"The dry steam and floor spinner combination quickly cut through the buildup, getting the debris removed entirely from the surface."
Almond processing can cause quite a mess. So when a significant almond processing plant in North Carolina had a problem with heavy buildup on their non-skid floors, the search for a solution began.
With the increased emphasis on environmental monitoring and associated increased standards for environmental cleaning, a previously low priority area, the mezzanine floor, was now top of mind for this processing plant.
The challenge was to find a cleaning method to cut through thick oil and dirt buildup on the textured flooring. In months gone by, they have tried ten different solutions from various types of chemicals, floor scrubbers, buffers, scrapers, and the combination of all of the above. Nothing seemed to get the job done effectively.
UNTIL THEY CALLED GOODWAY... Identifying the proper solution started with an initial conversation to understand the challenges the plant was facing. Our local sanitation expert then visited the plant for an in-person demonstration. Based on the scale of the problem described, Goodway suggested a GVC-18000 Dry Steam System and Floor Spinner with a VAC-2 Wet Vacuum extraction combination. Dry steam boasts all the cleaning and sanitation power of regular steam but at only a 5%-10% moisture level, requiring very little water and leaving very little residual moisture. A few minutes into the demonstration, the plant knew they had found the perfect solution.
The dry steam and floor spinner combination quickly cut through the buildup, getting the debris removed entirely from the surface, all while minimizing the amount of operator effort required. The strong vacuum with squeegee picked up all the residual soils and moisture, leaving the floor 100% clean and dry. With the GVC-18000 with Floor Spinner and VAC-2, the plant can now achieve a deeper level of cleaning, faster, with less effort, and with no chemicals.
Now, their non-skid floor shines bright, and cleaning the floors is an efficiently completed part of their SOP's.