Two different methods for cleaning waxed PVC and porcelain grès hospital room floors were compared to determine their decontamination capacity. These methods involved: 1. an initial dry wiping followed by washing; 2. an initial damp wash followed by a dry wipe. The cleaning method that calls for an initial dry wipe followed by washing did not produce any significant reduction in the average bacterial load (9.59  73.54 in the floors in PVC and 1.45  33.66 in the porcelain grès floors). On the contrary, an initial damp wash followed by a dry wipe reduced the bacterial load in both types of flooring (respectively 78.85  12.26 and 67.19  13.89). The comparison of the two cleaning methods proved statistically significant.

Comparison of floor sanitation methods .

DE LORENZI, Sonia;SALVATORELLI, Germano
2006

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Two different methods for cleaning waxed PVC and porcelain grès hospital room floors were compared to determine their decontamination capacity. These methods involved: 1. an initial dry wiping followed by washing; 2. an initial damp wash followed by a dry wipe. The cleaning method that calls for an initial dry wipe followed by washing did not produce any significant reduction in the average bacterial load (9.59  73.54 in the floors in PVC and 1.45  33.66 in the porcelain grès floors). On the contrary, an initial damp wash followed by a dry wipe reduced the bacterial load in both types of flooring (respectively 78.85  12.26 and 67.19  13.89). The comparison of the two cleaning methods proved statistically significant.
DE LORENZI, Sonia; Finzi, G; Parmiggiani, R; Cugini, P; Cacciari, P; Salvatorelli, Germano
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