Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Healthier cleaning for healthier environments

Cleaning a healthcare facility is almost always more complicated than cleaning a school, business or other public space. There are simply more things you need to keep in mind besides the cleaning itself. 

What are you leaving behind? 
Chemicals can make highly effective cleaning solutions, but most chemical cleaners create fumes or leave behind residues that can comprise your job in the long run. That’s why more and more facilities are requiring chemical-free or reduced chemical cleaning from their staff or contractors.

Advance’s REV™ Technology is the perfect solution for this trend.
AdvanceSC500™ walk-behind scrubber, for example, not only features REV Technology and our exclusive EcoFlex™ System, but also SmartFlow™ Technology as well. 

  • REV™ Random Orbital Scrubbing is so effective, it can actually eliminate the need for chemical floor strippers, one of the worst offenders on the chemical cleaning front. 
  • The EcoFlex System allows you to clean with the least amount of detergent needed to do the job—or even with water alone. 
  • And SmartFlow Technology automatically reduces the solution flow rate when the scrubber takes a corner or otherwise slows down, conserving both water and detergents.

Together, these technologies can reduce your water and chemical consumption significantly, which can go a long way toward making your facility a healthier place. 

Don’t trade clean floors for dirty air  
Air quality is another factor that’s often overlooked. Yet, in their efforts to reach the high levels of cleanliness that healthcare environments require, many cleaners will use equipment that compromises air quality.

Vacuums, for example, have a tendency to kick dust into the air even as they’re sucking it up from the floor. That’s because their motors are often so powerful they stir up dust that would ordinarily stay undisturbed. Advance engineers understand this problem and work continuously to develop vacuums that minimize dust. An example of this effort is the Advance Spectrum™ upright vacuum. Featuring an exceptionally efficient three-stage filtration system—including a certified H.E.P.A. filter—this powerful carpet vac doesn’t just clean your carpets, it practically cleans your air at the same time.

“Can you keep it down out there?” 
Most people don’t think of noise as pollution per se, but there’s a growing movement to change that perception. This is especially true in healthcare environments, where peace and quiet is critical. The problem is, cleaning machines are powered by motors and motors make noise.

Advance engineers have addressed this problem, too, by designing some of the quietest running equipment in the industry. The SC500 scrubber mentioned earlier is just one example; it features a Quiet Mode setting that reduces operating noise to a whisper. In general, Advance vacuums and burnishers are so quiet, they can often be used during daytime hours, silently going about their business through the hustle and bustle of even the busiest hospital day.

So even though maintaining exceptionally high standards in healthcare environments can be a demanding challenge, having the right tools can help make it simple.

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