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Hygiene is a top factor in restroom care

September 19, 2010
Touch-free offerings come in many shapes, sizes, colors and concepts.

For example, some airport restroom patrons might be unaware that they are experiencing touch-free as soon as they enter the area.

Commonly found in airports across the U.S. are “doorless” entries to restrooms, which allows patrons to enter and leave the area without capturing or spreading disease.

Once a visitor enters a restroom, he or she is likely to use touch-free technology at all high-risk areas, such as urinals, toilets, soap dispensers, towel dispensers, and faucets.

For cleaners, touch-free has also changed the way cleaning strategies are performed and implemented.

Professional cleaners no longer must get on their hands and knees and expose the body to harm.

Through education, awareness, standards and guidelines, equipment and procedures are no longer ineffective.

For instance, mops are no longer improperly used.

Traditionally, a mop “cleaned up” a spill, only to sit in dirty water, often for hours, in a less-than-sanitary bucket.

Today in mopping, not only are mops ergonomically-designed, guidelines have been set forth by training organizations, such as Cleaning Management Institute®, to inform users of how to properly use and clean mop heads.

Although the restroom continues to be on of the most high risk areas in a facility, with today’s products and available training, the task of restroom care is less daunting.

Utilize today’s hygienic restroom products and training to keep employees and patrons safe.