Equipment

Different Types

There are many different types of cleaning equipment, but there are several essentials that all workplaces should have available at any time. For starters, you need to have a sponge, and preferably, multiple sponges. Try to have a mix of regular, microfiber, and abrasive sponges. This way, you should be able to handle almost any dirty surface. After you use your sponge, make sure you clean it so you can reuse it again down the road. You also want to make sure you have a bunch of towels available. This includes paper towels and cotton towels. Towels are a huge asset when trying to clean up spills or wipe down dirty surfaces. Microfiber clothes are also useful, because they are able to clean surfaces with just a tiny bit of water, and should not leave streaks or scratch the surface. If your workplace has windows, you may want to keep a squeegee handy. A spray bottle full of water is also useful, or you can use it to make your own cleaning device. Obviously, you will want to have a broom, a mop, and a vacuum. If your workplace has hard surfaces, like most industrial sites do, having a broom and a vacuum can keep floors clean and remove dust build-up. Lastly, there are times where a sponge or a cloth won’t be enough to clean a surface or a floor. For these situations, you want to make sure you have a scrub brush and bucket available. These are some of the essential cleaning supplies you will need to keep your workplace clean and tidy.

Best Brands

When it is time to buy new cleaning equipment, it can be overwhelming at times because of all the different brands. Swiffer is one of the most popular brands, particularly when it comes to sweepers. These are used for dry mopping hard surface floors. The best part is you can keep the sweeper forever and simply change the pads after you have used them. There are also models that offer wet pads, which are perfect mopping your floor. Clorox produces an excellent cleaner, especially for the kitchen and bathroom areas. It contains bleach, which means it cleans the area but also disinfects it, removing mold, mildew, grease, and dirt. Windex is another classic cleaning brand. It excels at cleaning glass without streaking, making it perfect for windows and mirrors, among other surfaces. Lastly, the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser is an incredible sponge and perfect for removing scuff marks from walls and floors and for cleaning countertop surfaces.

Cleaning Supplies

Maintain It!

So you have gone out and bought all the best brands of cleaning equipment and have all the essentials. Unfortunately, you will have to do it all again if you don’t properly maintain your supplies. For example, it is important o keep your vacuum bag cleaned and empty. If airflow is blocked by a build-up of debris, the vacuum won’t work properly, and you could even damage the machine. You also want to clean your broom and mop after you use it. If they get dirty, you are essential putting more dirt on your floor when you use it. Store them off the ground by placing them on a hook against a wall. You should also sanitize your scrubbing tools, such as your sponges, to remove any bacteria.