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Some useful FAQs about IBCs and Cleaning Best Practices.

In this section of the Fleetclean website you will find a collection of useful answers to some frequently asked questions about topics including IBCs, cleaning best practices, cleaning equipment and more. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, please contact our team of experts today to see what we can do to help you with your industrial or commercial cleaning problem.

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What size is an IBC tank?

There are two main types of IBC tanks: rigid IBC tanks and flexible IBC tanks. Often, they are made from metal and plastic, and they come in a range of different sizes depending on what you need to store, ranging from 400 litres at the smaller end and up to 3,000 litres at the larger end. Most commonly IBCs hold 1,000 litres. Flexible IBC tanks are slightly different. They range in size from a capacity of 500Kg to 1000Kg.


What is an IBC tank used for?

IBC tanks can be used to store and to transport materials in a liquid, paste, semi-liquid or solid state. Here are a few of the use cases we commonly see in our work here at Fleetclean: transporting foods such as sugar, syrup, and wine, storing and transporting items like paint, bio-waste, and fertilizer, storing and transporting hazardous and even toxic materials such as solvents, Petro-chemicals, and adhesives and last but by no means least, IBCs are also ideal for rainwater storage.


How long do IBC tanks last?

The great thing about intermediate bulk containers is that they’re reusable, meaning if they’re properly maintained, an IBC can last for years. It’s recommended that a quality assurance check should be carried out every two to three years to ensure it still meets safety requirements. Individual parts of a rigid IBC can be replaced, and the steel frame could be expected to last a decade if cared for effectively.

Floor Cleaning FAQs

How to clean commercial floors without streaks?

We recommend cleaning shiny floor surfaces like tiles, stone, or laminates by following these simple steps to get a streak free finish. First start by vacuuming the floor to remove any loose dirt and debris. Then use a scrubber drier to clean the floor. This machine distributes a small quantity of detergent mixed with water onto the floor and then scrubs the floor using either brushes or pads, depending on floor type, to clean the floor. The dirty water is then vacuumed away leaving the floor clean and dry. Once this has been completed, buff the floor with a floor buffer machine in order to remove any water marks and create that shiny finish you’re looking for.


How often should floors be cleaned?

When it comes to keeping commercial and industrial floors sufficiently clean, we recommend a combination of periodic and one-off cleaning regimes. One off cleans are recommended in response to things like spillages. These should of course be dealt with as soon as possible to avoid any potential accidents as well as further mess or damage due to leaving it unattended. In terms of regular or periodic cleaning, we recommended cleaning floors in high traffic areas such as hallways, entrances, kitchens, and bathrooms as often as required in order to stop dirt build up and footprints. In wet or inclement weather, you need to increase this frequency. For lower traffic areas a less frequent regime may be employed to avoid a build-up of dirt and debris. Of course, some industries have more stringent cleaning standards so you should always adhere to your governing guidelines when implementing your cleaning best practices.


How to clean floors without water

No matter how durable a floor is, without proper floor care it can cause irreversible damage. To clean a floor without water you should use a dry microfibre mop to keep the area free of dust particles. If you have a larger space, a walk-behind or automatic ride-on sweeper would be best for the job. These will collect the dust and other forms of dry soil through rotating brushes in a large hopper which can be later taken to a waste disposing site and emptied off.

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