Color Coded Cleaning Systems

Did you know that many hospitals and large business institutions consider it a best practice to color code cleaning rags, mops, and buckets?  Color coding cleaning equipment helps prevent the spread of germs from cross contamination.  It also lowers the risk of dangerous cleaning chemicals being used in the wrong area - like when a rag that has come in contact with an acid based bathroom cleaner is used in a food prep area.  General guidelines recommend the following:

Blue: Dining areas, offices, halls, classrooms

Green: Food prep areas, kitchens, cafeterias

Red: Bathrooms and infectious areas

Yellow: Storage areas,  cabinets, sinks