Tip of the Week: The Mop Stops Here
Because mop buckets, mop heads and mop water can quickly dirty, use of mopping itself may not ultimately be the best way to sanitize shelter surfaces. However, many shelters do employ mops and buckets in areas where quick clean-up during the day is needed or where drains may not be in place.
Use of different-colored mop buckets for different areas of the shelter can be a visual reminder that mop buckets should remain in a certain area. For example, a red bucket from the isolation room where sick animals are housed should not move into the exam room with healthy animals. This would be where the blue bucket is found!
Is color-coding calling your name? Share this at your next staff meeting—and please share your shelter sanitation tips in the comment box.
Meet us here every Monday for tips we’ve gleaned and seen that may make your life a little easier, make a routine process go a little faster or deliver some extra comfort for the animals in your care.