Monday, August 27, 2012

Cyclone Rider Pressure Washer Cleans Without the Use of Chemicals

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, a high pressure surface cleaner from Advance, and contracts like Lindbergh Plaza were finally within his reach.

Read the full case study here to learn how the Cyclone provides thorough green cleaning without the use of chemicals, and reduces labor hours while increasing productivity.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Can Green, Clean and Cost Control Ever Get Along?

You’ve heard the old saying, “How do you want it—fast, cheap or good? You can choose two.” The message, of course, is that you can’t have everything. But cleaning professionals today are being asked to deliver “everything”—environmental sustainability, high levels of cleanliness and cost efficiency. So how can they do it all?

Maintaining the flexibility to achieve the exact cleanliness level required for different areas, surface types and soil levels with the minimum effort, time and resources is a key to meeting the competing requirements for green, clean and cost-efficient floor cleaning. Here are three factors that contribute to a flexible floor scrubbing program:
  1. Rotate solutions (water and detergents) for different soils, areas and surface types.
  2. Spend more time cleaning, less time getting ready to clean
  3. Use fewer machines for more tasks
Learn more about flexible hard-floor scrubbing programs here.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Reduce Labor, Chemicals & Costs with Sustainable Floor Cleaning

This article was originally published by American School & Hospital Facility.

Due to increasing utility costs, staff shortages and sanitary regulations, performing high-quality floor cleaning in healthcare and educational facilities can be expensive and labor-intensive. With the growing focus on green initiatives targeted at reducing environment and health impacts, these industries are encouraged to adopt sustainable floor cleaning practices that protect facility occupants while maintaining or reducing labor expenses.

Recent advancements in floor cleaning technology deliver machines with greater versatility, increased efficiency and reduced environmental impacts. Replacing traditional cleaning procedures with environmentally-preferable cleaning technology requires an understanding of three basic components: chemical solution usage, equipment options, and cleaning procedures/policies. Sustainable floor cleaning combines these factors to reduce overall cleaning expenses, time and adverse effects associated with conventional cleaning methods, while producing a "greener" result.

Read the full article here to learn more about sustainable cleaning programs.

Monday, August 6, 2012

SC350™: Battery-Operated Micro Scrubber

The Advance SC350 Micro Scrubber is not just another small scrubber. It proves it’s in a class of it its own, delivering faster, better and easier scrubbing. These features, combined with the unique, fully-adjustable rotating deck provides superior scrubbing performance. Featuring full battery-powered operation with a standard onboard battery charger, the 14 inch disc delivers more scrubbing with minimal downtime and less hassle. Plus, at only 64 dB A, the SC350 is the quietest machine in its class, making daytime cleaning and cleaning of noise-sensitive areas an easy option. With its compact, maneuverable design, the SC350 is ideal for scrubbing in tight corners or under tables and chairs.

The SC350 Micro Scrubber is an equipment contestant in ISSA's 2012 Innovation Award Program. To vote, visit