The Importance Of Proper Cleanroom Mop Use
Now that your clean room is up and running, you may think the hard part is done. Maintaining the cleanliness of your cleanroom is an everyday project that is vital for success. Albeit that your facility is now ready for workers to work and products to be made, it’s key to clean properly and use the right cleaning supplies. Most of the cleaning inside of a controlled environment is surface cleaning. These can be shelves, carts, tables, and machines. However, the largest surfaces in a clean room are the walls, ceilings and floors. Using the proper cleanroom mop may sound easy, but like most things in a clean room looks may be deceiving. The particles that you must remove are microscopic, so going by eye is not going to be effective in cleanroom mopping. Just choosing the wrong mop can lead to ineffective cleaning. Some mops leave particles behind from the mop itself. Some mops clean but don’t hold onto the particles. Many mops on the market don’t hold enough liquid, so you are constantly having to re-saturate the mop head which in itself will lead to particles being left behind.
This issue of cleanroom mopping is compounded when you factor in working in an aseptic, or sterile cleanroom environment. Many industries that use clean rooms like electronics or industrial hardware applications may be strict in particle levels, perhaps ISO5 Class 100, but they are non-sterile facilities. These are mostly concerned about particles and static being controlled, not bacterial, fungi or other biological contaminants. However, industries like pharmaceutical manufacturing, medical device manufacturing and other medical cleanroom application are not only focused on keeping particles counts low, they also must ensure sterility throughout the entire area. Sterile cleanroom mops are key to making this happen, as is proper sterile mopping technique.
HydroFlex PurMop Sterile Mopping Systems
Cleanroom Connection is an exclusive distributor for Hydroflex, manufacturer of the sterile PurMop. The PurMop is the leading sterile mopping system for all medical and pharmaceutical clean room applications. Their product line includes sterile bucketless mop systems. sterile isolator hood cleaning tool mops as well as the state-of-the-art Ergo 2.0 Touchless Sterile Bucket Cart mopping system. When compared to other cleanroom mops from manufacturers like Contec, Texwipe and Micronova, it’s easy to see the quality difference in the mop heads, packaging and liquid retention capabilities. The Hydroflex PurMop clean room mops are cGMP certified, CE certified as well as ISO3 Class 10 compatible for the most strict critical rooms.
Tutorial Videos On Proper Aseptic Mopping Technique
Below are some cleanroom mopping training videos from HydroFlex to show users the proper way to use their sterile mops. Proper technique is vital to ensure you are not mopping in vain. The mopping patterns must be completed in a way so that as you mop, you are containing and moving the dirty particles along with the mop, and then discarding the mop cover in a way that will not release them back onto the floor or air. Cleanroom Connection offers the complete PurMop line as well as expert level technical support and mops samples for evaluation. On-site demonstrations are also available upon the purchase of an ERGO 2.0 touchless aseptic mopping cart system.