Tips to clean your jobsite faster and easier
Taking the time to clean your jobsite at the end of a busy day may seem an unnecessary burden, but it has definite benefits.
Starting work the next day will improve your efficiency. It’s just easier to work in a clean environment. Equally important, it will keep your clients happier and likely improve their opinion of the quality of the work you are doing. And it will make a good impression on potential clients who might happen to see your work in progress.
To clean your jobsite in as little time as possible you require professional-quality cleaning products.
To clean your jobsite, a heavy-duty push broom is a must, like the Quickie commercial-grade multi-surface push broom. Built for powerful cleaning, this push broom has soft outer fibers combined with stiff inner fibers to sweep a wide range of debris effectively.
The broom also features a built-in scraper for sticky debris and a steel brace system to help you power through the task. Designed to last, the broom has a 24-inch heavy-duty resin block that won’t warp, rot or crack under normal usage
To handle all that accumulated debris, sweep it into the high-capacity Quickie Gargantuan dust pan. The dust pan’s 25-inch width makes it easy to sweep debris directly into the pan. You won’t need an additional broom or an extra hand.
Designed with sturdy ribbed construction to handle tough jobsite cleaning, the Gargantuan easily accepts 18- and 24-inch push brooms and will hold up to 40 pounds of debris. Non-skid feet on the underside help keep it in place while you sweep the debris into the pan. Use the lateral grips for lifting heavier loads with two hands or use the center grip for lighter loads.
Put all that debris in a professional-quality Brute 44-gallon trash can, with a reinforced base engineered to survive being dragged around a jobsite. Venting channels make lifting out liners easier and integrated cinches secure the liners in place. Rounded handles make lifting and moving the cans easier, and are reinforced to resist tearing or damage from even the heaviest loads.
Contoured base handles make it easier to grip the trash can, reducing strain when emptying heavy containers. Even the rim has been designed for the jobsite with an integrated rib structure that increases strength and resists crushing.
Constructed with the highest quality material and a UV inhibitor, the Brute 44-gallon trash can will provide long life in even the toughest environments, and it’s guaranteed to never fade, warp, crack or crush.
Roll, don’t carry, that Brute trash can. The Rubbermaid Brute Trash Can Dolly is the perfect way to move heavy filled Brute trash containers. The easy twist-on-twist-off locking action secures the dolly to 20-, 32-, 44- and 55-gallon containers. The dolly’s five heavy-duty 3-inch swivel casters handle loads to 350 pounds.
To get it cleaner
If the jobsite you’re working on or the materials you’re working with require a deeper clean, use a mop designed for jobsite cleanup.
The professional-grade Quickie Jobsite wet mop is designed with a lacquered hardwood handle and galvanized steel clamp for heavy-duty cleanup.
The mop head is 100 percent four-ply cotton with cut-end style yarn to minimize snagging and improved absorbency. When needed, replacement mop heads are available.
Pair the mop with Rubbermaid’s 35-quart WaveBrake mop bucket and wringer with 3-inch wheels that won’t mark the surface or rust. The smooth, easy-to-clean bucket has contoured graduation markings for quarts and liters for quick, accurate measurement of cleaning solutions.
The heavy-duty wringer lasts 58 times longer than other wringers and has been proven to exceed 50,000 wringing cycles.
Fabuloso Lavender All-Purpose Cleaner removes tough dirt and leaves a long-lasting fresh scent.
Effective for a wide variety of cleaning tasks, it cuts thru grease, leaves no residue and requires no rinsing. The neutral pH product is safe for people and surfaces.
Another handy jobsite cleaner, Pinalen Multi-Purpose Cleaner safely cleans almost everything.
It cleans and degreases floors, glazed ceramic tile, garbage cans, cabinets, toilets and sinks, and more. It deodorizes. Pinalen will clean gummy grime, ink and food stains from carpets and walls without damaging, discoloring or bleaching fabrics or textures.
Professional-strength cleaners to clean your jobsite
For tougher cleaning tasks, Zep’s powerful Heavy-Duty Citrus Degreaser uses a natural citrus solvent to power through grease, dirt and oil, and quickly dissolves stubborn stains on most surfaces.
The degreaser can be used on appliances, grills, stove tops, concrete, tools, engines, fiberglass, aluminum, stainless steel and kitchen surfaces. The citrus solvent deodorizes as it cleans.
When disinfecting is needed, use Zep Anti-Bacterial Disinfectant Cleaner to neutralize odors and cut through grease and tough soil. It controls mold and mildew, and will effectively kill 99.9 percent of germs, including MRSA and HIV.
Formulated especially for spaces that are difficult to disinfect and deodorize, the lemon-scented Zep disinfectant cleaner is ideal for homes, restrooms, office buildings and to clean your jobsite.
Where mold is a problem, get a mold cleaner that’s up to the task. Mold Armor Professional Mold Remover and Disinfectant kills, inhibits and prevents mold and its odors in one step.
Mold Armor kills 99.9 percent of household bacteria and viruses. Its laboratory-tested formula starts killing mold within 10 minutes.
EPA-registered and approved for use in households, hospitals, restaurants and schools, Mold Armor contains no abrasives, bleach or harsh acids. For added convenience, Mold Armor is available in a ready-to-trigger spray, gallon container or aerosol spray.
–By Pam Sturgess, Chief Editor