Robert Scott Cleaning Equipment
Turn To Robert Scott For Your Janitorial Cleaning Supplies
When it comes to floor care, you want effective tools that will enable you to carry out a thorough job, while protecting the installation. Quality products that can stand up to the demand of routine cleaning, retaining their performance for the long haul. Robert Scott, a leading manufacturer of cleaning equipment in the UK, has a wide range that you can choose from. These have been developed to cater to specific floor care needs.
Getting rid of dust
It’s an allergen, and builds up on the floor around the clock. The particles are composed of organic and inorganic debris, the soiling tracked in from the outdoors, to body waste from insects and even dust mite faecal pellets. Add to this the particles that are blown into the building, plus substances like pollen grains, the loose fibres from furnishings, and even those cases where wall paint gets chipped off and winds up on the floor. Over time, layers of dust form, putting the health of the persons on the premises at risk. Discomfort caused by the incessant coughing and sneezing, issues like asthma attacks being triggered- these make for unconducive living and working conditions. To get rid of the dust, you want equipment that will clear it from the floor without raising it into the breathable airspace. This is to protect the cleaners themselves, and prevent your business environment from being ruined- since there will be occasions when the dusting will need to be carried out smack in the middle of a busy day, with hundreds of people up and about. You don’t want your customers walking around coughing and struggling to catch a decent breath. The Robert Scott janitorial supplies cater to dust control.
In this range, there are equipment such as Dust Beaters, with different sizes ranging from 40cm to 80 cm. They are light and easy to use, and their handles come with varying colours, enabling them to fit into your colour coded cleaning program. The associated acrylic sweeper mop heads that are attached to the frame also come in the accompanying colours. There’s also the Dust Beater Duster. This one comes with the entire unit, from the swivel head and sweeper head, plus the 1m aluminium pole. You can use it to dust your surfaces easily, as it relies on mechanical action- the forces of attraction, to pick up the particles. You won’t need to use chemical treatments for the process. The replacement sweeper head is also available, and comes in cases of 5 each, that way you can have them readily available as needed. This duster can also be used with telescopic poles.
When it comes to the Dust Beater Dust Maid, you can use it on multiple surfaces around the establishment. The V-shape fringe especially makes it suitable for dusting the blinds of your windows, and even pipework. When you want to access the high areas, simply attach it to a pole. Then there's the Dry Dusting Forshaga System. Here, dust strip fibres are used to pick up the dust particles, locking them in the structure. It’s an eco-friendly approach to the process, and the high performance Forshaga hygiene mop dust strips are disposable, coming in 100 pieces per roll. The alloy mop frame of the unit is resistant to rust and light to carry around, and is attached to the sturdy aluminium handle that comes with a comfort grip. The 141cm length of the hand gives you a convenient reach, so you won’t keep bending over. The dust strips are attached to the mop frame using firm clips.
The Golden Magnet System
This one has been particularly developed for professional use. There are the acrylic sweeper heads which are extra heavy, and come in sizes ranging from 40cm to 80cm. They attract those particles of dust covering the floor effectively without having to rely on any chemicals for the process. There are replacement heads available and the same case applies for the frame. The handle that is used with this unit is 120cm long.
With the Golden magnet V sweeper mops, you are able to cover a large area with each stroke. The unit can extend as wide as 1.6m. This is beneficial in areas like halls, where you want to save loads of time. It picks up the loose debris, everyday soiling and the wood dust with ease. The Golden Magnet Hi-Gold Duster, on the other hand, comes in when you want to get to the high areas- like walls and ceilings. You can use it with telescopic poles for those sections that are really out of reach. This system also has a Dust Maid unit, making working and pipes and blinds a breeze.
More Dusting Options
Robert Scott ensures that the janitorial cleaning supplies address diverse consumer needs. This is why dusting options extend to the cotton-rich Economy and Standard Yellow Dusters which come in different sizes for all-round cleaning. There is also the heavy duty alternative that lasts for longer while retaining its soft feel- the Heavy Yellow Duster. For the furniture and lamps, turn to the Lambswool Duster which is made using soft and natural fibres, or the Feather Duster.
In order to tackle those tricky sections in the building, Robert Scott developed High Level Cleaning Tool, aptly called Spanky. Its bending nature lets it get around obstacles, the microfibre sleeve quickly picks up the particles, and it’s washable. Speaking of microfibre- there is a horde of quality tools from the same brand that uses this technology. Let's delve into that.
The Cleaning Power Of Microfibre
This material took the cleaning industry by storm since its inception. From towels to cloths and mops, it is used on almost anything that is intended to wipe a surface. It’s made of very tiny fibres- each individually smaller than a strand of human hair. The core material is usually a blend of nylon and polyester. The tiny fibres are woven together, making a net-like surface. Why is it so desirable? For starters, it absorbs more than conventional materials like cotton. In fact, microfibre can soak up to 7 times its own weight in water, which comes in really handy when soaking up spills. However, it’s most popular for its ability to pick up particles from the surfaces- even those as small as bacteria. Yes, you can literally wipe pathogens off the surfaces. The pull that is generated when the microfibre is passed over the countertops, door handles, shelves, walls and even floors that it is being used to work on, is so strong that it yanks the dust, dander microscopic waste like faecal residue from dust mites, and other allergens from the areas being attended to. It's due to the action of Van der Waal's force of attraction- the same ones that are used by geckos to enable them to walk confidently on walls, and run upside down on ceilings without falling off. The forces here are generated by the tiny hairs under their feet. What's more, this mechanical action is so effective during cleaning that one doesn’t need to use any water or chemicals for the process. The net-like structure provides more surface contact, allowing the material to give a more effective clean. The particles absorbed are locked in the material until it is to be cleaned. That way, you won’t end up spreading the particles all over the surface. It can also be laundered, making the maintenance process easier.
It comes as no surprise that Robert Scott also has a range of units that use microfibre. These are the likes of the 40 x 40 cm Contract Microfibre Cloth, that also comes in different colours to be aligned with the rest of the equipment in your colour coded system. The Exel® Supercloth - Medium Duty Microfibre is a popular one, with its superior absorbency and durability, allowing you to quickly get rid of spills and have a unit that can withstand frequent usage. The 315gsm Microtex Cloths are constructed with heavy-duty microfibre, feel great in the hand and can be easily wrung out as you proceed with the cleaning. These ones are particularly beneficial for picking up spills and repeated cleaning. For glass surfaces like windows and mirrors, and also when you’re attending to stainless steel surfaces, you can use the 330gsm Microglass Cloth, which does not leave behind any spears on the surface. You can employ it for routine dusting, or for finishing the surfaces during maintenance.
There are cases where you will want to dispose of the cloths after use, especially when risks of cross contamination are high. In such instances, turn to the low-linting Mi-Cloth Microfibre Pack and Roll. Here, you won’t need to launder the cloths after use. Simply toss them away, and get a new one from the roll. In addition, it retains its strength even when damp. The T9 Disposable Microfibre Cloth works in a similar way, but has been particularly developed for use on glass and also reflective surfaces. Its lint-free nature is a welcome bonus, allowing you to have sparkling results after you wipe. While on that point of sparkling surfaces, the thick Hi-Shine Microfibre Cloths also comes in handy. It works across the board, from glass, and stainless steel to similar surfaces that you’d want to shine. You can use it when wet or dry, and it can be easily rinsed and wrung. You get to obtain streak-free results. The nature of these cloths to reduce reliance on chemicals has the welcome bonus of cutting down the costs you incur on your cleaning supplies.
The Robert Scott Micro-Maid dusting sleeve that is used for deep cleaning also uses microfibre. The angle-adjustable ratchet design of the handle makes it easy to access those tricky spots on the premises, and you can also use it with telescopic handles to access those hard-to-reach areas.
The Intermix System
Cleaning involves different facets. You'll be working with brooms to sweep away the dust and loose debris from the surfaces of the floor, dealing with mops to distribute the cleaning solutions and soak up the dirty water, and even cases of using squeegees. All these areas have their different equipment. Mops with the different yarn types depending on where you’re working with some being suited to smooth surfaces and others meant to work on floors with heavy tread, brooms, and the squeegees themselves. These in turn work with handles. Will you end up filing your janitorial closets with handles for each and every tool you use? First, it’s costly. Secondly, where's the space to house all of them? Enter the Intermix system.
At the heart of this system lies the Abbey handle. It’s the one handle that fits them all. It is used with the various attachments- the washable hygiene mop heads, traditional socket mops, the Prairie PY and Multi Yarn mops, the Big White from the same brand, all through to the hygiene broom range, plus the flat and sweeper mops. The handle itself comes with its unique attributes that aid in the cleaning process, from its lightweight aluminium build, to the colour coded grip.
Reach further much easier
It wouldn’t be a cleaning range without telescopic poles. This innovative technology allows cleaners to reach high sections of the building- from the upper floor windows to the high ceilings, without having to keep climbing up and down ladders. In this category, there are units like the Ergo-globe telescopic handle that has a cone fitting, and has a length of 90cm, extendable to 162 cm. You can use it with the Robert Scott high level cleaning tool or the Cobweb Brush. The design of the unit, specifically the "Ergo-ball", makes it ergonomic, by reducing the strain as you work. There is also a drilled fitting Telescopic handle available, which works with the flat mop frames.
You can crank things up a notch with the 4m Robert Scott telescopic Handle. It comes with cone and push-pull fitting. You can use it with dust beaters, cobweb removers, the Golden Magnet Hi-Gold duster plus the High level cleaning tool from the same brand. Other options include the Single section telescopic pole which is 133cm long, the 2-section telescopic pole variations where one extends between 139-252cm, and the other reaches 213cm to 401cm, or even the longer 3-section telescopic pole that extends from 222 cm to a whopping 602cm. They have their replacement end cones variable, and the twist locking sleeve which are handy to have around as replacement parts.
You also want to keep your handles in an orderly manner. Your equipment doesn’t need to be haphazardly laid about, making the place appear to be in a mess. Towards this end, Robert Scott has provided the Wall Tidy unit, which has 3 hangers that can accommodate handles that measure between 9-35mm in diameter. For aesthetic purposes- plus in keeping line with your colour coded scheme where you're separating our equipment- it comes in 5 different colours
These are employed when you want to quickly remove water from the floor- like when you’re directing it towards the drain. You get to efficiently direct large amounts of water off the floor, and they can be used on a variety of surfaces, including commercial, medical, and industrial environments. For this, there are tools like the Zinc Plated Floor Squeegee, which comes in different sizes - 35cm, 45cm, 55cm and 75cm. The foam rubber gives it the flexibility needed to work on uneven surfaces, and it gets the task done without leaving behind any marks.
The Robert Scott Heavy Duty Floor Squeegees are suitable for working on all hard surfaces. They are constructed with reinforced plastic giving them superior durability, and the twin foam rubber blades can easily clean up water, cleaning solutions, petroleum-based solvents all through to mineral spirits that are on the surface. They are multipurpose units, and you can fix 25mmdiameter handles on the unit, such as the Abbey hygiene handle
There are those situations when the gunk on the floor cannot be simply cleaned or mopped off. For instance, right after a construction works, there could be cement splashes on the surface of the floor that need to be removed. Paint and adhesive residue, tape, heavy dirt and gum- these need quick tools to yanks them off the surface during the cleaning. Here, you’re covered with the stylish Robert Scott Floor Scraper, whose 130cm length makes it ergonomic to use, and there are also replacement blades available, that come in cases of 25 units each. You can also choose the specially designed Stone/ceramic floor scraper or the Wood/vinyl floor scraper. They each come with their constituent handles, frames, blades and blade covers, and you can get replacement blades as needed.
Giving your floors a thorough scrub
Scrubbing is part of the cleaning process- it can be when agitating the formulations applied on to the surface to work them into the material, or simply focused on loosening the dirt and grime. The brushes come in different types of bristles. Here, factors to be considered include the recovery strength even after consistent use- where it looks at the bristles ability to revert back to its original shape and rigidity; and the softness, which focuses on how course the bristles feel to the touch. Those with a high recovery strength come with enhanced durability, and they can be used on heavy duty jobs without breaking or splaying out from the brush's centre. Soft bristles come in handy when dealing with delicate surfaces that have a high susceptibility to scratching, while the hard-bristled brushes are ideal for the rougher floors and when dealing with tough grime.
Robert Scott provides you with units such as the cost effective Deluxe Brooms, which have both soft and stiff bristle options. They come in six different colours, and can be used with the standard and heavy gauge handles from the same brand. The tough Deck Scrub is specifically meant for the heavy duty jobs. The hand-held Economy Scrubbing Brush is particularly beneficial for those areas that need specialised attention, enabling you to focus on delivering more abrasion to dislodge the stubborn grime. On the other hand, the Deluxe Washing Up Brush is a general purpose tool for the various surfaces in the establishment.
There are also brushes for dusting, and you can get a complete Professional Dustpan & Brush Set. Both bristle options- soft and stiff, are available here too, allowing you to go with the unit that matches your particular needs. It's an ergonomic set, enabling you to quickly remove the loose soiling from the surfaces. The different colours available mean you get to use the units according to your laid out colour coding scheme. The Retail Dustpan & Brush Set works in a similar fashion, but comes in 3 specific colours: pastel yellow, silver and cornflower. Remember to give your brushes a thorough wash when you’re done using them. It is recommended that you run them under hot water, rubbing the bristles with detergent. Pay particular attention to the base of the brush. You want to make sure that there won’t be any grime or grease left behind lodged at the point where the bristles are fixed to the frame. Allow them to dry before storage.
Furthermore, there is a wide assortment of machine washable brushes available, specifically for these establishments where health is paramount- like medical facilities and food processing joints. From the colour coded and washable nail brushes; hand brushes which have an ergonomic grip and the curved front enabling you to easily work on the tight corners; 30 and 45cm brooms which are usually used for sweeping both indoors and outdoors; a deck scrub that you can use to aggressively scrub the non-slip floors; grout brush for the tiled surfaces and which has a nifty multi-swivel head for enhanced flexibility; to the general purpose washing up brush, which can be used in both residential and commercial establishments.
You don’t always need to bring out the whole range of janitorial cleaning supplies. Sometimes you’re just dealing with a spill that has accidentally formed, and you want to attend to it as fast as possible, without having to also work on the entire floor. For these spot cleaning operations, Robert Scott has got you covered with the bucket-free Velcro-mopping system. Here, Microtex Velcro mops are used for the cleaning, soaking up the spills with ease. There is a fastnet sponge and scrub mop available in case you want more abrasive action, and the angled holder comes in handy when accessing those hard-to-reach areas of the building. The complete kit includes a 600ml bottle & spray-head that you can use to mist out the cleaning solutions or water onto the affected area.
Stream - Double Sided Mopping System
This is a rapid response unit, and at its core is the award-winning Stream mop. It’s a double-sided mop, with the microfibre material optimising on the absorbency of the unit. There are two options available: a scrub and a dry mop. The magnetic attach-and-detach design allows you to switch the mops as needed without having to actually touch them. Start by filling the reservoir of the unit with the preferred cleaning solution. This can be quickly done, by unscrewing and removing the top cap, and pouring in the solution with a jug. When this is done proceed to push down the top cap, which will result in the jets getting activated. Speaking of which, there are 3 jets, which increase the size of the area being sprayed on.
Trolleys for Efficient Cleaning
These ensure that you have all you need on the go, as you work on the different rooms and floors of the establishment. Take the Rokleen Trolley Midi for instance. This one is designed to enable you to move around with the different microfibre units needed for the cleaning. it is constructed using heavy-duty plastic for a tough and shock-proof body, and comes with a 20L mop carrier complete with its hermetic sealed lid, 3 rubber handle holders whose antislip nature keeps the tools in place, and also 4L cloth containers. Its big brother, the Rokleen Trolley Maxi, has a stainless steel structure, which makes it durable but light. Here, there are 12L cloth containers, the mop carrier and also wash net carriers.
The Robert Scott Alpha Trolley takes things up a notch with its lockable storage cupboard, containing a tray and two shelves. Two 10L mop containers and two 12L cloth containers, washbags plus 4 and 6L buckets- you get to haul around lots of the supplies required for the cleaning process. This reduces the time lost dashing to and from the janitorial closet, speeding up your operations. When you’re through, fold it into its compact size, when safely store it away.
With the Socket Mop Quick Response Trolley, you get to carry out the entire cleaning, from the mopping to the wiping. Its design allows you to quickly carry out the task in busy environments, in order to reduce the disruption to activities. It comes complete with a mop handle holder, hanging hooks, and a rear sack holder. You can carry a 15L bucket and wringer on it. The 75mm swivel castors allow you to manoeuvre it around the floor easier, and make those sharp turns without much hustle.
The Damp Mopping- Quick Response Trolley is designed for use with the microfibre mopping system. This trolley can hold a 25L bucket, and comes with the standard hanging hooks and mop handle holders. It even has a flat mop wringer. Kentucky Mopping and T9 Disposable - Quick Response Trolleys are available too, developed to be used with the respective mopping systems.
Protecting Your Floor
Maintenance is not just about cleaning. Yes, the dirt and grime need to be got rid of as they accumulate on it. However, reducing how much gunk actually ends up on the floor in the first place is a positive step towards protecting your installation, and consequently reducing your workload when it comes to the cleaning.
In this range of Robert Scott products you have units like the Anti Fatigue Entrance Mat, which is constructed using hardwearing NBR rubber for enhanced durability. It’s specially designed for workplace settings, which have high levels of foot traffic. With all the people walking into your establishment on a daily basis, it comes in handy to prevent the entrance from getting worn down. What’s more, the people themselves are protected, as a result of the slip resistance provided by the unit as a result of its material, that meets Test EN 13552 Category R10 on slip resistance, and also the raised circular surface. You won’t have to worry about spill standing on the unit, since the mat comes with open holes to drain the liquids way. With its bevelled edges, trip hazards are minimised.
With the Frontbrush Heavy Traffic Entrance Mat, the main goal is to scrape the outdoor dirt from the bottom of people’s shoes. The mono-filament polypropylene fibres of the material, which are also intertwined with carpet fibres, trap the soiling, moisture, salts, snow and the debris that would have otherwise been tracked into the building. The slip resistance prevents accidents from occurring, and with its 100% vinyl backing, issues like cracking and curling of the mat won't crop up. The Robert Scott Frontline Entrance Mat comes in different colours, ranging from red/black to blue/black, and your choice here mainly depends on your aesthetic preferences. With regards to its functionality, its 100% polypropylene material has superb water retention properties, and the mat itself is hardwearing, plus it comes with a durable vinyl backing.
The Frontguard Entrance Mat is all about comfort and class, with its luxurious pile finish. It does both tasks- trapping dirt preventing it from being tracked indoors, and holding moisture. In fact, it can hold in 2.5L of water in every square meter of the synthetic 100% polyamide material. What's more, its backing is slip resistant, keeping it firm on the area it has been set up and preventing it from sending people sprawling out on all fours when they step onto it. Different colours are available- black, brown, grey and red, and you can go with the options that blend with your decor.