The Uplifting Colour of Yellow and Colour Coded Janitorial Supplies

Colours always have a meaning behind them that we instantly connect with. It can stimulate us, unnerve us, inspire us and cause tears and happiness. One of the more emotive colours is yellow.

The Positive and Creative Impact of the Colour Yellow

Yellow stands out from the crowd as an uplifting colour of happiness and all round positivity. It is a warm colour that inspires a creative reaction from those who surround themselves with it, building confidence and co-operation, original thoughts and a thirst for knowledge.


It is a colour that really does link to clean thoughts, clear images and a thought process that wants to be creative and think of something brand new.

When linked to the colour coding of our products and equipment, the freshness of yellow corresponds nicely with the fact we use yellow colour coded products to clean clinical areas, such as Jangro Medical Sanitiser to help prevent infection. Yellow sits nicely within the thought of a sparkling, sanitised clean surface.

Stay Safe and Look out for a Colour

When undertaking any cleaning task there are risks of cross contamination. Wray Bros delivers products that have this in mind, with colour coding on equipment and cleaning chemicals letting you know clearly which type of cleaning each should be used for. It’s quite simple to follow and allows you to keep within a safe system of training and cleaning with no cross contamination.

  • Blue: Blue cleaning equipment can be used for any general, low risk areas.
  • Green: Green cleaning equipment is suitable for food and bar use.
  • Red: Washroom floors and sanitary fittings can be cleaned with red equipment
  • YELLOW: Suitable for cleaning clinical areas.

A Selection of Yellow Colour Coded Cleaning Supplies

Yellow colour coded mop heads and handles: Exel Revolution Mop head, Exel PY Mop head and Exel Big White Mop heads and Exel Mop Handles. The full range also includes Kentucky mops.
Yellow colour coded mop buckets & Pails: The range includes Duo Hygiene Mop Bucket, Maxi Combo Mopping Bucket, King Speedy Bucket & Wringer and more small and large mop buckets
Yellow Colour Coded Wipes: Three of the best-selling disposable wipes including Jangro Biowipe Plus, Jangro All Purpose Cloth and Jangro Lightweight Wipes.
Yellow hygiene Colour Coded Brushes including hand scrubbing brushes, sweeping brooms and colour coded handles to suit.
Wray Bros also supplies disposable yellow rubber household gloves, colour coded dish cloths as well as a handy colour coded wallchart and an infection control wallchart.

Keep the colour warnings in mind when cleaning. It’s a great way to train cleaning staff and to stay safe. Cross contamination is a problem that many cleaning organisations face and with a simple system of colour coding you can soon eradicate those problems.

Never forget the emotional power of colour to provide you with the instinct to keep things clean and uncontaminated.

Further Reading

The Confident Colour of Blue & Colour Coded Cleaning Equipment

The Calming Colour of Green & Colour Coded Cleaning Supplies

The Emotive Colour of Red & Colour Coded Cleaning Supplies

Killing Bacteria by the Numbers with Jangro Sanitisers & Disinfectants

You know when you see an advert for a disinfectant and it says ‘Our product kills 99.9% of bacteria leaving your kitchen sparkling’, or something along those lines? Well, how effective is 99.9% in reality and when we say that our products kill 99.999% of bacteria is that just a childish way to get above the competitors or an accurate assessment that makes a huge difference?

Breaking Down the Numbers – and the Bacteria

Without knowing the inside info there’s no reason why you wouldn’t think that a 99.9% effectiveness wasn’t great. I mean, it’s not awful but there is a huge difference when compared with our own products being 99.999% effective, and here’s why.

Digital illustration of bacteria withfour proven and tested Jangro products that tackle robust cleaning jobs and offer heavy-duty germ killing properties and widely used in schools, hospitals, leisure centres, surgeries and nursing homes.

Here’s four proven and tested Jangro products that tackle robust cleaning jobs, offer heavy-duty germ killing properties and widely used in schools, hospitals, leisure centres, surgeries and nursing homes.

Bacteria will always multiply, there’s no argument there. So if a product is being used on an area with 1,000,000 bacteria as an example how much would 99.9% leave behind?

It would leave behind 1000 bacteria on the recently disinfected area. This doesn’t sound so bad really, but when you consider that bacteria multiplies, at different rates dependent on the conditions, you could be left with 256,000 bacteria just 2 hours after disinfecting the area.

Now, what would happen in the same circumstances but using the 99.999% effective disinfectant?

Only 100 bacteria would be left behind out of the 1,000,000 we began with. That’s a pretty impressive drop in numbers we’re sure you’d agree. Even better, with the same multiplying factors after 2 hours there would only be 256 bacteria present. You’re already seeing huge gains.

What’s the Big Deal? 99.9% Is Still Pretty Amazing?!

Bacteria being present on a surface will not automatically lead to infection for anyone who comes into contact with it. But, a person who is more vulnerable to infection can get ill from as little as 100 bacteria cells. When you put that together with the information above about the difference in effectiveness of 99.9% and 99.999% and you’ll start to see why products should have the higher rating.

The European Standard Test Methods specify that in order for a disinfectant to pass its test there must be a 99.999% effectiveness for killing bacteria, so why aren’t we swamped with this number on television advertising instead of the standard 99.9% we’re so used to hearing about?

Take a look at some the Jangro commercial cleaning chemicals and check the credentials of these sample products by asking for a copy of the microbiological lab reports, with tests against bacteria such as Salmonella, MRSA and E-coli for diseases such food poisoning, dysentry to determine just how good and effective these products are, including:

Realistically you’re never going to have a fully 100% effective disinfectant that kills all bacteria in its wake. Instead you should focus your efforts on purchasing products that come as close to that as you can. Next time you see a sign promising 99.9% of all bacteria killed by the product in front of you, remember that there are cleaner disinfectant products out there with more effective numbers and Wray Bros can help you.

Further Reading