Spring is a time for deep cleaning, and that means stocking up on the right janitorial supplies. From mops to vacuums, dusters to microfiber cloths, check out our guide to make sure you have the essential items needed to make your building or facility sparkle this season.
Cleaners, detergents, and disinfectants are essential janitorial supplies that should always have a place in any facility’s cleaning arsenal. While the type of cleaner you need depends on the surfaces you’re targeting, it’s wise to keep a variety of cleaners for different purposes around – for instance glass cleaner for windows, all-purpose cleaners for light dirt and stains, or heavy-duty degreasers for grease spots in kitchens or garages. Make sure any chemicals used are safe and effective before using them in your building.
If you need to replenish your stock of cleaning supplies, try our brand:
Fenestre Premium Foaming Glass Cleaner – Aerosol glass cleaner with a thick foaming formula to lift away the toughest soils on all glass surfaces.
BlitzBlue All Purpose Cleaner Degreaser Concentrate – With a special formula made to emulsify soils and hold them in suspension, cleaning has never been easier. If it is safe to use water, it's safe to use Blitz Blue!
Neutramax Lavender Scented Concentrated Neutral Floor Cleaner - It's neutral pH level makes it safe on any surface that is safe for water.
BlitzSolv Heavy Duty Degreaser Cleaner – This concentrated multi-purpose butyl cleaner can handle tough jobs without staining or ruining soft metals like aluminum or brass.
GrillMeister Degreaser & Cleaner - A fast-acting, odorless degreaser and cleaner that dissolves baked-on deposits quickly for easy removal by wiping or rinsing.
2. Brooms and Mops
Brooms and mops are essential in any janitorial cleaning arsenal. For tough dirt and spills, use the right mop—string mops or flat-style mops are particularly useful for spot cleaning or in high traffic areas. The type of broom you need is determined by your needs: there are angled brooms with long handles, push brooms, synthetic dish brushes, and more that can tackle various jobs from getting angles and corners to sweeping up large debris. Choose the handle length that is most comfortable for you too!
3. Sponges and Cloths
Sponges are an essential part of your janitorial supply kit. They absorb and retain liquids, making them great for cleaning countertops, sinks, windows, and other surfaces. Microfiber sponges provide more effective cleaning power than regular sponges as they trap dirt better. Cleaning cloths are also essential—these come in many sizes and materials and can be used to wipe down surfaces or clean glass. For general purpose cleaning use terry cloths, while store-bought wipes can make quick work of removing stains or killing germs.
4. Brushes and Scrubbers
Scrubbing brushes are also an essential janitorial tool. They’re best used for areas that require vigorous scrubbing, such as bathrooms or for wall and cement cleaning. Brushes come in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit your specific needs; it’s important to make sure you choose the right ones for the job. For deep cleaning, use a stiff brush with metal bristles, while softer bristles are well suited for lighter cleaning jobs.
5. Vacuum Cleaners and Extractors
Vacuum cleaners and extractors are a great way to get deep into carpets and velvet surfaces to remove dirt, dust, allergens, pet dander, and other contaminants. Both have their benefits; a vacuum cleaner will save time by quickly sucking up dirt and debris, while an extractor uses hot water for a deeper clean that can also kill bacteria. Both are great tools for keeping your office or home sparkling this spring!
We keep a wide variety of equipment in stock. Try these tools for cleaning:
Tornado Deluxe CVD 30 Upright Vacuum, Single Motor W/On-Board Tools - Tornado’s upright vacuums have always been the choice of commercial cleaners due to their quality, dependability and features.
JaniSource Mini-Vactor, Carpet Spotter Extractor Heated, 3 Gal - This affordable, powerful, compact unit is designed for superior carpet and upholstery cleaning.
For more information and assistance with ordering janitorial supplies, contact a JaniSource Sales Representative for assistance at 877-667-4323.