CLEANING CLOTHS FOR CHILDCARE CENTRES
Cleaning cloths for childcare centres is a huge part of daily consumables. Why? Because surface cleaning and disinfecting are essential to maintaining a healthy environment. And, to prevent the spread of germs, you need an ongoing supply of good quality cleaning cloths. Also, children spend time together in close contact in childcare centres, creches and schools. So, germs spread quickly, especially in young children. Furthermore, germs survive on surfaces for days, weeks and even months.
Moreover, we find germs spread most in three or four distinct areas. Firstly, desks, computers and toys remain a high touch zone. Secondly, bathroom areas naturally have lots of germs. And finally, kitchens and food preparation areas need special attention when it comes to cleaning surfaces. To prevent the spread of germs, childcare centres should use disposable wipes or COLOUR CODED CLEANING CLOTHS.
And, we suggest dedicating a certain colour of cloth to each area where possible. For instance, green, blue, red or yellow. Why? Because this colour-coding system helps prevent the spread of germs from one area to another. For example, use only green cloths in the kitchen or food preparation areas. In addition, use only red coloured wipes in bathroom areas. As a result of implementing such a system will limit the cross-contamination of germs on the cloth from one area to another.
Red – Toilets, bathrooms, nappy-changing surfaces
Green – Kitchen & Food contact surfaces
Blue – General Cleaning, low-risk areas
Yellow – Special or Isolation
DISPOSABLE WIPES OR COLOUR-CODED REUSABLE CLOTHS?
Whether cleaning, sanitising or disinfecting, MAXI WIPES offer a super absorbent, sponge-like, soft cloth. Furthermore, you can wash and reuse them many times. And these cloths can absorb and carry up to 8 times their weight! If reused, disinfect and machine wash them on a hot cycle at the end of each day. Next, they must be well-dried after washing to eliminate moisture in the cloth. As a result of these steps, the growth of bacteria and fungi on the cloths will be limited.
MAXI WIPES measures 40 cm x 38 cm. For a larger floor pad, try the SUPERMAX (60cm x 50cm), which is ideal for mopping and wiping floors where large amounts of liquid need to be absorbed.
TIDDOX also supplies a range of colour-coded surface wipes, which come in both a roll and sheet/pack format. The TIDDOX PREMIUM ANTIBACTERIAL HEAVY DUTY ROLLS provide 45 m of easy-tear disposable perforated cloths. And we now also have the ECOSTRONG BAMBOO WIPES.
As cloths used for cleaning pick up microbes and germs, in addition to colour coding, the best way to dispose of the germs is to use disposable cloths so that any contamination is thrown away at the end of each day.
So if you have a childcare centre and wish to discuss your cleaning cloth requirements, please call or email us to see how we can assist you.
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