I have been using flat microfiber mop heads for years. In fact, they are the only mops I use anymore. They are really just a better product, all around, than traditional string mops. Except for a few, very specific applications, string mops should be a thing of the past. The one big problem I have seen people have with them, is choosing the correct hardware and mop style for their individual use. Let’s see if we can’t correct that for you. Read more
There is a lot of money to be saved when you use the correct tools. Mops, brooms, cleaning equipment, scrubbers, floor machines, brushes, squeegee, cleaning supplies, industrial supplies, microfiber, vacuum cleaners, backpack vacuum cleaners.
While shopping with my family the other day, we saw a custodian mopping the floor. Both the water and mop were extremely dirty and as was the floor she had just “cleaned.” My first thought was to wonder why they didn’t use an automatic floor scrubber. She was working really hard and getting poor results.
It frustrates me when custodians put so much effort into cleaning but are not given the best tools for the job. A basic walk behind floor scrubber would completely change the level of cleaning at this facility for the better. Read more
There is a lot of time spent comparing negotiating and shopping for the best price for cleaning equipment and supplies. After all, the hard dollars spent on an automatic scrubber, a vacuum or restroom cleaning equipment is easily measurable and the quickest path to closing the purchasing project, right?
When it comes to commercial janitorial supplies, no area gets more attention than cleaning chemicals. There seems to be a chemical for everything.
Windows, tile, grout, brass, stainless steel. The list goes on an on. But these precious liquids can also be one of the biggest hazards in the janitorial supply closet.
This is why it is important to take some time when evaluating your needs. Read more
I have seen a lot of crazy things in my cleaning career, but this one is new to me. I have never been a fan of the robot vacuum. First of all, they are really more gimmicks than anything else. But the fact that they just meander around, with no consistency just drives me nuts. Obviously they are strictly for residential use only. But a commercial cleaning robot might just be the wave of the not so distant future. Read more
I have talked at length about in the past about being a big fan of backpack vacuums. Their versatility and ease of use make them one of the best innovations in the cleaning industry in recent history. That being said, as a whole, the industry (and I) have been patiently, yet eagerly waiting for an effective cordless backpack vacuum to reach the market.
Just think of the possibilities that removing the cord from a backpack vacuum would offer! Dust mopping would practically become a thing of the past. Dusting even the most difficult to reach areas becomes a breeze. And most importantly, the productivity, comfort and safety of the cleaning staff would be greatly increased. Yes, an effective battery backpack vacuum would change the world of cleaning. Well the GoFree Pro battery backpack vacuum from ProTeam just may be the innovation we all have been waiting for. Read more
One question I get often is “What is the best vacuum cleaner?” After all, there are so many options. The real question should be, “Which vacuum is best for your needs?” The fact is that most vacuums on the market are “good vacuums” when put in the correct setting. And further more, most of them are effective at doing what they claim to do, suck dirt. Read more
A commercial floor scrubbers is considered to be the best way to clean just about any hard surface floor. Because dirty water is consistently replace with clean, and the agitating action of the scrub heads, floors are left much cleaner than a traditional mop and bucket.
Add to this the fact that automatic floor scrubbers are a lot less labor intensive and much more efficient, they provide real value to anyone who needs to maintain vinyl tile, stone or even hardwood floors.
When it comes to choosing the best automatic floor scrubber for your needs, there are a few things to consider. Below are 6 factors that you should evaluate when looking to purchase commercial scrubbers. Read more
Auto scrubbers come in all shapes and sizes. From small cord electric machines to large industrial sweeper/scrubbers, there are many options to choose from. The many advantages to using auto scrubbers make them the best choice for cleaning hard surface floors. For facilities with a significant amount of floor space, rider auto scrubbers are a great option. Because of larger width scrub path, added solution capacity and reduced operator fatigue, cleaning with a rider floor scrubbers is a lot more efficient. Read more
Entrance matting is a multi-purpose tool for any facility. They provide protection from slip and falls. They help control the dirt that is tracked into a building and they can add to the style and image of the building. In some cases entrance mats serve as billboards and warning signs. Given all of the rolls they can and do play, they require very little maintenance and care. Here are a few entrance matting tips to ensure that you are getting the maximum use from this important part of your building cleaning program.