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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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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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TGA Approved Products

TGA Approved Products & Why They Matter for Contract Cleaning Companies

Whether you are choosing industrial cleaning products or eco-friendly sustainable cleaning chemicals, looking for TGA certification is another way to ensure high hygiene safety in any business or facility. As we slowly return to the ‘new normal’ and more people return to their office facilities and regular activities such as the gym, beauty services and eating out at restaurants, it is essential that health and safety be at the highest priority. Many facility managers are looking towards investing in industrial cleaning services that have TGA certified disinfectants that are used against COVID-19 as new safety measures. What is TGA? The TGA regulates therapeutic goods in Australia, they are apart of the Australian Government Department of Health. TGA regulates medicines, vitamins, medical devices, disinfectants for use against COVID-19. While there have been many products that claim to perform certain tasks such as killing COVID-19, it can be false advertising. That is why it is important to look out for the TGA approval on the products. There are some products on the market that claim to kill COVID-19 however unless it is TGA approved to kill COVID-19 it cannot be relied on. This is due to the rigorous testing that occurs for products...
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Contract Cleaners

Why Contract Cleaners & Facilities Need Floor Scrubbers

Why Contract Cleaners & Facilities Need Floor Scrubbers Sales for floor scrubbers have dramatically increased in recent years due to the innovative technology of cleaning equipment that is changing the game for not only the cleaning industry but for facility management too! Commercial contract cleaners need industrial cleaning products to provide hospital grade cleaning while COVID-19 continues to bring into question just how clean facilities are. Most industrial cleaning services include office cleaning with a high focus on touchpoints but what about the bacteria and grime that builds up on your floors? What are the benefits of a scrubber compared to a mop? Whether you are a facility manager, contract cleaner or a business owner, it is important to understand before you invest in industrial cleaning supplies what the benefits are going to be and how that will affect business. 1.   Reduce Risk of Injury: Clean floors in any work environment or facility is a basic essential for accident prevention and higher productivity. Safe Work Australia released a report ‘Slips, Trips and Falls’ that details preventable injuries caused by slippery surfaces and poorly maintained walkways. When considering the 23% of serious claims that have occurred from employees with injuries from work,...
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Toilet Paper

How to Choose the Right Commercial Toilet Paper for Your Facility

The right washroom utilities are cost-efficient, environmentally friendly and user friendly. In high traffic commercial bathrooms such as shopping centre facilities, often the first preference for toilet paper is value for money. For smaller facilities, the first preference may be softness and thickness for maximum comfort. No matter what facility size or preference, ensuring that you choose the best toilet paper is crucial to improve your washroom standards. To choose the best toilet paper for your facility, you need to examine the following: The Size and Traffic of your Facility The Style of your Bathroom Environmental Impacts and Septic Safety Cost Efficiency Plies and Sheets Per Toilet Paper Roll Why Does Ply Matter? If your focus is ensuring that your patrons have the most comfortable wipe then the higher the ply is generally going to provide you with greater thickness and overall comfort. Although the greater the ply could also lead to Septic tank clogging and result in costly repairs. Here’s why. The word ‘ply’ refers to the number of layers that the commercial toilet paper has. This means that 1-ply has one layer and 3-ply has 3 layers. While not all toilet paper was created equal as even some...
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Hand Towels

Paper Towel Dispensers vs Industrial Air Dryers: Are Your Hands Really Clean?

Covid-19 has made many people question their hygiene practices and if facility managers could do more to ensure a cleaner environment for patrons. One area that has raised many questions is whether public bathrooms in restaurants, shopping centres, gym facilities are really clean or the breeding ground for bacteria. Proper hand hygiene has always been incredibly important however many Australians are not all washing their hands according to a recent study. In order to increase hygiene standards, we can’t make people wash their hands, but we can provide the proper facilities to promote cleaner and safer practices. So which is better paper towels or air dryers? Environment & Noise: Recycled vs Virgin Paper Towels Paper towels can be made from either recycled or virgin materials. While virgin materials feel incredibly soft and gentle on the skin, recycled materials often are made with environmentally friendly practices that can limit CO2 emissions and preserve forests. Although the wrong paper towels particularly non-biodegradable brands can contribute to landfill waste. To store your paper towels have a look at our range of Puregiene Hand Towel Dispensers. Industrial Hand Air Dyers While paper towel dispenser does not require electricity, air dryers do. The process to...
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Cleaning Gym Floor

Struggling To Clean Your Gym Floors?

Why Clean Your Gym Floors? A clean gym environment is crucial to maintain membership rates and is the foundation for any great gym reputation. Members of your gym will not want to continue attending a gym that has dirty equipment, floors and has that ‘sweaty gym smell’. While cleaning your gym floors may not sound like a priority, a lot of traffic in and out of your gym will create dirt, grime as well as wear away at your gym floors. Good high-quality gym flooring is not cheap and it is important to protect those investments. Similarly, the health of your gym members should be a top priority and if your gym floors are not properly cleaned regularly, bacteria can build up and can create gunk which will make your gym floors a slip and health hazard as well as smell mouldy and sweaty. As a contract cleaner for a gym facility, it is important that you have high-quality commercial cleaning supplies that are going to deliver results without making a big dent in your budget. This is where multi-purpose equipment like scrubber-dryers as well as concentrated commercial cleaning chemicals are a great long term investment. So how do you...
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