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Get A Handle On Your Cleaning Equipment

Dec 25, 2007
Choosing and selecting the best cleaning equipment for your workplace may not be the most exciting decision you may have to make but making the right choice will pay dividends as you can achieve better results for less money if you research carefully. So if the only time you've ever shown an interest in brooms is when Dick van Dyke skipped across the rooftops of London in Mary Poppins then you're going to need some help to get the right one. So the question on everyone's list is how do you select the correct mop or broom equipment for your needs?

Surprisingly there are an enormous range of mops and brushes on the market all of which have their own unique pros and cons. It is also extremely important to consider the additional equipment you may need to supplement your mop or brush. Each mop and brush usually requires a unit for collecting the waste and it may also require a device to remove the waste from the brush to the collection unit. In the case of the mop this will be a wringer.

As a general rule mops deal with wet situations that need cleaning or sanitising whereas brooms generally deals with dry waste. There is of course a range of different products that deal well with both situations. A squeegee broom will generally work like a broom but will collect the wet waste and force it in the direction in which the broom user directs it. Unlike a mop you do not pick the moisture up in an attempt to squeeze it into a bucket. Also unlike a mop you do not use a squeegee to apply products, such as disinfectant products, to the surface you are cleaning. Squeegees benefit from the ability to move both wet and dry waste from the surface you are cleaning. If you plan to use multiple squeegees and want to avoid cross contamination of waste it may suit you to select squeegees with different coloured heads to help you differentiate between each.

V Floor sweepers are designed to clear large areas of floor from debris quickly and efficiently. They are generally designed to incorporate a scissor motion that collects the waste and channels it toward the centre of the broom. This means that although the broom can be opened to cover a larger space it still stores the already collected waste without it escaping. The scissor system means the reach of the broom can be easily increased or decreased to suit the size of the space that needs clearing. They are used prolifically in schools for clearing the dinner hall, sports hall or corridor. They come with covers that help attract the dust meaning that your efforts achieve the maximum results.

There is an enormous range of handles available for your broom or mop. These handles come in a variety of styles and with a wide range of qualities. The best handles stick to the principles of being light and strong. There are a variety of materials available as well. The most typical material used is plastic as these are generally lightest and durable. Wood is very much a choice for the past but the high end mop handles are made with aluminium. These are generally light and will last indefinitely. The type of grip that you use with your handle can also make a considerable difference. Fortunately it is often possible to mix and match your choice of handle with your favourite grip to ensure you have the combination that best suits you.
About the Author
Shaun Parker is an expert on cleaning equipment. He helps advise people looking to improve the efficiency of their cleaning. To find out more please visit http://www.vipclean.co.uk
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