Cleaning Products

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The need for cleaning products is essential in our daily lives, as they prevent the spread of infectious diseases and allergens. They enable us to care for ourselves by keeping homes healthy or removing dirt from clothing with ease!

The world of cleaning products is an exciting one, with new innovations coming out all the time. Cleaning chemicals have been around for decades and continue to improve the way we can clean. Chemicals such as laundry detergents, bleaches, dishwashing products and other household cleaners help make homes more hygienic by providing efficient ways of cleaning that are both easier on our bodies (they do not break down or damage surfaces) but also safe when used properly.

 

Essential Cleaning Products That Every Home Needs

There is nothing worse than getting to a new home and finding that it has been trashed by previous tenants. I can’t even imagine what this would be like, but thankfully we have the tools for cleaning up any mess! It’s time to invest in some serious cleaning equipment because having the right tools will make your life so much easier. Who wants an easy job? What’s the one thing that makes all of those cleaning products worth it? The satisfaction of knowing you got rid of whatever was messily spilling on your floor or smothering in its own juices. It’s a good thing we have the right cleaning products for every mess!

You can never be too careful when it comes to maintaining your house. These essentials, like a mop and bucket or trashcan, will make sure you have all the tools necessary for quick clean-up in case of messes that always seem inevitable! 

 

Best Cleaning Products That Are Effective And Efficient

The right cleaning tools can really make your life easier. Not only are they more efficient, but also much less time-consuming and requires little effort on our part. When you’re stocking up on essential cleaning products for the first time, it’s okay to purchase cheaper versions of some if not all these pricey tools. You can always upgrade later when your budget allows.

Cleaning is work, but the right tools can make it easier. Cleaning your house shouldn’t have to take up all of your time because there are effective cleaning products and equipment available in stores today which will help you clean quicker with less effort than before! Most people don’t know this about mopping not only does using water save energy (water uses so little compared to other chemicals) when mixed properly into a cleaner solution it has natural bacteria that kill germs without sickening humans too much; essentially making our homes healthier for everyone living inside them.

It is essential that the cleaners are effective and efficient in their work. They need tools like vacuums, mops or cloths with them at all times to make sure they can clean every inch of your home’s surfaces easily without worrying about wasting time on areas where there isn’t any dirt!

We understand that our clients care about the cleanliness of their facilities, and we’re here to provide them with all sorts of janitorial supplies. From brushes for general cleaning tasks like floor or wall scrubbing to dusters which can be used anywhere in your facility, there’s something on hand so you’ll never go without! We know our clients love a clean environment and we’re here to provide that for them. That’s why, aside from having some of the best janitorial cleaning tools in town such as brushes, buckets with different uses like general-purpose or floor scrubbing, dust collectors for when you need extra hands on deck during heavy workload periods (production), gutter tongs so your employees can work easier without getting too close together while reaching high places no one else could reach before we also offer many other items ranging anywhere between light bulb changers which help keep things bright inside firms at night. Also, cleaning supply stores have everything you need to keep your home spotless. From mops and brooms, buckets of all sizes for scrubbing at the sink or floor in between washes with towels to disinfectant sprays that kill 99%+ germs on contact; we’ve got it here!

You need the right tools for success. Without proper equipment and supplies, cleaning can be a challenge that takes up valuable time rather than saving it like you want to! With our efficient and effective cleaning solutions, you can help keep your home, workplace or any type of establishment spotlessly clean. We use the most advanced technologies to protect surfaces from dirt build-up which will lead to a healthier living environment for everyone in all sections that come into contact with it!

Need a special cleaning product? We have what you need! If there is an item on our website that isn’t listed, please contact one of the friendly staff members and they’ll find it for you.

 

General Cleaning

Applictor, Polish, Sealers

It’s a good idea to seal your floor before you apply any chemical treatments. Otherwise, the impurities from those chemicals will be absorbed into the surface and likely remain there until it’s time for stripping back and forth again with new surfaces! Lambswool, nylon and polycotton mops are the best materials to use when applying sealer because they don’t leave any lint behind. Open back polish applicators are a great way to get the job done without having any messy drips or spills. You just pour your sealer onto an open-backed mop and let it do its thing!

Brooms

It’s time to dust off that old vacuum cleaner and get cleaned! Brooms are an essential part of any house, but they can be tough on batteries. If you’re in need of some assistance finding the perfect sweeper for your needs, you can check the products that you can try!

Brushes

But seriously, we’re up to our eyeballs in brushes!  We have scrubbed and cleaned supplies for just about any type of project you can think of. From housework to car projects or even arts & crafts,  if it has bristles on them then chances are there’s an item here that will work perfectly with what you need it for (and at prices guaranteed not to be competitive).

Buckets

If you are tired of cheap mop buckets that break, scratch your floors or tip over then we have the perfect solution. Mops that wring out like they’re supposed to? There’s a super simple design made from a few common household items and some elbow grease!

Glass Cleaners

A low ammoniated glass cleaner is perfect to use on mirrors and windows. It will leave you with a clean, dust-free finish that sure makes any room in your home look its best!

 

Disinfectant

Trying to find the best cleaning products for your home? There are so many on shelves nowadays, and it can be hard knowing what’s actually safe. Luckily we’re here with some tips that will help you figure out which ones really work! 

Good hygiene is the best way to prevent infection. Routine cleaning and disinfecting are an important part of reducing risk from diseases like cold or flu, which can be serious but don’t want you worrying about it! There’s a good rule for preventing illness during the winter months! Clean your hands often when cooking with raw ingredients (especially meat) if there’s not enough hot water available, avoid touching noses without gloves on since close contact increases chances for spreading germs through sneezes and coughs instead use a handkerchief or piece of paper towel provided by restaurants so as not touch others while disposing of their used tissues near tables where students typically stand while waiting. To reduce the risk of exposure you should also manually scrub dirty surfaces with a brush or cloth before disinfecting them. A normal routine cleaning can help avoid some serious health problems! 

Check out our selection of cleaning supplies which will have you clean and disinfected in no time!

Multi-Purpose Cleaner

The powerful and versatile cleaner is great for a variety of surfaces such as ceramic, enamel cooktops vinyl floors laminate benchtops fibreglass hard plastics.

Air Freshener

How would you like to have a fresh, clean scent in your home? They’re perfect for those who live in small apartments or houses.

Isopropyl Alcohol

Isopropyl Alcohol is an ingredient in many products that we use every day. It’s also known as rubbing or Isodryve, this chemical solvent can be found anywhere from the medicine cabinet to your kitchen sink!

Hospital Grade Disinfectant

The best way to get rid of germs, stains and odours from surfaces. Formulated for killing bacteria that are found on hospital room disinfectant cleaners in order to help keep a clean environment at home or office with this cleaner!

3 in 1 Disinfectant, Cleaner And Deodoriser

3 in 1 Disinfectant is a liquid that contains the perfect balance of cleaning agents and highly effective quaternary sanitisers, plus it lasts for hours.

Disinfectant Wipes

Disinfectant Wipes provide powerful, single-step disinfection with unique benefits of being completely non-toxic and safe for use in food preparation environments. Safe on smooth or porous surfaces!

Kitchen

A kitchen is a place where dirt and disorder can thrive. It’s important to keep it neat so you don’t find yourself running around looking for things in your crowded workspace, or worse yet–in the sink! A food preparation area can be a haven for bacteria, but that is if it’s not kept clean. With our collection of kitchen organization supplies, you’ll have an organized and safe space to cook up delicious meals with your family without worrying about their health coming into question!

Kitchen storage products, cabinet organizers and kitchen drawers will make your cooking experience so easy! You’ll feel like a pro in the kitchen with all of these handy tools.

Dry Towel

These super absorbent cotton and polyester towels are perfect for those who want to save time on their next clean. They’re made of high-quality materials that will quickly dry out any spills or messes, so you can start organizing your house in no time at all!

Odour Eliminator And Maintainer

The enzymes in Drain Odour Eliminator & Maintainer break down organic matter and odours into their basic elements. They are carbon-based, hydrogenous molecules that can easily integrate with the environment instead of polluting it like other compounds would do so; plus our enzymes completely remove any unwanted smells!

Dishwashing Detergent

Soothe and nourish your skin with this super-concentrated manual dishwashing detergent. It has a unique moisturising system to help keep it well rested, soft for years!

Oven And Cooktop Cleaner

This is a powerful non-caustic industrial-strength oven and cooktop cleaner that will get your stove looking new in no time!

Multi-Purpose Kitchen Bathroom Spray And Wipe

This product is the ultimate solution for difficult cleaning tasks. It’s an industrial-strength cleaner and can be used on any hard surface, even in bathrooms or kitchens!

Laundry

Get your hands on some clothes with stains! You never know when you will get that lucky break. The power of knowledge is not only in knowing what things might happen but also have the ability to take steps now and prevent them from happening later down the road. A contact stain can be a blessing because it means there’s food inside us right now we need all our energy for fighting these battles ahead of time.

Concentrated Laundry Powder

Laundry powder is a low foaming laundry detergent that can be used for all types of linen, including wool. It helps to pre-soak heavily soiled clothes in the washing machine before proceeding with your standard setting cycle and will help clean them much more quickly than regular powders would alone!

Oxalic Acid

Oxalic Acid is an all-purpose cleaner that can be used for a variety of different purposes, including stain removal and paint stripping.

Liquid Fabric Softener

We have perfected a non-allergenic fabric softener that will work for both commercial and domestic use. You won’t need any harsh chemicals, like those found in many store brands!

Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is a more effective stain remover than chlorine bleaches because it doesn’t have the same effect on colourfast fabrics. It can remove many different types of medicine stains, including those created by Hibitane – which are otherwise set after being exposed to heat or chemicals like bleach!

Garbage Bags

The garbage bag is a key component to maintaining cleanliness. From the minute you wake up in your own home, it’s imperative that everything around us is kept hygienic and free from any filth or germs so as not to expose ourselves too much during these vulnerable hours before bedtime when we’re most susceptible due to our daily routine being interrupted by sleepiness.

All-Purpose Bin Liners

The high-quality universal bin liners are designed to be used in indoor environments with lighter loads.

Vacuum

The right vacuum cleaner can make your life easier and more enjoyable. You’re looking at a new one and have thought about what would work well in terms of performance, cost-effectiveness or just general ease. Now is not too soon to start thinking harder as we want all our options before making any decisions! There are some great cleaners out there that you can choose from affordable and quality products.

Vacuums Wet/Dry

There’s an all-inclusive vacuum that offers five cleaning options – dry or wet vacuuming, scrubbing and drying of hard floors as well as carpet & upholstery care.

Vacuum Bags (Synthetic)

A new synthetic vacuum bag is a multi-use, 5 layered SYNTHETIC Vacuum Bag that can be used as an air filter for your home or office.

The process of cleaning is an important part of maintaining the health and safety of your home. It’s a quick, easy way to clean up any messes you may have made! The cleaner the environment, the fewer germs can thrive. The process of disinfecting is an important step in the production and maintenance of any product. It not only destroys or masks bacteria but also viruses on each label – making sure that you’re safe from all 

Time To Deep Clean Your Shower

Over time all showers will show a build-up of soap scum, limescale & mould. This is easily preventable with the right tools, equipment & cleaning regimen. Check out these tips & tricks below to cut down on your cleaning time & restore your shower to its original glory.

Mould:

Mould thrives in dark, damp & humid areas which is why it is commonly found in bathrooms. It feeds on the organic matter being dirt, dust, skin particles & other various sources which is how it can often explode throughout the bathroom in just a matter of days.

For removal, it’s important to have a consistent routine. Ultimate’s Mould & Mildew formula is specifically designed to target mould spores themselves & is highly effective at removing all traces of mould from the shower INCLUDING the silicone!

  1. Always ensure the shower is DRY before application to avoid diluting the formula.
  2. Give the bottle a shake to mix the contents & spray directly onto all affected areas.
  3. Allow sitting for at least 30 minutes. Reapply as required until the mould has disappeared.
  4. Once all mould has been removed, thoroughly rinse down with cold water.
  5. Note if the mould has penetrated the silicone itself, it may require several applications for the product to thoroughly eradicate mould.

If you are experiencing mould in other areas of the bathroom such as the ceiling & cupboards, repeat steps 1 & 2. Allow to sit for 5-15 minutes depending on severity of mould & wipe down residue with a clean cloth. Should there be any residual mould left, repeat this process until removed.

Soap Scum:

Frequently seen in areas that experience hard water, the water combines with the oil & dirt rinsed from our bodies & binds together with the soap. When splashes of this land on the shower glass, over time these deposits will thicken & resemble what we know as soap scum.

There are many products available on the market which are designed for effectively cutting through soap scum. Citrus Resources Zest is an acid based cleaner which is fantastic to really cut through heavily built up soap scum & scale build up. It is also highly effective  as a general purpose cleaner for tiles, grout, toilets, urinals & most bathroom vanities. Due to its acid formula, DO NOT use on marble, stone or onyx, in this scenario we would suggest using a pH NEUTRAL formula such as Research Products Unique.

  1. Dilute according to instructions.
  2. Evenly apply to affected areas & allow to sit for at least 5 minutes.
  3. Agitate with a white scour. DO NOT use a scour too abrasive as you risk etching the glass.
  4. Rinse clean with cold water.

Water Stains:

When soap scum & water marks are left on glass for extended periods of time, it causes corrosion. Over time the minerals left by hard water will build up on the glass & cause Stage I corrosion which is identified by the clouding of the glass. As the glass becomes too alkaline (due to soap residue), the minerals will then begin to etch the glass, causing irreversible damage. This is known as Stage II corrosion & is very difficult to correct.

How to tell the difference? If any of your acidic or physical abrasion methods work to remove the stains, you have Stage I corrosion. If your efforts are not having any impact, despite repeated attempts, you are likely dealing with Stage II corrosion & will need to either buff out the scratches or replace the glass.

For Stage 1 corrosion, if your regular bathroom cleaners haven’t had much of an effect – try something with a slightly grittier texture. CRL Bio-Clean Water Stain Remover has a thick, paste formula that you buff & polish onto the surface to quickly & effectively cut through that top layer of mineral build up & soap scum.

  1. Apply with a clean, dry cloth, sponge, brush or electric buffer.
  2. Press firmly & work into glass with small rubbing/massaging actions.
  3. Rinse clean with cold water until residue-free.
  4. Repeat application as required.

Keep Gecko’s at bay, the all natural way!

In Far North Queensland, the Asian Gecko can be a real nuisance, the main concern with this animal is hygiene related. The faeces of the Asian Gecko is known to carry numerous parasites. It is these parasites that can be transmitted to humans, causing various health concerns.

Another common concern with the Asian Gecko is that they frequently reside in air conditioning units, resulting in shorting out the unit causing considerable damage. More often than not, this requires the unit to be replaced or undertake expensive repairs.

A simple way to discover you have Gecko’s residing in the house is by their telltale droppings. They make a mess all over the walls & floor throughout the house! Gecko droppings have a white tip at one end which is quite easy to recognise. By maintaining Gecko levels early on it prevents them from becoming an out of control issue.

Geckoff is an Australian owned & manufactured product solely designed to deter gecko’s from hanging out inside the home, in outdoor living spaces & in appliances. It’s an all natural spray, free of nasty chemicals so is safe for use around the kids & pets!

  1. Simply shake the bottle prior to each use to stir up contents.
  2. Spray directly onto the surface of the object you wish to keep them away.
  3. Reapply when you begin to notice there droppings more regularly OR every 6-8 weeks.

EARTH FRIENDLY

Repel pesky Gecko’s without harming them OR the environment.

PET FRIENDLY

Active ingredients won’t harm pet’s.

KID FRIENDLY

No nasty ingredients to upset children.

The all natural Gecko Repellent won’t harm any Gecko’s sharing your space, it simply deters them from returning to the area of application.

APPLICATIONS

Safe to use on a variety of hard surfaces including but not limited to:

  • Kitchens
  • Bathrooms
  • Living Areas
  • Bedrooms
  • Outdoor Living Spaces
  • Air Conditioning Units
  • Television Units

The spray features a fresh, zesty fragrance leaving the home smelling amazing – no lingering chemical scent!

Made on the Sunshine Coast, QLD – Geckoff was developed by those who know first hand the damage that Gecko’s can cause in a home.

How To Choose The Correct Mop

How to choose the correct mop?

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With such a huge range of mops available on today’s market, it’s more overwhelming than ever to try & choose a suitable one. Let’s take a look at a few of the more common styles & what they’re designed for.

1. FLAT MOPS

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These feature a flat head generally in the shape of a rectangle & can be used for either wet or dry cleaning. They are ideal for use on smooth, hard surfaces such as timber, tiles, vinyl planking or polished concrete. Due to the variety of sizes available, they are often a primary choice for those wanting to maximise efficiency & cover large surface areas very quickly. Flat mops are most commonly designed for use with a microfiber pad for general mopping & cleaning, however, they can also be paired with a slightly more abrasive pad ideal for scrubbing. The velcro backing on the pads allow them to easily be interchanged for different tasks & they are often machine washable. It is important to note that you should avoid washing any microfibre with cotton or other materials as they can be damaged. It is also suggested to avoid bleach, fabric softener & excessive heat when laundering microfiber.

Features & Benefits:

  • Ideal for a variety of hard surfaces.
  • Time-efficient due to large sizes available.
  • Interchangeable microfibre pads to reduce the risk of cross-contamination.
  • Can be used wet or dry.

Cons:

  • When using a wet mop, you need to regularly dampen with chemicals. Inconvenient for those without spray attachment built into the design.
  • Microfibre pads can be damaged with excessive chemical/heat. Care needs to be taken with laundering.
  • Generally takes up more space than traditional string mops. Can be an issue if limited storage is available. 

 

2. STRING MOPS

Predominantly used for domestic cleaning in & around the home, traditional String Mops are used as a part of a mop & bucket system. They are often a more affordable option, however, the mop heads do require regular replacement due to the shedding of lint & build-up of bacteria. Some traditional string mop heads are able to be laundered which can increase their life span. Their fibres are often more absorbent than those of a flat mop, providing excellent absorbency capabilities for spills & accidents. However, this means you will often use significantly more products & chemicals when cleaning. Cross-contamination is very common with the use of string mops as every time the mop is placed into the bucket, you are spreading the germs & bacteria.

Features & Benefits:

  • Affordable.
  • Very high absorbency ideal for spills.

Cons:

  • Bucket & solution is required. 
  • Cross-contamination every time mop is put back into the bucket.
  • Lint & shedding is very common with this design.

 

3. DUST MOPS

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Often a large rectangular shaped head — similar to that of a flat mop. However, dust mops generally feature a lambswool, ‘modacrylic’ microfibre or various synthetic heads which is ideal for picking up & trapping minute dust particles. These are solely recommended for dry cleaning & are suitable for use on walls, ceilings, floors as well as light fixtures & fans etc. They are often machine washable, however, caution should be taken to avoid excessive heat & harsh chemicals such as bleach & fabric softener due to the nature of the material. These are commonly seen in both the domestic scenario as well as large commercial lots. Due to the various sizes available, they are a very popular choice for efficient sweeping of large spaces. 

Features & Benefits

  • Available in a large variety of sizes.
  • Pads are often reusable & machine washable. 
  • Suitable for dry mopping of hard surfaces.

Cons

  • Consistent laundering is required to prevent the transfer of dust particles. 
  • Not suitable for use as wet mop. 

Clean, Sanitise, Disinfect, Sterilise

Clean, Sanitise, Disinfect, Sterilise

How often do we hear these terms used interchangeably? Let’s take a look at what they actually mean & which products are required for each task.

CLEANING

Most commonly done around the home, it removes visible soiling, dirt, impurities & germs from the surface or object but won’t necessarily kill them. By removing the visible impurities, it assists with preventing germs from spreading as quickly. Methods often involve the use of wiping or scrubbing of hard surfaces, washing or rinsing with hot water, soaps & detergents.

Common scenarios involving cleaning are:

  • Around the home: Wiping of walls, countertops, sinks, scrubbing of dishes

SANITIZING

The act of reducing the level of bacteria identified on the products label to a safer level,  according to public health standards or requirements. Sanitising WILL NOT kill all bacteria & viruses. It often involves the use of chemicals such as a hand sanitiser, or a sanitiser for food processing areas. Whilst hand sanitisers may not be effective to eliminate all germs, they’re excellent to keep on hand in public scenarios where you may not have access to warm water & soap.

Scenarios commonly involving sanitizing:

  • Hand sanitiser
  • Hospitality & restaurants involving food processing

DISINFECTING

The process of disinfecting destroys or inactivates both bacteria & viruses which are identified on the specific products label. Disinfectants are generally a stronger formulation than sanitisers & cleaners. Ideal for high touch areas such as door handles, tap wear, toilets & public spaces. Different formulations will target different virus & bacteria strains. It is important to always refer to the product’s label to see what it is effective on & follow instructions for contact time. Often disinfectants are sprayed & then wiped away immediately, before given time to effectively work. They are available in a wide range of formulations such as wet wipes, spray, thickened gel & liquid.

Disinfecting is commonly used in:

  • General house holds: high touch surfaces, bathrooms, kitchen & food prep surfaces
  • Public spaces: public transport, shopping centres, work environments, childcare centres
  • Industry: medical, hospitality, retail.

It is important to note that to effectively SANITISE or DISINFECT any surface or object, it must be appropriately CLEANED first! This may require you to initially apply your chosen product once to wipe down any visible soils, then reapply allowing to sit on the surface for the recommended period of time as per the label, before wiping away.

STERILIZATION

This is often used by professionals in settings such as hospitals, surgery rooms, doctors offices & other medical venue’s where a high level of hygiene is critical. Whilst Disinfecting is effective against a large variety of germs & bacteria, Sterilization will remove ALL microorganisms, including those that aren’t harmful. It is unlikely that the general public will need to know how to sterilise their homes, however some methods of Sterilisation can include:

  • pressurized steam (autoclaving)
  • hydrogen peroxide gas
  • ethylene oxide (EtO) gas
  • ionizing radiation (typically used for medical equipment)
  • dry heat cabinets (for medical instruments)
  • infrared radiation
  • advanced filtration