Cleaning Cloths for Childcare Centres
Ongoing routine cleaning and disinfecting of childcare centers, creches and schools is essential to maintain a healthy environment and prevent the spread of infectious diseases, particularly given that they are often crowded with children in close contact, who are still developing their immune systems, and germs and micro organisms are capable of surviving on surfaces for days, weeks and even months.
Within these childcare settings there are typically three or four distinct areas, such as general child areas which are a high touch zone (desks, computers, toys), bathroom areas, and kitchen or food preparation areas. To prevent the spread of germs childcare centers should use disposable or colour-coded cleaning cloths Where reusable cleaning cloths are being used, TIDDOX recommends dedicating a certain colour cloth to each area, such as green, blue, red or yellow. This colour coding cloth method prevents the cross contamination of germs from one area to another. For example, typically green cloths are earmarked as the colour wipes used in the kitchen or food preparation areas, whereas red coloured wipes would be dedicated to bathroom areas, ensuring no 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
Whether cleaning, sanitising or disinfecting, the TIDDOX Maxi Wipes are a super absorbent, sponge like, soft cloth that can be washed and reused many times, making it both effective and economical. These cloths are non abrasive and can absorb and carry up to 8 times their own weight due to the material being manufactured with high concentration of viscose. These reusable cloths should be disinfected and machine washed on a hot cycle at the end of each day, to kill off any germ microbes picked up during the day. Decontaminated cleaning cloths should also be well dried after washing, to eliminate any moisture in the cloth, thus preventing an environment suitable to the growth of bacteria and fungi.
The cloths are cut to a hand size 40cm x 38cm, or a larger SuperMAX size of 60cm x 50cm, which is ideal for mopping and wiping of floors where large amounts of liquid need to be absorbed.
TIDDOX also supplies a range of colour coded surface wipes, which are available in both roll and sheet/pack format. The TIDDOX Premium Antibacterial Heavy Duty Rolls provide 45m of easy-tear disposable perforated cloths
The flat packed sheets are also available in green, blue, red and yellow and are cut to various sizes from 30cm x 60cm, to 45cm x 60cm to 60cm x 60cm. All TIDDOX surface wipes are available in both medium duty and heavy duty.
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.