Clean floors are integral to a facility’s health and safety. Industrial floor cleaning machines are the ONLY way to ensure proper cleanliness.
Another New Year – and the beginning of year three of the COVID-19 pandemic. We also get to ring in 2022 with a problematic new variant – Omicron. With it, a range of new restrictions from school delays and online learning to people back at their dining room tables, working from home.
A dangerous new variant should serve as an important reminder to business owners and facility managers: industrial cleaning machines are critical to help prevent the spread of bacteria, germs, and viruses in our facilities.
To reinforce the importance of clean floors to health and safety, a study on COVID-19 contamination by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) identified that virus is easily tracked on and across the floor. They found that medical staff track viruses everywhere on their shoes, as shown by a 100% rate of positivity from the floor in a pharmacy where no patients visited. Additionally, from the soles of ICU medical staff, half of the samples tested positive. Shoe soles of medical staff can easily function as virus carriers.
Shoes are one of the most common ways bacteria, viruses and other pathogens make their way into our businesses and homes. That’s why it’s critical for business owners to ensure their floors are the cleanest possible.
Clean and disinfect with industrial floor cleaning machines
The CDC recommends frequent, consistent cleaning, and then disinfecting to prevent the transmission of disease. It’s common that we confuse, or interchange, the terms clean and disinfect. Let us assure you, they’re very different. The CDC makes this distinction:
When you clean with soap and water, it removes dirt, germs, and impurities from surfaces. You reduce the risk of spreading infection. When you disinfect, you kill the germs and bacteria on surfaces. Disinfection after cleaning kills the bacteria and germs on surfaces, further reducing the risk of infection spread.
Let us clarify – you can’t properly disinfect a surface that isn’t clean. In these pandemic times, it’s vital that you maintain appropriate cleanliness and that is best achieved with industrial cleaning machines – floor sweeper or floor scrubber.
Mop and bucket? No way!
If you’re still going old school – and think a mop and bucket are enough to keep your floors clean, safe, and free of virus and germs, think again. No matter how thorough the operator, a mop and bucket cannot clean your floors.
Many studies have identified that with every dip of the mop into the bucket, it pollutes 18-20 per cent of what was perfectly clean water. So, after about five dips, you’ve contaminated the entire bucket of water. That means every mop stroke thereafter is merely smearing water filled with germs and bacteria over your floors.
Commercial cleaning machines clean floors best – and save time!
Industrial floor cleaning machines utilize water that is 100 per cent clean throughout the entire cleaning process. Such a degree of cleanliness makes it very easy and more effective to disinfect. All you have to do is pour your favourite disinfectant into the solution tank and apply it across your floors.
It’s not unusual for industrial floor cleaning machines to come equipped with a hand sprayer attachment. This allows the operator to quickly and easily disinfect those troublesome high-touch spots (light switch plates, counters, tables, sinks and fixtures, etc.) as they travel between spaces cleaning the floors.
Provide your team with a cleaner, safer work environment while you empower your cleaning staff to do more in far less time.
Industrial floor cleaning machines for sale or lease in Ontario
Commercial floor cleaning machines are a no-muss, no-fuss, ecologically friendly floor cleaning solution. And, hands down, the best way to keep your facility floors clean and disinfected.
Let us help you find the cleaning machine that’s best for your business! We carry ride-on floor machines and walk behind, new, refurbished, and for lease. Find out what’s best for you.
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