility equipment has been thoroughly sanitized provides peace of mind. You can confidently use your device, knowing that you have taken proactive steps to maintain its cleanliness and reduce the potential for infections or health issues.
  6. Overall Well-Being
    Clean and sanitized mobility equipment contributes to your overall well-being. It promotes a healthier and safer environment, reduces the risk of infections, and enhances your comfort and confidence as you navigate your daily activities.

How Do You Sanitize Mobility Equipment?

Steam vapor machines have proven to be highly effective against a wide range of pathogens, including VRE, MRSA, and Gram-negative bacilli, such as P. aeruginosa. Research shows that selected organisms can be reduced to undetectable levels in less than five seconds following exposure to steam (Clin Microbiol Rev., 10/27/2014). This highlights the power of steam in destroying harmful organisms and ensuring a cleaner and safer environment.

At Mobility City, we’ve developed an innovative STEAM 220® program that offers a safe and effective solution, killing bacteria and viruses without harming your device or irritating your skin. By availing of these services, individuals and healthcare facilities can create a healthier environment and prolong the lifespan of their mobility devices.

Wheelchair Sanitization for Healthcare Facilities

In addition to providing sanitization services for individuals, at Mobility City, we also specialize in serving healthcare facilities such as hospitals and senior care centers. Ensuring a clean and hygienic environment in healthcare settings is of utmost importance to protect the well-being of patients, staff, and visitors.

Mobility City’s technicians are equipped to clean and sanitize the entire fleet of wheelchairs and mobility devices in healthcare facilities. From standard wheelchairs to specialized medical equipment, their expertise covers a wide range of mobility devices commonly used in healthcare settings.

By partnering with Mobility City for mobility equipment sanitization, healthcare facilities can focus on providing quality care while entrusting the cleanliness and hygiene of their mobility devices to trained professionals. This collaboration enhances the overall safety, infection control, and well-being of patients, staff, and visitors within the healthcare environment.

When you choose Mobility City for mobility equipment sanitization, you benefit from the expertise of their technicians. These professionals are trained to sanitize and clean your equipment effectively, ensuring that it is done correctly and thoroughly. Don’t overlook the importance of mobility equipment sanitization – take control of your health and well-being today by scheduling a cleaning for your mobility equipment with a Mobility City location near you!