Cottage Team has always operated to the highest cleaning standards. We employ rigorous cleaning protocols across all our cottages and whilst operating under the shadow of COVID-19 we have raised these standards to even higher levels. We are not aware of any other self-catering holiday cottage company in the Peak District offering this level of hygiene and cleanliness as standard.
New Deeper Cleaning Regimes
We have developed a deeper cleaning, sanitising and disinfecting regime for every changeover, using chemicals that have independent certification and are manufactured here in the Peak District – our viricidal / bactericidal disinfectant is proven to kill Coronavirus, as well as all the other common viruses and bacteria that are still in circulation.
During this period of the pandemic our team are temperature and symptom checked on arrival for each shift and will also be wearing PPE including face masks and gloves.
New Specialist Cottage Cleaning
Following the deep clean, the cottage will be disinfected using a ULV fogging technique – developed for hospital operating theatres – this process atomises a super strength disinfectant solution into a fine mist and creates a complete cloud of disinfecting microscopic droplets.
The droplets enter the atmosphere of the whole room being cleansed and help sanitise every aspect of the area, walls, ceilings, floors, furniture, soft furnishings and surfaces. The disinfecting mist gets into every area, and parts that normal cleaning could never reach. Please note, there is a possibility that this process can leave a small residue, which is harmless.
Disinfection to this standard will be completed between every guest departing and prior to all new arrivals. All pillows, quilts, mattresses and cushions are also sanitised using the same technique
All linen, towels and bedding are always washed to Government advised standards, using professional hygiene detergents which kills 99.9% of known bacteria and viruses.
New Swab Tests
As an additional procedure, after the cleaning process is completed, we will use a Hygiena luminometer (in conjunction with ATP swabs) to detect residual ATP as an indicator of surface cleanliness. This test is conducted in the cottage with almost instant results, and we will only make cottages available for check-in when they pass the test.
We hope you agree that your cottage and holiday will be as safe as you could ask for. We would ask for your co-operation, understanding and patience, as these new stringent procedures may create a delay in cleaning our cottages ready for check-in. Remember that your safety is our first concern and any delay is only as a result of us taking your wellbeing seriously and following Government guidelines.