Commercial carpeting is popular in many facilities because of its ability to hide dirt and soils. Unfortunately, this same quality makes carpet hard to clean, unless you have the right commercial vacuum cleaner.
Whether you are finishing your facility’s floor for the first time or trying to restore the look of your floor, you need to select the right floor finish to keep your floors protected and looking great. Each floor finish is unique and selecting the best one will be based on the needs of your facility. Which Floor Finish is Best for my Floor?
Hard floors are common in many commercial facilities, requiring weekly and in some cases daily maintenance. Mopping is an age-old floor cleaning technique and is still one of the most common methods to clean commercial hard floors.
When the cord on your equipment doesn’t quite reach the outlet, extension cords offer a way for you to work beyond the equipment’s standard power cord length. Extension cords provide electric power to a device, or in this case, piece of janitorial cleaning equipment when its own power cord does not reach an electrical outlet. Extension cords enable staff to work beyond the machine’s typical reach for improved productivity. Without extension cords, your staff would have to transfer your equipment’s cord to a new outlet more frequently, reducing productivity and increasing overall cleaning times. But if they are not used with the proper precautions, they can be extremely dangerous.
There are hundreds of vacuums available on the market today. Each vacuum is built to tackle unique surface cleaning challenges. The best vacuum for hard floors is different from the best option for carpeted floors. What is the best vacuum for hard floors? In a previous article, we outlined 7 factors you should consider when searching for a commercial vacuum to clean your hard floors. Each of these factors will play a role in the success of your vacuuming procedures on hard floors. Using those factors, we have compiled a list of the 3 best commercial vacuums for hard floors. Traditionally, hard floors were dust mopped or swept with a broom, but as equipment evolves and facility cleanliness becomes a higher focus given the Pandemic, vacuums provide more efficient, healthier, and effective cleaning.
The importance of vacuuming cannot be overstated. It's a daily task that can help protect floors from lasting damage, however, it can be extremely time consuming. One of the best ways to reduce the amount of time your staff spend on vacuuming procedures, is to ensure they are using the most efficient vacuum for your facility. In a previous article, we discuss how commercial backpack vacuums can increase worker productivity by as much as 230% when compared to upright vacuums. They can be a time-saving and cost-saving addition to your facility. There are several different commercial backpack vacuums on the market today, but each provides its own unique features and benefits. To sort through the different backpack vacuums, we compiled a list of the top-rated vacuums of 2020 based on static lift, airflow, cleaning capacity, and other various features. On that list was the ProTeam® Super Halfvac Pro. In this article and video, we’ll review the ProTeam® Super Halfvac Pro backpack vacuum and identify the features that make this one of the best commercial vacuums of 2020.
Cleaning and disinfecting is the best way to remove germs from surfaces and to prevent illness from occurring in your facility. In any facility, the two main types of surfaces are hard and soft surfaces. Most EPA-registered disinfectants clearly state their ability to be used on “hard, nonporous surfaces.” This leaves many questioning how to disinfect soft surfaces. While some disinfecting chemicals have a claim for “soft surfaces,” this is actually a sanitizing claim.
Businesses in every market are faced with increased and more intensive cleaning requirements today. As a facility manager, you are likely challenged to find new ways to meet these demands without adding more cleaning staff. This calls for innovative solutions. One way to help your staff meet these new expectations is with the addition of autonomous cleaning equipment.