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Revolutionize Restroom Hygiene with Touch-Free Cleaning Solutions

Touch-free restroom cleaning, also known as no-touch cleaning, is a revolutionary approach that takes the hassle out of maintaining clean and hygienic public restrooms. This method eliminates the need for physical contact with surfaces, reducing the risk of cross-contamination and unnecessary chemical exposure. In this article, we will delve into the benefits, correct procedures, and types of machines available for touch-free restroom cleaning.


Why Restroom Cleanliness Matters

Restroom cleanliness plays a critical role in the overall impression and reputation of any facility. Numerous surveys and studies have shown that restroom cleanliness is consistently ranked as one of the most significant factors by customers and employees. Consider these compelling statistics:

  1. In one study, 70 percent of parents believe that the cleanliness of restrooms reflects the overall quality of a school, including its staff and teachers.
  2. Approximately 40 percent of people have admitted to leaving a restaurant, gym, or other place of business immediately due to encountering a dirty restroom. A clean and well-maintained restroom instills confidence in customers and enhances their overall experience.
  3. Restrooms may occupy just five percent of the cleanable area in a building, but they account for about fifty percent of the complaints received.
  4. Four in five custodians have identified restroom cleaning as their most challenging task.

Prioritizing restroom cleanliness is essential for creating a positive impression, meeting customer expectations, and maintaining a safe environment. By investing in touch-free restroom cleaning technologies, facilities can ensure a consistently clean and hygienic environment, ultimately enhancing the overall experience for users.

What You Can Expect from Touch Free Cleaning

Cleaner Restrooms

Clean restrooms are aesthetically pleasing and crucial for maintaining hygiene and ensuring the well-being of the facility occupants. Old-fashioned tools like mops, buckets, and rags don’t remove soil from the environment as effectively as touch-free systems do. Using high-pressure solutions and a 3-stage vacuum system, these machines can easily blast out grout lines and reach difficult-to-access areas, ensuring a thorough cleaning that traditional tools struggle to achieve. Moreover, touch-free systems offer hygienic cleaning without the need to touch contaminated surfaces. By utilizing separate solution and vacuum tanks, these systems prevent the transfer of germs and pathogens from one area to another, creating a cleaner and safer restroom environment.

Labor and Chemical Savings

Touch-free systems offer a hygienic solution for restroom cleaning and significant labor and chemical savings for professional cleaners and facility managers. You can expect shortened cleaning times and automatic proportioning of chemicals, resulting in cost savings.

With touch-free systems, the high-pressure spray and powerful vacuum system work together to remove dirt, grime, and germs quickly and effectively from restroom surfaces. You can generally expect to clean the same area in about one-third of the time required by manual methods.

The automatic chemical feed system eliminates the need for manual measuring and mixing. This automatic proportioning eliminates overuse, contributing to overall cost savings.

Although the initial cost of implementing a touch-free system may be higher than traditional cleaning methods, its labor and chemical savings quickly offset this investment. With shortened cleaning times and automatic chemical metering, professional cleaners and facility managers can experience reduced labor expenses and lower chemical costs, leading to significant cost savings in the long run.

Improved Employee Satisfaction

Implementing touch-free restroom cleaning methods has a significant impact on improving employee satisfaction. The use of these innovative techniques not only enhances cleanliness but also increases efficiency, productivity, and overall job satisfaction.

With touch-free restroom cleaning, employees no longer must spend extensive time and effort scrubbing and wiping surfaces manually. This allows them to focus on more important and value-added tasks, boosting their productivity. Eliminating the physical strain of manual cleaning also reduces the risk of injuries, enhancing employee well-being.


How to Clean with a Touch-Free Restroom Cleaner

Cleaning restrooms can be challenging but with a touch-free restroom cleaning system, the process becomes much easier and more efficient. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to clean with a touch-free system:

  1. Before starting, make sure to wear the necessary personal protective equipment as indicated on the product label. This usually includes safety glasses and rubber gloves to protect yourself from any potential hazards.
  2. Place wet floor signs around the restroom area to alert others of the process and prevent any slips or falls.
  3. Check the onboard chemicals in the touch-free system to ensure that you have enough for the task.
  4. Fill the machine with cold water as the manufacturer's guidelines instruct.
  5. Start by using a microfiber duster to dust high restroom fixtures, working from top to bottom. This will remove dust or debris from surfaces such as shelves, vents, partitions, and light fixtures.
  6. Sweep the floors to remove any loose dirt or debris before applying any solutions.
  7. Apply a suitable disinfectant to all touchpoints and allow it to dwell for the recommended time as indicated on the chemical label. This will effectively disinfect these areas and help prevent the spread of bacteria and germs.
  8. Using the low-pressure setting on the touch-free machine, apply the solution to all hard surfaces, including sinks, toilets, mirrors, partitions, urinals, and floors. This will ensure an even application of the chemical solution.
  9. Scrub the areas around toilets, urinals, and under sinks using a scrub brush to remove stubborn stains or dirt.
  10. Rinse the area with the high-pressure spray setting on the touch-free cleaning machine. This will effectively remove the solution and any loosened dirt or grime.
  11. Use a squeegee to clean mirrors, ensuring a streak-free finish.
  12. If needed, use a microfiber wipe to detail wipe toilets, sink fixtures, and sinks for extra cleanliness.
  13. Use a squeegee to pull dirty solution from around urinals and toilets, making it easier to remove with the vacuum.
  14. Collect the dirty solution by using a vacuum or squeegeeing it into a floor drain, ensuring proper waste disposal.
  15. Finish the process by using a microfiber flat mop on the floor, if necessary, to ensure a spotless floor.

For a video demonstration of this procedure, click here.

Hillyard's Touch-Free Restroom Cleaners

Hillyard's Touch Free Restroom Cleaners provide a revolutionary solution to the challenges faced in restroom cleaning. With advanced technology and innovative features, these machines offer a touch-free approach to achieving efficient and effective cleaning results.


Hillyard offers three models of the CC17 Cleaning Companion, a powerful and efficient no-touch restroom cleaning system.


CC17XP Cleaning Companion®

Battery-Powered Touch-Free Cleaning for Restrooms

  • Clean better, clean faster. High-pressure spray removes soils from bathroom fixtures for collection from the floor.
  • XP Model: Standard-Pressure, 125 PSI. Shown with optional 120V Vacuum Recovery Unit.
  • XP Model recommended for daily restroom cleaning and places with moderate-soil loads.


CC17XPC Cleaning Companion®

Corded Touch-Free Cleaning for Restrooms

  • Clean better, clean faster. High-pressure spray removes soils from bathroom fixtures for collection from the floor.
  • XPC Model: Standard-Pressure, 125 PSI. Shown with standard storage shelves. The recovery unit is sold separately.
  • XPC Model recommended for daily restroom cleaning and places with moderate-soil loads.


CC17HP Cleaning Companion®

Battery-Powered Touch-Free Cleaning for Restrooms

  • Clean better, clean faster. High-pressure spray removes soils from bathroom fixtures for collection from the floor.
  • HP Model: High-Pressure, 275 PSI. Shown with optional 120V Vacuum Recovery Unit.
  • HP Model recommended for high volume restrooms, shower rooms, kitchens, and other places with heavy soil load.

We're Here to Help You

At Hillyard, we understand that maintaining clean and hygienic restrooms is essential for any facility. That's why we offer a range of touch-free restroom cleaning solutions to meet your needs.

Our experts are located throughout the United States and are ready to assist you. We take the time to listen to your unique situation and understand your cleaning challenges. With this knowledge, we can develop a process that improves performance and lowers the total cost of cleaning.

Contact us today using the “I’m Interested” form below to schedule a meeting with one of our knowledgeable professionals. Let's work together to maintain the highest standards of cleanliness in your facility.

Frequently Asked Questions

How often should public restrooms be cleaned?

Public restrooms should be cleaned regularly to ensure cleanliness, hygiene, and the safety of visitors. The frequency of cleaning may vary depending on the level of use, but it is generally recommended that public restrooms be cleaned at least once daily. High-traffic areas, such as airports and shopping malls, may require more frequent service to maintain cleanliness and prevent the spread of germs.

It is also important to conduct deep cleaning of public restrooms regularly, including thoroughly cleaning grout lines, floors, walls, and fixtures. This should be done periodically to remove stubborn stains, eliminate odors, and ensure a fresh and sanitary environment.

Following a regular schedule and implementing proper techniques and equipment, public restrooms can be kept clean and hygienic, providing visitors with a safe and comfortable experience.

DISCLAIMER:  Specifications are subject to change without notice. Examples and recommendations in this article may not apply to every situation. This information is provided on an “as is” basis and does not supersede any other documentation. Always follow the instructions as written on the product label.

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