Cart Before The Horse
Cart Before The Horse is a monthly series of online exclusive articles sponsored by Advanced Vapor Technologies LLC. Each month, author Allen Rathey will explore the importance of cleaning for health instead of merely cleaning for appearance.
The goal of facility cleaning should be to "Treat the Whole Patient" by striving to make the entire indoor environment clean and healthy as a Standard Operating Procedure.
Using “cleaning” chemicals without carefully following directions is putting the cart before the horse, because chemicals used improperly can’t do the intended job.
A prime purpose in cleaning inside built environments is to “keep on” doing it without harm to People, the third "P."
Our society’s love affair with cleaning based primarily on “surface” or “superficial” aspects might lead to short-term, unhappy and even “cheap” relationships between cleaners and customers.
Why is it that we focus on cleaning for appearance — how things look and smell — and then complain that our industry and profession gets no respect?