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Hygiene Expectations Extend Outside the Home

COVID-19 has permanently reshaped how we view health and hygiene in public spaces, elevating facility cleaning from an afterthought to a point of differentiation for businesses. Across all industries there are similar trends relating to facility perception and workloads.

 

 

PERCEPTION
     
~80% of consumers say COVID-19 has forever changed how they think about health & safety1
     
There is a new standard of clean in commercial facilities, with the top patron expectations including →

1. Higher Cleaning Frequencies

2. Higher Cleaning Efficacy

3. Increased Cleaning Visibility

WORKLOADS
     
>90% of commercial facilities have increased the frequency, depth, and visibility of their cleaning practices in response to patron demands2
     
New standards are primed to exacerbate pre-existing challenges for facility cleaning and maintenance professionals across the following areas →

1. Rushed or Missed Tasks

2. Workplace Injuries

3. Product Degradation

How patrons perceive facility cleanliness isn’t just limited to cleaning practices, it extends across the entire image your facility portrays. A clean, aesthetically pleasing, and updated environment has never been more important.

 

 

Avoiding these pitfalls while effectively meeting the new standard of clean requires a higher standard of product. Selecting products that increase efficiency, optimize user ergonomics, and are designed with durability are a must.

Product Recommendations by Industry

 

With expectations, frequencies, and scrutiny higher than ever, equipping cleaning professionals with the right products that allow them to do more, with less, to a higher standard has never been more important.

Property Management

Retail

Manufacturing & DC

k-12 Schools

Higher Education

Acute Care

Long Term Care

Foodservice

Hospitality

Stadiums & Arenas

AutoFoam with LumeCel™ Dispenser – Black/Chrome

AutoFoam with LumeCel™ Dispenser – Black/Chrome

The AutoFoam Dispenser with LumeCel™ Technology is a touch-free dispenser that automatically delivers controlled amounts of soap or sanitizer to help reduce cross-contamination. LumeCel™ technology efficiently powers dispensers using only indoor light and eliminates the need to purchase, store, replace and dispose of alkaline batteries.

AutoFoam Refill, Enriched Foam Alcohol Hand Sanitizer — E3, 1000 mL

AutoFoam Refill, Enriched Foam Alcohol Hand Sanitizer — E3, 1000 mL

The AutoFoam Enriched Foam Alcohol Hand Sanitizer formula dispenses in a light, airy consistency and acts quickly to kill microorganisms on hands. Use frequently between handwashes to maintain hand hygiene.

HYGEN™ 16" X 16" Microfiber Cloth, 12 Pack, Blue

HYGEN™ 16" X 16" Microfiber Cloth, 12 Pack, Blue

HYGEN™ Microfiber is proven to remove 99.7% or more of tested viruses and bacteria. Combining superior microfiber with built-in scrubber technology, HYGEN™ Microfiber helps prevent cross-transmission and reduces the risk of healthcare-associated infections.

Adaptable Flat Mop Kit Designed for WaveBrake®

Adaptable Flat Mop Kit Designed for WaveBrake®

The Adaptable Flat Mop Kit is made for ergonomic microfiber mopping in large spaces using your existing WaveBrake® Mop Bucket.

Silhouettes Large Rectangle 22.5 Gal Stainless Steel

Silhouettes Large Rectangle 22.5 Gal Stainless Steel

The sleek Silhouettes 22.5 Gallon FGSR18 Decorative Rectangle Indoor Waste Container has a contemporary perforated pattern designed to seamlessly and beautifully blend with modern facilities and environments. High-quality materials and craftsmanship ensure containers can withstand the rigors of everyday use.

AutoFoam Premium Floor Stand

AutoFoam Premium Floor Stand

This all-metal stand with a weighted base enables free-standing hand sanitizer placement for easy access anywhere. Multi-solution stand allows for both Autofoam Dispensers and Metal Brackets to be mounted.

12" X 12" Microfiber Light Duty Cloth, Blue

12" X 12" Microfiber Light Duty Cloth, Blue

The Rubbermaid Commercial Microfiber Light Duty Cloth is a quality microfiber product designed for less-demanding users. It provides superior cleaning performance and germ removal compared to traditional cloths.

WaveBrake® 35 QT Side Press Bucket and Wringer, Yellow

WaveBrake® 35 QT Side Press Bucket and Wringer, Yellow

With features that surpass traditional mop buckets, the new generation of WaveBrake® helps to clean floors with less effort to get the job done safer, without sacrificing quality and durability.

Heavy-Duty Ergo Handle Utility Cart, Lipped Shelf, Medium, 500 lb. Capacity - Black

Heavy-Duty Ergo Handle Utility Cart, Lipped Shelf, Medium, 500 lb. Capacity - Black

Heavy-Duty Utility Cart with Lipped Shelf transports materials, supplies, and heavy loads securely with up to 500 lbs. load capacity. The lipped shelves prevents items from falling off the cart and features an integrated V-notch to hold pipe and conduit securely for safe cutting.

Light Commercial Spray Mop (mop pad not included)

Light Commercial Spray Mop (mop pad not included)

The Light Commercial Spray Mop features a lightweight and user-friendly design with cleaning solution cartridge that allows users to clean large areas without having to go back for a refill.

Tote Picking Cart with Angled Shelves

Tote Picking Cart with Angled Shelves

The Tote Picking Cart is a time-saving cart for more efficient and accurate order fulfillment. Ideal for use in distribution centers or retail stores to quickly pick, pack, and fulfill multiple orders with great organization.

AutoFoam Standard Floor Stand

AutoFoam Standard Floor Stand

The AutoFoam Standard Floor Stand allows touch-free hand sanitizer dispensers to be mounted to a lightweight, easily movable stand to meet the changing needs of your facility.

Heavy Duty Platform Truck, 24" x 36" with 6" TPR Casters

Heavy Duty Platform Truck, 24" x 36" with 6" TPR Casters

The Heavy-Duty Platform Truck is ideal for moving large, heavy, oversized loads efficiently throughout a facility with up to 1,000 lb. capacity.

Vented BRUTE® 32 Gal Gray

Vented BRUTE® 32 Gal Gray

Innovative venting channels make lifting out liners up to 50% easier, improving productivity and reducing the risk of injury.

Tote Picking Cart with Angled Shelves

Tote Picking Cart with Angled Shelves

The Tote Picking Cart is a time-saving cart for more efficient and accurate order fulfillment. Ideal for use in distribution centers or retail stores to quickly pick, pack, and fulfill multiple orders with great organization.

4-Shelf Heavy-Duty Ergo Utility Cart, 700 lb. Capacity

4-Shelf Heavy-Duty Ergo Utility Cart, 700 lb. Capacity

The 4-Shelf Heavy-Duty Ergo Utility Cart provides 2X the storage capacity* to help move more materials efficiently and safely throughout a facility.

Executive Structural Foam Tilt Truck, Utility Duty, 3/4 Cubic Yard, Black

Executive Structural Foam Tilt Truck, Utility Duty, 3/4 Cubic Yard, Black

The Rubbermaid Commercial Tilt Dump Truck, Structural Foam, offers industrial strength construction to transport heavy loads up to 450 lbs.

AutoFoam Standard Floor Stand

AutoFoam Standard Floor Stand

The AutoFoam Standard Floor Stand allows touch-free hand sanitizer dispensers to be mounted to a lightweight, easily movable stand to meet the changing needs of your facility.

Slim Jim® Recycling Station 3-Stream Landfill/Paper/BottlesCans, 23 Gal

Slim Jim® Recycling Station 3-Stream Landfill/Paper/BottlesCans, 23 Gal

An adaptable recycling solution offers a front-of-house look with back-of-house functionality.

WaveBrake® 35 QT Side Press Bucket and Wringer, Yellow

WaveBrake® 35 QT Side Press Bucket and Wringer, Yellow

With features that surpass traditional mop buckets, the new generation of WaveBrake® helps to clean floors with less effort to get the job done safer, without sacrificing quality and durability.

CrackleClean™ Sanitizer Dispenser, 15.8 oz, White

CrackleClean™ Sanitizer Dispenser, 15.8 oz, White

The CrackleClean™ Dispenser is a manual, wall-mounted system that dispenses a foaming gel formula that crackles when dispensed, providing an interactive and engaging experience that encourages users to sanitize more frequently.

AutoFoam Standard Floor Stand

AutoFoam Standard Floor Stand

The AutoFoam Standard Floor Stand allows touch-free hand sanitizer dispensers to be mounted to a lightweight, easily movable stand to meet the changing needs of your facility.

Janitorial Cleaning Cart – Traditional, Black

Janitorial Cleaning Cart – Traditional, Black

The Traditional Janitorial Cleaning Cart with zippered yellow vinyl bag collects waste and transports tools for efficient cleaning.

Vented BRUTE® 32 Gal Gray

Vented BRUTE® 32 Gal Gray

Innovative venting channels make lifting out liners up to 50% easier, improving productivity and reducing the risk of injury.

HYGEN™ 16" X 16" Microfiber Cloth, 12 Pack, Blue

HYGEN™ 16" X 16" Microfiber Cloth, 12 Pack, Blue

HYGEN™ Microfiber is proven to remove 99.7% or more of tested viruses and bacteria. Combining superior microfiber with built-in scrubber technology, HYGEN™ Microfiber helps prevent cross-transmission and reduces the risk of healthcare-associated infections.

Configure™ 1 Stream Cans 33 Gal Gray Stenni

Configure™ 1 Stream Cans 33 Gal Gray Stenni

The Configure™ Decorative Waste Containers provide a recycling solution with sleek, smooth surfaces and contoured edges. This recycling system has a modern appearance that will fit seamlessly into any indoor or outdoor commercial environment. Please note: this SKU is a Configure™ 1-Stream 33 Gallon container with a "Cans" label.

AutoFoam with LumeCel™ Dispenser – Black/Chrome

AutoFoam with LumeCel™ Dispenser – Black/Chrome

The AutoFoam Dispenser with LumeCel™ Technology is a touch-free dispenser that automatically delivers controlled amounts of soap or sanitizer to help reduce cross-contamination. LumeCel™ technology efficiently powers dispensers using only indoor light and eliminates the need to purchase, store, replace and dispose of alkaline batteries.

Executive Janitorial Cleaning Cart – Traditional, Black

Executive Janitorial Cleaning Cart – Traditional, Black

The Traditional Janitorial Cleaning Cart with zippered vinyl bag collects waste and transports tools for efficient cleaning.

Silhouettes Large Rectangle 22.5 Gal Stainless Steel

Silhouettes Large Rectangle 22.5 Gal Stainless Steel

The sleek Silhouettes 22.5 Gallon FGSR18 Decorative Rectangle Indoor Waste Container has a contemporary perforated pattern designed to seamlessly and beautifully blend with modern facilities and environments. High-quality materials and craftsmanship ensure containers can withstand the rigors of everyday use.

Service Utility Cart with 4" Swivel Casters, 200 lb. Capacity, Black

Service Utility Cart with 4" Swivel Casters, 200 lb. Capacity, Black

Service Utility Cart with 4-inch Swivel Casters is a versatile, durable cart that can perform a wide variety of tasks. This rolling utility cart has non-marking swivel casters for smooth movement and raised arms on both sides for easy maneuverability.

HYGEN™ 16" X 16" Microfiber Cloth, 12 Pack, Blue

HYGEN™ 16" X 16" Microfiber Cloth, 12 Pack, Blue

HYGEN™ Microfiber is proven to remove 99.7% or more of tested viruses and bacteria. Combining superior microfiber with built-in scrubber technology, HYGEN™ Microfiber helps prevent cross-transmission and reduces the risk of healthcare-associated infections.

HYGEN™ 18" Microfiber Wet Pad, Blue

HYGEN™ 18" Microfiber Wet Pad, Blue

HYGEN™ Microfiber is proven to remove 99.7% or more of tested viruses and bacteria. Combining superior microfiber with built-in scrubber technology, HYGEN™ Microfiber helps prevent cross-transmission and reduces the risk of healthcare-associated infections.

HYGEN™ PULSE™ Microfiber Mop Kit, Single Sided, Yellow

HYGEN™ PULSE™ Microfiber Mop Kit, Single Sided, Yellow

HYGEN™ PULSE Spray Mop provides Healthcare facilities with an ergonomic, bucket-less mopping system to help cover more square feet in less time than traditional systems.

Legacy Step-On Container 23 Gal Red

Legacy Step-On Container 23 Gal Red

The Rubbermaid Commercial Legacy Step-On Container provides sanitary waste management. The step-on foot pedal reduces contamination and improves working conditions.

HYGEN™ 12” X 12” Disposable Microfiber Cloth, Blue

HYGEN™ 12” X 12” Disposable Microfiber Cloth, Blue

The HYGEN™ Disposable Microfiber Cloth assists in environmental cleaning, the first step in the disinfection process, by removing 99.7% or more of tested viruses and bacteria* to help improve cleaning efficacy.

Executive Janitorial Cleaning Cart with Doors and Hood –  High Security, Black

Executive Janitorial Cleaning Cart with Doors and Hood – High Security, Black

The High-Security Janitorial Cleaning Cart is a secure cart, featuring quiet casters and ball-bearing wheels along with preassembled locking hood and doors.

HYGEN™ 16" X 16" Microfiber Cloth, 12 Pack, Blue

HYGEN™ 16" X 16" Microfiber Cloth, 12 Pack, Blue

HYGEN™ Microfiber is proven to remove 99.7% or more of tested viruses and bacteria. Combining superior microfiber with built-in scrubber technology, HYGEN™ Microfiber helps prevent cross-transmission and reduces the risk of healthcare-associated infections.

WaveBrake® 35 QT Side Press Bucket and Wringer, Yellow

WaveBrake® 35 QT Side Press Bucket and Wringer, Yellow

With features that surpass traditional mop buckets, the new generation of WaveBrake® helps to clean floors with less effort to get the job done safer, without sacrificing quality and durability.

Defenders® Square Step Can 4 Gal Red

Defenders® Square Step Can 4 Gal Red

The Defenders® decorative refuse container is an ideal waste receptacle for hospitals, doctor’s offices and other healthcare facilities. The step-on foot pedal enables hands-free operation, while the smooth surfaces are easy to clean.

Collapsible X Cart, 4 Bushels, Single Stream, Black

Collapsible X Cart, 4 Bushels, Single Stream, Black

The Rubbermaid Commercial 1881749 Executive Series Collapsible X-Cart Basket, 4-Bushel, 220 lbs load capacity, Black.

Janitorial Cleaning Cart – Traditional, Black

Janitorial Cleaning Cart – Traditional, Black

The Traditional Janitorial Cleaning Cart with zippered yellow vinyl bag collects waste and transports tools for efficient cleaning.

24 OZ Super Stitch® Blend Wet Mop, 5" Headband, Blue

24 OZ Super Stitch® Blend Wet Mop, 5" Headband, Blue

Super Stitch® Blend Mop outperforms and outlasts premium cut-end mops 2 to 1.

AutoFoam Dispenser – Black/Chrome

AutoFoam Dispenser – Black/Chrome

The AutoFoam Dispenser is a touch-free, wall-mounted system that dispenses controlled amounts of foam soap or sanitizer automatically to help prevent the spread of germs.

12" X 12" Microfiber Light Duty Cloth, Pink

12" X 12" Microfiber Light Duty Cloth, Pink

The Rubbermaid Commercial Microfiber Light Duty Cloth is a quality microfiber product designed for less-demanding users. It provides superior cleaning performance and germ removal compared to traditional cloths.

Slim Jim® Resin Trainable Dolly

Slim Jim® Resin Trainable Dolly

Slim Jim® Resin Dolly is designed to support and transport Vented Slim Jim® containers smoothly and efficiently through any commercial facility.

Vented Slim Jim® 23 Gal Gray

Vented Slim Jim® 23 Gal Gray

The Rubbermaid Commercial Slim Jim® containers with venting channels offer uncompromised performance in constrained spaces.

End loader Rack for 18 Food Boxes and Sheet Pans Black

End loader Rack for 18 Food Boxes and Sheet Pans Black

The Rubbermaid Commercial Racks and Carts increase efficiency by maximizing space, transportation, and storage.

WaveBrake® 35 QT Side Press Bucket and Wringer, Yellow

WaveBrake® 35 QT Side Press Bucket and Wringer, Yellow

With features that surpass traditional mop buckets, the new generation of WaveBrake® helps to clean floors with less effort to get the job done safer, without sacrificing quality and durability.

AutoFoam with LumeCel™ Dispenser – Black/Chrome

AutoFoam with LumeCel™ Dispenser – Black/Chrome

The AutoFoam Dispenser with LumeCel™ Technology is a touch-free dispenser that automatically delivers controlled amounts of soap or sanitizer to help reduce cross-contamination. LumeCel™ technology efficiently powers dispensers using only indoor light and eliminates the need to purchase, store, replace and dispose of alkaline batteries.

Slim Jim® Single-Stream Cleaning Cart Kit, Black

Slim Jim® Single-Stream Cleaning Cart Kit, Black

Rubbermaid Commercial Single-Stream Slim Jim® Cleaning Cart is a compact and purpose-built solution for all-in-one sanitation and waste collection. The cleaning cart helps store and transport common cleaning tools, hand sanitizer, and disinfecting wipes. It consolidates all the supplies you need in one solution to reduce trips and improve cleaning productivity.

Executive Full Size Housekeeping Cart – Traditional, Black

Executive Full Size Housekeeping Cart – Traditional, Black

The Executive Full-Size Housekeeping Cart is a complete system solution for housekeeping with optional double bag collection and adjustable shelves.

Executive Quick Cart, Large

Executive Quick Cart, Large

The Executive Quick Cart is the industry’s most durable mobile cart solution for housekeeping, janitorial and maintenance environments.

Refine 16 Gal Round Stainless Steel

Refine 16 Gal Round Stainless Steel

Featuring a classic design and fingerprint-resistant stainless steel, the Refine waste container fits seamlessly into any commercial space for a discreet look that enhances the overall environment.

Collapsible X Cart, 4 Bushels, Single Stream, Black

Collapsible X Cart, 4 Bushels, Single Stream, Black

The Rubbermaid Commercial 1881749 Executive Series Collapsible X-Cart Basket, 4-Bushel, 220 lbs load capacity, Black.

HYGEN™ 12” X 12” Disposable Microfiber Cloth, Blue

HYGEN™ 12” X 12” Disposable Microfiber Cloth, Blue

The HYGEN™ Disposable Microfiber Cloth assists in environmental cleaning, the first step in the disinfection process, by removing 99.7% or more of tested viruses and bacteria* to help improve cleaning efficacy.

Slim Jim® Recycling Station 3-Stream Landfill/Mixed Recycling/Compost, 23 Gal

Slim Jim® Recycling Station 3-Stream Landfill/Mixed Recycling/Compost, 23 Gal

An adaptable recycling solution offers a front-of-house look with back-of-house functionality.

Vented BRUTE® 32 Gal Gray

Vented BRUTE® 32 Gal Gray

Innovative venting channels make lifting out liners up to 50% easier, improving productivity and reducing the risk of injury.

Heavy Duty Platform Truck, 24" x 36" with 6" TPR Casters

Heavy Duty Platform Truck, 24" x 36" with 6" TPR Casters

The Heavy-Duty Platform Truck is ideal for moving large, heavy, oversized loads efficiently throughout a facility with up to 1,000 lb. capacity.

AutoFlush® Sidemount Toilet Flusher – For Sloan or Zurn Flush Valves

AutoFlush® Sidemount Toilet Flusher – For Sloan or Zurn Flush Valves

The AutoFlush® Sidemount for toilets is a touch-free, sensor-activated system that eliminates the potential for cross-contamination and promotes good hygiene.

AutoFoam Standard Floor Stand

AutoFoam Standard Floor Stand

The AutoFoam Standard Floor Stand allows touch-free hand sanitizer dispensers to be mounted to a lightweight, easily movable stand to meet the changing needs of your facility.

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