General Information on Cleaning Agents for Industrial Applications
Certain dirt and dust that accumulate in schools, hospitals, restaurants, office
complexes and similar commercial establishments over time cannot be eliminated
with the use of the usual cleaning tools like brooms and vacuums. The use of an
industrial cleaning chemical is always helpful to achieve that extra cleanliness
and shine. The most widely used products for industrial cleaning are acid and
caustic cleaners, safety solvents, aqueous industrial degreasers, drain cleaners
Cleaning chemicals offers various
industrial chemical cleanings agents
for use in restaurants and other food-preparation areas; toilets and bathrooms;
floors and vehicle detailing. For cleaning the most hardworking equipment in a
restaurant kitchen, the ovens and grills, a heavy-duty liquid cleaner is
formulated to remove baked on fats, grease and carbon deposits. The heavy
greases, dirt and grime from floors, walls, stove tops and other
food-preparation areas can be removed with a multi-purpose hard surface cleaner
and sanitizer that are free of solvent and alkaline salts.
Toilet and bathroom cleaning products for industrial use contain more powerful
chemicals than those used in household cleaning agents. Acid-based cleaners/
disinfectants are intended to eliminate unwanted iron and calcium build-up in
toilets and urinals, floors, taps, showers and all related hard surfaces. A
thickened, bleach-based biodegradable cleaner and sanitizer can be used to
eliminate mould, soap scum and body fat deposits in showers, bathrooms, tiles
and other hard surfaces.
Cleaning products for floor surfaces are used to loosen and get rid of soil from
a surface to lessen the presence of germs. Floor cleaners function as a
cleanser, disinfectant and insect repellent. Products specially formulated for
floor care include cleaners for woollen and synthetic carpets; ammoniated
cleaner and detergents for floors and walls; and the more powerful solvent-based
floor cleaner with ammonia. The market also offers products for professional
floor cleaning applications, such as neutral floor cleaners for scrubbing
polished surfaces using floor scrubbing machines as well as for manual floor
washing. Another product is a heavy-duty degreaser in powder form that removes
grease and oil on concrete floors, driveways or unpainted surfaces.
Dust and grimes on glass windows are removed using commercial-strength,
ammoniated or non-ammoniated cleaners that leave the glass surfaces clean and
streak free. There are also silicone-based sprays formulated to clean, dust and
polish surfaces like laminates, glass, wood, chrome, timber, tiles and vinyl.
These spray products penetrates, revitalizes and conditions surfaces. Those
unsightly blemishes on walls, sometimes even floors, called graffiti, can be
removed using a graffiti remover, which is effective on paint, texture paints
and other products used for writing graffiti.
The difficulty of undertaking industrial cleaning jobs is made easier with the
use of the right cleaning product. Though a lot of products today are
multi-purpose, all industrial cleaning needs cannot be met by just one product.
The key is to familiarise yourself with the various industrial cleaning agents
available in the market. When dealing with chemicals, safety is important. Don
the appropriate protective gear and use the chemical according to the
instructions accompanying the product.