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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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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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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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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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The First Platinum Global GreenTag Certification

Abco Products has been awarded the first personal products Platinum Global GreenTag Certification for its range of Enviroplus Bioactive Toilet Tissue range which comes in a toilet roll and a jumbo roll. “This is a great achievement for our environmentally friendly range of cleaning solution, Enviroplus. Straight after our GECA, we have now a Platinum Global GreenTag certification. This highlights our commitment in making a difference to the commercial cleaning industry by investing in innovative and greener cleaning solution using the goodness of positive bacteria to fight bad ones.” Lee Gage, Enviroplus National BDM, Abco. Global GreenTag is a third party, multi-criteria, consensus based and externally verified Type 1 eco-labelling program which is one of the largest product sustainability certification systems in Australia and globally. Global GreenTag is the Trust mark of choice by market leaders as many lower quality products are unable achieve certification. Global GreenTag is ACCC approved, one of Australia’s Top 100 Most Trusted building sector brands and the only certification recognised or relevant to all key Materials credits in all rating tools in Australia, New Zealand and beyond. ‘Consumers and Professionals alike are looking for reliable, trusted information to assist their decision making. GreenTag is that...
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Green thumbs up!

Our Greenfleet Initiative When we talk about clean we don’t necessarily think green. We are changing this with a clear and strong Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program reinforcing our commitment to a sustainable business model and protecting our environment. In the past few years, we have launched our Enviroplus product range focusing on plant based and non-toxic cleaning solutions and this year, we are launching our new CSR Program in partnership with Greenfleet with a goal to plant up to 1000 trees a year in and around Australia. “From July 2018 onwards we will be donating 1c for every paper product carton sold under our brands Puregiene and Enviroplus to Greenfleet.  Greenfleet seemed like the right fit for our organisation as one of our key product categories is paper products. Although our paper is FSC certified, we felt compelled to ensure the future of our planet resources are looked after and Green Fleet’s ‘Plant a Forest’ program certainly assists in minimising the impact we have as an organisation on our environment and helps us empower our community.” (Deena Syed, National Marketing Manager, Abco Products) As an environmental non-profit, Greenfleet is the trusted carbon offset provider for thousands of leading organisations,...
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Gym Cleanliness

The Importance of Gym Cleanliness

A gym is an abnormally damp environment where sweat creates moist conditions ideal for germs, bacteria, mould, mildew and viruses. And while you can’t stop the sweating (which after all is the reason for a gym), you can make sure your premises are spotlessly clean at all times so that bugs and nasties don’t get the upper hand. Common germs found in gyms Typical microflora found in gymnasiums can include: Staphylococcus aureus (golden staph) – a common bacterium that lives on the skin and is capable of causing a range of mild to severe infections. Staphylococcus saprophyticus – a bacteria that is a leading cause of urinary tract infections. Salmonella – a gastrointestinal illness with symptoms including fever, diarrhoea and vomiting. Influenza – an airborne virus that, when inhaled, spreads to the respiratory tract where it multiplies. Rhinoviruses – viruses that cause many types of common colds and upper respiratory infections. Dermatophytosis – a fungal infection of the skin also known as ringworm, tinea, jock itch (when around the groin) or athlete’s foot (when on the feet). Gym hygiene statistics There have been a number of studies conducted into gym hygiene in recent years and their findings reinforce the need for constant vigilance by gym owners. For...
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