How to Properly Take Care of the Equipment You Use for Cleaning
Are you unsure how to clean your commercial cleaning equipment properly? Alpha Cleaning Supplies know how important it is to keep your cleaning equipment clean, so we thought we’d share some of our best tips and tricks. Keep reading to find out more!
Why you need to clean your commercial cleaning equipment
Like anything you buy, if you want to prolong the life of your commercial cleaning equipment, then you must maintain it. This can also help you avoid issues with your equipment, as a build-up of dust or grime in any machine or material will affect the performance of the product. Not to mention, this is also extremely unhygienic as dirty sponges and mops can actually be adding more bacteria or dust to your home or workplace.
Sponges and brushes, especially ones you use for food preparation, must be regularly and properly sanitised as they are used to clean items such as cutting boards and knives which may have been used to cut food products such as raw meat. Hence, you need them to wash your dishes properly. To clean sponges and scrubbing brushes, rinse them in hot water after every use and store them upright so they can dry quickly, then disinfect them weekly by soaking them in a mixture of 1:1 hot water and chlorine bleach for approximately 10 minutes. It’s essential to store your sponges in an open dish as this allows them to dry completely. If your sponge starts to smell, then dispose of it as this is a sign that bacteria is growing in the sponge.
The best way to clean your mop is to fill a clean bucket with warm water and rinse the head thoroughly after every use to make sure no dirt, bacteria or soap is left sitting in the mop. If soap is left in your mop, it can also damage the mop head. As a damp environment invites germs and bacteria to grow it is crucial that you don’t store the mop in water but instead wring it out before you put it away.
While damp environments are not an issue with vacuum cleaners, it is important to clean the floor/carpet attachment after every use properly. This prevents dirt from getting stuck in any crevices and effecting the wheels on some attachments.
Why you should choose Alpha Cleaning Supplies
Alpha Cleaning Supplies is the most trusted commercial cleaning equipment business in Perth. They have a wealth of knowledge in this sector as they have been in business for over a decade. Customers choose Alpha Cleaning Supplies because they know they can trust the service and the products from us. For more information on our wide range of products, contact us today on (08) 9414 8777.