INTRODUCTIONManualcleaning equipment has been underestimated and the importance of correct use ofmanual cleaning equipment has been undervalued for the longest time now.
Cleaners now a days treat it as easily disposable. Hence, it is imperative for thecleaning operatives to learn the proper use of the cleaning equipments andunderstand and appreciate its role delivery of service and also develop anunderstanding the cleaning and maintenance of the equipment to retain itsefficiency for longer period of time. Also, making the right decision whenchoosing manual cleaning equipment is extremely important, not least of allbecause it will directly influence how efficiently cleaning operatives canwork; choosing inappropriate or inefficient equipment will have an adverseeffect on the efficiency of your business. Also, posture while using any manualcleaning equipment that is, stooping, crouching, etc., also reduces efficiencyby 50%. Hence, it is imperative not to provide hand held dust pans to the cleaningoperatives.
Since,there is a vast range of equipments to choose from, it is important to have aproper understanding of the applications of the manual cleaning equipment whichwill lead to greater degree of efficiency from those involved in the deliveryof service. There is a lot of equipment out there and alot of decisions to make when considering the most efficient items neededwithin your own working environment. Basically, manual cleaning equipment can bebroken down into the following categories, depending on the way in which youintend to clean:· Hardfloor equipment· Wall orvertical surface equipment· Highlevel cleaning equipment· Carpetand soft furnishing equipment In this new age, manual cleaningequipment has been substituted with mechanical/electrical cleaning equipmentswhich increase the efficiency and also save time. ELECTRICAL CLEANING EQUIPMENTAs the name depicts, these equipment require electrical power tooperate.
They are operated either on AC power or on the battery. Some importantelectric equipment are ?· BoxSweeper ? It is electric sweeper that consists of a friction brush. Thebrush often is fit to revolve vertically or horizontally, when the equipmentmoves on the surface. It can clean floors as well as carpets.
The wider thebetter is the box sweeper brush.Care andstorage- Housekeeping staff should betrained well to operate the vacuum cleaner. The wheels of the machines are needto be oiled periodically. After use the box should be checked and emptied. Themachine should be wiped daily. The brush of the box needs to be clean andchanged periodically.
· VacuumCleaner ? It is again a majorly used equipment in hotel housekeeping. Itcomes with a suction motor fit in a case, a hose, and various attachment fordelicate as well as tough cleaning requirements.Care andstorage- Vacuum cleaner willgive maximum cleaning efficiency when they are maintained well. Housekeepingstaff should be trained well to operate the vacuum cleaner. The wheels of themachines are need to be oiled periodically. After use dust bag should bechecked and emptied.
The machine should be wiped daily.· PolishingMachine ? They are used to add a shine to the floors of most frequentedareas of the hotel.· VapourCleaning Machine ? They are used where the chemical odoursare not desired. They are equipped for continuous operation. They heat upquickly and work with low amount of moisture.
They kill the beg bugs and theireggs, the yielding a completely clean environment. Care and Storage- Steam cleaning is not always a perfect solution to your cleaningneeds. Here are some things you need to remember when steam cleaning: Steam cleaned surfaces will still need to be wiped with a cloth – the steam loosens the dirt, but doesn’t remove it Wear protective clothing and goggles when using a steam cleaner If steam comes in contact with skin, it can cause painful burns Some tasks may still be done quicker by hand – think before you use the steam cleaner Remember to follow the directions when using a steam cleaner. HARD SURFACE CLEANINGEQUIPMENTS.
Spinner Hard Surface CleanerCleaning hard surface floors iseasier than ever with the Spinner Hard Surface Cleaner. It features a 12-inchcleaning path and delivers up to 3,000 PSI of cleaning power to blast away dirtand grime on a variety of surfaces, including concrete, tile and grout, andrubber-studded floors.· Make grout and tile cleaner than ever· Up to 3,000 PSI of cleaning power· Low profile design for hard-to-reach areas· Features a 12-inch vacuum cleaning path Hard Surface Cleaning ToolThe Hydro-Force SX-15 Hard SurfaceCleaning Tool features a 15″ cleaning path that’s 25% larger than standard hardsurface tools.
It handles pressures from 700-2,600 PSI and is compatible withportables and truck mounts.· 15″ cleaning path· Effective range from 800 PSI – 2,600 PSI· Compatible with portables and truck mounts· Works on smooth or rough surfaces Small Area Cleaning MachineThe MotoMop works like a tiny autoscrubber. It effectively cleans up spills and messes and leaves the floorcleaner and drier than a traditional mop and bucket. It takes up a fraction ofthe space in your storage closet too!· More effective than a mop and bucket· Battery operated—no cords!· 360-degree motion allows for cleaning in all directions· Folds flat for easy storage· 13.5″ cleaning path GLASSCLEANING EQUIPMENTS