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As a cleaner, a professional cleaner, your machines are your biggest asset. A well-oiled appliance can make your work easier and quicker. On the other hand, if your cleaning machine is not working properly, it’s not serviced on time or if it has gone obsolete, you may end up losing your clients and we don’t need that, do we? So, how do you make sure your cleaning machine; whether it’s a floor scrubber or carpet cleaner, functions properly for a long time. Read on to find out.

Important tips to extend the life of your cleaning equipment:

  1. Invest wisely 

Always start with a sturdy foundation. Do your research and find out the best machines that you can find in your budget. Doing this will save you a lot of trouble in the future. If you wish to make your cleaning business grow, you must invest in some good machines like a good floor scrubber, carpet cleaning machine, CRB machines, etc. 

Another tip: If you’re looking to cut down on your cost, try bulk ordering, or find companies that offer discounts on bulk orders as well as part payments (Weekly/monthly). 

  1. Check batteries

Many cleaning machines are battery operated so as to make them mobile. To extend the life of your machine, it is imperative that you check the batteries timely. Always make sure that the battery is charged, there are no loose connections and it’s properly watered (if it’s a water-activated battery), among other factors. 

  1. Check debris tray 

Machines like floor scrubbers and carpet cleaners come with a debris tray in which items like wrappers, food particles (chips, etc.), and/or wood chips are collected. Make sure to clean this tray at the end of each cleaning session so as to avoid any such particles getting into the machinery. 

  1. Regular servicing of equipment 

As a professional cleaner, you might very well know how to clean and check your machinery regularly. However, if you own something like an automatic floor scrubber and you’re unsure of how to clean it, it’s best to get it serviced by a professional. Most of the companies that sell these appliances also provide after-sale services. Call them or visit their service centres to get your equipment back in its best shape. 

Apart from the aforementioned points, always check if your equipment needs an upgrade or is there a need for change in the inventory. While many floors, mats, rugs, carpets, and window panes need just a mop to scrub off the dirt, it takes some heavy-duty machinery to perform a monthly cleansing routine, especially if you have got a big corporate hub building to scrub off. Many companies prefer this and thus hire professionals like you, to get that crystal clear look in their offices and business spaces. 

Check over here for affordable floor scrubbers.

Check over here for some of the must-haves in your inventory:

  1. Carpet & upholstery cleaning machines
  2. Floor tile & grout cleaners
  3. CRB (Counter Rotating Brush) machines
  4. Floor Scrubbers (Automatic/Manual)
  5. Steam Cleaners
  6. Cleaning Tools
  7. Cleaning accessories & polishes 
  8. Chemicals (Disinfectants, stain removers, defoamers, etc.)

There are many companies in Australia that offer all the above-mentioned products and more, at discounted rates and special offers on bulk buying.

Once done with this, it would be a good idea to enlist your services on online platforms like Urban Company and Absolute Domestics, where it’s easier to find you, rather than merely relying on word of mouth. This will especially help you boost your clientele if you do not have the resources to manage a website of your own. After all, after Covid, we have learned the importance of digital footprint, among many other things, and for good!