Restroom Cleaning: The Trouble with Rags and Disposable Wipes

  • Restroom Cleaning: The Trouble with Rags and Disposable Wipes

To clean for health, the focus of your custodial crew should always be on soil removal. Unfortunately, rags and mops are better at transferring bacteria than removing it. Proper restroom cleaning must eliminate the potential to transfer contaminants to other parts of the building. Here is why rags and even disposable wipes won't get the job done.

 

Rags: 80 Times Less Effective

 

According to lab tests, microfiber towels and rags leave behind 80 times more bacteria than the most effective surface cleaners. The latest available technology helps eliminate the transfer of disease-causing matter from one surface to another. Mops that move soils from one area of a building to another have proven to be 60 times less effective than cleaning techniques that use the no-touch spray-and-vac system.

 

The difference is in the soil removal technique. Rather than spreading contaminants from one surface to another using mops and rags, no-touch cleaning systems remove the bacteria from the room in question. Because complete soil removal, rather than just killing the bacteria, is at the heart of proper cleaning, the no-touch method does not require heavy use of chemicals or frequent cleanings. By increasing the efficiency of your cleaning crew's work, you can ensure that custodial services cover every area of need on your properties.

 

Disposable Wipes vs. Full Restroom Cleaning

 

In theory, disposablewipes would be the ideal cleaning tool. They arrive without having touched any other surface, and once they have cleaned their target areas, they may be thrown out before they contaminate anything else. Considered on a large scale, however, this system is highly wasteful. Your cleaning budget deserves deep cleaning for restrooms without needing to stock dozens of wipes for every pass-through. Disposable wipes are, at most, a quality accessory for addressing irregular touch points.

 

Your team could take the Kaivac No-Touch Cleaning System into restrooms to do the job right. By putting a three-step cleaning method into effect, your staff has a much easier workload. Custodial teams spray a metered chemical solution on toilets, stalls, sinks, urinals, and restroom floors. Following with a high-pressure spray, your team will dislodge the bacteria caught in the grout between tiles and other tough-to-reach places. Finally, custodians vacuum everything off the bathroom floor. Soil removal is achieved without the potential for cross-contamination.

 

Trying to remove soils with rags and mops is close to impossible. Attempting to clean an entire bathroom with disposable wipes is as wasteful as it is time-consuming. Use Kaviac's No-Touch Cleaning System for the most effective, most efficient restroom cleaning solution available.

 

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