Monday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network(ICAN) "Ask the Experts"page:We are a non profit community program for people with disabilities and we are training clients for cleaning. We are looking for simple direct cleaning training material, and we have been given a citation for not having our mop heads out of the cleaning solution while the individual is cleaning sinks, etc. I am looking for standards for mop storage. Any suggestions would be helpful.
There is no industry standard for mop storage, probably because it, along with many other cleaning tasks, is thought to be too simple to require an explanation. Then, along comes a supervisory official and makes the case for a uniform understanding of what? Mop storage! First off, leaving a mop soaking in a detergent solution for a few minutes is not the same as leaving it lying in a bucket of dirty solution overnight. The citation person, had he or she had a standard (or mopping experience), would have known that. The soaking only aids in soil release from the mophead, which is a good thing to do. The leaving of a mophead overnight ...— Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor