HARD FLOOR MAINTENANCE – FAQ Part 3

This is part 3 of a 3 part series designed to help contractors overcome some of the problems associated with commercial floor care.

TYPES OF STONE

How do I tell the difference between all the different types of stone floor?   The different types of stone all have their own characteristics but the main one to identify for a cleaner is whether they are porous, semi-porous or non -porous as this will dictate the choice of treatment and cleaning product.

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How can I tell whether a floor is porous or not?
Always test the porosity of a floor – if it is porous it will take a seal, if not do not apply a seal as this will dry on the surface then flake off. To test: apply a small amount of water to the dry floor and observe. If the water is quickly absorbed then the floor is porous. If the water sits on top in droplets then the floor is non-porous or it has been protected with a seal.

Jangro Floor Maintainer

How do I re-seal marble?
Marble is non-porous and will not take a seal. Old, worn marble floors may be improved with the application of Jangro Perfumed Floor Maintainer BD030-5 which can be burnished to a shine once dry. Also see Marble Restoration

COMMON PROBLEMS – MARKS

I put a bucket of cleaning solution down on a vinyl/linoleum / tile / stone / wood floor. Now the customer says it has left a darker a lighter ring mark. Is this possible? What can I do?

Unfortunately it is entirely possible for traces of solution on a bucket or from a leaky machine to leave marks on floors. Buckets and machines should always be placed on tarpaulins or some other kind of protection and drips should be wiped up immediately and
neutralised. The marks may be permanent and irreversible. If they have been made by an alkaline solution, try neutralising with an acidic rinse and vice versa. Unfortunately it may be too late and there could be a permanent colour change or lightening of an area.

How do I get scuff marks from shoes or rubber track marks from trolley wheels off Vinyl/linoleum?

BD230-5Sometimes scuff marks will just rub off quite easily but otherwise a specialist product - Jangro Universal Floor Cleaner BD230-5 – can be used. In severe cases removal is impossible as the rubber (or rather the plasticizers in it) have been absorbed into the pores of the floor covering. Always test scuff marks at the survey stage before guaranteeing removal.

I cleaned a linoleum floor and now there are lighter patches in some areas. What can I do?
BD070-5Linoleum and rubber floors are sensitive to alkaline solutions. Try Prorinse 1226 but there is no guarantee that the colour will be restored. Always use an acidic rinse (Prorinse 1226 ) after cleaning with an alkaline solution. Only use neutral solutions such as Jangro Neutral Floor Cleaner BD070-5 or Jangro Perfumed Floor Maintainer BD030-5 for daily maintenance.

2282 - ShockawayOTHER PROBLEMS

Do you have anything for static electricity on a hard floor?
You can use SHOCKAWAY 2282 on porous or semi-porous flooring, according to label instructions. Always ensure that the floor is not left in a slippery condition, which can
sometimes occur with anti-static treatments.

QMT

Do you have anything for a build-up of limescale on a safety floor in toilet?
You can use QMT Stoneclean 1251 as a limescale remover.

Have you got anything for removing grout residues from a tiled floor?
Scrub the tiles with QMT Stoneclean 1251.

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Do you have anything for sanitising hard surfaces?
For general cleaning and sanitising use Jangro Medical Sanitiser BA051-5.

BM060-5Have you got anything for cleaning fire residues off hard surfaces?
Use Ultrapac Renovate 2256 according to label instructions. For ceiling cleaning Oxibrite 2286 can be added to the solution. See Safety Data Sheet and observe all safety precautions.

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The Building Futures Group

MERGED ORGANISATION ANNOUNCES NEW NAME

The Building Futures Group is the name of the new organisation resulting from the merger of Asset Skills, the CSSA and the FMA, following agreement by the board.

BFGThe Building Futures Group is the only representative organisation for the Housing, Property, Planning, Cleaning, Parking and Facilities Management sectors. The new name reflects the organisation’s commitment to developing individuals working within the industry, as well as safeguarding the buildings where we live, work and play, now and for the future.

Recently announced as Chief Executive, Sarah Bentley comments: “The rationale for the merger was that the industry lacked a consolidated, unified voice. The Building Futures Group will coordinate the sector’s voice and provide a platform that has been so sadly missing. We are fully committed to raising the profile of the industry and transforming the sector”.

Steve Davies, Chairman of The Building Futures Group states: “I am very pleased to announce Sarah as our Chief Executive. I know that she will successfully lead the organisation through this exciting new phase, as we take our place as a leader in the sector”.

Davies continued: “We wanted to ensure that our name was representative of the industries we work with. At the heart of the organisation is our commitment to engaging with young people, opening up the industry to new talent and helping them to build exciting careers. The Building Futures Group brand and logo cleverly encapsulate this vision”.

About The Building Futures Group

The Building Futures Group was established in 2014 following the merger of Asset Skills, the Cleaning and Support Services Association and the Facilities Management Association.
The Building Futures Group is a trade association, membership body and a training organisation that educates, represents and supports service providers, service users and end users, as well as individuals and employers operating within the Housing, Property, Planning, Cleaning, Parking and Facilities Management sectors.

The organisation’s goal is to support member companies in their pursuit of ever increasing standards of service and value on behalf of their clients and to assist them in improving their trading positions through innovation and thought leadership.

The organisation provides a platform for members to create new business opportunities and this is achieved with a visible, proactive networking programme.

The organisation trades as The Building Futures Group and is registered as The Asset Trades and Training Association.

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Freshen Up Office Carpets Quickly with an Interim Maintenance Clean

Wet, cold, dirty – that’s the state of the streets this time of year. It means deep soiling to office and leisure area carpets that’s more difficult to remove come the next scheduled extraction clean. If only there was a way of keeping them looking good a few weeks after a big clean and help reduce time and effort spent on the next one?

TM4Well, there is. In fact there are various interim maintenance methods available. One of those recommend by Prochem involves a polymer spray-and-brush process called ‘encapsulation’.

Without getting too scientific, the encapsulating spray basically carries out two functions. Its soil release agents detach all types of soil and other old residues from the carpet or fabric fibres by binding with them.

Then, as the polymer-based solution dries, it hardens to a brittle, crystalline structure, encapsulating or trapping soil and residues in the dried particle. These hard crystals (not visible to the naked eye) can then be easily removed when the carpet is next vacuumed.

Being a low moisture method, encapsulation system drying times are considerably reduced with carpet dry in as little as 20 minutes and application times reduced.

Next – what to use.

FibrecleanI recommend Fibreclean for large areas with its new formulation and fresh “ocean breeze” fragrance. Just spray the diluted solution lightly over the carpet with a low pressure sprayer and then brush in with a pile brush or with the aid of a cylindrical brush machine.

Fibreclean can also be used on hard-wearing upholstery, making it a particularly useful method of cleaning in transport environments such as trains and buses where quick drying is favoured.

2248Another great soil-encapsulating spray cleaner for situations where an interim clean would be beneficial or where a low moisture method is needed on lightly soiled carpet is Procaps.

WoolSafe-approved and specially designed to help prevent re-soiling, Procaps incorporates a high quality encapsulation cleaning formula with a new lemon and lime fragrance.

Of course, interim encapsulating maintenance solutions like these don’t actually replace a deep extraction clean. But carry them out at suitable intervals between cleans and they will help to maintain a carpet’s appearance, performance and extend its working life.

They are also quick and less disruptive to use, opening up more opportunity to get on site and apply them.

The Prochem how-to-use guide….

Always dry vacuum before applying the spray solution.

Use the correct dilution rate and do not over-apply. This is primarily a low moisture, quick drying method: one litre of diluted solution should cover approximately 25 square metres of carpet, depending on the depth of the pile.

Pile BrushUse a pressure sprayer with a fan spray nozzle; after a two to five minute dwell time the solution should be thoroughly brushed in and right down the pile ideally using a machine designed for the task such as the Fiberdri TM4 or PRO 35 or if not available use a carpet pile brush. On upholstery, lightly spray with a pump-up hand sprayer and brush with an upholstery brush.

Fibreclean and Procaps should not be mixed with any other chemicals as these could interfere with the soil encapsulating crystals. Procaps can be used at a stronger dilution rate (1 to 4 or even full strength) as a spotter on difficult stains prior to spray cleaning.

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HARD FLOOR MAINTENANCE Questions – Part 2

This is part 2 of a 3 part series designed to help contractors overcome some of the problems associated with commercial floor care.

How do I clean Linoleum?

bd220-5Use a neutral cleaner such as Jangro Neutral Floor Cleaner BD070-5 or for more heavily soiled linoleum use Jangro Universal Floor Cleaner BD230-5. See label instructions. If the floor is very soiled and there is a build-up of emulsion polish, first scrub strip Jangro Universal Floor Cleaner BD230-5 and rinse with Prorinse 1226.

Linoleum is alkaline-sensitive so care should be taken not to let the Jangro Universal Floor Cleaner “pool” in areas of the floor. Pre-test for colour stability. Re-seal with Jangro Acrylic Floor Primer BD125-5 then finish with three thin coats of Jangro Sovereign Heavy Duty Floor Polish BD220-5

How do I clean a parquet floor?

bd260-5If the floor has been sealed with a polyurethane type seal such as Jangro Sovereign Wood Seal BD260-5, then top-coated with Jangro Sovereign Heavy Duty Floor Polish BD220-5, it can be damp mopped with Jangro Perfumed Floor Maintainer BD030-5 then burnished. If it has been waxed, only waxed can be re-applied unless the floor is sanded back to the raw wood.

What is the best way to clean quarry tiles?

QMTUse a neutral cleaner such as Jangro Neutral Floor Cleaner BD070-5. If the floor is very soiled, machine scrub with Jangro Universal Floor Cleaner BD230-5 or QMT Stoneclean 1251. A seal is not recommended but quarry tile can be maintained and burnished with Jangro Perfumed Floor Maintainer BD030-5.

How do I clean a rubber floor?

Jangro Floor Maintainer

Jangro Floor Maintainer

Clean with Jangro Perfumed Floor Maintainer BD030-5 then burnish once dry. Rubber floors which are heavily soiled and ingrained can be scrubbed with Ultrapac Renovate 2256. Rinse with Prorinse 1226

Worn rubber floors can be re-sealed with Jangro Acrylic Floor Primer then top-coated with two thin applications of Jangro Sovereign Heavy Duty Floor Polish BD220-5. Cleaning and maintenance of this type of floor is demonstrated on the Jangro Hard Floor Maintenance course.

bd075-5How do I clean a safety floor?

Safety floors are made of PVC to which an ant-slip element has been added: this can be cork, stone chips, metal flecks etc. Jangro Safety Floor Cleaner or Jangro Universal Floor Cleaner BD230-5 are recommended. Rinse with Prorinse 1226. Do not apply any seals or polishes as these will reduce the effectiveness of the anti-slip properties.

How do I clean a slate floor?

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Lightly soiled slate can be cleaned with Jangro Neutral Floor Cleaner BD070-5 If more heavily soiled, machine scrub with Jangro Universal Floor Cleaner BD230-5 or QMT Stoneclean 1251.

How do I clean a terracotta floor?

bd125-5Lightly soiled terracotta can be cleaned with Jangro Neutral Floor Cleaner BD070-5 or Jangro Universal Floor Cleaner BD230-5 If more heavily soiled, machine scrub with QMT Stoneclean 1251. Terracotta can be sealed with Jangro Acrylic Floor Primer if the floor was not previously waxed. Once sealed apply 2 or 3 thin coats of Jangro Sovereign Heavy Duty Floor Polish BD220-5 can be applied. Terracotta can be maintained and burnished with Jangro Perfumed Floor Maintainer BD030-5.

How do I clean a terrazzo floor?

bd230-5Lightly soiled terrazzo can be cleaned with Jangro Neutral Floor Cleaner BD070-5 or Jangro Universal Floor Cleaner BD230-5. If more heavily soiled, machine scrub with QMT Stoneclean 1251, A seal is not normally applied, but if the floor has become worn and porous use Jangro Acrylic Floor Primer BD125-5. Terrazzo can be maintained and burnished with Jangro Perfumed Floor Maintainer BD030-5.

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HARD FLOOR MAINTENANCE – FAQ Part 1

This is part 1 of a 3 part series designed to help contractors overcome some of the problems associated with commercial floor care.

How do I clean a Ceramic floor?

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Jangro Neutral Floor Cleaner

If the floor is not too soiled machine mop with a Bonnet Mop HA108 on a medium speed rotary using Jangro Neutral Floor Cleaner BD070-5. For a more soiled floor choose Jangro Universal Floor Cleaner BD230-5 and scrub with a blue pad. Rinse with Prochem Prorinse. The floor can then be spray burnished with Jangro Perfumed Floor Cleaner BD030-5 using a white pad.

What’s the difference between a ceramic tiles and porcelain tiles? 

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Prochem QMt

Porcelain is much harder and far less porous than ceramic. It can be cleaned in the same way as ceramic but where tiles are very soiled and/or greasy or there is a build lip of limescale, use Prochem QMT Stoneclean with a blue pad or hard floor brush; pick up slurry with a wet & dry vacuum and finally rinse with plain water.

How do I clean a concrete floor?

Prorinse

Prochem Prorinse

Machine scrub with  Jangro Universal Floor Cleaner BD230-5. Rinse with Prochem Prorinse.

How do I get carpet adhesive off a concrete floor?

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Grit Disc

This might prove to be very difficult if the adhesive has hardened. It is not feasible to use solvents over large areas. If the layer of adhesive is thin light “sanding” with a Grit Disc followed by vacuuming and then scrubbing with Jangro Neutral Floor Cleaner BD070-5 may work. If the adhesive is a tackier, try scrubbing with Jangro Universal Floor Cleaner BD230-5 and very hot water. Do a test area before taking on the job

How do I clean a conductive floor?

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Jangro Universal Floor Cleaner

Do not use soaps, gels, maintainers or emulsion polish on this type of floor. Use Jangro Neutral Floor Cleaner BD070-5 or Jangro Universal Floor Cleaner BD230-5 on a dust-free floor, depending on soiling. Never burnish.

Jangro Floor Maintainer

Jangro Floor Maintainer

How do I clean an epoxy resin floor? 

Extremely hard-wearing and chemical resistant, these floors can be cleaned with Jangro Neutral Floor Cleaner BD070-5 or Jangro Universal Floor Cleaner BD230-5 depending on condition, and then burnish with Jangro Perfumed Floor Maintainer BD030-5 if required.

How do I clean a marble or granite floor?

Both are non-porous stone which will take neither a seal nor a polish. Scrub with QMT Stoneclean then burnish with Jangro Perfumed Floor Maintainer BD030-5 if required. Always pre-test marble or granite with Prochem QMT Stoneclean before proceeding. If in doubt about using an acidic product then use Jangro Neutral Floor Cleaner BD070-5 which has a neutral ph.

The marble (granite) has lost its shine and the customer wants it shiny again. What can I do?

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Trizact Pads

Re-polishing hard stone such as marble or granite is a specialist renovation job which has to be done with stone grinding machines or specialist Diamond Pads such as 3M Trizact Pads. The best you can do as a cleaner is to clean the marble (as above) and burnish with Jangro Perfumed Floor Maintainer BD030-5.

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Jangro Wood Seal

This can be maintained with Jangro Perfumed Floor Maintainer BD030-5 and burnished with a white pad if the seal is still goods can be condition. If the floor is worn and needs re-sealing, it will be necessary to sand the floor and apply Jangro Sovereign Wood Seal BD260-5. See label instructions.

Which product should I use for Cleaning Laminate Floors?

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Bonnet Mop

You can damp mop a dust-free surface with Jangro Neutral Floor Cleaner BD070-5 . Use very little moisture as this could cause the floor to swell and distort. Do not apply any seals or polishes. Laminate can also be spray cleaned with Jangro Perfumed Floor Maintainer BD030-5 using a Bonnet Mop HA108 Bonnet mops can be used for cleaning hard floors in conjunction with standard speed rotary cleaning machines 

How do I clean limestone in a kitchen?

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Jangro Acrylic Primer

It is best to use a neutral cleaner such as Jangro Neutral Floor Cleaner BD070-5 on limestone. It is acid-sensitive. However, if the floor is really soiled and greasy, a one-off clean with Prochem QMT Stoneclean is recommended, subject to pre-testing. Lightly scrub and rinse well with plain water. If the floor seems porous it needs sealing to repel both water and oil: use Jangro Acrylic Floor Primer BD125-5 if a sheen is required. Do not apply polish. Limestone can however be mopped with Jangro Perfumed Floor Maintainer BD030-5 after sealing and burnished with a high speed rotary if a shine is required. Most customers prefer limestone to retain its natural matt aspect.

How should I clean and maintain porous stone floors?

Monopro

Xola Monopro

In this case choose Xola Monopro  it will not alter the aspect of the stone. It’s specially prepared to clean and protect all stone floors. MONOPRO is low foaming, does not build-up, and yet provides excellent soil removal properties, leaving a vegetable based penetrating lubricant to enhance the colour and beauty of natural stone.

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Gary Fage’s Cleaning Blog – 2013 in review

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Which Cleaning Cloths & Dusting Aids Should I Use?

Microfibre is the revolutionary fabric which is taking the world by storm, it’s extremely effective for cleaning in almost every scenario imaginable. For this reason it has become the cleaning cloth of choice in all areas of the cleaning industry, replacing traditional woven cloths and dusters.

However there are still millions of other traditional cleaning cloths that are still being used every year in the UK. In this Blog I look at some of the cleaning cloths, dusters and dusting aids that are still very popular.

Dish Cloths

DishclothDish cloths could be described as the general purpose cloth of the cleaning industry, due to their suitability for a wide-range of tasks. They are made from cotton and are “flat-knitted” and hemmed, to help them maintain their shape.

Although they can be provided in bleached white, they are available in a range of colours to support colour-coded cleaning regimes. In fact, it is fair to say that dishcloths are potentially the most effective spreader of bacteria, as they come into contact with a whole range of surfaces. For this reason alone, it is important that you fully consider purchasing coloured varieties.

Floor Cloths

Floor ClothFloor Cloths are made from cotton and are extremely hard wearing; making them ideal for jobs that cannot be done effectively with a dish cloth. They are particularly effective for heavily soiled areas and cleaning floors where cleaning equipment cannot access i.e. between stair spindles, railings etc.

Their loose weave construction enables easier cleaning, and their durability ensures that they can be cleaned effectively in washing machines.

Stockinette Roll

Stockinette RollWhen a small dish cloth is not big enough for the task in hand, stockinette roll is ideal, as it can be cut to size to meet the needs of any individual job. They are manufactured in much the same way as dish cloths and can be used as a general purpose cloth for cleaning, drying and polishing.

However, it is not normally provided in any colour other than white, limiting its use in buildings using colour-coded cleaning regimes.

Lightweight Cleaning Cloths

cg001-bThese are semi-disposable, non-woven cleaning cloths that are produced in a range of colours. They can be incorporated within your specific colour-coded cleaning regime and are extremely effective in reducing the spread of bacteria.

They can be provided in ready-to-use cloth form or on a roll, enabling you to tailor the size of the cloth to the job being undertaken.

They are ideal for use in cleaning food preparation surfaces as a semi-disposable cloth and are economically priced when compared with traditional cleaning cloths.

Anti-Bacterial Cleaning Cloths

Bigger and stronger than lightweight cleaning cloths, they have the added advantage of being fully machine-washable.

Again, they are made from non-woven fabric and are manufactured in arrange of colours. They are particularly suited to cleaning food preparation areas, where a deeper, more thorough clean is required. They can also be used as a semi disposable cloth for heavier, dirtier tasks.

Industrial Cleaning Cloth

For heavier cleaning, industrial strength, non-woven, semi disposable cleaning cloths are ideal. They are extremely absorbent and are particularly suited to workshop environments, such as garages, print rooms etc. These cloths can be dispensed from a towel dispenser or cut from a roll for bigger jobs.

All-Purpose Cleaning Cloths

All Purpose ClothFor general cleaning tasks, all-purpose cloths are a good alternative to the more traditional cloths used. They are sponge like in appearance and texture and have an open cellular structure that is ideal for collecting food and dirt particles as well as removing stubborn stains.

Due to their ability to retain dirt particles within their cellular structure, they should be used as semi-disposable when used in areas where hygiene is a concern.

Industrial Rags

ck003Label Wipers or Industrial Rags. They are fabric cloths that are made from 100% recycled garments.

They are used for wiping up liquid spillages, wiping down surfaces, machinery and hands and are particularly suited for use with grease, paint, oil and chemicals.

They are provided in 10kg sacks and are used in most industries as an effective, heavy-duty disposable item.

bb190Anti-septic wipes

These are used to clean surfaces or hands when dealing with hazardous waste. They are provided in sterile, single-use sachets, each containing a single disposable wipe.

ba035Telephone, VDU and Screen Wipes

Telephone and VDU wipes are formulated to both cleanse and sanitise. They are mildly scented to leave the telephone handset smelling fresh. They are provided in tubs containing 100 wipes.

Scrim

ScrimScrim is a flame retardant, 100% cotton fabric that resembles close-knit netting. It has multiple uses but within the cleaning industry it is used exclusively for cleaning windows.

Its suitability for window cleaning is due to the fact that its close-knit construction allows the gaps between the weave to trap dirt and grime, whilst at the same time keeping in close contact with the glazed surface. The result is a clean, smear-free surface

Natural Chamois

Chamois LeatherChamois leather is obtained from certain breeds of sheep and is oil tanned to make it soft and luxurious to the touch. It can absorb up to six times its own weight in water and is extremely effective in absorbing large quantities of water, leaving a clean, smear-free finish to all hard surfaces, particularly glass and highly polished surfaces. It is also extremely durable and hardwearing.

When first purchasing chamois leather, they will need to be thoroughly rinsed to remove any residues remaining from the tanning process. If this is not done, the leather will leave smear and streaks on the surface.

Synthetic Chamois or “Sham Cham” Synthetic wash leathers are a more cost-effective version of chamois leather. They are made from highly absorbent synthetic fibres that form a soft, perforated surface and can be used in exactly the same way as natural chamois leather.

They are extremely durable and hard wearing and can be used on all highly polished hard surfaces.

Demister Pads

Demister pads are made from chamois or synthetic wash leather stuffed with padding and resemble a small pillow.

They can be used for washing, drying and polishing, and are particularly effective in removing moisture from windows and other polished surfaces without resorting to washing them. They leave a clean surface, free from smears.

 

Yellow Cloth Dusters

DustersAlthough they are almost exclusively yellow, the colour is of no significance. Dusters are made from cotton and are hemmed to prevent fraying. They can be used dry for polishing hard surfaces, but are most effective when used in conjunction with furniture polish or water applied in a mist either directly onto the surface or to the duster itself.

They should only be used for general dusting and polishing and should be cleaned regularly. They should be disposed of when they start to lose their soft, luxurious texture as they become less effective.

Lambswool Flick Dusters

he100Made from pure lambswool, these handy dusting tools are used for dusting high and hard to reach places. They consist of a generous quantity of lambswool that is attached to wooden or plastic pole up to 1 m long.

As they are made from wool, they are able to hold a static charge, thus attracting dust particles. Also, they are fully washable in a neutral, lukewarm cleaning solution and should be left to dry naturally. If this is done, they will retain their properties for long periods, making them extremely cost-effective.

Hand Held Dusting Tools

 Like lambswool dusters, these dusting tools are excellent for cleaning high and hard to reach places. However, they have the added advantage of being able to be used in conjunction with extension poles.

They consist of a cotton yarn head that is stitched into a polyester sleeve. The yarn is cut straight allowing the fibres to “drape” across the item or area being dusted, allowing all areas to be thoroughly dusted.

They can be used dry, but can also be impregnated with mineral oil to attract dust. They can also be treated with a fine water mist to create the same, less permanent effect.

Cobweb Collectors

cd134Cobweb Collectors are used in conjunction with extension poles to remove cobwebs and other loose debris in high and hard to reach places. They can be made from natural fibres, such as bassine, but are more commonly made from hard synthetic fibres, woven into a wire frame to give them their distinctive shape.

Care should be taken when using these types of dusting tool at high level as the debris (including some impressive spiders!) will inevitably fall onto the operative. Eye protectors should be considered for use when this type of job is being undertaken.

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