Why do you need to colour code your cloths?
Colour coding is an easy way to prevent transferring bacteria from one area to another. This is known as cross contamination. Professional cleaners take careful steps in order to prevent cross contamination. Preventing cross contamination is a big part of commercial cleaning and it should be just as important in your home. Think about it, you probably wouldn’t use a cleaning cloth on a toilet and then go use it to wipe down your kitchen counters, at least not on purpose. But how can you be sure that you’re not doing that? Mistakes happen.
Colour coding will prevent that. You should use at least three colors of of Cloths in your home. Use one color in the kitchen, another color in the restroom, especially to wipe down the toilet and a third color for general cleaning in the rest of the house.
We have lots of colour of our 16" x 16" and 14" x 14" Microfiber Towels. Pick 3 or 4 and stick with them. While the colour coding program you implement can be custom to you, here’s a common colour designation:
- Yellow – Dry Dusting and polishing.
- Red – Restrooms area such as toilets and urinals, hazard areas.
- Blue – Glass, and mirrors.
- Green – General areas such as desks, tables, kitchens, sinks, water fountains.
- Red – Restrooms & hazard areas.
- Green – General areas such as classrooms, hallways, patient rooms.