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CM/Spotlight: Restroom Care

September 19, 2010

For many years, restroom areas have been considered some of the most prone to germs, bacteria, risk and malodor.

Through touch-free innovation as well as advances in product technology, users can be assured safe, clean restrooms.

Furthermore, studies now show — including a poll found on page 18 — that untidy restrooms can ruin the reputation of an establishment.

Building occupants, employees, and other restroom visitors use the senses of smell, touch, hearing and sight to draw conclusions about your restroom areas.

Therefore, constant care and attention are mandatory in restrooms.

However, in recent years, we have learned that dangers can be visible as well as invisible.

With the aid of measurement devices like ATP (adenosine triphosphate) monitors, cleaning crews can now scientifically determine whether or not a surface — a toilet seat, for example — is hygienically clean.

Traditional practices, such as using color-coded tools, multi-compartment buckets, microfiber flat mops, ergonomic products, etc., are still recommended for effective restroom cleaning.

In addition, manufacturers have developed several innovations in recent years that are not only protecting restroom visitors, but the cleaning staff as well.

Touch-free devices are not only appreciated by building occupants, these products are now expected.

And, the touch-free feature is offered for many high touch areas of the restroom, including paper and soap dispensers.

Even better, these products not only keep patrons safe, but are considered environmentally preferable since they control usage.

Modernize your restroom today, and enjoy long-term savings.