Cleaning Equipment for Every Business: No Business Should Be Without Cleaning

Cleaning Equipment for Every Business No Business Should Be Without Cleaning

Clean Group has been the leading brand in Commercial Cleaning in Australia. We all know by now that the company provides cleaning equipment and tools for every business and if you want to venture into this niche.

If you are a start-up business and a bit tight on the budget, stick around as we will discuss only the essential tools and equipment that will help you get by.

Cleaning equipment for every business is classified as manual equipment and mechanical equipment.

Manual equipment contributes to the cleaning process by directly using it in operation, and it needs energy from the cleaner. This means that human force is required to operate these machines.

Whereas mechanical equipment is pieces of equipment that are powered by electricity. Commercial cleaners should be well-trained to operate these tools and equipment. Training and proper knowledge will make sure efficient cleaning.

Manual Equipment and Tools

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Here are a few examples of cleaning equipment that professional cleaners use manually:

  1. Brushes
  2. Dry Mop
  3. Wet Mop
  4. Brooms
  5. Cloth
  6. Containers
  7. Box Sweepers

Brushes

These are used for cleaning surfaces.

Hard Brushes: They are best in removing heavy soil and litter from carpets. You can also use this for cleaning rough surfaces.

Soft Brushes: Professional cleaners use this to remove loose soil and litter on hard, smooth surfaces. These are also designed for dusting carpets and furniture, especially those which are made out of wood.

Scrubbing Brushes: You will use a scrubbing brush if you need to remove heavy soil from small areas that are difficult for a scrubbing machine to reach.

Examples of scrubbing brushes are:

Toilet brush- use to clean the insides of the toilet. Some call this WC brushes, radiator brushes, and johnny mop

Bottlebrush- use to clean overflow from vents and basins.

Cloth scrub brush- these are primarily used in hotel cleaning. Cleaners use this when they need to wash linens.

Carpet brush- as the name pertains, it is used to clean and dust off carpet surfaces.

Upholstery brush- this can loosen dust embedded between fabric and fibres in upholstered chairs and sofas.

Care and Cleaning Tips

  • Tap the used brushes on a surface.
  • Avoid washing them frequently with water. The brushes may lose their stiffness in this way.
  • If you need to wash them, the final wash should be with saline water to regain their stiffness.
  • Always add disinfectant of your choice on toilet brushes after using it.

Brooms

Brooms may be classified into three main categories:

Hard Brushes: They are best in removing heavy soil and litter from carpets. You can also use this for cleaning rough surfaces.

Soft Brushes: Professional cleaners use this to remove loose soil and litter on hard, smooth surfaces. These are also designed for dusting carpets and furniture, especially those which are made out of wood.

Scrubbing Brushes: You will use a scrubbing brush if you need to remove heavy soil from small areas that are difficult for a scrubbing machine to reach.

Examples of scrubbing brushes are:

Toilet brush – use to clean the insides of the toilet. Some call this WC brushes, radiator brushes, and johnny mop.

Bottlebrush – use to clean overflow from vents and basins.

Cloth scrub brush – these are primarily used in hotel cleaning. Cleaners use this when they need to wash linens.

Carpet brush – as the name pertains, it is used to clean and dust off carpet surfaces.

Upholstery brush – this can loosen dust embedded between fabric and fibres in upholstered chairs and sofas.

Care and Cleaning Tips

  • Tap the used brushes on a surface.
  • Avoid washing them frequently with water. The brushes may lose their stiffness in this way.
  • If you need to wash them, the final wash should be with saline water to regain their stiffness.
  • Always add disinfectant of your choice on toilet brushes after using it.

Brooms

Sweeping Brooms: consists of long bristles that are gathered together and inserted into a handle. The bristles can be made out of grass, corn, or coconut fibre. Depending on the type, brooms can be used for removing dust or dirt in large areas.

Brooms may be classified into three main categories:

Soft Brooms: one of the perfect examples is corn fibre brooms, grass brooms, and whisk brooms. They are used on smooth floors.

Hard Brooms: they are also known as yard brooms which are made out of coconut fibre. They are used on coarse surfaces and outdoors.

Wall Brooms: These are also called ceiling brooms or turkey heads. They have a soft head, a long handle usually made out of a cane. These are used to remove cobwebs and dust from cornices, ceilings, and high ledges.

Care and Cleaning Tips

  • Brooms should be shaken to free the collected dust and fluff before storing them back in the cabinet.
  • Do not let them stand on their bristles as the bristles will bend out of shape, resulting in inefficient cleaning.
  • Store the broom horizontally or hang them with the bristles downwards.
  • Do not use soft brooms on wet surfaces.

Box Sweeper or Carpet Sweeper

This cleaning equipment is used in every business to pick up dust and litter from a carpeted surface and rugs. They are also ideal in removing spills and light cleaning of small carpeted areas. It has a friction brush revolving around it as the cleaner pushes it.

Care and Cleaning Tips

  • The friction brush should be kept clean, or you will not get the best result.
  • After the cleaning process, empty the dustpan.

Mops

Dry Mop: These are also called us dust-control mop. They are designed to remove soil and debris from floors, walls, and ceilings. It has a metal frame handle.

Wet Mop: These mops are used with buckets. They are a team in removing dirt on hard surfaces. The mophead can be made from cotton, sponge, or any absorbent fabric.

Squeegee and Wipers: It has a long metallic handle with a wooden or rubber blade to remove excess water from a surface. A smaller version of the squeegee is used to clean glass windows is also available.

Cloth

Different types of cloth are used in cleaning. For efficient and correct usage, cloths can be colour-coded to avoid cross-contamination. Professional cleaners are familiar with this.

Dusters: are used for dusting and buffing. When using damp dusting, you need to spray it with a fine mist of water or dusting solution.

Swabs: These are all-purpose cloths made of soft, absorbent material. Swabs are used for wet cleaning and a damp dusting of almost all surfaces above the floor level. Cleaners also use a swab for cleaning sanitary fittings such as sinks, cabinets, and dispensers.

Glass Cloth: Used for wiping mirrors.

Scrim: You use this type of cloth if you are to clean a sandy glass.

Rags: These are disposable clothes. It can be used for applying polish or strong cleaning agents. Cleaners dispose of them after.

Wet Cloths: Wet cloths are used for cleaning hard floor surfaces.

Mechanical Equipment

Mechanical Equipment

As mentioned earlier, mechanical equipment is usually powered by electricity or gas. Professional cleaners are keen to use these power tools. The wrong way of using this mechanical equipment can also result in health hazards.

Vacuum Cleaner

It is equipment that sucks up dust, dust, and other loose particles on both hard and soft surfaces. Different vacuum attachments are also used to collect the dirt from the surface effectively. Vacuum cleaners have containers.

Dry Vacuum Cleaner: used to remove dust, debris from carpet, upholstery, walls, and ceilings.

Dustettes: These are small, lightweight vacuum cleaners used for cleaning curtains, carpet edges, and blinds.

Backpack Vacuum Cleaner: Commercial cleaners usually wear this on their back. It is very efficient in cleaning hard-to-reach areas.

Upright Vacuum Cleaner: a common type of vacuum cleaner. The dust bag is outside of the machine. An upright vacuum cleaner is used for cleaning large carpeted areas.

Hot Water Extractor

This machine is designed to scrub and polish hard floor surfaces. It has small brushes which rotate and scrub the floor. The cleaning solution is released from a tank attached to the machine. It can be used for shampooing carpets too.

These are the essential equipment that you should have as you enter the cleaning industry. There are many brands out there that are cost-efficient.

I want to know what your start-up kit is when you start the business what types of cleaning equipment you need. Please write us a comment below and share our knowledge of different equipment used in the cleaning world.

Clean Group Sydney is an experienced Cleaning Company that has extensive knowledge on cleaning equipment handling.

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Hi, I am Beau. I am not part of the cleaning team, but I have been part of Clean Group's organisation for five years. I am working at the back end, handling accounting and finance. I can tell you that the cleaning industry is a profitable business if you know how to play your cards well. You can get a lot of valuable information from my narratives because my tips are practical for your business. It is easy and doable. I am excited to write articles and blogs that will shed some light on most of your questions.

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