Maintaining Cleaning Equipment for the Most Effective Work

  • Maintaining Cleaning Equipment for the Most Effective Work
Maintaining Cleaning Equipment for the Most Effective Work

You can have all the good intentions in the world, training your people to clean effectively and investing in the proper tools?but if you don't store your equipment the right way, you're sabotaging the entire process. Maintaining cleaning equipment is important because if your tools are stored incorrectly, the bacteria you're trying to eliminate will grow right on or in them. Kaivac cleaning systems are designed to clean more dirt and bacteria from surfaces than traditional methods, but you won't get the results you need from any tools unless you care for them the right way. Most tool maintenance just requires common sense, but there are some practices you may not have thought about.

General Habits

Develop a tool storage system and instill its importance into your workers. Make cleaning and storing the tools a part of your entire cleaning system. Some rules aren't defined by the type of tool your employee is using and can be applied to anything they need on shift:

  • Clean and store the equipment correctly after every use.
  • Remove any liquids that may have been contaminated.
  • Never put equipment away unless it's ready for the next day's use.

Cleaning Specific Tools

In addition to the basic rules of tool maintenance, each Kaivac system has its own way it needs to be cleaned before storage. Whether it's tanks that need to be emptied and cleaned or hoses that have to be dealt with, the idea is to remove dirt and bacteria from every part of the equipment that might come in contact with surfaces that will be cleaned at a later time.

  • No-Touch Cleaning Systems: These spray-and-vac systems are effective for removing soil and bacteria from restrooms and many other areas. The vacuum recovery tank should be emptied regularly and rinsed with the remaining water in the fresh water tank.
  • OmniFlex Dispense-and-Vac: This sensible replacement for mopping includes a vacuum tank and 10 gallon bucket for dispensing cleaning solution on the floor. The tank and bucket need to be emptied and cleaned each day, as do the hoses. Rinse each piece with fresh water to remove any remaining residue.
  • Microfiber surfaces: The ideal way to always have a clean surface for wiping equipment, SmartTowels end up covered in bacteria by the end of a cleaning session. The same applies to the microfiber pads attached to the KaiFly applicator pad and to multiple mop pad configurations. These items should never be reused without first washing them in a washing machine and laid out to air dry.

No matter what type of Kaivac system you use, maintaining cleaning equipment will produce a better cleaning result and prolong the life of the eqiupment.

To learn more about maintaing Kaivac equipment, watch these videos.

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