Monday, November 19, 2012

A Look Back at ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America 2012

We had a blast at ISSA/INTERCLEAN in Chicago! Check out this photo of our trolley that was posted on CleanLink.

Visit CleanLink to relive your memories or see what you missed during the ISSA/INTERCLEAN 2012 trade show.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Your Soil Is Showing

This article was originally published in Cleaning & Maintenance Management.

Just like any other floor surface, carpet takes a beating from foot traffic. And, if a facility has extended hours of operation and a high occupation density, the carpet can receive quite a bit of abuse. However, building occupants do not walk on all parts of a carpet; they track soils indoors in specific patterns that quickly develop into traffic lanes.

Facilities that take a proactive approach and clean their carpets on a consistent and regimented basis rarely need to worry about traffic lane soiling. But, locations with lower operating budgets, insufficient staffing relative to foot traffic or those not making use of floor matting tend to view traffic lane soiling as problematic.

If you remove dry particulate soils from carpets frequently and thoroughly, less intensive cleaning will be necessary. Especially in entrances and hallways, foot traffic is intensified and fibers become prematurely worm, matted down and rapidly soiled. If not cleaned properly and frequently, traffic lanes can be a real eyesore to an otherwise clean carpet.

So, the question is: “How can traffic lane soiling be remedied or even prevented in the first place?”

The answer is not universal to all facilities and can change with the seasons. Read the full article here to learn about four key factors in you carpet care procedures.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Focus® II Rider With Chemical-Free Finish Removal Provides Increased Productivity for Floor Cleaning Applications

The cost-efficient Focus® II Rider with BOOST® delivers simple operation while meeting green cleaning requirements. Available with a 28- or 34-inch disk deck or a 28-inch BOOST® deck, the Focus II Rider satisfies diverse cleaning applications, ranging from university entryways to floor finish removal in healthcare facility hallways.

Featuring Clarke’s innovative BOOST® technology, the Focus® II Rider 28-inch BOOST® deck delivers quality cleaning with the ultimate in green benefits.

BOOST® eliminates costly chemicals, slippery floors and undesirable odors with easy floor finish removal without the use of chemicals. With BOOST®, the Focus® II Rider uses up to 70 percent less solution, extends equipment pad life by 40 percent, provides longer battery runtime and cuts labor time in half.

With diverse performance features, the Focus® II Rider is ideal for a variety of applications, ranging from education and healthcare facilities to hospitality facilities and government buildings. Larger cleaning applications, such as automotive dealerships and entertainment and sport arenas also benefit from the Focus® II Rider’s highly-productive cleaning capabilities.

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The Focus® II Rider provides increased productivity, while reducing cleaning costs, through the following benefits:

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  • Increased down pressure of up to 225 pounds allows for one pass cleaning of heavy soils
  • Best-in-class maneuverability and water pickup with a wide turning radius and heavy-duty steel side skirts provide superior wiping and water containment