Equipment Advances

High Filtration Vacuums

Vacuums are rated according to the size and amount of dust they capture, and by whether the vacuums will allow some dust to escape. Vacuums that perform very well in this regard are classified as “High Filtration” vacuums. They are designed with multiple levels of filters to achieve this performance.

Many upright vacuums do not meet the standards necessary to be classified as “high filtration”. In some upright vacuums the dirt enters the bag from the bottom. This dirt must push through the accumulation of dirt already in the bag. This is inefficient and is part of the reason that these vacuums do not meet the High Filtration standards.

High Filtration backpack vacuums address these concerns. They provide a host of benefits including the following:

  • More suction than upright vacuums

  • More dirt contained, captured and removed

  • Captured dirt does not escape from bag and leak back into your facility

  • Better indoor air quality

  • More maneuverability allows for efficient cleaning of hard to reach floor surfaces such as stairways

  • Vacuum attachments reach into nooks and crannies and allow for high dusting applications such as cleaning ceiling vents

Microfiber Equipment

A microfiber is an ultra fine fiber that is 100 times thinner than a human hair. These fibers are split 16 times to create small cavities that trap and hold dirt far more efficiently than traditional cleaning products.

When cleaning with products woven from microfibers a variety of important benefits are realized:

  • More dust, bacteria and allergens are removed

  • Less chemicals are used which minimizes client exposure

  • Less water is used

  • Indoor air quality is improved

  • Cross contamination from dirty mops is virtually eliminated

Microfibers are used to make cleaning cloths, high dusters, and complete floor cleaning systems. The dusters and cloths are effective dry, with water only, or with cleaning chemicals for particularly difficult stains or tasks. An example would be restroom disinfecting.

Microfiber cleaning products are laundered on a regular basis. Instead of a dirty, contaminated wet mop stored in the janitorial closet, freshly laundered microfiber floor pads are brought to the facility. Each floor pad is used until it is dirty and then replaced with a fresh clean pad. No re-dipping a string mop into dirty mop water to spread the dirt and bacteria.

Microfiber products are color coded, so that the mops and cloths used in the restrooms are not also used in the common areas of your facility. Proper use of microfiber products virtually eliminates cross contamination. For this reason, microfiber has become the standard for cleaning in healthcare environments, and use of microfiber is a core concept in Green Cleaning.