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Toiletteren in China!

Toiletteren in China!

Wel daarna even de handen wassen!


Germs that can Spread in the Washroom

Germs that can Spread in the Washroom.

Interessant doch licht commercieel.

Toilet issues and more.

Over two billion people have no sanitary facilities nor have access to public restrooms. There are some very interesting and promising initiatives to address this big problem. Another problem, however, is the use of the public restrooms in airports, shopping centers, railway stations and hotels. About the use of toilets at home no statistics are available. From the use public restrooms in the world also no statistics are available. So all comments and data are from my own perception. Therefore a self-appointed expert is in charge here.

The interest in design, innovation, logistics and cleaning maintenance of restrooms is from a purely technical background. This is to prevent that readers might think that there is a bad deviation to be detected.

The use of urinals anywhere in the world shows structural leakage problems in stool channels, in this case, the penis.

It does not matter what form, quality or scope of the urinals, there are always remnants of urine on the floor. Part of this leakage is caused by a hasty use, the inability to open the zipper and or body technical aspects. The embedded targets fly in urinals, an idea of Jos van Bedaf from the innovation committee cleaning of Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, shows only a partial solution. It is a difficult issue.

The ordinary user only has to deal with the circumstance that the urine on the floor is sucked in his leather soles, where it does not hurt however.

But there is more. In the privacy of the toilet are more issues to resolve besides the necessary relief. Those familiar with ‘ass showers’ (in Eastern countries) are desperate limited to the use of toilet paper. The transpiration increases once it is established that the roll is empty and a new one will only emerge with the use of a screwdriver. The fountain pen is a helpful tool but thereafter not workable as a fountain pen again. That the toilet, the flush button and the door handle is equipped with fecal matter is known to you, but being a healthy person you do not expect life-threatening problems, which is a correct estimate.

The seclusion in a toilet cell makes you realize the restriction of being locked up in a body. A body that, to your understanding, could have been better designed and developed. The guilt stemming from the idea of separation from the One, which resulted in the idea of an identity of our own, registers in our consciousness but cannot be answered. This is due to the fact that the knowledge on this subject is contained within a portion of the mind that we do not dare to look at. If we regard this as a problem, can we also solve it? Absolutely!

But first finish the toilet procedure, wash your hands, use paper towels, do not use old type hand dryers and use a paper towel to open the restroom door. Then continue with the chosen program for this day.

For more information and advice on toilet design, logistics, quality and cleaning, but also about the spirituality in the last paragraph please mail to: info@cleaningworks.nl

Related articles: the official guide of cleaning public toilets:


This article was translated with the help of Google Translate, the remaining errors are mine.

Hans Westerveld, CFM

Cleaning Works

Advise on Cleaning Issues


Professional cleaning of (public) toilets

Material Required

  • Professional cleaning cart with mop system.
  • Rubber gloves.
  • EPA registered cleaner/disinfectant.
  • Glass cleaner
  • (yellow) Restrooms closed sign.
  • Toilet brush.
  • Scourer.
  • Red sanitary cloths (blue ones are used for other cleaning tasks).
  • Stock of toilet paper, paper towels/ cloth towels and hand soap.
  • Pencil and paper.


  • Wear rubber gloves before you start cleaning the toilets.
  • Place the ‘restroom closed’ sign at the entrance.
  • Ventilate the restroom, open the doors and open the windows if any present.
  • Check the appearance of the restroom.
  • Make note of any damage or defects.
  • Pick up any debris on the floor, around the sink and toilet/urinal areas.
  • Check garbage cans and recycling bins. If they are full or nearly full, remove the trash can/ plastic bag and replace with a new one.
  • Check soap, toilet paper, and paper/linen towel dispensers and make sure they are properly stocked.
  • Clean the mirrors with glass cleaner a sanitary cloth and dry with a paper towel.
  • Clean with a sanitary cloth and cleaner/disinfectant all doorknobs, toilet – and urinal handles and basin taps.
  • Check all sides and doors and remove any stains with a sanitary cloth.
  • Clean the sinks using cleaner/disinfectant, a scourer and the sanitary cloth, rinse with water.
  • Clean the interior of the urinals with the toilet brush using cleaner/disinfectant, clean the exterior of the urinals with the sanitary cloth with cleaner disinfectant. Flush the urinals.
  • Clean the interior of the toilets with the toilet brush with cleaner/disinfectant, clean the outside of the toilets with a sanitary cloth using cleaner disinfectant. Clean with the sanitary cloth the top and the underside of the seat. Flush the toilets.
  • Mop the floor with the mop with cleaner/disinfectant.
  • Wash hands and dry thoroughly.
  • Allow the entire area to dry before re-using the restroom.
  • Collect the cleaning equipment and remove the ‘restrooms closed sign’.


Toilets and urinals: to remove lime and urine deposits use a special cleaner.

Apply the liquid disinfectant by squirting it under the rim of the toilet bowl and around it as well. Make sure that the cleaner reaches the area under the lip of the bowl.

Let the liquid start running down the sides of the bowl. Allow it to soak for a while

Scrub the interiors of the bowl with the help of a toilet brush. Brush the bowl thoroughly, so that you get rid of the mineral stains accumulated along the water level.

Flush the toilet bowl to rinse it. Continue scrubbing the bowl as the water drains from the bowl. Repeat the process of brushing, for a couple of times, to rinse the seat thoroughly.


The need of an acid bowl cleaner is determined by the hardness of the water in the area.

The routine use of an acid bowl cleaner is not recommended unless hard water deposits are present or where, as a result of not cleaning on a routine basis, a build-up results.

You may only need to use an acid bowl cleaner once a week, once a month or perhaps, in some areas, once every other day. Increase or decrease depending on the results.

Touching is fun but not always without consequences.

What are the similarities between:

Computer keyboard in your office

Computer keyboard at home

Handles of a basket

Handles of a luggage cart

Remote Operator home

Remote Operator elsewhere

Audio / Video selector on a plane

Taps, flush handles, door knobs in toilets

First similarity: All items listed are rarely cleaned.

Second similarity: All items listed include attached dirt. This dirt can include: feces, semen, blood, nose residue, skin oils, perspiration and other contaminants.

Of the cutlery from self-service buffets, we can assume that these items have passed the dishwasher. But you are not the only one who holds the spoons and forks! The later you use this buffet the greater the chance that this cutlery shows contamination. However, ‘show’ is a false indication, most feel stickiness and experience the urge to wash your hands. The table edge or chair that you can grasp will give the feeling that it is not recently been cleaned, the confirmation you will experience when you look at these items carefully.

If, after so much unpleasant inspiration, you follow the urge the urge to wash your hands in a toilet, remember the golden rule: “do not touch any door, tap and flush handles, because then it would be better not to have your hands washed. In short, wash hands, dry them with paper, then turn the tap off with paper dry, open de door with paper in order to leave without touching anything. Why this advice? Are these items in the cleaning specifications included? Certainly, but without oversight or guarantee that it happens! It is also not easy to control or measure the cleaning or disinfecting of these components.

Is all this danger to public health? Beyond the thought of EHEC bacterial variants it is not so bad. Your body developed in the past one million years a fantastic ‘immune’ system. The numerous and continuous attacks on the skin, mouth and wounds on your physical integrity are brilliantly met by this system. The quality of the ‘acid’ in the stomach will enjoy the challenge of the snack you ate, where the meat of itself moved in the heating carousel. At worst, the stool, instead of the usual color and firmness, shall by means of a rapid blast, often unannounced, ruin the whole toilet area and adjacant environment. The relief on your part makes up! The professional cleaner sees no problem to solve this cleaning job! Bringing clarity in the sense of cleanliness and ready for next use.

The “tags” associated with this message: “Wash hands with attention”!

Aanrakingen zijn plezierig doch niet altijd zonder consequenties!

Wat zijn de overeenkomsten tussen:

Toetsenbord van een computer

Toetsenbord van uw computer

Handvatten van een winkelwagen

Handvatten van een bagagekar (voor en achter de douane)

Afstandbediener thuis

Afstandbediener elders

Audio/video kiezer in een vliegtuig

Kranen, spoelknoppen, deurknoppen in toiletten

Eerste overeenkomst: Alle genoemde onderdelen worden zelden of nooit schoongemaakt.

Tweede overeenkomst: Alle genoemde onderdelen bevatten aangehecht vuil. Dit aangehecht vuil kan bestaan uit: ontlasting, sperma, bloed, neus residu, huidvet, transpiratie vocht en overig vuil.

Bij de bestekken van buffetten voor zelfbediening kunnen we aannemen dat deze opschep hulpmiddelen de vaatwasser hebben gepasseerd. U bent echter niet de enige die deze lepels en vorken vasthoudt! Hoe later u van dit buffet gebruik maakt des de groter is de kans dat deze bestekken vervuiling vertonen. Echter ‘vertonen’ is hier een onjuiste aanduiding, hooguit voelt u kleverigheid en ervaart u de drang uw handen te gaan wassen. Ook de tafelrand of de stoel leuning die u vastpakt kan u het gevoel geven dat deze niet recentelijk schoongemaakt zijn, de bevestiging ervaart u als u nauwkeurig deze onderdelen bekijkt.

Indien u, na zoveel onplezierige inspiratie, gehoor aangeeft aan de drang om uw handen te wassen in een toiletgroep, denk dan aan de gouden regels: ‘raak geen kraan, deur of spoelknoppen aan, want dan had u uw handen net zo goed niet kunnen wassen. Kortom, handen wassen, met papier afdrogen, daarna met papier de kraan dichtdraaien of geheel niet afdrogen en sanitair verlaten zonder iets aan te raken. Vanwaar dit advies? In het schoonmaakbestek zal het reinigen van deze onderdelen toch wel zijn opgenomen? Zeker, echter zonder toezicht of garantie dat het gebeurt! Het is bovendien niet simpel te controleren of te meten dat de reiniging, cq desinfectie, van deze onderdelen uitgevoerd zijn.

Is dit alles nu gevaarlijk voor de volksgezondheid? Afgedacht van EHEC bacterie varianten valt dat wel mee. Uw lijf heeft niet voor niets in de afgelopen miljoen jaar een fantastisch ‘immuun’ systeem opgebouwd. De talloze en constante aanvallen via de huid, mond en wonden op uw fysieke integriteit worden op briljante wijze tegemoet getreden door dit systeem. Ook de kwaliteit van het ‘zoutzuur’ in de maag neemt met plezier de uitdaging aan van het door u verorberde broodje shoarma, waarvan het vlees uit zichzelf bewoog aan de verwarmings carousel. Hooguit zal de ontlasting, in plaats van gebruikelijke kleur en vastigheid, zich door middel van een snelle, vaak onaangekondigde, spuiterij de gehele toiletpot en omgeving verzieken. De opluchting uwerzijds maakt veel goed en de professionele schoonmaker ziet geen enkel probleem deze reinigings klus goed te klaren. Klaarheid brengen is in deze betekenis helderheid, schoonheid en klaar voor volgend gebruik.

De ‘tags’ die bij dit bericht behoren zijn: ‘handen wassen met aandacht’, maar dat wist u al!