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Smears, streaks, discolouration etc. indicate problematic areas.
Inaccurate cleaning leaves smears/streaks. These smears show where contamination with pathogenic germs remains and, as such, this can be counteracted immediately. When cleaning in a circular motion, corners and edges of the area to be disinfected are insufficiently moistened. Unwanted interaction between detergent and disinfectant can arise if the cleaning cloth/ mop is not sufficiently rinsed.
Causes of smears
- Fine dirt/dust was not removed by initial dust binding cleaning
- One-step wet mopping was used too frequently, thus causing the development of layers of residues
- Cleaning water was not replaced often enough
- Mop/cleaning cloth has been in use for too long, has
been washed/rinsed incorrectly
- Using too much or not enough of the agent
- Using warm water
- Check cleaning method and adjust, e.g.
- multi-step method
- shorten intervals between cleaning
- appropriate dosage
- choose different kind of cloth/mop
- train staff
- If applicable, intense cleaning with 4 % s&m® cleaning additive, afterwards, continue adding 0.5 % – 1% cleaning additive
Discolouration, spots and damage
Spilled disinfectants, drugs or body fluids can cause discoloration or other damages to the surfaces. If possible, remove spilled liquid/urine immediately. In case of dispensers of hand sanitisers, we recommend using a drip catcher (e.g. dish holder by schülke).
- Ensure correct procedure is adopted: first fill bucket with water, then add disinfectant in desired concentration.
- If foam forms, decrease the distance between tap and bucket.
- If tap contains an aerator, remove it.
- In case of manual dosing, add the disinfecting agent at the end.