While conducting a turnover cleaning, a key part of the cleanup is filtration. As a building owner, you are trying to prepare your business to be clean and ready to open after a build or renovation. A big help to post construction cleaning is a backpack vacuum.
Here at C.M. Cleaning we use the ProTeam Supercoach Backpack Vacuum with HePa filters to trap the dust upon pickup. They also help cover as much ground as possible in shorter amounts of time to get the job done as efficiently and quickly as possible. The vacuums trap debris, soil and dust in the filters while vacuuming. The filters also sift out smaller particles to microscopic sizes which prevents impurities from re-entering the environment through the vacuums exhaust, leaving the site dustless.
Backpack vacuums clean faster than upright vacuums with the mobility of carrying it rather than pushing. They also allow more mobility and flexibility for cleaning beyond the floor, such as getting around furniture and detail cleaning under tight spaces.
Other vacuums can blow dust out of the exhaust and the alternative sweeping just pushes it around tending to leave small debris behind. ProTeam backpack vacuums are designed to reduce the risk of injury and clean more square footage with less energy and effort.
These vacuums are essential for post construction sites because of the ease of use and the fact that it prevents dust and other debris from going airborne.
Regular vacuuming is the easiest way to keep your carpets looking clean. It is recommended to vacuum a minimum of one to two times a week and daily in high traffic areas.
Carpet is known to trap dust in debris deep into its fibers that could also be bio-contaminants or allergens. Dirty floors are known to affect your family’s health, make your carpets look unappealing and can result in damages. The dust and pollen that build up can highly effect people with asthma and allergies. Additionally, when foot traffic occurs on dusty carpets it causes the dust to go airborne and land on things like shelves, cubicle tops and more.
The ProTeam backpack vacuums with HePa filters are used by C.M. Cleaning employees because of their ability to trap dust in their high filtration systems. Vacuums with high filtration collections systems retrieve soil and safely contain harmful particles, preventing them from being reintroduced into the environment. These backpacks remove more than 98% of the soil which is a 10% increase compared to sweeping.
Vacuuming hard wood floors is also faster, healthier and more efficient than sweeping if the cleaner has the right attachment tool. The ProTeam vacuums clean 52% faster than dust mops in congested areas, such as classrooms, and leave much less small debris behind.
Schools tend to be at a higher risk of poor indoor air quality because they can have four times the occupants as an office building. Children are also more susceptible to air pollution but using a ProTeam vacuum can reduce the pollutants in the air since the filter can trap the dirt and dust instead of releasing it back into the air. When choosing to vacuum dust bunnies tend to not reappear until 72 hours later compared to 24 hours later with a dust mop.
All of C.M. Cleaning’s programs are custom-tailored to your specific facility’s needs, and all programs include the correct vacuuming frequencies. This gives our customer’s peace of mind when it comes to air quality, carpet longevity and an impression of cleanliness.
Tiles and Grout are among the most used type of flooring for a multitude of reasons including the different kinds and color options that there are. Just like carpet or concrete floors, tile floors still need to be cared for because of their porous nature.
Having tile and grout cleaned eliminates the mold and bacteria that can start to grow. Since the most common type of grout is cement which is a porous material it sometimes is hard to tell when it is dirty and needs to be cleaned unless it is a light color. The different kinds of tile that there are require different kinds of cleaners so trying to clean them yourself may be difficult or could ruin the life of your tile. With a professional, the life of the tile is extended and the bacteria and odors are extracted from the pores of the tile and grout.
When you hire a professional to clean your tile and grout they should have special cleaners and machines that are used to remove dirt and grime. Here at C.M. Cleaning, we use a Hydramaster truck mounted system which provides more power to clean with instead of portable machines. To prep the floors, we use viper venom acid wash which loosens soils and stains. The water is heated to 250 degrees Fahrenheit and can pressure wash the floor at 900 Psi (pounds per square inch). The Hydramaster truck mounted system lifts dirt out of the porous grout and tile, turning black grout lines back to their original color.
Grout Sealant can also act as a barrier between the grout and debris. The sealant can help prevent stains from settling, mold growing on grout, and mold and mildew from getting under the tiles. It can also help stop erosion of grout from moisture that meets it. If it is requested, this is also a service we can provide.
Professional tile and grout cleaning can help to keep your employees healthy and happy. People that work in messy or dirty spaces are more likely to feel moody or depressed at work. Plus, working in a dirty space increases the likelihood of your employees getting sick, especially where this this type of flooring is most used, which is bathrooms and cafeterias/kitchens.
Steam cleaning carpets is becoming an alternative to shampooing. As indicated by the EPA, the typical person can be found inside of their home or office space at least 90% of their time. Therefore, it is important that harmful pollutants are removed regularly. A benefit to steam cleaning a carpet is the minimization of chemicals that are present. There is also a smaller chance of harmful residues contaminating the indoor environment which will keep the air healthy and clean for those within the space.
Although vacuuming is important to prolong the life of a carpet, it can only remove debris that is collected at the surface of a rug. Performing a deeper treatment will remove the dirt, pet hair, dust mites, and other debris that commonly work their way down further in the carpet. This will help improve the appearance of the rug and the health of those that encounter it.
Shampoo treatments create foam to break down particles and unwanted pollutants in the carpet. Shampooing carpets is quick and can be successful when small stains and high traffic areas need to be addressed. However, chemicals used to brighten up surfaces can negatively impact people and pets, especially those with allergies.
Steam cleaning carpets utilizes equipment that shoots hot water (in a gas state) into the fibers to remove the debris build-up. This helps to reduce any bacteria, germs, mites and other toxins that are present. Steam that is at 212 degrees Fahrenheit or higher is the best way to eliminate as much pollutants as possible. The level of moisture applied can be easily controlled depending upon the surface to prevent damage. The excess water along with the dislodged dirt is then eliminated using the suction part of the equipment. When using a steam cleaner, the drying time is much less than when you shampoo the carpets, so they can be walked on sooner.
C.M. Cleaning can help with your steam cleaning needs to keep your carpets as clean as possible to improve its appearance and the health of your employees.