August 22, 2021
The Best Commercial Cleaning Products and Equipment For Facilities and Buildings
Facility managers often wonder if they have the right cleaning supplies and equipment to properly clean their facility. With so many options to choose from, it can feel overwhelming. No one wants to spend hours reading reviews and looking for recommendations. So, we thought we’d save you some time by diving into the best commercial cleaning products and commercial cleaning equipment for facilities and buildings. First, let’s look at commercial cleaning products.
Commercial Cleaning Products
For commercial cleaning products, we’re going to be reviewing the type of products you should use within each category. These categories include floor care products, sanitizing chemicals, and food service chemicals.
Floor Care Products
Commercial cleaning products that you use on industrial or office floors should take into consideration the type of material you’ll be cleaning. In many cases, a neutral pH all-purpose cleaner should do the job. For environmental purposes, look for solutions that are biodegradable. In addition, aesthetics are important, so be sure to use a product that is both non-streaking and residue free.
For commercial carpets, you’ll want to look for a similar neutral pH foaming solution that can help eliminate unsightly heavy traffic paths.
With COVID-19 still fresh on everyone’s mind, sanitization concerns are at an all-time high. Of course, no one wants to work at an office desk that’s been sanitized with toxic solutions. Eco-friendly products will be water based and non-flammable, suitable for use on all types of surfaces.
Food Service Chemicals
Kitchen and food preparation areas must meet all local health department guidelines for cleanliness. Likewise, they should also take into consideration the health of those who will be returning to work or eat in those areas. Many of the same considerations should be given here as sanitizing products: water-based is best, but also be sure that the product is non-toxic and labeled safe for food preparation use.
Commercial Cleaning Equipment
Now, let’s look at commercial cleaning equipment. There are four primary categories we’ll be reviewing: floor buffers, floor scrubbers, carpet extractors and finally steam cleaning equipment.
Commercial cleaning equipment, such as your floor buffers, should always wax and polish your floors to maximize shine. They should also not be abrasive and have a wide brush with the ability to operate at least at 175 RPM.
Floor scrubbers are a complex type of commercial cleaning equipment. They need to be able to do multiple things at once, including scrub, strip, and deep clean. Be sure to look for industrial grade brands that are built to last. A consumer-use model, while cheaper, won’t last anywhere near as long.
A commercial cleaning equipment inventory wouldn’t be complete without a carpet extractor. When you’re looking to purchase one, make certain it can heat up to at least 210º in a relatively short period of time. Also, a large water holding tank will ensure you can keep using it long enough to finish the job.
Steam Cleaning Equipment
As with carpet extractors, your steam cleaner should be able to reach temperatures of at least 200º, although higher temps (such as 250º) are even better. You also should look for versatility in the type of flooring it can handle.
Our picks for the best commercial cleaning products and commercial cleaning equipment
Our goal today was to save you time. From floor care products to steam cleaning equipment, these are our recommendations for the best commercial cleaning products and commercial cleaning equipment. Do you have any others you would add to this list? Let us know in the comments.