Cleaning commercial flooring is more involved than most people think. The prevailing view is that someone mixes some cleaning product and water together and uses a mop to wash the floor, mopping up the residue and letting the surface dry. For floors that are used by dozens of people every day, this is far from the ideal way to get them clean. Commercial cleaning products are created specifically for breaking down the grease and soil that a commercial restroom or kitchen collects, and they do so in the most efficient way possible.
Too Much of a Good Thing
While commercial cleaning products have the ability to cut through tough grime, it's important to use them according to the manufacturer's directions. The correct amount of cleaner will do the optimum job on floors, and more is not necessarily better. Pouring indiscriminate amounts of commercial cleaning products into a bucket causes a number of different issues that can impact the indoor environment and the bottom line.
- Products get used quickly and are wasted, adding to the cost of running the business and impacting the bottom line directly.
- Excess product is splashed around and releases fumes, impacting the air quality in the building.
- Increasing the percentage of commercial cleaning product can result in a solution that's dangerous to cleaning workers who have contact with it.
- Floors can remain sticky or gummy, attracting soil much more than a clean floor would.
- Leftover chemicals can affect the environment when discarded, especially in a concentrated form.
- Cleaning chemicals that are stronger than normal can etch or otherwise damage floor surfaces, especially expensive tile or wooden floors.
- Fumes can impact the indoor air quality in the front-of-house areas.
- Excess cleaning products are more difficult to remove from the floor, causing unsafe buildup over time that must eventually be dealt with by deep cleaning methods.
Use as Little as Necessary
Because of the nature of commercial flooring in kitchens and restrooms, some cleaning products are obviously necessary for loosening or removing soil and germs. Manufacturers have carefully calculated the least amount necessary to use in order to achieve a satisfactory result without waste or creating residue. Adding more cleaning product won't add to the cleaning strength; changing the method of cleaning the floor will. When commercial property owners find that old-fashioned mopping isn't doing the job, they often profit by investigating the far more effective no-touch cleaning systems.
Kaivac's No-Touch Cleaning systems combine automatic chemical metering and injection, an indoor pressure washer, and a powerful wet vacuum into an integrated system. Automatic proportioning of chemicals reduces costly waste. The No-Touch Cleaning process is extremely efficient, enabling organizations to achieve great results with reduced chemical dilutions. Plus, for further savings, they produce outstanding results with tap water only.
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