Tuesday, December 27, 2011

University Cleaning

Last week we looked at one solution for outdoor cleaning. This week, we will discuss a cleaning solution used in university and educational facility cleaning applications. University facilities present a unique cleaning challenge due to their size and scope, in addition to the various types of flooring that require cleaning.

At Eastern Washington University (EWU) there are more than 10,000 students, which means a high quantity of classrooms and areas to clean. EWU has approximately two million square feet of hard and soft flooring to maintain on a daily basis. When asked to describe his toughest cleaning challenge, the custodial manager at EWU, Ray Godin, said, “By far, our toughest cleaning problem is maintaining all of our carpets and a wide variety of hard-surface floors.” Godin was searching for an alternative to using separate pieces of equipment for cleaning each type of flooring. He found the Advance Adphibian™ extractor/scrubber that cleans both soft and hard surface floors.

The Adphibian is designed to enable cleaning staff to use one machine to clean carpets and scrub hard floors, maximizing efficiency and flexibility. The Adphibian offers a quick 30-second tools-free changeover to let operators switch between using a full-functioning carpet extractor and a cylindrical scrubber.

For more information on this case study and to read other case studies, visit: http://www.advance-us.com/solutions/casestudies.aspx.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

New Upright Vacuum Delivers Exceptional Cleaning Performance for the Hospitality Market

Advance introduces the newest addition to the company’s upright vacuum product line with the Spectrum™ 12H Single Motor Upright Vacuum. With high-quality dirt pickup and filtration capabilities, the Spectrum 12H is designed to withstand the demanding environmental conditions and the unique operational needs found in the hospitality market.

Featuring a 12-inch cleaning path, the Spectrum 12H delivers exceptional dirt pickup and edge cleaning, allowing for one-pass cleaning and greater staff productivity. Operators experience superior cleaning performance and carpet care results with the following benefits:
  • Lightweight, ergonomic design ensures greater operator comfort and productivity.
  • High-efficiency, three-stage sealed H.E.P.A. filtration system provides improved indoor air quality, increasing operator and guest comfort.
  • Efficient cleaning accessories, including a comfortable, quick-draw wand and onboard tools simplifies detailing work.
  • Quiet operation at 69 dB A allows for easy daytime cleaning without disturbing staff and guests.
The Spectrum 12H has earned the Carpet and Rug Institute Seal of Approval (CRI-SOA) certification. CRI-SOA certification ensures proven cleaning effectiveness, keeping a facility’s carpet looking great for longer. CRI-SOA certification also indicates the Spectrum 12H meets requirements for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification and the Green Seal Standard for Commercial and Institutional Cleaning Services (GS-42).

For more information on the Advance Spectrum 12H Single Motor Upright Vacuum, visit http://www.advance-us.com.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Outdoor Cleaning

Outdoor cleaning requires a machine that maximizes productivity while eliminating the need for outdoor water sources. Additionally, outdoor cleaning applications require equipment that can efficiently clean large areas without downtime.

Lindbergh Plaza is known as one of Atlanta’s premier shopping destinations. With 26 acres of retail shops, parking lots and sidewalks, it is a plum contract for a cleaning professional like Michael Caruso, co-owner of Atlanta-based Amerisweep, LLC since January 2009. Amerisweep specializes in cleaning parking decks and surface lots, and shortly after Caruso joined the company in early 2008, he decided that the walk-behind pressure washers that Amerisweep had been using were too labor-intensive for big cleaning jobs. A few months later, Caruso began using the Cyclone 4500, a high pressure surface cleaner from Advance, and contracts like Lindbergh Plaza were finally within his reach.

The Cyclone 4500 provides a 34-inch cleaning path with deep cleaning consistency. With a patented cleaning and recovery head, the Cyclone 4500 aggressively removes build-up marks and petroleum deposits from concrete and other surfaces with no discharge into the environment and no damage to cleaned surfaces. All water used in the cleaning process is recovered and filtered so that all contaminants are removed, contained and the water is recycled—leaving behind nothing but a clean surface that dries quickly and is usable immediately.

For more information on this case study and to read other case studies, visit: http://www.advance-us.com/solutions/casestudies.aspx.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Using the Advance Cyclone 4006 for Runway Centerline Cleaning

The Advance Cyclone 4006 is the safest and most efficient runway rubber and paint line removal machine on the market today. By increasing the speed, the patented Cyclone cleaning head can also effectively remove rubber from runway centerlines, while leaving the paint below intact. This can greatly reduce the frequency and expense for needing to restripe your runway.

Monday, December 5, 2011

New SC3000™ Compact Rider Scrubber from Advance Delivers Maximum Efficiency and Superior Cleaning Performance

The SC3000™ Compact Rider Scrubber is the newest addition to our extensive rider scrubber line. Featuring a compact design, 26-inch cleaning path and patented scrub deck, the SC3000 provides user-friendly, maneuverable operation in multiple cleaning areas—including those with limited access or tight corners.

Equipped with an open operators’ compartment, wide seat and adjustable heel rest, the SC3000 ensures complete comfort during operation. In addition to maximum comfort, the SC3000 provides superior, green-cleaning results through the following benefits:
  • SafetyGlide™ Deck automatically slides left or right when the steering wheel turns, resulting in 100% water pick-up and more efficient edge cleaning.
  • Easy-to-use operator controls provide all working functions at the operators’ fingertips, allowing for complete control over machine operation.
  • Standard EcoFlex™ System allows users to easily control the usage of water, detergent and energy, saving money, time and labor without compromising performance.
  • One touch Quiet Mode™ operation makes daytime cleaning and cleaning of noise-sensitive areas viable.
For more information on the new Advance SC3000 Compact Rider Scrubber, call 800-850-5559 or visit http://www.advance-us.com