How can I permanently eliminate recurring odor in our school restrooms?

  • How can I permanently eliminate recurring odor in our school restrooms?

Q.  How can I permanently eliminate recurring odor in our school restrooms?
A.  Foul-smelling restrooms consistently generate more complaints than any other part of the building, which is no surprise considering they’re a refuge for soils and odor-causing bacteria.
The problem begins with the fact that most traditional mop buckets contain dirty, contaminated water, which cotton mops simply spread around, leaving surfaces dirty and wet.  Even the mop heads themselves are often saturated with potentially dangerous bio-pollution. Plus, the clumsy mop heads can’t penetrate tight spaces, like corners or behind commodes, allowing additional bacteria to accumulate.  Ultimately, only a small portion of the soil and other contaminants is removed leaving an unhealthy breeding ground for disease- and odor-causing bacteria.  If these invisible micro-organisms are not removed, they continue to build up, emitting ever-stronger smells.
No amount of “elbow grease” can alleviate the situation. The only way to eliminate the odors is to effectively remove the odor-causing bacteria and their food sources using one of several solutions available today.  One fairly recent breakthrough, no-touch cleaning, combines indoor pressure washer, automated chemical metering and injection as well as a wet vacuum into a single, integrated system. They were specifically designed to remove the maximum amount of soil, bacteria and other bio-pollution. In fact, studies show that Kaivac’s No-Touch Cleaning systems are 60 times, that’s 6000%, more effective in reducing bacterial contamination on tile and grout surfaces than mops, which are more likely to spread contaminants than remove them.
The process begins by applying automatically proportioned cleaning solution to fixtures and floors in a low pressure fan spray. Next, the dirt is power rinsed with a spray of fresh water, which also flushes soils out of tight places that mops can’t reach. The operator then uses a wet vacuum equipped with a squeegee head to remove soils, moisture and bacteria from all surfaces and grout lines, leaving it virtually dry and soil free. This process not only removes odor-causing bacteria, but their food sources as well.
For small light-duty restrooms, microfiber mop systems can also be used.  Microfiber pads lift and trap up to six times their weight in dirt and moisture.  For best results, it’s important to use systems equipped with self-dispensing solution tanks or reservoirs so that custodians use only fresh solution. Since the pads never come in contact with the solution, it remains fresh. Simply changing to a clean microfiber pad removes the soil and eliminates any threat of cross-contamination.

Related Topics

Related Products

  • Trash Compactor ManualKaiVac 1250 No-Touch Cleaning® System

    When it comes to restrooms and other heavily soiled areas, nothing beats Spray-and-Vac cleaning. Kaivac's No-Touch Cleaning systems are built for extreme soil removal, empowering workers to clean hygienically without touching contaminated surfaces. Plus, it cuts labor, chemical and equipment costs. Achieving great, consistent results is easy with these patented systems. Simply apply automatically diluted cleaning solution to fixtures and floors in a low pressure fan spray, and then rinse surfaces and floors with always-fresh, clean water. The built-in power of the indoor pressure washer flushes soils out of grout lines and tight places that mops can't reach. Finally, just vacuum the floor dry -- completely removing soils, moisture and contaminants from all surfaces, grout lines and crevices, leaving the floor virtually dry and soil free. The Kaivac 1250 is ideal for smaller areas. It boasts a 12 gallon fresh water and a 12 gallon recovery tank. The system is powered by a 500 p.s.i. pump and a powerful 3-stage wet/dry vacuum.

  • Trash Compactor ManualOmniFlex™ Spray-and-Vac

    When it comes to cleaning restrooms and other heavily soiled areas, nothing beats Spray-and-Vac cleaning technology. And the OmniFlex approach offers a cost-effective and easy way to get there. Just purchase a preconfigured 500 psi Spray-and-Vac system, or combine the 500 psi OmniFlex Pump System with the Wet Vacuum and the Trolley-Bucket for the ultimate cleaning experience. Modeled after the original Spray-and-Vac system, Kaivac’s No-Touch Cleaning® machine, the OmniFlex system is built for extreme soil removal. It empowers workers to clean hygienically without touching contaminated surfaces. Plus, it helps cut labor, chemical and equipment costs.

  • Trash Compactor ManualOmniFlex™ Trolley-Bucket

    The patented OmniFlex Trolley-Bucket is the most versatile mop bucket available today. For starters, it makes an ideal mop bucket/wringer combo for supporting traditional cleaning methods. But, it also does a whole lot more. Its built-in self dispensing spigot makes it perfect for applying fresh cleaning solution, degreaser, stripping solution, floor finish and gym finish in a fast and flawless manner. Add optional bins and microfiber accessories and convert it into a full-featured microfiber trolley system. Plus, when you’re ready, simply add OmniFlex™ components and tools to build a custom hygienic cleaning system that fits your exact needs. Considering all that the trolley-bucket offers, why would you ever buy another standard mop bucket again? Check it out and see why we call it "the bucket with a future."

  • Trash Compactor ManualOmniFlex™ Dispense-and-Vac

    The OmniFlex Dispense-and-Vac system offers a simple, fast approach to cleaner, safer floors. Its extreme cleaning capabilities achieve hygienic results in even the heaviest soil and grease conditions. In fact, like most Kaivac systems, it's up to 60 times better at removing soil and contaminants than mopping. That makes the Dispense-and-Vac is perfect for food service establishments, industrial facilities, light duty public restrooms and much more. Just apply fresh cleaning solution to the floor, spread and lightly brush into grout lines, and then completely vacuum away all soils and liquid, leaving floors really clean and bone dry. It's perfect for daily cleaning and degreasing of commercial floors. It's also great for applying and removing stripper on finished floors. The process is radically better, faster and safer than cleaning with a mop.

    Click here to see the compact Space Saver Dispense-and-Vac model

Privacy Policy Terms of Service Return Policy
© 2001 - 2018 Kaivac, Inc.


Item removed. Undo