Since timing is critical when dealing with urine, distributors should encourage custodial departments to build a line of communication with facility staff members, such as nurses and teachers. When staff members see or smell urine, they should tell custodians, who then can act quickly to address the problem.

“Then they are doing the people who are doing the [cleaning] a huge favor,” says Jasper.

Cleaning supply experts say that many of nonpathogenic bacteria and hydrogen peroxide products can be dispensed from a spray bottle that can be carried by custodial staff or kept in a place where workers in nursing home facilities and day care centers can access them easily.

“If you learn how to remove the urine properly,” says Jasper, “it is very inexpensive to do, it keeps the facility looking nice and you don’t have to have extremely complicated training.”

Brendan O’Brien is a freelance writer in Greenfield, Wisconsin. He is a frequent contributor to Sanitary Maintenance.

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