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September CMM: Concern About Hitchhikers

September 22, 2009
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The September issue of Cleaning & Maintenance Management® magazine is now available online, featuring Robert Kravitz'' "Concern About Hitchhikers" article.
Kravitz states that one of the best ways to minimize cross contamination from floors is to clean them more frequently and with a more effective cleaner.
He notes that even though it may be stated on the label that the disinfectant kills certain germs and bacteria, that does not necessarily mean it will be effective in eradicating all of them at all times.
Kravitz adds that using an automatic scrubber eliminates the problem of disinfectants losing their effectiveness when dwelling in buckets of soiled solution.
According to Kravitz, counter-rotating brushes allow the machine to reach deeper into the pores of the floor where contaminants may hide and remove them in the cleaning process.
Robert Kravitz is a former building service contractor, author of two books on the professional cleaning industry and a writer for the building and cleaning industries. He may be reached at
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