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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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