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Tuesday's Ask the Experts: Cleaning for Health & Safety

June 01, 2010
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Tuesday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: How prevalent is the use of ATP (Meters) Hygiene Monitoring Systems currently within the cleaning industry? What are the downsides and is it a cost effective measurement tool for cleanliness?

The answer:

The use of ATP and measuring devices is a new concept in the cleaning industry and is part of a trend toward customers requiring some form of scientific validation that the service specification has been met.
I think the use of advanced quality assurance inspection techniques or what some are calling (Integrated Cleaning Measurement -ICM) and test equipment (measuring devices -MD) will continue to find use and acceptance in the industry.
In the past, we looked at it and said, "Looks good to me," now we know that what we can''t see is more hazardous to our health...

Bill Griffin, President
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