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Abco Products launches its first backpack vacuum cleaner, the stormpac, in the Australian marketplace

A national powerhouse of cleaning products and machinery; Abco Products has launched their very new backpack vacuum cleaner, the Stormpac, into the Australian marketplace. The Stormpac Backpack is a powerful and robust commercial backpack vacuum made for cleaning professionals! The Stormpac changes the game for commercial cleaning with its versatility, industrial strength and lightweight comfortable fit! The new dry backpack vacuum is available to order on abconet.com.au in a corded or battery-operated option.   A Few Key Features of the NEW Stormpac dry vacuum cleaner:   Industrial Strength & Compact Body: Made from blow mould, the body of the vacuum is one of the strongest materials to prevent damage due to accidental drops or being transported in various conditions.   Extremely Lightweight & Comfortable: The Stormpac is lightweight and compact giving the user the ultimate wearable comfort resulting in effortless cleaning. Adjustable for left or right-handed users with easy access to on/off switch on the waist band.   Built to Suit a Variety of Facilities: Can be used on a variety of different surfaces including carpet, hard floors, timber, vinyl, laminates, tiles, and in hard-to-reach places with restricted movement including stairs or under furniture with its stretchable hose designed for...
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How to Choose the Right Commercial Backpack Vacuum for Your Facility?

Backpack vacuums are a commercial cleaner’s bread and butter. They are relatively cheaper than industrial sized vacuums, easy to use and manoeuvre in tight spaces and are incredibly efficient. So, what should you be looking out for when buying a commercial backpack vacuum cleaner for your facility?   Wattage vs. Suction Power   A popular misconception is that a high wattage means high suction. Wattage simply means how much energy is consumed in the running of your vacuum. This does not indicate anything to do with the power or performance of your vacuum. So, what is suction and how is it an indicator of a high performing vacuum? Vacuum Suction: Is often referred to as water lift or vacuum. The higher the suction, the greater the chances your vacuum is removing dirt, dust, and unwanted particles from surfaces. Therefore, a high suction power vacuum cleaner is more effective in getting rid of dirt and grime hidden in your floors. While other low suction vacuums can remove the appearance of dust, it may not be removing as much as you would like.   Air Flow   Another key indicator of a great vacuum is the power of the airflow. This is...
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The rubiX: The First System to Dispense Organic and Natural Concentrates

Introducing the RubiX: The first system to dispense organic and natural concentrates. This dispensing system is like no other! The Rubix has been proven to save facilities time and money by removing solution wastage from cleaning sites like schools, universities, shopping centres, aged care facilities, hospitals and more. The Rubix is incredibly functional and efficient by being able to dispense up to four different concentrated solutions at the touch of a button! The Rubix is compatible with the Enviroplus 2.5L X-range organic concentrate range. This includes: e-Washroom X e-Z-Kleen X e-Guard X e-Surface X e-Power X Experience organically powered deep cleaning with the Enviroplus x-range dispensed with the Rubix. Why Choose Enviroplus X-Range Concentrates? The Enviroplus x-range solutions are the most powerful organic GECA certified concentrates on the market. The x-range will assist by improving your cleaning performance and your facilities green star rating. These products are harmless for the environment and safer for cleaners. Rubix Features: Removes solution waste from your facility saving money and time. Dispenses 4 environmentally friendly solutions at the touch of a button. Two flow rate options for bottles, buckets & auto scrubbers Easy and quick selection colour coded system to identify correct concentrate. The...
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COVID-19: Mandatory Face Masks, Products & Practices for Facilities to Stay Open & Prepared

Looks like Covid-19 is not yet finished with Australia however, we are more aware and prepared than ever before! With face masks now mandatory in public settings including shopping centres, public transport, indoor entertainment, places of worship, hair and beauty premises, hospitality venues and aged care facilities. Disposable and fabric masks have become available to everyone wanting to prevent further community transmission and abide by government regulations otherwise a $200 on the spot fines will apply for non-compliance. Masks Help Reduce Community Transmission and Help Keep Your Business Running: While facility managers need to be flexible and sustainable in terms of short- and long-term plans, the financial and operational impacts of the first wave of COVID-19 in Australia leaves facility managers questioning the best practices moving forward for their facilities. The first wave highlighted the importance of masks, commercial cleaning equipment and hospital-grade disinfectants, largely due to the way in which COVID-19 spreads through the community. One way that COVID-19 spreads is through coughs, sneezes and even speaking close together. A person affected with COVID-19 can be: Asymptomatic Pre symptomatic Minimally symptomatic Although it is important to note that proper hand hygiene, physical distancing and: Avoiding crowds Washing your hands...
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Compostable Bin Liners

Compostable Bin Liners: The Better Choice Over Biodegradable/Degradable Options

Most of us know by now that we should avoid using plastic bags. Whether we’ve been working in business, the commercial contract cleaning industry or doing our bit at home, many of us have tried to reduce our plastic use. There is so much information out there that grabbing the nearest “green”, “degradable” or “biodegradable” product may not be as simple as it sounds to choose the right choice for the environment. In this article, we aim to remove the confusing jargon so you know what to look for when buying bin liners and why compostable bin liners are the better choice. Packaging can be fantastic these days. All that ‘organic- looking’ brown paper, pictures of trees and bunny rabbits – not to mention feel-good buzzwords – sure make it sound like you’re doing the right thing. But terms like “degradable” can be deceptive as everything is degradable over time. And claims don’t mean a thing unless they are proven by performance standard like Australian Standard AES 4736. But more on that later.    Biodegradable plastics will become small pieces of plastic, which continue to contaminate and harm the environment as ‘microplastics’.   First, let’s get to know some basic terms....
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WA Plastic Bag Ban

WA Plastic Bag Ban: Why compostable bin liners are the future in the commercial cleaning industry

While plastic bags are convenient and have become a part of our lives for a long time, they pose a significant problem for the environment. Commercial contract cleaners, facility managers and domestic households can make a large difference to improve the environment when switching to compostable plastic bags. Why Are Plastic Bags Bad for The Environment? Plastic bags and bin liners are one of the most common types of litter and build-ups of plastic bags have a myriad of effects including the death of over 100,000 marine animals and a million of seabirds from consumption annually. Plastic production and incineration could be responsible for over 56 gigatons of carbon between now and 2050. And annual CO2 emissions from plastics could grow to be more than 2.75 billion tonnes every year. (Joyce, C). Plastic bags take up to 500 or more years to degrade in landfills but do not completely degrade but rather become microplastics that continue to pollute the environment and enter our food supply (biologicaldiversity.org) What Is the Plastic Bag Ban? With the long-term environmental impacts of plastic bags becoming more known, government bodies and environmental groups are looking to ban single-use plastics such as plastic bags. For example,...
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The Contract Cleaners Guide to Stone, Tile & Grout Care

Commercial contract cleaners need to ensure that no matter what facility whether it be hospitality, gym, office, or any small business, it is important to choose the most versatile but powerful commercial cleaning equipment and cleaning chemicals. Tile, stone, and grout damage can be very costly to repair and replace and as a facility manager or business owner, it is important to ensure that your facility is well cared for and appealing in appearance for patrons. One of the best ways to ensure this is including commercial contract cleaning companies to do a thorough floor cleaning regularly. Before you decide what tile, stone or grout cleaner and dilution rate you need, it is important that you consider the tile or stone type which will in turn reveal what chemical is compatible and how to properly care for your floors without damaging its integrity. TYPE FINISHES APPLICATIONS ACIDS ALKALIS NOTES SEALING GRANITE Polishes, Honed Exfoliated (flamed), sandblasted, sawn Internal and external flooring, benchtops, building facades, paving Pre-test. Do not use on honed or polished Granite is an igneous stone. Granite has low porosity. Absorption is 0.02-0.4% Responds best to solvent-borne sealers. Low solids sealer best for polished granite MARBLE Polished, honed,...
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Columbus Auto Scrubber Dyers work

How Columbus Auto Scrubber Dyers Save Time & Money For Contract Cleaners & Facility Managers

How the Columbus Autoscrubber Dryers Save Time & Money for Contract Cleaners & Facility Managers Columbus automatic floor scrubbers come in walk-behind and ride-on models that are powered either by cable or battery. With a wide variety of sizes, any contract cleaner or facility manager can find the perfect fit for any facility. The Columbus Autoscrubber Dryers are essential for any facility looking for a deep clean with a fast-drying time that is not going to cost you an arm and a leg. Scrubbers are a fantastic industrial cleaning machine that improves a facility for a multitude of reasons including: Reducing Risk of Injuries: Safe Work Australia ‘Slip, Trips & Falls’ report details that most preventable injuries are due to poorly maintained walkways and slippery surfaces. No Lingering Dirt: Mopping up floors can leave behind dirt and bacteria that builds up in the strands and can be redistributed on surfaces. Return on Investment: The long-term benefits of auto-scrubbers include a lifetime of industrial high-quality clean floors, fewer slip hazards, easier and quicker cleaning that any commercial cleaning contractors would be proud of. Floor Dry Quicker: Less water means fewer slip hazards with floor drying time cut in half with the...
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Degreasers & Grime Removal

The Ultimate Guide To Degreasers & Grime Removal in Commercial Industrial Facilities.

Greasy stains can be a challenge for any commercial contract cleaner. If you are tired of trying to scrub those stains and only ruining the surfaces, then investing in industrial cleaning products such as a great industrial degreaser is a sound investment for any commercial contract cleaning service. What is Degreaser? A degreaser is typically a commercial cleaning chemical concentrate product that is effective at removing grease and grime on machinery, equipment, floors, and surfaces. Many industrial cleaning services invest in high-quality cleaning machines and chemicals to suit a variety of facilities for long term solutions to your cleaning needs. There are some degreasers that are water-based, biodegradable and chemical-free. Types of Soiling and the Impact on Degreaser Choice There are 3 different types of soiling to consider, Organic, Inorganic and Mixed Soils. Organic Soils: Derived from living material, this includes oils, grease, fats and protein. Inorganic Soils: Minerals, dirt, rust, scale and clay. Mixed Soils: Is any combination of inorganic and organic materials. It is important to ensure you know what kind of soils you are most likely to encounter in your facility, whether that be organic, inorganic or mixed. If you’re looking for a degreaser that going to...
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Cleaning Method

Your Handy Guide To Carpet Cleaning & Spotting

Commercial contract cleaners need to ensure that no matter what facility whether it be hospitality, gym, office or any small business, it is important to choose the most versatile but powerful commercial cleaning equipment and cleaning chemicals. Carpet stains and damage can be very costly to repair and replace and as a facility manager or business owner, it is important to ensure that your facility is well cared for and appealing in appearance for patrons. One of the best ways to ensure this is including commercial contract cleaning companies to do a thorough carpet clean regularly. Before you decide what carpet cleaner and dilution rate you need, it is important that you consider the carpet and fabric type which will, in turn, reveal what chemical is compatible and how to properly care for your carpet without damaging its integrity. Carpet & Fabric Types: Characteristics Burn Test Stain Resistance Chemical Compatibility Cleaning Notes Nylon Old Nylons A resilient acid dyed fibre Sealing wax odour. Dark hard bead ash Susceptible to red beverage and food stains All Cleanmax carpet care products are safe Nylon 5th & 6th Generation A resilient acid dyed fibre which releases soils easily Sealing wax odour. Dark hard...
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