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January 2013 Cover Story

A True Gauge Of Efficacious Cleaning

Soil removal over time is a cleaning performance indicator that examines actual soil removal in a given period to realistically define productivity.

January 01, 2013
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Tiptoeing To Triumph

Given its potential magnitude, there is some hesitance in attempting to instill the soil removal over time (SROT) concept as a cleaning performance indicator (CPI) briefly outlined in this article without first developing some consensus amongst professionals from across the industry.Spray-and-vacuum Cleaning In A Restroom

The aim of realistically defining productivity — read: SROT — through the CPI lens is not to cannibalize the efforts of other hardworking industry champions; in fact, the exact opposite is accurate.

Introducing such a model that would potentially derail the efforts of others working on important standards or concepts would be largely counterproductive to all parties involved.

Organizations such as ISSA, the Cleaning Industry Research Institute (CIRI), IEHA and others have dedicated tremendous resources for the betterment of the commercial cleaning and maintenance industry, and their efforts to standardize cleaning processes using a systems approach should not go unrecognized.

Since the concept of realistically defining productivity outlined in this article could be complementary to the exertions of various companies and organizations if introduced in a collaborative manner, it would be for the betterment of the entire industry to work collectively and share our individual ideas.

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