Using Colored Cloths to Clean

Using Colored Cloths to Clean

The effective method of using colored cloths has many advantages:
• prevents cross-contamination
• minimizes infection
• identifies the different tasks
• helpful in training staff

Color coded cloths reinforces a system of cleaning which directs the use of the cloths to specific areas.

Red cloths are used only in the restrooms, primarily on toilets and urinals.

Blue cloths are used to clean glass and mirrors.

Green cloths are used for general purpose dusting, everywhere except the bathroom.

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