- THE MAGAZINE
Nearly 100 people completed the survey.
The first question was straightforward, says Matt Morrison, Communications Manager for Kaivac. “We asked them when selecting a cleaning chemical, which part of the label do they read first?”
According to Morrison, these were the results:
- What the product is used for, 47 percent
- Mixing directions, 32 percent
- Product ingredients, 12 percent
- Warnings, 9 percent
- Nearly 70 percent knew that the main difference between a sanitizer and a disinfectant are the higher “kill capabilities” of the disinfectant.
- Forty-four percent knew that the term “microorganism efficacy” refers to the microorganisms the product can kill if used correctly; the remainder thought the term refers to the effectiveness of the product for cleaning and sanitizing or its overall disinfection strength.
- More than 65 percent of those surveyed said they believe the criteria used by the different Green-certification organizations “vary by organization and by product,” which is essentially correct.
- Asked about the benefits of the no-touch cleaning method, 72 percent were correct when they said “it decreases cleaning times.”
- As to using mops and buckets to clean floors, 3 percent said conventional string mops do a “good job”; however, 31 percent knew that they can spread as much soil as they collect.