Sustainable Cleaning at the University of Wisconsin


Facility managers at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee recognize the importance of environmentally responsible, sustainable cleaning.

They select only those cleaning products and systems that meet the following criteria:

o Ecologically sound, using less water and chemical and having a reduced impact on the environment

o Socially just, eliminating or minimizing the custodians' exposure to toxic chemicals and helping to making the cleaning workers' jobs safer and easier

o Economically efficient, using products and systems that meet high performance standards yet are cost effective

When it comes to restroom cleaning, the product that best meets these criteria, according to the university, is the Kaivac No-Touch Cleaning(TM) system.

According to a university spokesperson, the Kaivac system is more efficient and effective than traditional cleaning methods such as cleaning cloths, mops, and buckets.

It also utilizes less labor and less cleaning agent to get the job done right.

About Kaivac, Inc.

Headquartered in Hamilton, Ohio, Kaivac, Inc. delivers complete science-based cleaning systems designed to produce healthy results and outcomes while raising the value of cleaning operations and the dignity of the worker. The originator of No-Touch Cleaning®, Kaivac offers an integrated portfolio of environmentally friendly cleaning products designed to remove the maximum amount of soil and potentially harmful biopollutants in the most cost-effective manner possible. For more information, visit www.kaivac.com.

About No-Touch Cleaning®

Designed to remove the maximum amount of soil, bacteria, and other biopollution, Kaivac's patented No-Touch Cleaning systems combine an indoor pressure washer, a powerful wet vacuum and chemistry into an integrated system. Empowering workers to hygienically clean without touching contaminated surfaces, these systems not only clean better, but also cut labor, chemical, and equipment costs while raising worker morale and image. In fact, studies show that Kaivac's No-Touch Cleaning systems are 60 times more effective in reducing bacterial contamination on tile and grout surfaces than mops, which are more likely to spread contaminants than remove them.

Media Contact: Robert Kravitz

AlturaSolutions Communications

Phone: 773-525-3021

E-mail: rkravitz@rcn.com

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