Keeping a place clean is a never-ending task, especially in a commercial place like a warehouse, office, industrial plant, or public arenas like hospitals, hotels, malls, and so on, where constant activity and footfall exist. A thankless job even at the best of times, despite working consistently at keeping the place clean.
Commercial cleaning equipment is a boon for the cleaning and housekeeping industries, with tools and machines made of the latest materials and technology that make cleaning effortless and efficient. The range of cleaning tools and commercial cleaning machines deftly cover all kinds of cleaning jobs efficiently and safely and are economical in the long run.
Commercial cleaning machines
Cleaning equipment consists of two categories: gentle cleaning and hard cleaning.
Soft cleaning tools range from dusters to protective gear like gloves and masks, solvents, detergents, etc.
Hard cleaning requires machines like:
- Floor sweepers: Sweepers are of two kinds: manual and machine. Manual walk-behind floor sweepers are operated by someone who walks behind, pushing the sweeper ahead while maintaining a normal walking pace. The sweeper’s versatility helps to manoeuvre it in narrow spaces, making it easier to clean even difficult areas efficiently. A machine floor sweeper works similarly, except the operator operates the machine while riding it. These sweepers work equally efficiently on hard and soft surfaces, picking up dust, debris, litter, iron ore, coal, cement, and concrete debris. Ideal for warehouses, factories, petrol pumps, construction sites, hospitals, yards, hotels, and malls.
- Mopping: Hard floors need wet mopping every day and at certain places more than once daily. Floors made of tiles and wood gather dust and loose soil, which, if not cleaned properly with wet mopping, can cause abrasions on the floor, not to mention cause accidents like slipping, tripping, and falling. The best-wet cleaning is done with microfiber technology, which uses mops and dusters made of microfiber material for the dust to stick to the mop and not fly off as with conventional cloth mops. Mopping can also be done manually in offices and corridors of commercial places while mopping machines are used in common areas like lobbies, halls, and warehouse floors made of concrete or tiles.
- Floor scrubbers: All commercial spaces need periodic deep cleaning apart from the daily cleaning routine. Floor scrubber machines are designed to do deep cleaning by scrubbing, cleaning, rinsing, removing soil and dust, and drying the floor in a single stroke. Imagine employing labour to clean deep the floors of a warehouse, factory, or establishment like a hospital. The job will take time and labour to complete, leading to an investment in salaries for the labour staff and wasting working hours by curtailing traffic in that area. Floor scrubber machines not only cut down on labour costs but also complete the job efficiently in a short amount of time. You can choose from various scrubbers as per your requirements: walk-behind scrubbers, ride-on scrubbers for the outdoors and large areas like warehouse floors powered by batteries, and fuels like LPG, petrol, and diesel.
- Vacuum Cleaner: Keeping a vacuum cleaner handy is essential for last-minute mishaps or emergency cleaning of the indoor area. Accidentally toppling over a garbage bin or spilling a beverage while a delegation or important clients are visiting your establishment can cause anxiety. Even a short delay for the cleaner to arrive can skyrocket anxiety levels. A vacuum cleaner comes in handy in this situation because it is compact and non-messy and cleans up the area quickly.
Commercial cleaning machines are essential for commercial places and have become an important part of many households due to the ease of using them without having to lug around the paraphernalia of cleaning tools and invest effort and time.
A few important points to keep in mind, especially for commercial cleaning, is the safety of the cleaning crew with safety gear like gloves, masks (wherever required), overalls, skid-proof footwear, and wet floor signs to alert the visitors and avoid accidents. The cleaning crew needs to be professionally trained to handle the machines, tools, and liquid cleansers for their safety and the safety of the machines. Although most cleaning machines are built sturdily and require little maintenance, keeping them clean and well-oiled is important to support their longevity without breakdowns.