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Toilet maintenance is one of the toughest in housekeeping, especially during monsoon. Toilets become rather dirty & untidy and demand more attention. Water on floor, dirty washbasins and WCs are a common sight.

The WC, urinals, grouts of the tiles, sides of the mirror, skirting, etc., are a hub of infection where germs accumulate and cannot be seen with naked eye. Maintaining hygiene standards becomes difficult with the virus, algae, fungus, etc., increasing during the period.

Some of the common tools that could be used to keep toilets clean:

Floors: Wet mopping bucket and cotton mop which has good absorbing capacity. Colour coded double blade, ergonomic floor wipers could be used. Single disc machine for toilet scrubbing & buffing is ideal.

WC, washbasin & tiles: Micro fibre mop of different colours could be used for drying various areas. Red, for example, could be used for drying WC and yellow for drying washbasin and tiles. The micro fibre mop has strong cleaning power and is highly effective on picking up micro dirt.

Washroom mirrors: A manual hand tool for washing & wiping washroom mirrors is readily available in the market.

Some of the methods that could be adopted for frequent cleaning

  • Scrubbing & buffing of floors at night or after office hours
  • Damp or wet mopping daily in the morning
  • Cleaning with micro fibre mops/wipes of WC, washbasin, tiles, etc. regularly
  • If mechanised cleaning not possible everyday, then manual scrubbing
  • Steam cleaning process kills bacteria and other micro organisms from all washable surfaces in the toilets giving disinfection with just plain water. Dry steam at 149oC leaves the surface moist which instantly dries when mopped with a micro fibre cloth. Together they form a team to clean & fresh up any kind of surface. It reduces infection possibilities. Toilet should be disinfected every night.

Colour coding

Do not to use one single duster on every surface. It is dangerous. It could actually spread contamination. To avoid cross contamination always use colour coding.

 
 
Anjana Vij, Director, Kibble Enterprises

 

 

 

 

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