Wisconsin Prison Adopts No-Touch Cleaning

by | Aug 16, 2009

The Wisconsin Secure Program Facility (WSPF), Boscobel, WI, cleans their facility using No-Touch Cleaning systems from Kaivac. The 205,590-square-foot facility retains its own custodians and has nine cleaning workers and one lead custodian maintaining the entire institution.

According to a report by WSPF, using the Kaivac equipment, “the [high-quality] cleanliness the prison strives for is very apparent.”

The Kaivac system applies cleaning chemicals to surfaces. In then rinses, washing away soils, and vacuums up the soiled solution using the built-in wet/vac.

“The Kaivac system decreases the risk of contamination to both staff and inmates,” according to the WSPF report. “It also allows staff to be in and out of areas more rapidly. This improves worker productivity and increases the number of cells cleaned.”

According to Matt Morrison, communications manager for Kaivac, studies by ISSA, the leading trade association for the professional cleaning industry, report that No-Touch Cleaning systems can be as much as two-thirds faster than using conventional cleaning procedures such as mops and buckets.

Further, studies from the Cleaning Industry Research Institute (CIRI) indicate that No-Touch Cleaning systems more effectively remove contaminants from surfaces.

“The spread of disease, including increasing cases of MRSA, are very serious problems in correctional facilities,” adds Morrison. “It’s because No-Touch Cleaning systems are fast and effective that prison administrators at WSPF and other facilities are selecting them.”

Watch a video of No-Touch Cleaning in action.

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