Issue Date: 19 May 2015
New Steam Cleaners Enhance Cleaning Capabilities
Partnership with Matrix to offer market leading solution
Diversey Care has introduced five new steam cleaning machines in conjunction with specialist manufacturer Matrix Cleaning Systems to offer healthcare, food service and building care customers enhanced cleaning, hygiene and infection prevention capabilities in demanding environments. The new machines are available exclusively in the UK and Ireland and will be offered by Diversey Care alongside its range of advanced TASKI floorcare equipment.
“Steam is highly effective when cleaning many different hard and porous surfaces and is ideal for periodic and deep cleaning where users want to refurbish and transform the appearance of their facilities,” says Lawrence Osborne, TASKI Marketing Lead for Diversey Care in the UK and Ireland. “Teaming up with Matrix means we can offer class-leading equipment to complement the unrivalled capabilities of our TASKI floorcare range and support our customers with a total solution from a single source.”
The new range comprises five compact and lightweight models offering different capabilities to meet demand in a variety of applications. The two simplest machines are steam-only with a choice of models delivering 4.5 (Model SO4) or 8 (SO8) bar pressure.
One of the mid-range machines (SD4) incorporates a chemical delivery system to accelerate the removal of ground-in grease and grime. This model can be used with routine and problem-solver products from the extensive Diversey Care range including formulations to remove chewing gum and mould from tile grout. The other mid-range machine (SV4) incorporates a vacuum pick-up that removes condensate and debris to leave the working area clean and dry. Its 12 litre collection tank can double-up as a wet pick up during emergencies to maximise the machine’s utility and save storage space by avoiding the need for additional equipment.
The top-of-the-range SDV8 model combines high pressure steam, detergent and vacuum functions in a single unit and is ideal for the toughest and most demanding applications.
The machines are designed for simple and easy use and manufactured in the UK by steam cleaning specialist Matrix Cleaning Systems. The operator simply fills the machine, plugs it into a convenient power socket and waits just a few minutes for the water to heat up. A continuous water fill feature allows the machine to be topped up at any time. This promotes safety for the operator and reduces the time spent waiting for steam so that more time is spent on productive working. Generous cable and hose lengths ensure operators can easily access difficult areas to optimise the use of the comprehensive accessory set supplied with each machine.
The use of high quality materials and robust construction promotes machine durability for life-long reliability. The models are Diversey-branded and exclusively finished in the same distinctive orange colour as the company’s TASKI machines.
Steam is proven to work across numerous applications but is especially suitable for healthcare, hospitality, food service and building service contractors. It is ideal for intricate and detailed surfaces such as edges, vertical surfaces and grouting in tiled areas that are difficult to clean with other tools and larger equipment.
It is also suitable for many porous materials, such as bedding and upholstery, where it not only cleans and refreshes but will also kill bacteria and micro-organisms including dust mites. The minimal residue left behind after steam cleaning can be removed using microfibre or a vacuum cleaner. In this way the bacteria will not be able to duplicate and the surface will be instantly and hygienically clean.