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10 months ago

Single Use Microfiber Tools (DISP2002)

  • Text
  • Soil
  • Laundered
  • Mopster
  • Products
  • Quat
  • Utilizing
  • Disposable
  • Mops
  • Pads
  • Microfiber
Maintaining a clean, safe and healthy environment is critical to both staff members and guests. Impact Products provides the proper tools to ensure the highest standard of clean in any facility.

3 Key Benefits of a

3 Key Benefits of a Disposable Cleaning Program 1. Reduce Cross Contamination Re-using a mop that has been used to clean one area can lead to the spread micro-organisms. Even utilizing freshly laundered mops in each area, does not eliminate the risk of cross-contamination. Studies have shown “laundered” textiles have tested positive for microorganisms. 93% of laundered mops contain dangerous levels of bacteria after washing* Using a new, fresh single use Microfiber mop in each cleaning area significantly reduces the risk of cross-contamination. 2. Improved level of Disinfecting Cotton and laundered Microfiber can interfere with the efficacy of many disinfectants. This phenomena is often referred to as “Quat Binding”. In fact one study found that the level of a disinfectant remaining on a cotton cloth placed is a solution-filled pail was decreased by 50 percent after soaking for just 10 minutes** Impact’s Single Use Microfiber floor pads are compatible with all sanitizers and will not bind with the active ingredients impairing their efficacy. 3. Improved level of Clean Optimal soil removal, Microbe removal, and coverage ensure the highest level of cleaning is achieved within the facility. Soil removal Impacts Single Use Microfiber floor pads remove up to 23% more foot traffic soil from flooring surfaces compared to leading competitive disposable floor pads. Microbe removal Impacts’ Single Use Microfiber floor pads achieve a 99.9999% microbe removal. (6 log 10). Surface coverage Impact’s Single Use Microfiber floor pads absorb 9.8 times it weight and exhibits excellent release properties. This ensures proper dwell time when utilizing disinfectants to clean the floors. *Charles Gerba, Ph.D., Laure Sifuentes, PhD., Kathleen Engelbrecht, MA, David Koeng, Ph D., Ilona Weart, BS, Microbial Contamination of Hospital Reusable Cleaning Towels, March 25, 2013. ** What-Is-Quat-Binding-And-Why-It-Must-Be-Prevented_2/23/16 2 Easier. Safer. Better! | 800.333.1541

Definition of Quat Binding The phenomenon of quat binding occurs when the active ingredients in many disinfectant (quaternary ammonium chloride) becomes attracted and absorbed into fabrics. Quats are positively charged ions and cotton and other natural textiles are negatively charged. These opposites attract; not allowing the active ingredients in the disinfectants to be released on to the floor. The result is an inadequately disinfected flooring surface. Inadequate laundering and cleaning procedures of synthetic materials can also negate or change the charge of the textile over a period of time, which can lead to quat binding Test Methodology 1. A quat-based hard surface sanitizer was made using an industry standard usesolution. 2. Each cloth tested was fully immersed in its own container of diluted sanitizer. 3. The initial quat concentration was measured using a LaMotte QUAT test kit. 4. After each hour from time 0 through 8 hours, the cloth was removed and the solution tested. 5. After testing, the cloth was returned to the original container. 6. Similarly the solution was also tested at 24 hours. 7. Each time point was tested in triplicate and the average reported. Impact’s LFDP18 Single Use Microfiber floor pad will NOT degrade in sanitation chemicals unlike competing pads. Most of the competing floor pads dropped within the first hour while one competing pad started to degrade at 4 hours (a concern for customers who allow floor pads to dwell/charge). | 800.333.1541 Easier. Safer. Better! 3