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2018 Janitorial Articles

By Reid Sossong

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Restroom Graffiti and Details

Graffiti in restrooms should be removed immediately, otherwise it will get worse. The office buildings I’ve seen in Tucson don’t have a huge problem with graffiti. However, I thought I’d write a little about the problem. The stall walls are the target that get graffiti and the spot most janitors miss is the inside of the stall door.

One thought to stay ahead of the graffiti is to have a graffiti remover in the cleaning cart at all times. Then it becomes part of the daily routine. You want to “nip it in the bud.” Before using a graffiti remover read and the directions to eliminate problems.

It is amazing how many companies don’t dust in the restrooms. How do I know? I've been on hundreds of building bid tours and have seen it first hand. Remember top to bottom cleaning and it applies to the restroom dusting. Start with the vents and work your way down to the baseboards.

Another hot spot that is often missed are cleaning under the towel boxes on the wall. I guess after a while the janitor thinks that the wall is suppose to look dirty and have streaks. In a way I’m glad that other janitorial services clean this way, but feel bad for the business that is getting the poor cleaning service.

Bowl rings and hard water build-up is a cleaning task the novice cleaning company may not know how to clean. There are several ways to get rid of the bowl ring and if you would like to know how we remove them send me an email.

This gives a little of the trials and tribulations the janitor goes through in the commercial restroom. Everyone in the business has war stories concerning restrooms. I hope you got some information from this article and as usual if you have a question or want a bid for janitorial services let me know at ​desertcleaningtucson@gmail.com

Which Soap Dispenser?

Back in the day there was the bar of soap in the restrooms to wash your hands. Then, the refillable soap dispenser came along and was less messy. Now we know that the refillable dispenser can be contaminated. At this time it seems soap cartridges are the best.

The refillable dispenser is not sealed with the soap prime for contamination. Also, when the refillable dispenser is filled or topped off it before they are empty the existing soap may be contaminated and will contaminate the new soap.

Here are a few reasons sealed soap dispensers make for a better choice compared to the refillable soap dispenser. First, the sealed dispensers aren’t exposed to the environment. Then, the sealed cartridges are quick to change and less messy. Last, the sealed cartridge requires less maintenance.

The sealed cartridge dispenser system is easy to use and promotes hand hygiene. In your office building or business people are going to use soap from a dispenser more than use a bar of soap just from the appearance of the nice looking dispenser.

Thanks for reading and I hoped you learned something from this article.

I want to mention about the floor drain in the restrooms, be sure to pour water down the drain so the smell won’t come back up. Also, it helps to keep it clear incase the something over flows in the restrooms.

Germs in Offices

I just read an interesting article on germs that quotes a professor from the University of Arizona Charles Gerba. In this article I want to cover some of the highlights of that article. So, let’s get started and if you have any thoughts please let me know.

Where do most indoor germs exist? The couch, not the restroom floor. It is interesting that our advances in fighting germs has been offset by modern living and the spread of germs. In offices and in homes things are different than 100 years ago.

“Most people do a good job of cleaning and disinfecting,” said Gerber. “ It’s usually safer to make a sandwich on a toilet seat than on a cutting board in the average American home.”

Other areas and things that have germs are kitchen sponges, kitchen sinks, and kitchen floors.... In offices, the phone is the main attraction for germs Other hot spots in an office for germs are computer keyboards, door handles, and anywhere people touch. That’s why some office restrooms have the touchless soap dispenser and water faucets. In some facilities they have no restroom door so people don’t have touch a handle. In a hotel room the germiest item to look out for is the tv remote.

I hope you liked this article and as always if you have any input please email me at desertcleaningtucson@gmail.com​.


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