Issue Date: 30 September 2013
Cleaning Simplicity Promotes Washroom Appearance
Well-presented washrooms reveal a lot about a business. They show the business takes pride in its premises, wants to make a good impression and understands this most basic of facilities can have a major impact on customer behaviour.
But the opposite is also true. Poorly maintained washrooms have a negative effect on customers’ perceptions. Research commissioned by Diversey Care highlighted that customers who encounter a dirty washroom react negatively. In hotels, for example, they are more likely to give poor recommendations and feedback on review websites.
With all the tools and products available it should not be difficult to keep a washroom clean, hygienic and smelling fresh right through the day. The challenge is to ensure that regular cleaning can be completed simply and sustainably without letting costs get out of control.
A good way to promote high standards and keep costs down is to simplify cleaning processes. The unique TASKI Sani 4in1 washroom cleaner from Diversey Care offers a new way of working by replacing four or more alternative products for simplicity and reduced costs. Operators can complete all periodic and daily cleaning tasks with this single product that delivers best-in-class disinfection, descaling, cleaning and deodourising to maintain or improve the appearance of the washroom. It can be used in all acid-resistant areas including toilet bowls, basins, urinals, walls and floors to remove soils, odours, lime scale and contamination. Like many Diversey Care products it contains patented ONT (odour neutralising technology) that chemically removes malodours rather than masking them with overpowering perfumes.
TASKI Sani 4in1 is available as a highly sustainable concentrate in the SmartDose and QuattroSelect platforms and in ready-to-use formats. Early adopters have reported better control over cleaning costs with improved results. The very best cost-in-use comes from using TASKI Sani 100 for general tasks and TASKI Sani 4in1 for toilet bowls. Additional sustainability benefits arise because this product is available in the new TASKI Pur-Eco range with EU Ecolabel and Nordic Swan certification.
Products such as TASKI Sani 4in1 can be used with tools and equipment including VersaPlus mopping tool. An alternative floor and hard-surface cleaning option is the microfibre mops and cloths in the TASKI Standard range. These can be used with certain chemicals or, for the very best sustainability, with water alone.
Products such as TASKI Sani 4in1 can be used with tools and equipment for both floor and hard surface cleaning; tools such as the TASKI VersaPlus floor mopping system, which can be used with any of Diversey Care's disposable or microfibre mops, and TASKI Standard microfibre cloths.
Standards are also improved by remaining well organised, especially as washrooms are likely to be checked and cleaned frequently throughout the day. Cleaning products should be stored together, close to where needed, so that action can be taken whenever required. In larger sites, and to support multiple washrooms, the integrated TASKI Trolley system is ideal for keeping supplies (including microfibre tools) together and transporting them to wherever they are needed. Items placed in the right position for ergonomic and efficient processes help avoid the need for staff to stretch or bend. Colour coding promotes proper use of items for specific areas. Another benefit of the trolley is that it can form a highly visible temporary barrier to the washroom entrance while cleaning takes place.
Trolleys are also ideal for periodic cleaning, problem solving and spot cleaning. In large and busy sites a high profile “rapid response” trolley can deliver a clear signal to employees and customers that the business takes cleaning seriously and will deal with any problems quickly and professionally. Periodic and problem solvers from Diversey Care include Good Sense Breakdown which contains ONT and can be used to remove the organic residues on surfaces or down drains and sinks that cause many of the bad smells found in washrooms.