The Best Restroom Cleaning Product

By Amy Milshtein

  • The Best Restroom Cleaning Product
A worker sprays a urinal.
A worker cleans a restroom with a Kaivac No-Touch Cleaning system.

Looking for the best restroom cleaning product? There's many options out there, from microfiber cloths to double bucket mopping systems. But if you want something that cleans completely, works quickly and is easy to operate, these just don't cut it. If you want the best restroom cleaning product, then you want a Kaivac No-Touch Cleaning System.


Stop the Mop: Why Old Technology 'Stinks'

Custodians have used mops in restrooms for decades with mixed results. Hard surface floors start out looking bright and shiny but end up looking worn and streaky if maintained with a mop. This result could be from using too much, too little or the wrong cleaning solution. Even if the correct type and amount of solution is used, mops will never fully remove soils. Not even double bucket systems. Want proof? Inspect the baseboards after mopping. The line of dirt and grit that extends up the wall was left by the mop. 


Then there's the sniff test. If your freshly-cleaned restrooms smell bad, blame the mop. It just can't clean grout lines effectively. Tile floors pull dirty water out of the mop like a squeegee and deposit it into porous grout. Bacteria feed on the sludge, creating those bad odors and dark grout lines. 


Mopping is physically hard on your cleaning staff. The process is slow, labor intensive and stressful to the shoulders and back. It also leaves the floor wet, creating a slipping hazard. 


Cleaner, Faster, Safer

A Kaivac No-Touch Cleaning System fully removes dirt, pathogens and soils from the entire restroom. It can be used on tile walls, urinals, toilets, sinks, countertops, faucets and mirrors along with the floor. It also dries as it goes, so grout lines stay bright and fresh smelling. 


No-Touch technology works quickly. Cleaning a school restroom by hand can take about 45 minutes while a stadium facility requires two to three hours. No-Touch technology cuts that time dramatically. Workers spray a cleaning solution on all surfaces, restock supplies during dwell time then rinse with clean water. The rinse is powerful enough to flush soils out of grout lines and hard-to-reach places. Then vacuum the floor to completely remove soils, moisture and contaminants. The restroom is left clean, dry and ready to use. 


It's also easy and safe for your cleaning staff to operate. The technology requires minimal training and can be outfitted with an onboard training system for 'just-in-time' skill building. Its lightweight components help eliminate repetitive stress injuries to backs, shoulders and wrists. And because it's No-Touch, the system helps protect workers from dangerous pathogens like hepatitis A.


Chosen by Professionals

The Kaivac No-Touch System is a proven choice, widely used throughout the industry. William Mattos, a 30 + year cleaning veteran, picked Kaivac for his staff to use in the University of Nevada, Las Vegas's Student Recreation and Wellness Center. 'We empower the staff with effective equipment and teach them that the right machine is their best friend,' he says. 'It gets the work done better and faster, with less effort.'


Roy Davis, owner of Full Sweep Cleaning in Taylorsville, UT, calls the technology, 'the most effective restroom cleaning tool on the market. This cleaning machine is highly versatile and it thoroughly cleans any restroom hands-free.'


Michael Ward, custodial coordinator and trainer, saw quantifiable results after switching to Kaivac. Labor decreased by 15%, chemical use went down by 10% and site inspection scores rose by 2%. ''There also have been no odor complaints in restrooms or locker rooms since we began using the Kaivac 1700s at two of our high schools,' he notes.

Amy Milshtein

Amy Milshtein

Amy Milshtein covers design, facility management and business topics for a variety of trade publications and consumer magazines. 

Her work has won several awards, most recently a regional silver Azbee Award of Excellence.

She lives in Portland, OR with her family and Clyde, a 15-lb tabby cat. Once an avid hiker, these days she finds herself on the less-challenging -but-still-exciting 'creaky knees' trails.

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