Last Updated JANUARY 2024

Reception and Waiting Rooms

As your facility’s entry point, good environmental hygiene and cleanliness must begin here.

While eliminating bacteria is challenging, it is possible to disinfect surfaces to kill germs by using chemicals4 and the right hygiene tools.

Not so clean

67% of soak buckets tested harbored bacteria

In many high-traffic areas, open soak buckets and rags are used to clean surfaces. However, common use does not mean they are the right tools for the job. In fact, research found that 67% of soak buckets tested harbored bacteria.5

Dirtier tools

Cotton cloths

Additionally, cotton cloths can reduce the efficiency of disinfectant chemicals by up to 85%.6

Eliminating bacteria with the right tools

With these facts, you can see that using open soak buckets and rags may not produce the intended results regarding hygiene and cleanliness. As an alternate surface cleaning solution, let’s look at the benefits of pairing of a closed-bucket system and dry wipers.

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Customize for your level of clean

A portable, ready-to-use dispensing system of dry wipers can be pre-moistened with your preferred chemicals, solvents and sanitizers7 to better ensure the level of cleaning, sanitizing or disinfecting required.

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Closed to cross contamination

Ready-to-use closed-bucket system is designed to increase cleaning efficiency and reduce the risk of cross contamination8 by delivering a disposable wiper saturated with your desired chemical.

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Flexible and compatible

Unlike rags, the dry wipers are designed to be compatible with commonly used disinfectants9 to better ensure the desired level of hygiene and cleanliness is achieved.

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Supports environmental wellness

Reduces worker exposure, solvent waste and evaporation for a safer, more cost-efficient workplace.10 A healthy workplace can help prevent costly absenteeism and presenteeism among workers.11

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1. Martinez-Gonzales et al. (2017) Microbial contamination on cell phones used by undergraduate students. American Journal of Infection Control.
2. Pyrek, K. (2014) Cross-Contamination Prevention: Addressing Keyboards as Fomites. Infection Control Today.
3. Gerba, C. (2002) First In-Office Study dishes the dirt on desks. University of Arizona study. n=7,000, study conducted in offices located in New York, San Francisco, Tucson and Tampa
4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2021) How to Clean and Disinfect Schools to Help Slow the Spread of Flu.
5. Sifuentes et al. (2012) Microbial Load of Reusable Cleaning Towels used in Hospitals. 1.
6. Decreased activity of commercially available disinfectants containing quaternary ammonium compounds when exposed to cotton towels. Gerba et al. (2013) American Journal of Infection Control,
7, 8, 9, 10. Refer to KCP chemical compatibility chart. User has responsibility to test the products with their preferred solvent.
11. International Sanitary Supply Association. (2021) The value of clean: How cleaning improves your bottom line. 8.