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Commercial Window Cleaning Supplies & Tips for Your Facility

First Impressions Mean Everything!  Potential customers make their first impression of your business before they walk in the door. If the window is cracked, dirty, or smudged, consumers will automatically link those factors as being unprofessional, unhygienic, and a business to have poor-quality services and products. When it comes down to the core nature of consumer perception, a clean and tidy environment instils confidence and creates a sense of trust from the get-go by the consumers. Regularly cleaning the windows with commercial cleaning supplies can increase cleaning efficiency for little effort and great results. Should You Invest in Cleaning Services? Or Cleaning Supplies? Cleaning your windows may be an option for some, but for those who are willing to step up a few degrees and improve their brand image, commercial cleaning supplies and contract cleaners might be the option of opting for. Many commercial cleaners have utilised our powerful and innovative supplies for over 20 years for a range of facilities like offices, restaurants, hospitals, and gyms! Regular cleaning products tend to fail at being sufficient. This is because there may be residual streaks, lint, and smudges leftover from poor quality cleaning products and equipment. On top of that, average...
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How to Choose the Best Vacuum Cleaner for Contract Cleaners & Facility Managers

While there are many vacuum cleaners on the market – it can be hard to know which vacuum cleaner is going to do the best job for your facility or business. Whether you are a contract cleaner, facility manager or even for domestic use, it is important to know when to invest in a quality product for the long term, continuous use and when you can use a standard vacuum. Commercial cleaning supplies and equipment are continually developing to provide a deeper more effective clean for all facilities. Innovations in vacuum design and technology have provided contract cleaners with a vast array of options to choose which vacuum will do the job perfectly. So we have broken it down for you! What Are the Types of Vacuum Cleaners? Upright Vacuums These vacuums are classic and are perfect for general purpose cleaning. With either a bag or canister, cord or cordless these vacuums are perfect for general purpose cleaning in hotel rooms and other small spaces that still need a great clean. It is important to note however that single motor and duo motors will make a difference and are available for Upright Vacuums. If you are looking for a quieter...
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Powerful Eco-Friendly Floor Cleaner Every Contract Cleaner Needs!

The e-Z-Kleen X is a commercial cleaning concentrate that is part of the Enviroplus X Range, owned and exclusively distributed by Abco Products. The Enviroplus range is a chemical-free, natural cleaning solution that delivers powerful and lasting results for environmentally conscious cleaners and facility managers across Australia. Common Problems When Cleaning Floors There are a few common problems that most contract cleaners or facility managers have faced at one point in time. These include streaky floors, floors that won’t stay clean, sticky floors and the risk of slip, trips and falls. A few causes could be: 1. Using Too Much Chemical Using more chemical then directed is not the way to clean your floors – it will lead to streaky and dirty-looking floors. Likewise if you feel like the product you are using is not providing a deep enough clean then perhaps you need to reconsider the product you are using particularly if it is not concentrated or specifically for hard surfaces or floors.   2. Using a dirty mop This seems like an obvious one, but it is hard to tell with some mops just how clean they really are. For a floor to really be clean, a standard...
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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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