Ask an Expert: Tips for Industrial Floor Cleaning

Industrial floor cleaning is a vital part of maintaining the health and safety of industrial facilities. Check out these tips from the experts to ensure an effective clean.

Whether it is a warehouse, factory, or other industrial facility, keeping the floors clean is essential to combat issues like concrete dust, spills, stains, and bacterial buildup. Fortunately, there are many different tools and techniques available for industrial floor cleaning.

Follow these methods to help determine the best way to clean!

Cleaning with Industrial-grade Equipment

A common method is cleaning with a variety of industrial-grade equipment:

Pressure washers & steam cleaners

To effectively clean areas with difficult-to-clean places, such as brickwork, machinery and vehicles, a pressure washer is often required. Heavy-duty machines are suited for industrial applications, and many can be used in areas where there is no direct access to a water supply. This type of appliance blasts a powerful jet of water onto an area, which effectively dislodges dirt and grime at speed, which can then be cleaned up from the surrounding area. The water can either be hot or cold, and usually there is the option of adding a cleaning fluid to aid the cleaning process. Some hot water pressure washers produce “wet steam” for deeper cleaning.

Vacuum cleaners

Vacuum cleaners are used by virtually every type of business, using powerful suction to pull up dirt from the floor and other surfaces. For industrial use, these appliances can be modified to suit certain types of floor (for example non-carpeted or abrasive surfaces), and even to deal with explosive or dangerous dust, or larger debris. Industrial vacuum cleaners are usually more powerful than models for personal use, so as to ensure a more effective clean, especially in environments where this is vital to hygiene or safety regulations.

Carpet and upholstery cleaners

Whereas a vacuum cleaner will lift dust and dirt from a carpeted surface and is ideal for daily maintenance, for a really deep clean, you need a carpet/upholstery “extractor”. These machines spray solution into the carpet or fabric and agitate it into the pile. The dirt is absorbed into the solution, which is then vacuumed up by the extractor.

Floor sweepers

To provide a more polished appearance to a surface, it is possible to use a sweeper. These floor cleaners work by spinning a cyclical system of brushes against a surface to scrub off dirt with speed and precision. They come in a range of sizes and applications and can be ride-on or push-along, depending on the appliance. Sweepers do not use water, simply relying on the pressure that is applied by the brushes to remove dirt. Floor sweepers may be fuel or battery-powered, with recent advances in battery technology providing increased run times for all sizes of equipment.

By using a combination of these methods that best fits your needs, industrial facilities can ensure that their floors are kept as clean and safe as possible. So, whether you are working in an industrial facility or just need regular industrial floor cleaning services for your home or office space, it is important to work with a trusted professional who understands the unique challenges of industrial floor cleaning. With the right tools and techniques, you can be sure that your facility will be sparkling clean and free from dirt and grime at all times.

Grandmother’s Touch offers a wide variety of convenient commercial cleaning, maintenance, and restoration services to ensure that your building is always sparkling clean. Whether you need a one-time emergency service or weekly routine commercial office cleaning in Toronto, our team is committed to providing our clients friendly, detail-oriented service.

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