December 30, 2014

Cleaning Up: Choosing Janitorial Equipment

Keeping your offices and facilities clean ensures that your employees are safe from accidents and disease. You’ll need the right janitorial equipment to get the job done, though. Here are some tips on selecting the equipment your janitorial staff will need to keep your place of business clean, healthy, and looking great.

  • The Size. How big are your offices? Do you have large floor areas, such as factory floors? To ensure cleanliness, your staff needs to be able to reach every nook and cranny of your space. If you are occupying only a room or two, a mop and a vacuum may be enough. If your facility includes several rooms or floors, or even an entire building, consider using automatic scrubbers and similar equipment.
  • Safety. Cleaning solutions like bleach can be toxic to humans, and some may be harmful to the environment. Generally, however, you cannot completely stay away from these kinds of products, but you may opt for available safe and green solutions.
  • Budget. Equipment costs money and your cleaning budget can be limited. Look for cleaning tools and material with prices you can afford, or consider renting. Don’t blow your entire budget on a fancy scrubber when you can simply rent one.
  • Lifespan. Your equipment will see a lot of use. Choose durable products that will last for years. Check warranties to get an idea of an equipment’s lifespan.

December 16, 2014

Industrial Floor Cleaning Made Easy

Floor cleaning has got to be one of the most abhorred tasks in the world. As a business owner, however, there’s no way you can rid yourself of the responsibility of keeping your office floors clean. Then again, the chore doesn’t have to be that difficult to manage, both for your pocket and manpower. Depending on the floor types on your commercial property, here are the specific cleaning equipment you will need:

Pressure washers

If your business facility consists mainly of stone floors, such as concrete or granite, pressure washers are the best equipment to use. In particular, a trailer-mounted pressure washer that can carry up to 500 gallons of water will be ideal, as this type of equipment is flexible enough to handle a wide range of stone flooring varieties. Be careful not to use a pressure washer if your floors are mainly made of wood, vinyl, or carpet though.

December 2, 2014

Planned Maintenance Stops Issues Before they Start

Cleaning machines malfunction or break down sooner or later for a variety of reasons. More often than not, they usually stop working sooner due to misuse or maltreatment. Business owners who fail to invest time, money, and energy to keep their floor cleaning equipment in good working order may end up making costly mistakes.

Proper use and maintenance

Using a piece of machinery the way it’s meant to be used isn’t likely to cause it to malfunction, but it doesn’t stop there. Equipment that is not properly cleaned after each use will definitely impact cleaning performance. Cleaning is essential because machines that accumulate dirt are prone to overheating.