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WET vs DRY
Common sense tells you that you cannot always eliminate wet mopping and disinfectants completely. In a hospital environment, we recommend dry cleaning as the main means of bacteria removal and wet cleaning, maybe once or twice a week, to remove persistent dirt. When using the dry cleaning system, some wet spot cleaning may also be necessary if there is, for example, blood or liquid spillage. There are however, economic and hygienic reasons for severely limiting the use of wet mopping wherever possible.
Water penetrates floor joints and coverings providing sufficient moisture for rapid bacteria growth and causing damage to the surface of the floor through gradual erosion.
The effects of disinfectants are short-lived and add to the cost. Over a period of time disinfectants lose their effectiveness as the bacteria become immune, resulting in 'super bugs' evolving.
Cleaning equipment which holds water provides a breeding ground for microbes, particularly pseudonomas, which multiply rapidly in wet conditions. These organisms do not survive in significant numbers on dry surfaces.
Dry cleaning takes only 35% of the time normally spent on wet cleaning.
Time savings of 25% can be made even using a composite procedure where persistent dirt (blood, coffee stains etc) is removed first by spot cleaning.
Wet floors are slippery floors - would you want to risk litigation?
If you are still not convinced about dry mopping, DYNAMOP of course can be used damp; the advantage in this instance being that the bacteria are disposed of along with the mop.