Mops have been a staple in business settings for many years. From small splashes and spills in the office kitchen, to bigger jobs like cleaning a gymnasium floor, the trusty mop and bucket is often the first port of call. But do they really clean your floor?


Smearing, rather than cleaning

Once you’ve finished mopping a floor, you may well look back over it and be satisfied with the sparkling sheen you’ve left behind. It may very well look better than before, and the water that you’ve squeezed out of the mop may indicate that some dirt has been removed, but in reality, you’ve likely only moved the dirt around the surface, rather than removing it entirely. Try wiping a kitchen towel across a surface after you’ve mopped it and you may be surprised by how much dirt is picked up.

While it may pass a visual check, this is not taking into account anything that can’t be seen by the naked eye, like bacteria or mould spores. This is particularly important when considering that floors were found to be an unexpected source of transmission for Covid-19. Research conducted last year found that Covid-19 can live on hard surfaces for up to 72 hours, meaning that it can be transferred from floors and on to shoes and vice versa…



We don’t just do big, we do small too

With the government’s roadmap going to plan and the goal of easing all lockdown restrictions by June 21st firmly in the Government’s sights, there is no better time than now to consider your  cleaning equipment.

Here at Elan, we don’t just do large machines suitable for warehouse and industrial settings, we also have a range of smaller but mighty Push Sweepers and Scrubber Dryers that do an excellent job on a smaller scale. One of our leading models is the Scrubdry 360. Offering compact, durable cleaning, the Scrubdry 360 is particularly effective in confined and cluttered spaces and comes with a range of brushes and pads for a variety of tasks, from day-to-day maintenance, to a deep clean on both non-slip flooring & stripping floor polish. It also makes the perfect replacement for your trusty mop & bucket, but instead it will actually leave your floor clean, not just looking it!

All of our machines offer high performance, are eco-friendly, easy to handle and store, and will save you time and money, all while ensuring your floors are ready for the resumption of normal service.


If you would like more information on our floor cleaning equipment or would like to book a free demonstration, please contact us here or give us a call on 0800 313 4336.

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