Commercial wet mops are an important tool in most every facility. They are the traditional, go-to tool for cleaning spill prone spots, periodically maintaining heavy traffic areas, and several other floor cleaning procedures. With the right mopping technique, they can be effective in removing soils from hard floor surfaces. It’s important to use the right technique so spots aren't missed, otherwise allowing germs and soils to remain on the surface.
There are several different types of automatic floor scrubbers available on the market. As you search for the best automatic floor scrubber to maintain your facility’s floors, you will likely realize that each floor scrubber offers its own unique features and benefits. Selecting the best floor scrubber based on your facility's budget and needs can be challenging. The best auto floor scrubber for your business will enable your staff to be the most productive in the space being cleaned. To help you select the right autoscrubber for your facility, we shared a list of the best stand on and ride on floor scrubbers of 2020 and that list includes the Advance® SC1500™.
Even with comprehensive daily and periodic cleaning procedures like vacuuming and cleaning with an autoscrubber, commercial hard flooring will eventually experience damage and begin to look worn. The top of your floor is covered with a finish to protect against wear and damage but over time will begin to accumulate dirt, scratches, and the other effects of foot traffic. Floor finish wears down and daily and periodic procedures are no longer enough to restore your floor’s shine. When this happens, it is likely time to strip and finish your facility’s floor. Pro Tip: A strip and finish is the process of removing old layers of wax and dirt from the floor, preparing it to be coated with new layers of finish. Performing a strip and finish is time-consuming and expensive, but when performed properly it can revive your floor’s appearance and protect them from future damage. However, there are several mistakes custodial staff often make when stripping the finish from commercial floors.
Adding an automatic floor scrubber into your facility’s cleaning and maintenance program will increase worker productivity, improve cleaning results, and extend the life of your floor. So how do you choose the best automatic floor scrubber for your facility when they are available in varying types and sizes with a range of features. For large facilities or facilities with open areas, stand-on auto floor scrubbers can maximize worker productivity by reducing fatigue and increasing cleaning efficiencies. In a previous article, we shared a list of the best stand on and ride on floor scrubbers of 2020 and that list includes the Clarke® SA40™.
Vacuums are an important component of any facility maintenance program. Used in all three phases of floor care, your cleaning staff spends a lot of time using vacuums. One study found that the average commercial cleaning worker uses a vacuum for 1-3 hours a day. As one of the most used pieces of equipment, it is critical to select the right one for your facility. The right commercial vacuum will allow your staff to enjoy increased productivity and better results. There are several different types of vacuum cleaners and each is available to tackle different problems like spot cleaning or wet residue pick-up. Determining the best vacuum will depend on the area, soil, and the level of traffic you are dealing with.
The average commercial cleaning worker uses a vacuum for 1-3 hours a day. Vacuums are a critical component of any facility maintenance program. They are used daily to remove soils, keep your floors looking great, and to protect them from damage. As one of the most used pieces of floor equipment, it is important to select the best type or types for your facility. In some cases, you may need more than one type of vacuum. There are several different types of vacuum cleaners and each is available with several different features to tackle different problems like spot cleaning or wet residue pick-up. The right commercial vacuum for various cleaning applications or areas will allow your staff to enjoy increased productivity and better results.
Selecting the best automatic floor scrubber for your facility will ensure your custodial staff can be as productive as possible. Autoscrubbers can enhance your facility’s level of clean, improve worker productivity, and shorten cleaning times. The best auto floor scrubber for your facility will be based on your facility’s size and budget. However, as you search for the best automatic floor scrubber to maintain your facility’s floors, you will likely realize that there are several different models available. Each autoscrubber offers several unique features and benefits. To help you narrow down the options, we shared a list of the best stand on and ride on scrubbers of 2020 and that list includes the TASKI® Swingo XP–R.
Gloves, a form of personal protection equipment (PPE), are one of the first lines of defense in protecting workers from injury and other serious health risks. As the 2019 Coronavirus situation continues there is a high demand for personal protection equipment, including gloves. As a result, it may be difficult to get the gloves your facility currently uses and you may need to identify other gloves that can meet your needs. Gloves are used in several industries for many different applications. Choosing the best and safest glove will require you to consider several factors to identify what glove materials will be effective in your facility.
As the demand for more sustainable buildings continues to grow, the importance of green cleaning and maintenance procedures have never been more important. In nearly every market, including healthcare, education, hospitality, and elsewhere, more sustainable practices have become a main focus. Whether you are looking to achieve LEED certification or meet rising demand, finding ways to integrate more sustainable practices into your cleaning and maintenance program and ultimately increase your building’s sustainability is important. In any facility with hard floors, floor care procedures like stripping and finishing are necessary to keep them looking great.
Integrating an auto floor scrubber into your cleaning routine will help enhance the look of your floor, improve hygiene, and boost worker productivity. The size of your facility will help you determine which type of auto scrubber will allow your staff to be most productive. Larger facilities will likely require a walk-behind automatic floor scrubber. Walk-behind floor scrubbers are available in several different sizes, models, and cleaning capacities. To help you understand some of the available walk-behind scrubbers on the market today we compared the best 4 walk-behind floor scrubbers of 2020 in a previous article. The list included the AS5160™ Viper floor scrubber.