Hard Surface Cleaning of External Surfaces Using Rotary Equipment
By Alan Bunyan
A new drive, driveway, patio or path is a major improvement to any home and will add an instant ‘wow factor’. The ravages of time and pollution can leave these external areas of your home looking old and tired. Although some have domestic water jet cleaners the new rotary water jet cleaners with high pressure washers can make hard surfaces look like new with little effort.
Rotary Jet cleaners restore block paved, tarmac, flag stones, slabs or concrete, driveways, paths or patios to look like new. These industrial rotary machines, clean an area evenly and properly. Along with a very powerful pressure jet washer they can remove the most stubborn grime from any surface. These machines are designed to restore hard external surfaces. Block paving, flag stones, slabs and concrete looks like new when cleaned, even tarmac areas are revived.
The money spent on having a driveway or patio laid can be a substantial financial outlay. Then after a year or two it can start to look grubby and dull. A dirty driveway, path or patio affects the overall look of a home or business and can, over time, become slippery from algae and moss growth. Often all it needs is pressure washing (blast cleaning) to return it to as good as new. Sometimes the area will need re-sanding and sealing.
Most house holders have their windows cleaned, their cars cleaned and houses internally cleaned on a regular basis. So why not get external hard surfaces cleaned occasionally. Property owners do not normally have the equipment to clean external areas efficiently, but there are now many new local businesses set up with industrial rotary jet cleaning equipment.
These industrial rotary jet washer cleaning equipment can be used for commercial cleaning service in supermarkets, retailers, businesses, car parks, forecourts, public walkways, building fascia, graffiti removal and chewing gum removal. Once hard surfaces have moss, mildew, grime or gum on them, they not only look unsightly they can become very slippery when wet. Health and safety needs to be taken into account. And rotary jet cleaning equipment can eliminate these dangers, in the work place.
These rotary jet cleaning machines, clean areas evenly and properly. Along with a very powerful jet washer (blast cleaning) they can remove the most stubborn grime from any surface. Block paving, paving slabs, and concrete looks like new when cleaned, even tarmac areas are revived.
Most hard surface cleaning can be achieved with cold rotary jet wash equipment, but removing chewing gum is different. Our public places are littered with chewing gum and bubble gum and it looks unsightly as well as being un-hygienic. To remove gum effectively you need to use hot water. There are two methods or two types of equipment to remove gum.
High pressure hot water dispersed from a single lance will remove gum bit by bit. The hot water melts and lifts the gum from the hard surface. This process is time consuming and each spot of gum has to be worked on separately. The other method to remove gum is by using a steam cleaner with a vegetable based cleaning solution. These industrial steam cleaners can remove grease and dirt from most areas as well as chewing gum. The process works by spraying a small amount of vegetable cleaning solution on the gum and then hot steam is pressured onto the gum and agitated with a brush attachment, diluting the gum into a liquid that then washes away. Again not a fast solution but environmentally friendly but still a laboriously long process to remove gum.
Unlike the hot pressure washer equipment the steam cleaning equipment can remove gum from internal areas like carpets, flooring, furniture etc. By combining high temperature steam and a vegetable based cleaning solution, chewing gum can be removed in seconds. The hot steam generated will disinfectant the area being cleaned, killing bacteria and neutralizing odours. By combining high temperature steam and a vegetable based cleaning solution, areas are cleaned and sanitised in one operation. The steam is heated to 165c and is expelled at the point of contact onto the area to be cleaned. As the cleaning takes place the integrated vacuum removes any excess water.
Today a high standard of cleanliness is required of businesses operating restaurants, food outlets, food storage areas, hotels & leisure centers, caterers, nursing homes, etc. Regular deep steam cleaning of kitchens and food storage areas, including washroom and toilet facilities, will ensure hygiene regulations are met.
Setting up a new business in a recession is not easy or to be recommended but sometimes there is no other choice. After selling a CCTV business in mid 2008 a new business venture was the only option. My son researched a number of options and came across hard surface rotary cleaners which were relatively new on the market. A van was purchased and sign written, new pressure washer and rotary jet washing equipment was bought. Now after two hard years http://www.jet-a-drive.co.uk is firmly established with a growing client base.