Research continues to prove that dirty surfaces are a germ-collecting trap. Germs from hands, feet, and clothing can quickly transfer to high-touch surfaces like floors and walls if not properly cleaned.
Cleaning agents (surfactants) are long molecules, with one end attracting water and another clinging to grease, dirt, and oils. They emulsify oils, making them easier to rinse away with water.Surfaces
Cleaning floors is a primary occupation throughout the world. In a typical high-traffic facility, floors are swept or vacuumed every one to three days and mopped at least once per week. The goal is to remove stains, dirt, litter, obstructions that scratch and wear down the floor surface, sand, mud, grit that create abrasions, and allergens such as dust.
Research shows that viruses like the coronavirus travel through the air and can settle on surfaces, including flooring. Then, as people touch these surfaces and re-introduce the virus into the air by shaking their hands, it can be dispersed to other areas of the facility.
Whether the surfaces are low-maintenance vinyl or more finicky marble, the cleaning method determines how well and quickly the floor gets clean. Some surfaces respond better to more alkaline pH levels for heavier contaminants, while others react to acid or corrosive cleaners that can cause damage.Cleaning Agents
Floor cleaning is an essential part of keeping your facility safe and healthy. It removes illness-causing germs and helps to protect surfaces and equipment from damage. Proper cleaning procedures minimize infection risk and extend the life of your floors.
Successful floor cleaning depends on the correct surface type and specific soil cleaner. Cleaners are liquids, powders, sprays, or granules that remove surface dirt.
These chemicals have several different properties that affect how they perform. Surfactants, for example, have one end that grabs dirt and the other that binds with water. It makes them effective at removing oils and greases without damaging their cleaning surface.
Corrosives are another joint cleaning agent. They attack the metal ions in hard water, which causes the water to lose its surface tension and soften. It can help reduce mineral buildup on glazed tile. It can also help the cleaner penetrate deeper into pores and cracks.Soil Identification
Floor cleaning is more than just a chore; it’s essential to creating a safe environment. Clean floors help prevent the spread of germs, reduce slip and fall accidents, and enhance air quality.
Dirty floors also wear down quickly, requiring costly repairs or replacements. Hiring a professional cleaning company to maintain your floors regularly can save you money in the long run and keep your facility looking its best.
Using the appropriate office cleaning methods and products for your specific flooring material, whether laminate, tile, or concrete, is essential. Laminate, for example, is a synthetic material that can scratch easily. It’s best to sweep and mop lightly and only with cleaners formulated for your flooring type. You can also prevent scratches by placing doormats at entrances and using furniture pads (felt or rubber) on chairs. Also, remember to dry a wet mop as soon as possible to avoid over-wetting and damage.Cleaning Methods
Floors should be cleaned systematically, emphasizing consistent and thorough cleaning. It’s better to spend time and effort keeping on top of dust, dirt, and stains daily rather than putting in longer cleaning sessions that result in an even bigger mess.
Floor cleaner formulations are a precise combination of solvents, surfactants, antibacterial agents, chelating agents, pH adjusters, dyes, and fragrances. Each ingredient performs a distinct function, working synchronistically to clean and disinfect while leaving behind an appealing scent.
All ingredients are selected for their safety, efficacy, and cost efficiency in line with regulatory guidelines. Cost management is achieved through intelligent raw material procurement, streamlined manufacturing processes, and minimizing waste. It’s also crucial to test cleaning products on a small surface section before use to ensure they are safe and effective. It will save money by preventing the purchase of unnecessary products and avoiding damage to surfaces by applying too much product.