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1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 521 (506)

1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition
1948-49 Theatre Catalog
1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 521
Page 521

1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 521

Sanitary Maintenance has Boxoffice Importance

Recommended Cleaning and Disinfecting Practices That Will Guarantee Clean Theatre Washroonis

Even over a comparatively short period of time, toilet bowls and urinals collect certain salt and sugar secretions. This organic material forms a hard mass which, in time, may cause stoppages in the pipes and result in costly plumbing bills. This excrement is also the cause of offensive odors and generally unpleasant conditions that surround so many public washrooms. The only efiicient method for removing such unsatisfactory conditions is one which eliminates the cause of these disagreeable odors.

When you remove the cause of unpleasant hidden odors your most troublesome washroom problems automatically disappear.

A vitally necessary step in helping to keep washrooms in the proper sanitary manner is the regular use of an efhcient bowl cleaner. Bowls and lavatories that are used constantly by either employees or patrons need more than mere janitorial maintenance.

Eliminate Odors

When deodorizing an offensive washroom, a bowl cleaner with emcient permeatng and penetrating power should be applied. The cleaner, allowed adequate time of moist contact, should soak into cracks, breaks, crevices and recesses

UNFORTUNATELY, many of the nation's 18.000 theatre washrooms discredit the entire industry with their filthy and unsanitary conditions.

Complete theatre maintenance rcquires not only that janitors perform a daily schedule of vacuuming and mopping . . . but that a iiheavy duff) job of cleaning and disinfecting be done as well. This is especially important in washrooms.

to insure more thorough sanitation, thereby helping to control disease and eliminate obnoxious odors.

A daily sanitation program is most effective when the proper methods of mopping doors and scrubbing and washing down surfaces on toilet seats, urinals, doors, walls, door knobs and various washroom fixtures are applied. All points of body contact should be given especial attention to insure healthful sanitation.

All these tasks maybe made easier with the use of an efficient spray, for such inaccessible places as behind fixw tures, corners. crevices, and areas normally not reached by scrubbing or mopping. The spray should be non-irritating to the nasal passages and harmless to the skin.

Certain odors are produced by ordi nary usage but the worst are caused by improper hushing. If a toilet bowl or urinal is iiushed too soon, as is often the case, it is evident that the traps, instead of preventing odors from getting into the room, will be producing foul odors all their own. It is necessary, therefore, to use a special deodorant which will help counteract these objectionable odors.

Deodorizing Methods

Offensive washroom odors can be overcome at their source, by an automatic drip machine placed above toilets and urinals. This machine constantly drops an aromatic liquid into the bowl which spreads over the surface of the water and tends to halt the odor almost beiore it starts.

This method has a number of decided advantages over other means of deodorization. First, the Drip Fluid itself has an aromatic odor. Second, as there are perforations in the Drip Machine, the air is permitted to circulate around the wick and thus deodorize the atmosphere. Third, drops of the huid are released automatically at regular intervals into the bowl and urinal, and act as a deodorizer at the source of the odor. This method is one of prevention rather than camouflage.

STEP NUMBER 1 in a thorough cleaning of urinals should include removing the strainer to gain easier access to the trap where odors accumulate.


1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 521