Did you know that you can get a better clean and prolong the life of your cleaning supplies and equipment? When we consider using cleaning tools and equipment, we usually anticipate that they will finish the task quickly and leave a smooth surface. Although high-quality cleaning tools are designed specifically for that purpose, they will eventually begin to deteriorate with use.
Although we don’t often think about cleaning the cleaning equipment we use, heavy-duty equipment needs to have regular maintenance checks performed in order to keep it operating correctly and the tools in good shape. Cleaning tools are used extensively and subjected to a lot of dirt. Bacteria grow when surfaces are not cleaned. Reusing soiled tools and equipment not only disperses bacteria but also wears down and damages the items due to grime accumulation. Here are some pointers on minimizing dirt spills and extending the life of your equipment.
Replace floor pads and screens
Workhorses like automatic scrubbers, polishers, and sweepers are heavy-duty cleaning apparatuses, and with every use, the floor pads and screens do get worn out. To maintain the best possible cleaning, make sure you’re maintaining and replacing them. After all, moving equipment with a malfunctioning floor pad is a waste of your time and energy.
Clean buckets and mops before storing them away
After using a mop, don’t let it sit in a bucket of soiled water. Numerous types of bacteria thrive in moist fibers. Before storing your mop, make sure it is totally dry and wrung out. To prevent mildew and bacteria:
- Fill a bucket with warm water that has been cleaned.
- After every use, make sure there is no soap residue or dirt remaining by giving your mop head a thorough rinse.
Change vacuum filters regularly and clean vacuums regularly
Use only cleaners designed specifically for commercial mop approval.
The frequency of changing commercial vacuum filters should be at least once every three months, depending on how frequently you use your device. We advise thoroughly cleaning the vacuum every two weeks. After cleaning it out and removing any hair or fibers from the bristles, thoroughly wipe down the hose using a damp cloth and a light detergent.
Wash dusters with mild detergent
Microparticles can be dispersed by a dirty duster, and disposable dusters may not be the most economical option for certain businesses. Make sure to use a mild detergent to clean any washable duster you may have and allow it to air dry.
Schedule service and repair for cleaning equipment
Finally, remember to plan routine maintenance for heavy-duty equipment and to take care of any problems that may need to be fixed, no matter how minor. Give us at Clean Spot a call and we will service any cleaning equipment you find to be less effective. Technicians in our on-site shop are qualified to maintain and fix commercial equipment.