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3 Alarming Things Contract Cleaners Must Know Before Buying A Mop for their Commercial Facility

It’s not a surprise that there are so many different mop types available on the commercial cleaning supply market. We’ll kick things off by talking about one of the most common types of mops. 1. Choosing the Right Mop With the huge selection of cleaning supplies available to consumers nowadays, finding the right equipment on hand is essential if you want to tackle any mess. It can be daunting to know which mop is going to do the job you need effectively particularly if you are a contract cleaner! Choosing the right mop is crucial to get your job done more effectively and efficiently! What is a Squeeze or Sponge Mop? A squeeze mop is what you’ll see in nearly everyone’s cleaning cabinet because it’s an entry-level, easy-to-use cleaning tool that is great for cleaning entryways, kitchens, and bathrooms. The squeeze mop has a small sponge head at the end of the handle that makes it easy to get into corners and can be replaced as required. An example of the squeeze mop is the Oates Squeeze Mop that comes with a thicker and wider sponge for higher absorbency and greater floor coverage. Benefits of a Sponge Mop: An easy wring...
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The ORBOT SLiM -The Future Of Orbital Technology in the Cleaning Industry

The ORBOT SLiM is the new revolutionary compact machine for professional deep floor cleaning with powerful orbital technology and robust features perfect for the contract cleaner. The ORBOT SLiM is the future of industrial floor scrubbing with its multi-purpose user-friendly functionality, cleaning floor surfaces like carpets, concrete, epoxy, stone, tile & grout, vinyl, wood, rubber and more! This state-of-the-art oscillating pad machine is built to impress and made for the contract cleaner to make their life easier and their facility floors cleaner. What is ORBOT SLiM? The ORBOT SLiM is a smaller lightweight floor scrubber that is capable of powerful agitation that delivers superior results in professional deep cleaning. With its free-floating 11″ base, the ORBOT SLiM provides 100% contact on all floor surfaces with transport wheels that are chemical-resistant and non-marking. The floor scrubber has a DC Motor with 36V, 3000 RPMs, this ORBOT SLiM is not only incredibly powerful but made industry tough! The quick-change solution tank holds 2.84L capacity, ensuring that contract cleaners are not only efficient but are providing a superior clean. The Lithium-ion Battery (36V) runs or up to 45 minutes coupled with a Hybrid Power Cord Converter, contract cleaners can easily switch between AC or Lithium-ion power...
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Meet the NeXt Level of Washroom Cleaning

E-Washroom X: Powerful Chemical Free Cleaning Disinfectant The e-Washroom X is a commercial cleaning solution part of the Enviroplus X range owned and exclusively distributed by Abco Products the leading supplier in Australia of commercial cleaning supplies. The Enviroplus range is a chemical free natural cleaning solution that delivers powerful lasting results for environmentally conscious cleaners and facilities across Australia. What Should I be Looking for in a Commercial Washroom Disinfectant? With so many commercial cleaning supplies on the market, it can be hard as a contract cleaner or facility manager to source the best products that will deliver a desired result. Whether cleaning a restaurant, office, hospital, school or aged care centre, it is important to have a sparkling bathroom free from bacteria and odour free! But what should you look for when sourcing a washroom disinfectant? The first thing to look for in a washroom cleaner is an all surface disinfectant, particularly one that is concentrated, this is because they are: Cost Effective: concentrates are more commonly used by contract cleaners as they are designed to be diluted with water before use, this means you can get double the amount of product for a cost-effective price.   Reduce Waste:...
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What to know when buying a disposable face mask and what level of face mask should you buy as a facility manager or contract cleaner?

With growing concerns of another outbreak of the Covid-19 virus, it is vital that Australian’s are doing everything we can, including choosing the right face mask! Whether you are a medical professional, office worker, facility or operations manager, in the hospitality industry, or you are a contract cleaner, it is important that you are practising safe infection prevention protocols. Respiratory protection by using the appropriate type of face mask is essential for healthcare, front line workers and those who work within the commercial cleaning industry. Face masks are intended to protect from airborne viruses and help stop the spread of infection. Fitted and worn correctly these face masks will filter out particles and protect the vulnerable from contamination or catching the virus. What Type Of Face Masks Are There and What does each level mean? Just like deciding what the best cleaning products are for your facility, it is important to do the same when considering what face mask is best for yourself or for your employees! So, here it is broken down for you. Level 1 Disposable Face Masks: What is a Level 1 face mask? Level 1 face masks provide low barrier protection and are for general use....
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What is colour coded cleaning and why is it important?

Commercial colour coded cleaning is a simple and effective hygiene approach that more and more companies are using. In colour coded cleaning, every work area has its own colour-coded commercial cleaning equipment which isn’t supposed to be used in other areas of a facility. The aim of commercial colour coded cleaning is to avoid cross-contamination between different work areas.   What do the different colours mean? A system of colour codes was developed by The British Institute of Cleaning (BICSc) – a leading commercial cleaning body – in the 1990s. In the BICSc system, every major work area has a designated colour code. The 5 colour codes are red, yellow, blue, green and white. Code Red – red is for toilets and bathrooms Code Yellow – yellow is for infectious areas e.g. hospitals or medical centres Code Blue – blue is for general areas and general cleaning Code Green – green is for kitchen and food prep Code White – white is for operating theatres A good starting point for commercial colour coded cleaning is the mop and bucket: use a red-coloured mop and bucket to clean the toilets; and a yellow-coloured mop and bucket to clean the kitchen. It’s...
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Bioactive toilet paper

Environmentally friendly toilet paper that reduces blockages

At Abco, we take environmental responsibility seriously. That’s why we’ve developed a Bioactive Toilet Tissue that helps reduce pipe blockages and unpleasant odours in sewerage lines that is actually good for the environment. The patented Enviroplus Bioactive Tissue Paper consists of BATP technology where five natural microorganisms, safe for personal use and the environment activate when in contact with water. These active enzymes are produced to help the toilet tissue to become biodegradable in pipes and sewerage systems. Industries that can benefit from using Enviroplus Bioactive Toilet Paper include schools, airports, commercial and retail centres, cruise ships and hotels. In particular, one school that has benefited from the use of the Enviroplus Bioactive Toilet Paper Tissue is The International French School of Sydney. With over 1,000 students attending the institution, Greg Sawyer, the facilities manager of the institution approached Abco to find an alternative paper to help the school reduce its frequent number of pipe blockages due to the overuse of its facilities. Previously, using a top-quality 2ply virgin toilet paper, no matter how much the school paid for the paper, they were still having blockage issues regularly. After one year of the implementation of the Enviroplus Bioactive Toilet Tissue...
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Switch to Environmentally Cleaning Solutions for Clean up Australia Day in March

With Clean up Australia Day in March, commercial cleaning supplier Abco has announced the formal release of their exclusive new environmentally friendly cleaning products, the Enviroplus range. Abco has been the number one driver in the cleaning industry to develop a product that is better for the environment and better for their cleaners. Abco believes businesses could do more to help Australia become greener by using these non-toxic products that actually help better the environment.   “In a world where we are becoming increasingly aware of our carbon footprint and our impact on the environment, we see a growing demand for sustainable, effective and affordable organic cleaning products. This is where the Enviroplus range was born, encouraging the use for chemical-free powerful cleaning products in the general cleaning and commercial cleaning sector,” said Craig Dowell, Abco’s Director of Sales & Marketing.   These products have been classified as environmentally preferable products certified by an independent organisation GECA or the Good Environmental Choice Australia.   “At GECA, we help individuals and organisations to make, buy and do better for people and the planet. We are a purpose-driven not for profit that stands for integrity, independence and impact. As part of this...
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importance of ph in cleaning chemicals

The Importance of pH in Commercial Cleaning (How to Choose the Right Product & Avoid Costly Mistakes)

Understanding the pH of cleaning products is vitally important in the commercial cleaning industry. Choose the wrong product at home, and you could damage a spot on your carpet, or tarnish a surface, but choose the wrong product while at work, and you could cause hundreds or even thousands of dollars in damages – and possibly lose your contract. So to avoid any nasty mistakes, let’s take a look at how pH is measured and what you need to know. The suitability of your commercial cleaning products is largely based on their pH levels. You’ve probably seen the coloured acid-alkaline charts like the one above, where the scale goes between 0 and 14, with zero being the most acidic, 14 the most alkaline and 7 being neutral. Now, pH is generally understood to mean the “potential of hydrogen” and is a measurement of the acidity or alkalinity of a substance when dissolved in water. Although pH is a measurement, it differs from temperature measurement, for example, which is measured in degrees, as pH is measured logarithmically. On a logarithmic scale, each number is 10 times more (or less) powerful than the last. For example, the pH of 3 is 10 times...
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How Preventive Maintenance Service Saves You Money

We can all agree malfunctioning equipment is extremely frustrating, if only there were a way to prevent it from happening? Well good news, we have a solution. While we can’t prevent all unplanned breakdowns, there are actions we can take to minimise the amount of time it occurs. That’s where preventative maintenance steps in. Preventive maintenance is not about fixing problems. It is focused on preventing problems from ever happening in the first place. It includes actions such as cleaning, lubrication, adjustments, repairs, and parts replacement. Each of these activities help keep equipment in top condition and prevents downtime and reactive fixes. It is clear that preventive maintenance is different and more beneficial than reactive maintenance, and below are 5 reasons why: 1. Better-quality Customer Service It’s your job to keep your customer happy, unplanned machine breakdowns can put a spanner in the works. Customers just want to know your business will get the cleaning job done on time and don’t care whether your machinery breaks down. Using our preventative maintenance strategy, you can consistently keep your customers happy by reducing the amount of downtime on your equipment, staff or even business. When you can consistently provide quality, on-time cleaning...
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Inclean Innovation Award 2017

The Enviroplus Bioactive Toilet Paper won the 2017 Inclean innovation Award, and we are very excited to be able to provide innovative waste management solutions to the Australian Cleaning and Hygiene Industry. This is the only toilet paper in Australia using BATP® technology, consisting of a synergy of five natural micro-organism strains applied to the paper. These micro-organisms produce enzymes that actively biodegrade encrustations and organic substances present in pipes and sewage systems. This ingenious paper not only cuts the crap from your pipes, but also cuts down on maintenance costs and is revolutionising the Facilities Management Industry. Related Tag: Chemical Free Cleaning Products
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