enables staff to clean floors and other areas at the same time,
doubling productivity and reducing costs.
Up to Sniff
Health is the main concern when it comes to I&I cleaning, but
keeping facilities tidy is also good business, after all, how clean—
or not clean—a facility seems can influence consumer perception.
According to GP Pro, a division of Georgia-Pacific Consumer
Products, odor is a primary reason for public restroom dissatisfaction. To that end, the firm has rolled out the new Compact with
ActiveAire Tissue Dispenser, billed as a first-of-its-kind product
that uses motion sensing technology to neutralize odors at the
source—inside the stall—which improves the overall away-from-home washroom experience.
This “market disrupting product,” which won both the
Dispenser Category Award and Visitors’ Choice Award at ISSA,
features six fragrance options, with “unique neutralization
Another brand tackling odor issues is Poo-Pourri. The
Addison, TX-based company recently made its first appearance
at ISSA’s big show in Las Vegas, touting new professional size
bottles and a caddy for its toilet spray. According to the company,
its original 1-, 2- and 4oz bottles, which are geared more for purs-
es or home bathrooms, were increasingly popping up in public
restrooms, prompting the firm to add 8oz bottles and 16oz refills
that can be attached to a special caddy which can be hung inside
the stall in a restaurant or office—spaces that are public, but have
a personal space feel.
According to a survey Clorox conducted in cooperation with
ISSA last year, 67% of cleaning industry professionals said that
removing urine stains and odors is the toughest restroom cleaning task. Clorox contends its new Urine Remover eliminates urine
odor by destroying uric acid crystals and breaking down the cell
structure of naturally occurring sources of odor.
While“odor control is a big issue in the I&I market, completely eliminating odor is really the critical issue,” noted Zero
After manual cleaning, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami uses a Xenex
robot to further tackle germs that may have been left behind.