Page 30

rr_global_cleaning_2016

|  In PractIce  |  School cleaning Top After thoroughly cleaning the furniture and the PVC floor, the class- rooms of the ten-year-old school building look virtually like new. Left Maintenance cleaner residue was removed using a special basic cleaner and a single-disc scrubber fitted with a green pad. Photos: Wylegalla neat. In comparison with other schools serviced by Aedes, graffiti developed by Kärcher. As regards chemical cleaners, the Aedes and other wall staining is rarely an issue at the Erich Kästner team swears by a highly concentrated carpet and upholstery School, and if necessary they can be removed under special cleaner (Clean and Clever Professional, Igefa), which removes contract. stains caused by grease, protein, ink and emulsion paint, but also Likewise, a great deal of manual work was required for the basic effectively removes rust residue and offers aerosol protection, on cleaning of the tiled floors in the toilets. “During the school year, all colorfast and moisture-resistant surfaces made of natural and tough residue and stains form on the tiles, especially in the grout, synthetic fibers. The product contains neither bleach nor optical and the regular maintenance cleaning is not enough to clear the brighteners, won’t pick up dirt and can even be used for removing floors,” Jäckel observes. With a solution of a highly-active cleaner, stains. “Stain removal must be carried out by specific contract. which is acid-based and offers corrosion protection for acid- However, because the floors in the Erich Kästner School are not resistant surfaces (Vinox, Kiehl), the building cleaners can effec- subjected to severe stress, regular carpet cleaning is usually all tively remove traces of calcification, scale and also greasy deposits you need,” according to Alfred Jäckel. After the coverings were left of animal and plant origin. to dry for 24 hours with good ventilation, the janitors returned the This product is odor-neutral and develops only moderate foam furniture to its original location. when used with the single-disc machine (green pad). The floor Before the stone floors in the corridors could finally undergo tiles had to be cleaned by hand due to the limited range of move- basic cleaning, all the shelves, display cases and window sills ment in the cubicles and in the corners as well as under the wash had to first be sorted by the building cleaners. Because they are basins. Following a short period to let its effect unfold, the cleaning mounted high above ground, these items can’t be included in specialist washed off the cleaning solution and then neutralized the maintenance cleaning for occupational health reasons. After- the surfaces with clear water, to which he had added a splash of wards, the same procedure was followed as with the classrooms. alcohol-based detergent beforehand. First, the maintenance coat along with all the dirt residue was stripped from the floors, then the solution was vacuumed off, and Beauty treatment for textile floorings finally the surfaces got a brand new finish to last them at least The textile floors in the administration rooms had to be cleaned another year. N by spray extraction. Here, the crew used a Puzzi-Profi machine Reinhard Wylegalla | peter.hartmann@holzmann-medien.de 30 GLOBAL CLEANING | ISSUE 2016


rr_global_cleaning_2016
To see the actual publication please follow the link above