Doral, FL (PRWEB) January 22, 2013
Ruben Rives, principal of H2Only Renewable Cleaning, has announced a Renewable Cleaning Program - using sustainable methods, better equipment and cleaning processes - at Somerset Academy; one of the first FL-state charter schools accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS-CASI).
According to Rives: “At Somerset’s North Lauderdale campus, we clean for health and see strong benefits in cleanliness, operations, workloading, indoor environmental health and management. We focus on both cleaning and infection control, using traditional and ‘chemical-free’ - i.e., water only - methods in a well-defined structure.”
Besides an organized process employing time and motion studies and employee input to arrive at best practices, the North Lauderdale Renewable Cleaning program uses microfiber tools, backpack vacuums, squeegee-based flat surface tools, crossover dispense-and-vac, and autoscrubber-like units.
“Wipers and mops tend to spread contamination, while squeegee-based flat surface tools, dispense-and-vac and AutoVac units remove it,” notes Rives’ operations consultant Rex Morrison.
Using a water only process, Rives’ crew can remove 99.9% of bacteria from desktops in less time than wiping, using a microfiber applicator to apply water and agitate, then squeegeeing off the solution.
In restrooms, the dispense-and-vac – having a compact mop-bucket-sized footprint – enables applying solution (generally just water), agitating with a brush or water pressure, then vacuuming soils, urine, germs, and moisture - leaving the surface dryer and more hygienic than traditional mop and bucket methods, with a much higher bacterial removal rate than before.
“Urine, related stains and smell can be removed easily; soil is extracted, bacteria thoroughly removed - and that’s key,” said Rives. The method is better than hand mopping and needs fewer c
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