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Published 31st January, 2022 by Jack Homewood


Winter carpet care for commercial spaces

Paul Pearce, technical director of the NCCA, explains the considerations for winter carpet care plans and keeping on top of essential maintenance during winter months.

Unlike any other time of year, winter demands more stringent cleaning regimes in commercial spaces. This also applies to carpeting. Inclement weather often accompanies the winter months, bringing moisture, mud, leaves, and other biological contaminants with footfall. At a time of year that is associated with seasonal diseases, like influenza, colds and even norovirus, hygienic diligence is paramount.

Planning access

Identifying the type and amount of footfall traffic, area of space and layout all have a bearing on the cleaning schedule, the type of work and areas to focus on. This is particularly important in the winter as the level of soils increases with the onset of wetter weather. Obtaining a floor plan will assist in working out schedules relating to footfall, whether or not the building or area can be shut down during the process and optimise most efficient use of time and workforce. Also, factor in the allotted time required to undertake the cleaning, the possibility of working during unsociable hours, arranging keys and access, and consulting with building security teams. This may take more time to arrange during the pandemic. Then there’s the admin associated with cleaning schedules, which includes creating risk assessments, method statements, organising permits to work, and managing water and waste areas to name a few considerations.

Please also be aware that there are regulations that cover lone working. It’s worth reading guidance provided by the Health & Safety Executive. Workers need support on site, especially if they are undertaking work that might be hazardous.

What are the hot spots?

The exterior of the building is an important area to consider for planned maintenance. A lot of soils are tracked in or carried in through the air. Building entrances and their interior and exterior mats should be properly cleaned or serviced on a regular basis during the winter.

A key cleaning objective is soil prevention. Therefore, proper walk-off mats should be used both outside and inside the entrance to the building. These mats will also need to be properly maintained with professional cleaning. Such mats should be exchanged on a regular basis (at least once every fortnight), removed from site and beaten thoroughly prior to wet cleaning. Walk off mats should be large enough to allow people to take around five to six footsteps across the mat in order to remove the majority of dirt and dust from their shoes.

Apart from the obvious daily maintenance like daily vacuuming and making sure that spots or stains are reported, there are the specialist cleaning considerations for heavy traffic areas. These include entrances, showrooms, reception, corridors, stairs, hallways, retail sales floors, executive offices, clerical office areas, food service areas, traffic flow areas, break rooms, and post rooms. Their cleaning schedule checklist might include vacuuming, spot cleaning, interim maintenance, and quarterly restorative deep cleaning.

Finally, ensure that the building is fit for purpose for its occupants - will the carpet be dry in time for your client’s business hours? Make sure there are sufficient drying procedures in place, such as air conditioning left on or a window left open (taking the security of the premises into account) when cleaning is completed. Planning and preparation can make carpet cleaning a satisfying and efficient experience, which benefits users and employers, by protecting their investment.


Why floorcare holds the key to enhancing hygiene

Gill Ireson, sales director at Robert Scott, reports.

Our customer research identified three major trends emerging from the pandemic - infection control, visibility and frequency of cleaning, and increased sustainability of products and processes.

The pandemic has changed public perceptions on cleanliness for good, and this has naturally increased the pressure on companies to maintain faultless cleaning systems. Of course, this applies across the full cleaning regime, but let’s look at what this means for floorcare.

How floorcare plays a part

Keeping a floor clean is easier said than done, particularly in areas of high footfall during winter months where cleaning needs must be balanced with area interruptions. The answer here is speed. If cleaning operatives can manage their floorcare jobs more efficiently, without compromising on quality, not only can they move on to other aspects of their cleaning regime more quickly, but the area does not need to remain closed for as long.

A good solution here is adopting microfibre floor systems such as Robert Scott’s Pro-mist and Microspeedy mops, and a pre-soaked microfibre trolley. All these products require less water, meaning that floors dry more quickly and can be safely reopened for use in a shorter time.

One example of how microfibre has helped reduce floorcare cleaning durations comes from the National Museum of Scotland, which adopted Robert Scott’s Alpha trolley and microfibre flat mopping system to modernise its floorcare regime, reduce chemical usage and create a more sustainable way to clean while impacting visitors as little as possible. Using pre-soaked microfibre minimises the use of water and chemicals and reduces the number of tools needed, ensuring staff have all the equipment they always need with them. Staff fed back that this had dramatically reduced the number of daily trips they take to the cleaning cupboard and a water supply point.

Bryan Cuthbert, site manager at National Museums Scotland, told me: “The microfibre system is more hygienic, better for the environment and has delivered excellent results on our floors.”

Floorcare to support sustainability

Floorcare can be a key driver in aiding cleaning sustainability - many floorcare products are designed for reuse and advancements in product design mean that less water and fewer chemicals are needed to achieve an excellent clean.

The Pro-Mist microfibre antibacterial mop is a great example of how floorcare can support eco credentials. It features an integrated misting spray handle to wet floors with a cleaning solution, before microfibre pads clean dirt and germs away. This approach uses less water and fewer chemicals to help reduce environmental impact, while the mop pads are made from antibacterial Nano-AG silver microfibre to prevent bacterial growth - so floors will be hygienically clean.

As a business we’re prioritising sustainability in our product development to make it accessible for businesses of all sizes. Our Toucan Eco range, which uses an electric current to activate a solution of salt water to create an effective antibacterial cleaner - proven to kill more than 99.99% of germs, including coronaviruses - can be adapted for use in floorcare to help businesses attain excellence in cleaning without compromising on sustainability.

Businesses should be aware that there will be no let-up on the pressure to maintain the ultimate standards in cleanliness and hygiene, and the issue of floorcare will be no exception.

Robert Scott cloth

Biotechnology - removing odours at source

With this focusing focusing on floorcare, including the maintenance of carpets and upholstery, the experts at BioHygiene share their insight on why biotechnology is so effective at battling odours and removing them at source.

Few things in life can be more off-putting than an unpleasant odour. From kitchens to washrooms and everything in between, most of us will have experienced the frustration of removing a bad scent, only to have it return later on in the day.

Harnessing the power of microbes, enzymes and plant extracts, biotech-powered products work by trapping and breaking down organic matter, eliminating odours directly at the source and leaving a long-lasting fresh scent.

What causes odours?

The majority of odours in kitchens and washrooms are caused by organic matter which breeds bad odour molecules that we smell. Other odours come from non-organic matter such as cigarettes or chemicals.

Unfortunately, the majority of traditional odour control products are designed to mask smells by overpowering them with a strong fragrance without addressing the source. Once the fragrance settles, the odour returns. To completely eradicate bad odours, organic matter needs to be broken down and removed.

How does biotechnology remove odours?

Biotechnology uses sustainable ingredients to help trap, degrade and neutralise bad odours. Planet extracts bind to odour molecules to stop them from smelling, whilst specialist microbes produce enzymes that quickly break down and ‘feed’ on organic matter, eliminating the odour at its source. Microbes can multiply and spread across surfaces rapidly, creating what’s known as a biofilm. This enables them to get deep into surfaces, such as carpet fibres, and remove odours from areas where traditional cleaning products can’t reach.

Of course, not all odours are the same. Biotechnology uses a combination of bacteria strains to tackle different odours. The key is to understand the root cause of the odour and find the right bacteria that produce the right enzymes to combat it. Examples include:

• Amylase - breaks down starch.

• Cellulase - degrades vegetable matter.

• Lipase - breaks down fats, oils and greases.

• Protease - digests proteinaceous matter.

• Uricase - breaks down uric acid.

By removing the odour directly at the source, biotech-powered products can provide long-lasting odour control and the ultimate cleaning action.

Reducing CO2 emissions

The benefits of biotechnology in odour control go far beyond scent. BioHygiene aims to support businesses in reducing their environmental impact and hitting their net-zero targets. The long-lasting cleaning action enables customers to use less product, resulting in fewer deliveries and a decrease in CO2 emissions from transport.

Less product also means that fewer bottles are used, reducing overall plastic waste. The plastic bottles used to package BioHygiene’s odour control products are made using 100% post-consumer resin (PCR), saving a further 85% CO2e.

Many traditional cleaning products are primarily sourced from the petrochemical industry, leaving behind a huge carbon footprint. BioHygiene makes intelligent ingredient choices using biodegradable, sustainable, bio accumulable ingredients that achieve high performance with minimal human or environmental impact. The company is proud to be certified as a carbon-neutral organisation, as granted by The Carbon Trust.

Instant odour

Making carpet cleaning simple

Daniel Took, head of professional product marketing at Kärcher UK, explains the different machines needed for cleaning carpeted floors.

Maintaining carpeted floors is important for ensuring the longevity of the surface alongside cleanliness. As dirt particles build up within carpet pile it can result in long term stains that require deep cleaning to remove. However, this deep cleaning can leave surfaces out of action for periods of time. Regular daily maintenance combined with intermediate cleaning to tackle stains can help reduce the need for deep cleans in the long run.

When it comes to selecting the right vacuum cleaner for the job, factors including the daily dirt entry, type of carpet, surface size, and available cleaning time must be considered. Efficient daily maintenance cleaning eliminates easily removable, mineral dirt particles such as dust, fluff, hair, or road dirt and should obviate the need for regular intermediate or deep cleaning, thus reducing costs.

Daily maintenance cleaning

For maintaining carpeted flooring, a flexible and powerful suction option is a must to quickly collect mineral dirt particles. Dry vacuum cleaners are ideal for these scenarios where dirt sits on top of surfaces without becoming embedded into the pile and causing permanent damage. Vacuum cleaners such as the T 9/1 Bp are ideal for use as they operate with high suction power helping to lift unwanted particles directly from the surface material to help keep textile flooring in good condition. Part of Kärcher’s battery powered range, the T 9/1 is cordless, allowing for quick cleaning to remove unwanted dirt in popular throughways making them ideal for businesses such as hotels and restaurants.

Intermediate cleaning

Powerful carpet cleaners are effective for deep and intermediate carpet cleaning, as well as stain removal from textiles. Walk-behind carpet cleaners are particularly effective for large, carpeted areas.

To remove stubborn particles, the CV 30/1 upright vacuum cleaner is ideal as its height-adjustable brush can clean deep into the carpet pile. It offers quick cleaning ideal for retail businesses, showrooms, hotels, and restaurants. For high pile carpeting (loop-pile or velour) and heavy dirt entry, a carpet brush suction system such as the CV 38/2 is required, as the roller brush reaches deep into the pile, removing stubborn dirt particles. The mechanical brush effect improves the cleaning result by around 30%, as it raises the pile, leaving carpets looking like new.

Deep cleaning

For deeper cleans to remove stubborn stains, spray extraction cleaners are suitable for the removal of ingrained dirt. Offering tremendous suction power, the Puzzi spray cleaner can effectively deep clean carpets and leave minimal residual moisture, keeping surfaces almost completely dry after cleaning to reduce the risk of re-soiling. Its lightweight construction allows it to be transported easily from one place to another - perfect for hospitals, shops and automotive workshops.

Depending on the needs for your business, ensuring that you have the right machine for the job is crucial to maintaining carpeted flooring for both aesthetic pleasure and user safety. The diverse range of vacuum cleaners currently available ensures that conserving carpet cleanliness is no longer a complicated challenge.

CV Hospitality

Keeping cleaning on schedule

Phil Jones, Prochem’s sales and training manager, reports on how regularity wins through.

A maintenance regime prolongs the life of a carpet. If cleaning and maintenance are not programmed, then pretty much anything will become soiled more quickly. In the case of carpet, the abrasiveness of walked-in dust, grit and sand soiling could start to damage and wear out the material and reduce its lifespan.

The main issue is that both residential and commercial sectors try to extend cleaning interim periods to save money - and it is almost always a false economy. When cleaning periods are extended, flooring naturally becomes more soiled and the technician consequently has to spend more time attempting to restore the material to match client expectation. More time cleaning, more cost.

Enhancing the environment

If clients understood the value of carpeted areas, they may well take a different attitude. More than simply a substrate to walk on, carpet is often specified by interior designers and architects to give an impression of space and added light to an environment. Carpet manufacturers produce a wide range of styles and colours to choose from because they understand this.

Regular cleaning removes impurities such as pollen, dander and dust particles which often aggravate users’ allergies, greatly improving the natural air quality of the office, hotel or home. Soiling, if left to increase, leads to a cycle where re-soiling occurs depositing greasy matter layer over layer until the carpet becomes a sticky mess. Bacteria are more likely to form and create a health risk as well. Untrained cleaning staff can also cause problems by not adhering to the manufacturer’s dilution rates for cleaning detergents.

Providing good air quality: no small matter

For the commercial user, there is the matter of air quality to consider, also. Every business has a duty of care to ensure that it offers staff, visitors and customers a healthy environment. Regular carpet cleaning is an integral part of the hygiene programme for a commercial property.

It can all start with correct dry vacuuming, ideally with an upright vacuum machine with a brush roller or beater bar to help to remove the dry particulate soil further down the pile fibre. Effective removal with one of these machines will help maintain the lifespan of the carpet and remove the potential food source for bacteria.

Regular deep cleaning, such as via hot water extraction, can also greatly improve the effectiveness of eliminating bacteria and viruses from materials. In terms of solutions, most technicians come into the hot water extraction cleaning business using a compact, portable machine such as Prochem’s evergreen Galaxy and the larger Steempro range. Both deliver a deeper clean and can help to restore neglected carpet.

Commercial contractors looking for a quicker, more regular maintenance system would benefit from using a dry and wet carpet and floor cleaner like the PRO 35 with WoolSafe approved S745 Procaps soil encapsulation spray cleaner. Perfect for interim maintenance, these provide a fast way of making carpets look and stay clean, on schedule.

Prochem 1

Sanitising floors and carpets while eliminating odours

P-Wave’s sales and marketing manager, Mark Wintle, reports.

When it comes to caring for floors and carpets, sanitisers are not usually the first products that spring to mind, but as a result of the pandemic, hygiene and safety are now permanently on the list alongside clean and fresh.

Bad odours in premises often come from bacteria on hard surfaces or trapped in mats and carpets and regular cleaning doesn’t always solve the problem. For over a decade, P-Wave has built an enviable reputation as a respected innovator in the air freshening industry. As a direct result of the Coronavirus pandemic, health, hygiene and, above all, safety are now at the top of everyone’s agenda - and in premises, people need to feel as safe as possible. So, P-Wave has evolved, and our message now is ‘Protect and Refresh’.

For that reason, we’ve launched GermErase 24hr - a powerful, new, scientifically-proven disinfectant that destroys bacteria, viruses and fungi, including the SARS-CoV-2 virus (which causes COVID-19) – killing it in under 30 seconds.

GermErase 24hr offers up to 99.999% efficacy against pathogens, and delivers a residual effect for 24 hours on surfaces and between washes on hands. The product is also Woolsafe and Cleanseal approved for use on carpets and furniture as a sanitiser and is, by nature, an excellent odour eliminator.

Ready-to-use reassurance in a London restaurant

In the context of managing staff and guest safety through the COVID-19 pandemic, and seeking to simplify front of house cleaning and sanitising protocols by replacing surface disinfectant and hand sanitiser with a single product, London-based Ekte Nordic Kitchen recently adopted GermErase 24hr.

“My top priority is to ensure that our guests have a wonderful experience and enjoy delicious food and wonderful service in a convivial environment without having to worry about anything else,” said Ekte proprietor, Soren Jessen. “Using GermErase 24hr, we can all relax and stay focused on all the things that make Ekte and our sister restaurant, 1 Lombard Street, so special.”

The 24-hour protection offered by the ready-to-use product meant that it only needed to be used once before the restaurant opened as part of the preparation for the day. Each morning, surfaces were sprayed, wiped to ensure even distribution of the product, and allowed to dry. This ensured that every treated surface could be guaranteed free of germs for the following 24 hours.

Between customers, tables could now be sprayed and wiped with either water or a mild detergent solution to remove debris, instead of requiring further sanitiser product. This minimises the use of chemicals and ensures odours do not interfere with the customers’ enjoyment of Ekte’s exceptional food.

Foamer pumps around the restaurant and in washrooms allowed staff and customers to sanitise their hands and protect their skin between washes. Customers liked the non-sticky feeling of the sanitiser and felt comforted by the notices informing them the restaurant was thoroughly cleaned, while staff preferred the simple cleaning procedure and felt safer. Moreover, they did not suffer from the problem dry skin they had when continuously using alcohol gel.

“I am delighted with the new product, which simplifies our cleaning routine and has made such a difference to the staff, who were not keen on having to use drying alcohol gel on their skin all day,” says Ekte General Manager Fernanda Crestani Vargas. “We can offer our customers total confidence that Ekte is free of Covid and any other germs without having to spray constantly or use unpleasant, dangerous chemicals.”


Investing in floorcare innovations

There’s a new floorcare strategy in town and it threatens the future of the mop and bucket. Here, James White, managing director of Denis Rawlins Ltd, explains why investing in innovation can boost floorcare efficacy without raising costs.

Floorcare has slowly but surely evolved over the past few decades. From the mop and bucket to cleaning machines like the scrubber dryer, new products have come on the market claiming to cut labour time and boost hygiene standards. But has the industry really embraced innovation, or are we stuck in the past?

The mop and bucket should be a thing of the past by now. This outdated, ineffective method does little more than spread dirt around. It doesn’t actually remove the soil and leaves another, usually larger, wet surface in its wake. It is a short-sighted response. In fact, scientific research has shown that mopped areas are instantly re-infected as the mop-head picks up soils in the bucket’s contaminated water and circulates them across floor. Even microfibre mopping only cuts bacteria levels by 51% at best, before dragging bacteria back into clean areas, resulting in an overall effectiveness of 24%.

Scrubber dryers offer a superior clean to string and microfibre mops, but they too are not the most efficient means of floor cleaning. Not only are they costly to maintain, but they can abrade floor finishes and disrupt daily operations when in use. If the right tools are combined with the right technique, a scrubber dryer is not necessary for daily cleaning, as there is no need to scrub floors that frequently.

Investing in innovation

Today we have some outstanding, automated processes that can replace outdated, ineffective traditional methods. Take high-flow fluid extraction for example, which has been proven to remove more than 99% of bacterial soils. This method uses fresh water and cleaning chemicals, uncontaminated by previous use, dispensed on the surface. It is then agitated if necessary to loosen soils, and suctioned away to leave a clean, dry floor in a matter of seconds.

Crucially, this process ensures that the soils, and any liquids, are removed from the surface, rather than spread around the floor. This method can be used in a range of settings, and is highly effective on almost all hard surfaces.

The initial outlay for such a machine is slightly higher than traditional mopping, yet cheaper than investing in a scrubber dryer. They reduce cleaning time, fewer chemicals are needed and standards are significantly higher, making them a far superior investment.

The right tools for the jobs

Machines like the Kaivac Stretch are ideal for regular floor cleaning. Combining high speed push-behind cleaning for large areas, with a precision vacuum wand for smaller or grouted areas, this model can tackle any hard flooring challenge, as well as daily cleaning.

Using this model, cleaning is three times faster than traditional mopping and 600 times more effective at removing soils. It completely cleans the floor, removing 99.8% of soils in less time than any scrubber dryer. Its non-abrasive cleansing action is gentle, leading to 25% shinier floors. It can clean 25,000 sq ft per hour without needing to refill and conserves 75% more water, reducing chemical use by 66%. These sustainable credentials have led to the Kaivac Stretch recently receiving the Green Seal Certification of Environmental Innovation.

When combining such an effective machine, with a robust cleaning strategy like our ‘remove, improve and protect’ cleaning method - floorcare doesn’t have to be a chore. Daily cleaning is quick and efficient, removing the need for regular and costly deep cleans.

It is time for the industry to embrace innovation. It’s not only good for cleanliness standards, but also for your bottom line.

Stretch univac

Promoting sustainable carpet care

Regular vacuuming together with interim encapsulation cleaning and periodic deep extraction cleaning are the core tasks that promote effective and sustainable carpet care to maintain cleanliness, hygiene and appearance. Taski offers a complete range of high-performance machines that are simple to use, promote productivity and offer lower total cost of ownership while delivering excellent performance and results.

Good carpet care starts with regular vacuum cleaning to remove everyday dirt and debris. The latest addition to Taski’s range of upright and tub vacuum cleaners is the Taski Aero Up. This upright cordless vacuum cleaner uses less than half the energy, weighs over a third less and is around half as noisy as previous comparable models. It combines performance, sustainability and low cost of ownership in a compact and lightweight design. It supports complete mobility and portability when cleaning hard floors and carpets in professional applications.

Interim cleaning helps keep carpets looking better for longer and extends the interval between deep cleaning. The Taski procarpet removes the need to purchase separate machines for these two critical carpet care tasks, saving capital and supply chain/storage costs. Operators can select a single machine yet retain the flexibility to choose the application that best suits their needs based on turnaround time and soil levels.

The encapsulation function supports fast and efficient intermediate carpet care. Operators simply add Taski Tapi Shampoo to the built-in solution tank. The machine is then run back and forth over the carpet in its encapsulation mode to apply the correct amount of solution and agitate the pile so that the product can reach the soiling more easily. Soiling is broken down and captured by the product which dries quickly to form a powder, picked up using a conventional vacuum cleaner. The carpet is out of commission for a minimal time and can be returned to use as soon as it has dried and vacuuming is complete, typically within around half an hour.

When deeper cleaning is required, the Taski procarpet is simply switched into its extraction mode using a button on its console. A suitable product from the Taski Tapi range is added to the tank and applied to the carpet as the machine passes over. Agitation promotes soil breakdown and ensures excellent penetration of the product into the pile to reach and remove even the deepest soiling. The machine’s suction pick-up mechanism extracts the soiled solution and the carpet is left to dry before it can be used again the following day.

The Taski procarpet 30 incorporates a 30-litre tank and a 38cm mechanism which makes it suitable for small to medium carpeted areas. The Taski procarpet 45 has a 45-litre tank and 45cm working width to cover larger areas more quickly. Noise levels below 70dB(A) mean the machines are quiet enough to operate close to the public without causing undue disruption to support emergency, opportunity and daytime cleaning tasks. The technology and cleaning products are approved to the highest ‘platinum level’ by the independent Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI) and Wool Safe to provide operators with additional assurance.

Accessories supplied include a carpet wand and hose to access hard-to-reach areas, hand tool for upholstery cleaning, adjustable handle for operator convenience and comfort, and a parking lever which raises the brush off the floor to reduce the risk of damage and make transport and storage simpler and safer.

Like other machines in the Taski range, the machines have simple, ergonomic controls to promote ease of use with minimal training requirement. All routine service points are readily accessible and clearly marked in bright yellow for easy identification to promote the regular care and maintenance that leads to reliable performance.


Caring for carpet

Carpet is an ideal floor covering for many reasons. It reduces noise, is comfortable under foot, comes in many designs, and is safer to fall on than hard floor. These benefits make it ideal for hotels, care homes, offices, and many other places. Carpet also retains dirt, so that dust and debris are trapped by the carpet fibre, rather than being free to float into the indoor air. Carpets made specifically for entrances are even designed to enhance this property and trap as much dirt as possible before it is tracked into a building.

This dirt trapping characteristic of carpets means that to preserve its appearance, and get the most life from it, it is essential to maintain it in the correct way. Otherwise, embedded particles from outside will cause premature wear as the carpet is walked on and these elements are crushed against the pile fibres causing them to break.

In maintaining a carpet, the most important tool is arguably the vacuum cleaner. Regularly vacuuming with a good upright vacuum cleaner will remove any loose debris, ingrained fibre and open up the pile. Sebo uprights are renowned throughout the professional carpet care industry for their performance and reliability and are recommended by many leading carpet manufacturers.

But unfortunately, not everything that falls on a carpet can be vacuumed away. For soiling and stains, Sebo offers its Duo system, comprising a brushing machine and an advanced carpet cleaning powder, Duo-P. It cleans without using water, is effective and avoids wet cleaning problems such as carpet shrinkage, adhesive damage, smell, and long ‘area out of use’ periods due to lengthy drying times. The Duo brushing machine features twin contra-rotating brushes which thoroughly brush the carpet and work the Duo-P carpet cleaning powder deep into the pile and around every fibre. Using the Dopple linking device, two Duo machines can be joined together to make a double-sized machine for cleaning larger areas.

For day-to-day removal of spots and stains Sebo offers its easy to use and convenient Clean Box, which is an air-tight container featuring 500gms of Duo-P with a brush built into the lid. For spots and stains, simply spread a small amount of the Duo-P powder onto the soiled area, gently work the powder into the carpet using the brush and leave it to do its work for approximately 30 minutes before vacuuming away.

Duo-P carpet cleaning powder consists of thousands of micro-sponges which contain a safe solvent for greasy soiling, a neutral shampoo for non-greasy soiling and an anti-resoilant to delay re-soiling. As the powder is brushed through the carpet it absorbs soilage leaving the carpet clean, soft and fresh. When vacuumed away, the carpet is ready for immediate use. Duo-P also has anti-bacterial properties and is proven to eradicate dust mites.

Vacuum cleaners powered by a green philosophy

Lindhaus produces 100% of its vacuum cleaner range in Italy, including the high efficiency motors manufactured by its parent company, Rotafil. The Lindhaus and Rotafil production facilities and offices are supplied with green power generated from photovoltaic panels placed on the roofs of both factories and the minimal outsource power comes from renewable 100% green sources. LED lights and differentiated waste are also part of the company’s green programme.

Products from the range

The LS38 L-ion/electric is an efficient multifunction vacuum sweeper for hard floors and carpets. Its two counter rotating brush rollers running at 2000rpm provide suction over the entire sweeping width. It can be equipped with a dry-cleaning converter for the quick and easy sanitisation of carpets and rugs. The Hepa certified filtration system provides excellent exhaust air quality, and the ultra-light-weight ergonomic swivel handle is adjustable.

The backpack model LB4 Superleggera L-ion/electric is lightweight and versatile, suitable for use as a backpack, canister vacuum, carpet cleaner, and blower. Ideal for difficult environments, it provides fast cleaning and high level performance. This machine is offered in three versions: electric, L-ion and digital pro. Thanks to the new Rotafil brushless motor the total weight of the machine is 3.8kg including the battery.

The LB3 L-ion Digital Pro battery broom/multifunction carpet cleaner is, according to Lindhaus, the first professional multifunction battery-operated dual motor upright vacuum ever produced. Powerful, silent and with one hour of use, the filtration system includes a three-layer microfibre bag and a Hepa H13 filter. It is equipped with a full set of tools on board which makes it suitable for healthcare environments, hotels, restaurants, and offices.

Vacuum cleaner ‘redefines productivity’

The new Taski Aero 3500µicro combines vacuuming and sweeping with high productivity rates on carpets and hard floors. With a design based on the Ultimate Taski ride-on platform, this new machine is easy to operate.

High-quality air filtration is combined with the Taski Whisper patent TASKI to provide air that is clean of particulates and clear of noise emissions. The machine can also be fitted with a HEPA H13 filter for facilities and industries that need to take extra care with the quality of their air. When compared with manual cleaning, the Taski Aero 3500µicro can deliver three to four times more productivity.

The Taski Aero 3500µicro offers facilities a machine with a wide working width of 60cm, combined with a working speed of 5.5km/h. According to the manufacturer, it can clean up to 3575m2 every hour while the Li-Ion batteries enable the machine to cover up to 12,100m2 on a single charge.

In smaller environments the Taski Aero 3500µicro’s compact size and agility come to the fore. Its turning circle enables the machine to turn on the spot and it has no problem navigating narrow aisles, accessways and doors. In these smaller environments the onboard tools available with the machine support additional tasks so that operators can introduce more integrated cleaning processes into their daily routines.

The onboard hand tool has a set of nozzles that can handle cleaning tasks over, around and under, facility furniture. With additional on-board capacity for a tool and mop holder, the customisation potential of the Taski Aero 3500µicro makes it a good choice for a variety of facility needs.


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