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Thursday's Ask the Experts: Sanitation methods

June 28, 2012

Thursday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: I have several cleaning question for the experts at ICAN: 1. How are sanitation methods related to proper cleaning? 2. How do I obtain a Virginia trade and industrial vocational teaching license? 3. How does Ph work in proper carpet cleaning?

The answer:

We''ll take these one at a time.
1. Sanitation refers to conditions and actions affecting health. Cleaning, when properly done, contributes a great deal to sanitation by removing microorganisms and surface conditions favorable to microbe growth and reproduction. Trash removal is sanitation. Disinfection of rest rooms and fixtures is sanitation. Mopping the floor is sanitation. Anything a cleaner does to promote a health environment and reduce the possibility of infection or disease is sanitation and the primary reason we clean today.
2. Contact the state agency responsible for issuing the teaching license you seek. They will ... — Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor

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