Meet BECOSAN at Logistik & Transport fair

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Meet BECOSAN at Logistik & Transport fair

Are you ready for the frictionless future?

High-quality transport and logistics are vitally important contributors to the prosperity of modern economies. But every day the challenges seem to get bigger. The world is changing rapidly so the solutions that work today won’t necessarily work tomorrow.

Join us at Logistik & Transport, the Nordic region’s leading exhibition and conference for the entire transport & logistics community and discover the technology and infrastructure that will eliminate friction from the global supply chains of the future.

In 2018 we are enlarging the exhibition with additional focus on internal logistics. Welcome to Logistik & Transport 5-7 November 2018.

We are pleased to announce that the BECOSAN® team will be present at this important event and if you are attending do not hesitate and call by our booth for more information regarding the treatment.

BECOSAN’s unique treatment for polished concrete floors is a benchmark in Europe, where large logistic retailers are already opting for our solution. Now we are entering other markets to bring them the quality and benefits they need.

You can get free tickets to came and visit the fair here.

Attendees to the event.

Kenneth Olsen,  BECOSAN®  CEO and Founder will be attending the event personally and will be on hand to answer all question you may have.

Mikael Juul, BECOSAN Scandinavian Manager, will be joining us in this event and will be responsible for all our work and contracts in this area.

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When is the event?

Date: 5-7 November 2018.

When: Monday-Tuesday 9:00-17:00, Wednesday 9:00-16:00

Where?

BECOSAN STAND: B09:48

Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre, Gothenburg, Sweden

If you are interested in seeing our dust proof treatment first hand do not hesitate to contact us or stop by our stand.

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How does concrete become waterproof?

How does concrete become waterproof? How can you make waterproof concrete, cement and mortar yourself? How can existing concrete elements be sealed so that they become water-repellent? Which procedure is best?

We will answer these and some other questions in the following guide. In it, we discuss the composite material concrete in a waterproofed mixture and also as a building material that has already been processed and is to be made water-repellent retrospectively.

Making concrete waterproof or making a waterproof concrete mix – how do you make the building material resistant to water? Here are all the answers to your questions!

Is concrete waterproof?

Concrete is not 100 percent waterproof in the classic mix. The most popular concrete strength classes C 16/20 as well as C 20/25, however, retain some amounts of water in addition to the corresponding pressure. However, they can also absorb moisture to a certain depth if they are exposed to it permanently or under high pressure. The water resistance of the concrete also depends on how well it has already dried and hardened. Fresh, wet concrete is more susceptible to repeated irrigation than completely “finished” concrete, which can be worked on house, garden, bridge, office building and factory hall.

Here are two more guides for your understanding:

Waterproof cement – an alternative?

Cement is a binder used in the mixing and tempering of concrete. Sand, gravel, crushed stone or chippings are used as aggregates. Additional admixtures and additives are added to this basic mixture depending on the construction or DIY project. If you want to make the concrete waterproof, you can buy various admixtures and types of cement on the market to keep the moisture away from the finished building material as much as possible.

These additional ingredients for the composite material have one advantage: they ensure water resistance at every point of the component. This means that the concrete is still waterproofed even if the upper layers have flaked off.

However, the products sold under names such as Zementmix, Cement Mix, Water-free Concrete and the like have one disadvantage: they do not harden or seal the concrete. This means that the surface of the concrete component remains porous. It may not allow moisture or moisture to penetrate.

However, water and dirt can continue to accumulate in the superficial pores and microorganisms can multiply. Thus bacteria have the possibility to attack the component and moss, lichen, algae and other harmful growths are formed. This occurs all the more the more the unsealed and hardened surface is damaged.

Ergo: Using waterproof cement to mix concrete is one solution, but by no means the optimal one.

Concrete sealing for smooth, water-resistant surfaces

If you decide to use conventional concrete for your new building or if you have a concrete surface that already exists and needs to be made water-resistant, then silicification and sealing are the best means of choice. New and existing concrete floors as well as walls and roofs made of the composite building material have a microscopic roughness on the surface. In addition, mineral salts leave the core of the concrete.

Every day the concrete therefore wears off, causes dust and the pores of the surface provide space for dirt, moisture, microorganisms and other harmful influences.

Concrete sealing with BECOSAN ensures that the concrete surface becomes smooth and free of dust formation. In addition, silicification and sealing with microFORMULA technology results in a deep-acting finish of the building material. The agents used penetrate centimetre deep and harden the structure to such an extent that the concrete is made waterproof and resistant to oils and other liquids. In addition, wear and tear and spalling are less likely, mosses, lichens and algae cannot settle down and, last but not least, cleaning is considerably simplified. The BECOSAN systems are ideal for concrete floors in these places and facilities:

  • Industrial hall
  • Garage
  • Workshop
  • Parking space
  • Exhibition hall
  • Car dealership
  • Storeroom
  • Underground car park
  • Hobby room
  • And many more

Waterproofing concrete – How does is work?

Making concrete waterproof is therefore possible through various measures and techniques. So-called waterproof cement should not be used.

Although the additives used have a harder structure and a certain resistance to wetness and moisture, the surface of the concrete remains porous and susceptible to erosion, pests and green vegetation even when these substances are used.

It is therefore better to make the concrete waterproof with a professional sealant.

This applies not only to floors, but also to concrete walls, concrete roof tiles and other construction elements. In addition to water resistance, our product brand shown above also offers breathability and dirt repellency. Concrete should also be particularly dry when used in residential buildings, offices and other enclosed spaces.

We have prepared the following breakdown and overview for you.

Concrete tightness classes

The density of the concrete, as well as the compressive strength of the concrete, can be divided into classes. In general, a distinction is made between these four concrete density classes for the construction and use of buildings:

  • Class 1: Completely dry (living and working rooms, archives, server rooms, etc.)
  • Class 2: Dry or slightly moist (storage for moisture-sensitive goods, cellars, boiler rooms)
  • Class 3: Humid (buildings and rooms with less important or short-term use, e.g. underground car parks)
  • Class 4: Damp or wet (halls or structures used for simple shelter)

Weak points for waterproofness

The waterproofness of concrete can and should be achieved by sealing the surface. However, before and especially after construction measures, weak points may develop. For example, the boreholes used to attach shelves, machines or other wall elements, as well as the holes in the floor caused by the fixation of machines and components, serve as inlets for moisture and wetness.

Therefore, these holes, but also joints between concrete components and similar openings or gaps, must always be sealed watertight. Depending on the type of weak point and location (inside or outside), simple silicone can be used as a closure.

What does a horizontal barrier do?

A horizontal barrier is a seal applied to the wall, usually in the form of a liquid that hardens in the component. This internal water brake ensures that moisture cannot penetrate from a lower floor (cellar, underground car park) or from the floor into the wall and wet it through.

In addition to concrete, porous masonry, sandstone and fieldstone walls are particularly affected by rising damp. In addition to products for surface treatment, we at BECO TREAT also have means for a horizontal barrier as a water-repellent measure ready for you.

Please feel free to contact us if you are interested.

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How to make Moulds for Concrete

If you want to cast concrete figures, concrete furniture or decorations from concrete, then you need appropriate casting moulds. These can be made from different materials, with sometimes more, sometimes less effort.

In addition, you can also use everyday objects and perhaps not at first glance intended objects to make casting moulds for concrete. In this guide we have summarised a few possibilities, tips and tricks that will help you to make your own concrete casting mould.

How can moulds for concrete be made? Here you will get answers and learn how to make or improvise a mould for pouring concrete yourself. Have fun doing handicrafts!

MOLD: CONCRETE IN MOLD CASTING

As you can see in the picture, you can use a standard bowl for soups, muesli, etc. to pour concrete into a mould. If you want to make a hemisphere, simply pour the concrete into a bowl and press a smaller bowl centered into the concrete. This gives you a solid, hollow hemisphere after the concrete has hardened. With other shapes and objects you can be similarly creative. So you have the possibility to produce a “concrete bottle” by pouring the building material into a glass bottle and carefully knocking it off after hardening. Surely you will find more hollow bodies for such a procedure.

Advisor:What is the difference between concrete and screed?

SILICONEMOULD FOR CONCRETE DECO

Silicone moulds have also become indispensable in the household and for the production of concrete decorations. For example, ice cube or praline moulds as well as cupcake and other silicone baking moulds are ideal for pouring concrete. The advantage of silicone casting moulds for concrete is that the building material can be flexibly removed from the moulds without these possibly breaking. There are many different silicone moulds for pouring dough, water, chocolate and other great kitchen utensils – just use them to make concrete figures, concrete moulds, paperweights, etc.

Worth knowing: What is the difference: Reinforced concrete and armoured concrete (GERMAN)

DIY 1: MOULDS FOR CONCRETE MADE OF CARDBOARD / KARTO

Of course, you can also make it easier and more individual by pouring the building material of cement, sand and water into cardboard moulds. Here, however, it is important to ensure that the cardboard is given a protective layer by means of foil, adhesive tape or other sealing materials. Depending on the size of the object to be cast and the amount of concrete required, you should also support the walls of the cardboard mould from the outside. The protection from the inside ensures that the cardboard form does not soak. The support from the outside ensures that the cardboard walls withstand the pressure of the concrete mass.

Important to know: How many kg of ready-mixed concrete do I need for 1 m³?

DIY 2: CONCRETE CASTING MOULD MADE OF STYROFOAM / STYRODU

Some shapes may be too complex, too round or wavy, with too many angles or too simple for the use of cardboard. To produce filigree casting moulds for concrete and perhaps also to be able to add one or two 3D details, simply use Styrofoam or the finer-pored Styrodur. With a knife or hot wire (for smoother edges) cut out the desired cavity and fill it with concrete. If you only want to make the walls of the concrete mould from Styrofoam, Styrodur or the like, you can glue them to a wooden, cardboard or plastic base plate. Also note that the base plate should not soak.

DIY 3: PLASTER MOULD FOR CONCRETE CASTING

In the third DIY tip (“Do It Yourself“) we suggest using gypsum to make a mould for concrete. Of course the effort is a bit higher, especially as you first have to form and harden the plaster, then fill in the concrete and let it harden. You can make various shapes out of plaster. If you have made a plaster mould of this or that object, of a body part or something else, use it for the building material made of sand, cement and water.

INSTRUCTIONS AS VIDEO ON YOUTUBE

Silicone moulds are of course the best, also because they can be used again and again. A silicone mould can be used multiple times for casting concrete or plaster. It is therefore worth the effort to produce a silicone mould yourself. A few video instructions on YouTube reveal how to make a silicone mould yourself. You can find the corresponding search results with this link. If you are looking for a guide to building concrete furniture, we have a special guide on our site. For this just click here.

BE CREATIVE WITH CONCRETE

Pouring concrete into form to creatively create decoration is not only a welcome change from commercial decoration for home, office and garden, but also ideal to create a hobby. If you process something with your own hands, you can live out your creativity and give your head something to do. And in addition, gifts are created for the family and their house, office or garden. Whether with or without video guidance from YouTube – try it out and work in popular DIY fashion to make concrete figures, concrete furniture and more. The trend towards grey design units is not only en vogue in 2017. It has been around since 2016 and beyond 2017, 2018 and the next decade.

CONCRETE SEALING: MAKE CONCRETE SURFACES DURABLE

We hope you can implement great and creative concrete ideas thanks to our tips, tricks and suggestions. We have many more guides, instructions and knowledge articles in our collection! We also offer you a selection of products for the treatment of concrete surfaces. We have our DUALTREAT products in stock for professional users and service providers who offer maintenance, renovation, servicing and other measures for concrete surfaces, facades, walls and roofs.

If you are looking for profesional surface treatment, the best option is to hire a profesional concrete contractor in the sector. Contact us and we will help you in everything you need.

 

HAVE FUN DOING HANDICRAFTS

A star made of concrete or furniture, decoration and door stoppers – much is possible with a little creativity and concrete from the DIY store. If you want to mix concrete yourself, you’ll find the right guide here: How long does concrete have to harden? – in this article not only the title question is answered, but also further information, data and values are given. You are also welcome to browse through our other pages and view various articles, guides and instructions. Discover what you can do with concrete. Soon you will be a professional in concrete, sealing concrete surfaces, painting and wallpapering concrete walls and much more! Have fun!

 

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PU Concrete – What is polyurethane concrete?

PU concrete is mostly used for floors and surfaces that are subject to particularly high stress and therefore have to withstand a lot. The floor covering, also known as polyurethane concrete or polyurethane eton, is not only particularly resistant to physical and mechanical influences and abrasion, but also to chemicals and high temperature fluctuations. The special hardness and resistance to shocks, friction, dirt, chemicals and temperature fluctuations results from the combination of mineral components (concrete) and synthetic elements (polyurethane). We have summarized further information on this topic in this guide.

PU concrete, or polyurethane concrete / polyurethane concrete, is resistant to mechanical, chemical and thermal influences. Ideal for use in manufacturing, food and pharmaceutical industries. Details about the building material made of mineral and plastic or synthetic resin are available here!

What is PU concrete?

In PU concrete, the above-mentioned properties, which are very advantageous for many floors and other surfaces, come to bear, which make it so popular in industry, business and also in the private or semi-professional sector. Polyurethane concrete is so hard and resistant because the properties of the plastic or synthetic resin occur in conjunction with those of the concrete. Concrete draws its strength and resistance (especially in the treated, smoothed and sealed state) from the mineral structure resulting from the hardening of the chemical compounds of cement, stone (sand or gravel) and water. Pressure, fluctuating temperatures, impacts, liquids and dirt hardly matter to the building material. Treated accordingly, it is easy to clean.

What is polyurethane?

Polyurethanes are a group of synthetic materials that were first produced in Leverkusen in 1937 by a group of researchers around chemist Otto Bayer (*1902, †) – in the former premises of the I.G. Farben plant. The colloquially abbreviated PU has the letter combination PUR as official abbreviation and combines plastics and synthetic resins. These are prepared from dialcohols (also diols) or polyols with polyisocyanates by polyaddition reaction. The group of substances, some of which together with concrete form the PU concrete, owes its name to the urethane group in its molecular structure, which consists of a nitrogen-hydrogen compound, carbon monoxide and oxygen (-NH-CO-O-).

Advantages of polyurethane concrete

From laying the PU concrete to daily use, regular cleaning and maintenance, there are many advantages for processors and ultimately users of this building material. Here are some advantages of polyurethane concrete in an overview:

  • The short curing time makes it ideal for quick conversions and extensions
  • Chemical-resistant makes it suitable for use in laboratories, practices and workshops
  • PUR concrete is impact-resistant, shockproof and resistant to scratches, abrasion and holes.
  • Can be used in many facilities due to temperature resistance from -40°C to 130°C
  • Easy to clean and disinfect
  • Non-slip and can be used according to standards such as DIN 51130 or BGR 181

Economic importance

PU concrete is used in many branches of industry, not only in industry, but also in many smaller-scale trades. The positive characteristics, the easy cleaning with achievement of important standards and the longevity are important factors. Here are some examples of the use of PU concrete / polyurethane concrete:

  • Chemical industrial equipment
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Research, practices and laboratories
  • foodstuffs industry
  • e.g. butchery and bakery
  • also wine press and brewery
  • and Cheese and Dairy

Variations in PU concrete

The exact and specifiable properties of the PU concrete can vary, but are not very flexible due to the mortar content. For example, the color tone can only be adjusted in a few different nuances. Also the mixing ratio of concrete with mortar and polyurethanes does not vary too much. For this reason, there are no further subdivisions or gradations in the naming of the building material outside the processing, specialist building trades. Therefore, the building material is commonly referred to as PU concrete or polyurethane concrete, even if the proportions of the materials to be added can be easily changed and thus the properties can be adapted. If you want to have a PU concrete floor laid, it is best to discuss the details directly with the specialist company.

Maintenance and sealing of concrete

Highly stressed concrete floors and above all industrially used floors do not only require regular and thorough cleaning and special maintenance. After curing, the concrete poured to the floor should already be sealed, which makes it even tougher and more robust against wear. This effectively and lastingly prevents scratches, grooves, stains and holes. Not only does this reduce cleaning and maintenance costs, but the absence of damage, chipping and holes in the concrete floor also means that it is not a safety risk. With the right care and sealing of concrete, the concrete floor becomes more durable, easier to care for and safer.

The right products: BECOSAN®.

With BECOSAN® products for grinding and polishing concrete, you ensure that your concrete floor is not only non-slip according to DIN 51131, but also receives the advantages described in the last paragraph. In the case of PU concrete, which is already very durable on its own, create a very durable and strong concrete floor with an industrially usable surface. Not only does it look new for a long time, it also meets the standards and guidelines that apply to your company in the long term, so that occupational health and safety, operating permits and other important requirements for daily operations can be easily maintained.

Do not rely on any materials and processes, but use BECOSAN® concrete hardener, concrete sealant and polishing aids. All important information, the advantages of the individual products and all associated offers can be found on our BECOSAN.com homepage. There you will also learn everything about the two powerful components that penetrate the concrete surface and, thanks to their special chemical structure, penetrate the first few centimetres of the concrete floor, making it resistant to dirt, liquids, impacts, scratches and other influences. In this way you can also achieve PU concrete quality if you subsequently treat a simple concrete floor (without plastic or synthetic resin).

Conclusion on polyurethane concrete

Are you looking for a consistent and multi-regulatory floor for your business, industry or brewery? Then PU concrete is certainly the best choice. If you already have a PU concrete floor or want to add the properties of polyurethane to the existing concrete floor, then you are on the right track with our products. Non-slip, resistant to water, oil and many chemicals as well as to abrasion and other mechanical influences, our sealing and floor coating are easy and quick to use. Numerous professional specialist companies for concrete treatment and maintenance are already using BECOSAN®!

 

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Industrial Concrete Floors, Warehouse Cleaning And Industrial Cleaning Equipment

Industrial Concrete Floor

Industrial floor coverings are used from all sides: heavy or light traffic of rolling stock, physical shocks, repeated movements of forklifts, the use of aggressive chemicals or high-pressure washes. Some environments, such as food production plants, pharmaceutical companies, or wastewater treatment plants, require floor surfaces that can also accommodate large temperature variations.

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Industrial Warehouse treated with BECOSAN

Industrial concrete flooring must be impervious and slip-resistant to ensure the safety of workers while meeting the high standards of hygiene and cleanliness of different sectors of business activities.

Industrial concrete floor coatings

Industrial flooring is one of the most demanding applications for a high-performance floor. They are an economical and safe alternative to other types of commercial concrete floor systems, such as vinyl, or polished or dense concrete. Industrial coatings provide an even, elastic finish that provides superior resistance to chemicals and stains.

Historically, industrial coatings have incorporated several types of epoxy or urethane coatings that were available in a variety of colors and finishes. Over the last decade, polyaspartic concrete coatings have emerged as an alternative to standard urethane or epoxy type systems.

If you own a business or are a Facilities Manager, it is likely that you have encountered a self-laying epoxy floor in one of the big box stores. Although these options are certainly less expensive than performing the professional installation of concrete flooring, they will generally not last or provide as long an adequate protection surface. The polyaspartic concrete cladding is chosen every day by budget-conscious homeowners looking for floor solutions, a check mark over standard epoxy coatings, and typically installed in a day.

Advantages of Industrial concrete floor coatings

  • Installation in one day and normal use of the premises the next day
  • Customizable colours and textures
  • Superior adhesion to the substrate
  • Excellent durability
  • High resistance to chemicals and stains
  • High adhesion floor solution

 

Process of installing Industrial concrete floor coatings

Understanding the components of a good floor covering adhesion is critical to ensure a high integrity polyaspartic concrete liner installation.

Following the preparation of the surface, the installer follows a disciplined installation process that is customized according to the layout of the floor and the general requirements of the project. For indoor applications, where VOC and solvent odors must be kept to a minimum, homeowners can choose pure coating systems, which are low in VOCs and have a weak odor. These systems offer durability comparable to standard floor covering applications, but they emit no strong odors or VOCs.

In general, the premises may return to normal use of the facilities within 24 hours after the final screed is applied.

Polished concrete: a surface that attracts attention

In addition to being aesthetically brilliant, Polished concrete is wear-resistant and easy to clean. The trolleys leave no trace on this surface. You will be pleased with its anti-dust and anti-slip properties, even when the floor is wet. This environmentally friendly and economical material stands out from other types of coatings by its superior durability.

Advantages of polished concrete floors for industrial use

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Shinny Polished Concrete Floor

Polished concrete can be installed in a home, office, store or factory. Thanks to the polishing of the concrete, the ground becomes more resistant to the shock, it guarantees the longevity of a building and is also appreciated by its facility of cleaning. Indeed, because of its polished material, concrete is easy to maintain. Once polished, concrete is a real anti slip and guarantees a safe ground.

In factories and warehouses, waxed concrete is ideal for the passage of forklift trucks or other industrial machines because the contact of the tire does not catch, so there are no traces of wheels that can be found on other types of coatings. Concerning the polishing of concrete in the house, it is necessary to know that the polished concrete is compatible with a system of heating on the soil.

The Treatment

Diamond sanding

This method makes it possible to sand all the irregularities of the ground, in particular by removing the coatings affixed previously. This technique removes the friable parts of the concrete surface, the milt from the concrete, to expose the underlying layer which is stronger and more resistant.

The application of a hardener densifier

A densifier will then be applied over the entire surface to reinforce the concrete. This lithium-based product allows the soil to withstand heavy traffic and calcium residues.

Polishing

To erase the sanding marks and achieve the desired gloss level (satin, semi-gloss, lustrous and high gloss), the floor will be polished several times. (Grinding with 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1500 grain resin diamonds). The higher the number of polishes, the more the surface will become shiny, reflect the light and the more impurities and traces will be prevented from adhering to it.

A colorful floor

The polished concrete can be declined in a multitude of colors or reasons to adapt to all the decorations. From bright colors to more classic shades, the customer is spoiled for choice.

At the application stage of the densifier, a semi-transparent coloration will be added to the product. The result is amazing. The floor is slightly tinted, while enjoying the raw beauty of concrete subjacent.

In addition to color, the depth of sanding plays an aesthetic role. By revealing more or less the amount of stone exposed in concrete, you can create all kinds of effects and transform an environment.

concrete floor colour red

Cleaning of concrete floor

Resistant, seamless and non-porous, the concrete floor offers an excellent seal that facilitates its maintenance. Smooth, the coating is easy to maintain, but it is advisable to use products adapted not to damage the coating and ensure its life. For the maintenance of a polished concrete floor, it is possible to pass a first broom, vacuum cleaner wipes attached to a broom for the most equipped. This first step should remove most of the dust and visible dirt. Then comes the stage of true washing and attention, there are many risks:

Any use of wire brush or abrasive is banned to avoid damaging the coating by scratching or scratching.

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Many maintenance products must never be used: ammonia, bleach, soda crystals, black soap, aggressive household products. In fact, these products can damage the concrete floor or the finishing resin used to protect the coating.

To summarize, a simple mop or mop is sufficient to avoid applying too much water. Regarding the cleaning products for your concrete floor, there are maintenance products dedicated to stone/marble surfaces, if the polished concrete floor does not have additional wax protection. If a layer of protective wax is present on the concrete floor, maintenance products with neutral pH or soap water are sufficient to restore the coating to its satin and smooth appearance.

In a bathroom, garage or kitchen, the concrete floor is subject to wet conditions and requires perfect sealing. Between the grease stains of a garage or sauces on a worktop, the risks of tasks are numerous for a polished concrete floor. Many protection solutions exist like waxes to protect your soil and avoid stains, soiling and mold formation. In the context of a waxed concrete floor outside, there are waxes dedicated to outdoor use.

Protection against scratches

Like any floor covering, waxed concrete is subject to rubbing loose furniture, risks of punching, falling heavy objects or attacks of heels. If you cannot do anything against falling objects, heel strokes, there is a very simple way to prevent the deterioration of your waxed concrete floor by placing good quality pads with a strong adhesive under the set of feet of your furniture, tables, and chairs.

About once a year, if the protective coating shows signs of weakness, it can be stripped with a suitable product to remove the coating and apply a new one. Next, apply a new coating protection wax. This renovation of the waxed concrete floor is a delicate step that should be entrusted to a professional.

Learn how you can make your concrete floor easy to clean with a BECOSAN treatment

Industrial Cleaning Equipment

The industrial cleaning is not just an activity performed to leave the more presentable environment, or to show customers that the company cares about that, but also a safety issue, offering employees a better working environment, within hygiene standards that allow the performance of any activity without risks to the health and physical integrity of those who are working.

industrial cleaning equipment

Performing industrial cleaning is to do the sanitation and disinfection of all equipment used, eliminating not only metal residues and accumulation of any kind of dirt, cleaning both visible and unseen dirt, but that can harm the health of employees.

The cleaning equipment, perform a mechanical action, which was previously performed by human effort, which resulted in low productivity and could not achieve a uniform standard of quality.

Floor cleaning equipment: Depending on the environment, the size of the area to be cleaned, the type and volume of the dirt, you choose the type of cleaning equipment, whether vacuum cleaners, electric sweepers, mechanical sweepers, or cleaning.

Floor washing equipment: For cleaning the internal or external floors, mechanization options are industrial vacuum cleaners, high-pressure washers, and floor washer dryers, as well as manual cleaning equipment such as buckets with squeegees, water mop, the flat water mop with attached dispensers, etc.

We always recommend Kaercher or Tennant.

The washers wipe the floor with a brush or scott-brite disc with the aid of the detergent suitable for each type of floor and dirt, the washer dryers also with the advantage of washing and already suck the water with the dirt. The high-pressure washer washes by the impact of water on the surface. All are cleaning equipment that mechanizes activities, reducing the consumption of water, chemicals, and workforce.

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Types of industrial cleaning equipment

Industrial vacuum cleaner

Industrial vacuum cleaner is suitable for factory, shop, warehouse cleaning, etc. Offers on this type of cleaning equipment are varied regarding power, sizes, etc. What are the elements that come into play when comparing offers? First, you will need to identify the category of industrial vacuum cleaner you need:

  • The industrial vacuum cleaner for water and dust: to suck both liquid and solid particles.
  • The industrial injector-extractor vacuum cleaner: used for cleaning carpets and rugs.
  • Industrial vacuum cleaner for sweeping
  • The industrial vacuum cleaner for chips: often recommended in the field of carpentry.

The monobrush

The machine is equipped with a circular brush capable of turning at a brisk pace. Between 200 and 400 revolutions per minute. One of the major advantages of such equipment is that the different brushes that can be used to allow different cleaning operations: sweeping and washing or even scrubbing. Because, in fact, the rotational power of the brushes makes it possible to eliminate the most important tasks. There is a range of accessories that can adapt your machine to the different types of floors that you have to treat: hard floors, concrete, carpets, etc.

The sweeper

The Sweeper is an automatic broom. As with conventional brooms, it’s about collecting waste and dust. Depending on the kind of waste you have to assemble, the bristles or brushes of the sweeper should be different. More or less flexible, more or less dense.

There are different modes of propulsion on this type of cleaning machines: towed so positioned behind a machine, freestanding or manual. For example, for areas less than 200 square meters, opt for a manual industrial sweeper. For areas over 1000 square meters and more, prefer an industrial sweeper at least motorized. The sweeper auto reach will be useful only for really important of more than 2000 square meters.

Allowing the cleaning, maintenance, and addition of small and large indoor or outdoor surfaces, sweepers are hygiene and cleanliness equipment that ensure a fast and reliable sweep while respecting the surface of the ground: self-propelled, self-propelled or manual.

The industrial auto washer

Industrial scrubbers are useful for quickly and efficiently cleaning large stores, factories, communities, businesses and parking lots. This machine consists of two bins, one filled with detergent and water; the other intended to recover the waste. The floors are cleaned with brushes. The industrial washing machine allows cleaning, polishing and drying floors in one and the same passage which makes this industrial cleaning equipment a favorite, especially with supermarkets that are brought to receive public streaming.

professional cleaning machine

The major benefits of using industrial cleaning equipment are efficiency. The instrumentation of the cleaning equipment with steam, high pressure, high temperature, force, and abrasion raises the quality of the service because nobody can be as efficient as the machines.

Unlike cleaning professionals, the equipment can work for uninterrupted hours without reaching exhaustion. For a extensive and time-consuming cleaning, it is possible to change the operator and continue the service with the same equipment. Also, the machines do the work in very reduced time compared to the manual result. Better, faster and no need for breaks!

 

Warehouse Cleaning

Warehouses are usually places of work or storage where, in general, care should be taken to ensure that everything works well, that there is safety for the workers and that it leads to an increase in worker productivity. Well, the reality, with few exceptions, is not this and often the most basic safety conditions are called into question because the accumulation of waste increases the risk of fire and facilitates its propagation.

cleaning concrete floors

The cleaning and maintenance routines created by the team or people who use the warehouse have long been regarded as important quality measures in warehouse management, and cleaning can improve this level of quality.

If there is no quality in cleaning and maintenance people outside the warehouse will have the idea of the sloppiness of the people who manage and work in the warehouse. So good maintenance and cleanliness will make a great impression on visitors, create an organized and clean workplace (where workers feel good), decompress security, improve control of breakdowns and hygiene.

Cleaning a warehouse is not a task like cleaning a dwelling. There is a lot more room to clean, lots of heavy equipment to handle and move from the site and this complicates everything. Not to mention the specific industrial degreasing and washing equipment.

Cleaning of interior and exterior warehouse

This is a specialized task and implies, not only the interior cleaning of the warehouse but also the exterior. These are processes that must be done correctly and therefore; professional cleaning services are often chosen because they guarantee knowledge, experience and possess the necessary equipment for the task. More importantly, before you clean the warehouse, you have already defined policies to protect workers and warehouse contents.

Professional cleaning equipment

Some of the equipment that may be used by cleaning professionals:

  • Purifiers of energy;
  • Energy scavengers;
  • Feeding Purifiers (which will be used in the toughest stains in concrete)
  • Pressure washers;
  • Energy washers;
  • Power sweepers;

However, for their cost, these equipment are very expensive to be acquired by someone other than a company. If you do not want to hire a company when cleaning a warehouse, make sure that:

  • Ensure minimum quality in the cleaning of each warehouse area;
  • Check the safety, quality, and validity of the cleaning products used;
  • Chemical liquids are cleaned with the correct detergents;
  • Maximize products and processes that could damage structures or coatings, weaken or cause erosion in the structure of the warehouse;

When you have the warehouse clean, do not forget that maintaining this is critical for your business partners and vision they have of you.

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As warehouses are usually tricky to clean, hiring a professional will free you from headaches. Safety, hygiene, knowledge, etc. All aspects will be ensured, with the guarantee that they will have the right equipment and will be able to assist you in the best way possible.

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