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?
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
Commercial floor scrubbers are 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
Can a dirty mop clean? Can you use a dirty rag to sanitize a table? How much dirt can a vacuum expel before turning it off and just pushing it around would make more sense? When your cleaning tools are dirty, you aren’t cleaning.
If the cleaning tools you are using to clean, are in fact dirty, the effort, time and expense is wasted. You would never begin cooking with a dirty knife so why do so many continue to use cleaning tools? (cleaning is the act of controlling the spread of illness) It does not matter how extensive your everyday cleaning procedures are and how much training you give your staff, if they are cleaning with dirty cleaning tools.
Dirty Cleaning Tools Aren’t Cleaning
It seems that it has become acceptable for cleaning tools to be dirty. After all, that is the way it has always been, right? At least once a day, while out and about, I see one of the following offences when it comes to cleaning tools in the work place.
- Dust mops that look filthy but are still pushing debris down the hallway.
- Mop buckets that are full of dirty water, but are still being used to spread dirt around the floor.
- Feather dusters causing dust to be moved from the counter top into the air where everyone gets to breathe it in.
Cleaning Tools Are Wasting Your Time
- The dust mop is leaving behind more dust that was there in the first place
- The mop and bucket are just evenly distributing the dirt across the floor.
- There is a cloud of dust in the air, settling back down on the surface.
There is a cost for complacency. The cost is moving the same dirt tomorrow that was moved today. This takes precious time. Time that is already in short supply, yet every day we just accept the fact that these are the tools we work with and this is how it is.
Next time you use a cleaning tool ask yourself “Is this going to help me clean better or just make more work tomorrow?”
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. Read more