While the cleaning products you choose are vital for ensuring that your premises remain clean and meets health and safety standards; the cleaning equipment you use also matters. The equipment you choose, from cleaning cloths to vacuum cleaners can have a huge impact on the quality, ease and efficiency of your clean.
If you still do not think your cleaning equipment matters here are some reasons why it is important.
General cleaning equipment
Your general cleaning equipment such as sponges, mops and bin bags, often impact the day to day hygiene of your premises. If, for example, you choose poor quality bin bags that do not hold enough waste for what your business produces it could result in overflowing bins or ones that need to be constantly emptied. As well as this, the equipment used for every day cleaning, such as cleaning cloths and sponges, can help make cleaning surfaces easier and more efficient, as well as this the right equipment will ensure that a minimum amount of cleaning product is needed for the clean.
There are a wide range of machines that are used for cleaning, from everyday hoovers to specialised floor cleaners. As machines are often used to clean a large area, choosing the right cleaning machine can make it a lot easier to thoroughly clean large surface areas to a high standard. As well as this, it is important to choose a machine that the user can lift or manoeuvre without difficultly as this will ensure the user remains safe while operating the machine. Your cleaning machine is one of the most important pieces of cleaning equipment you will have, it will also likely be one of the most expensive, so it is vital that prior to purchasing a machine you spend time reviewing which is the best option for your needs.
Choosing the right product for your equipment
Along with choosing the right cleaning equipment, it is also vital to ensure that the cleaning product you buy is suitable for use with the equipment. Normally a product will state the type of equipment it can be used with; as well as this, products will often highlight if they have been specifically designed for use with a certain piece of cleaning equipment.
Tips for choosing the right cleaning equipment:
- Ensure the cleaning equipment is suitable for use on the area that needs cleaning
- Ensure that products to be used with the equipment are easily purchased
- Ensure that users of the equipment will be able to lift, carry or manoeuvre the equipment without any problems
- Ensure the user of the equipment will be able to operate it easily