The advantage of mechanical cleaning compared to manual cleaning is that germs – among other things by sucking up dirty water – are permanently removed and cannot accumulate in a manual cleaning cloth. This decreases the risk of recontamination. The risk of hand contamination is also reduced thanks to this contactless cleaning. The use of cleaning machines will also increase efficiency: Thanks to their higher area efficiency, a larger area can be cleaned in less time.
Yet another advantage:
The detergents can be added in the exact quantity thanks to the dosing systems. In addition, scrubber driers have a much higher brush pressure on the surface to be cleaned. This will further increase the cleaning performance compared to a manual broom.
Use of detergents – acidic or alkaline?
We recommend alternating between acidic and alkaline cleaning agents in foam form so that microorganisms cannot adapt and develop resistance. The same goes for disinfectants.
Additionally, the acids neutralize the build-up of inorganic deposits such as lime scale. In this case the use of an alkaline cleaning product is not sufficient. Organic contamination is, however, well dissolved by alkaline cleaning agents. This is important because the deposits form a very good bonding base for bacteria and viruses. If you use acidic cleaning products, it is best to wet the tile joints first. This prevents the joints from absorbing acid and therefore being damaged. A special challenge: structured floor coverings
Textured flooring is more difficult to clean with manual cleaning systems such as wide floor wipers with mops. The problem is that dirt and residue from cleaning and maintenance products can be wiped off by the structure. On the one hand, these residues do not look attractive and, on the other hand, they are an ideal breeding ground for bacteria.
However, this problem can be avoided by using scrubber
Driers with roller brush technology, as they use soft brushes to reach deep into the structure to dissolve the dirt and then vacuum it up. Another benefit of roller brushes is that large dirt particles can be wiped away, making the extra step of pre-sweeping unnecessary. Cleaning and disinfection according to HACCP Especially in hygienically sensitive areas such as hospitals and kitchens, existing premises and equipment must be kept clean by careful Rengøringshjælp or, if necessary, disinfection. Since different areas and appliances have different cleaning intervals, a clear cleaning plan should be drawn up and visibly displayed in the respective areas to be cleaned. This plan must specify in detail:
- What (equipment, surfaces, floors),
- When (after use, once a day, once and a week),
- With what (detergent and dosage)
- and by whom (responsible employee)
- Cleaning should be performed.
Completed work must be accurately recorded and documented by signature in an understandable manner to allow for verification. It should be noted here that cleaning and disinfection are two different processes. The purpose of cleaning is to remove contamination, i.e. all undesirable substances, including product residues, microorganisms and residues of cleaning agents and disinfectants. Deep cleaning has been proven to remove over 90% of microorganisms and germs from surfaces. Disinfection, on the other hand, contains chemical and physical processes that are intended to kill microorganisms to a level that is neither harmful to health nor detrimental to food quality.