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Cleaning and Hygiene for your business during COVID-19

Lockdown is easing, and many businesses are now opening their doors once again. However, it’s clear that things can’t go completely back to normal – instead, cleaning and hygiene must now be a top priority for any business owner going forward.

According to government advice, an objective of any business during the pandemic should be “to keep the workplace clean and prevent transmission by touching contaminated surfaces.”

In this article, we focus on shops and warehouses, exploring why deep cleaning your business premises is vital, and what cleaning equipment you might need to do a thorough job.

Alpha Power Cleaners can help keep your business hygienic with our commercial cleaning equipment.

If you need to hire any cleaning equipment, give our team a call on 0808 169 8529 .

Set up and training is provided on all machines we hire out.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our team today for a quote.

Why is it important to keep your business clean during COVID-19?

Limits risk of infection

As a business owner, you have a duty of care to your staff and customers alike, which is why reducing the chance of infection with deep cleaning is an essential during these times to stop the spread of the disease.

Reduces staff sickness

From a business-owner perspective, a healthy workforce is essential to keep a business ticking over. Staff sickness is costly and inconvenient for businesses, not to mention unpleasant for staff members. Cleaning properly will therefore be imperative for keeping employees safe from coronavirus and other germs.

Customers expect it

It’s never been more important to build customer confidence, and some people may only be likely to visit your premises if they are reassured it is being cleaned thoroughly to limit chance of infection. You may even wish to place posters in your workplace, or communicate on social media, to show customers what measures you’re taking.

What areas of my premises need cleaning?

According to government advice, you should be cleaning work areas and equipment between uses, frequently cleaning surfaces that are regularly touched by staff and customers alike, disposing of cleaning wipes or equipment properly, clearing away waste after every shift, maintaining good ventilation in a workplace, cleaning busier areas more regularly, and encouraging and making provision for handwashing.

More than this, it’s simply common sense to up the hygiene standards in your business.

You should also consider deep cleaning before you’re about to re-open, or if you’ve experienced a recent coronavirus case at your premises.

How to keep your shop clean

Shops constantly interact with the general public, and so it’s important to make a good, and clean, first impression. Shop cleaning and workplace safety is paramount for ensuring visitors have a safe, hygienic experience at your store, reassured that you’re doing everything you can to stop the virus in its tracks.

As part of this, you may wish to consider hiring some essential cleaning equipment, an affordable way to get the superior cleaning equipment you need during the COVID-19 situation.

Steam Cleaners

Thanks to its high temperature, these machines can disinfect a premises and free it of germs very quickly and easily. Used on floors and furniture, they can keep both hard and soft surfaces free of contaminants.

They work by accelerating very hot steam from the nozzle to reach areas and cracks that other cleaning equipment won’t reach, removing viruses and common bacteria without the need for cleaning agents.

We have Duplex Jet Vac Ultima Steam Cleaners, did you know that Duplex steam machines kill up to 99.998% of bacteria?

Duplex Jet Vac Ultima Steam Cleaner


See our full range of Steam Cleaners here »

Carpet Cleaners

Dirt and germs can become easily trapped in a carpet, and so deep cleaning using a carpet cleaner is the perfect way to extract dirt and grime, keeping your carpets hygienic and retaining their original colour.

Our Karcher Puzzi 8/1 C Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner is great for offices, if you need to clean carpets and upholstery.

Karcher Puzzi 8/1 C (240v) Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner

See our full range of Carpet Cleaners here »

Vacuum Cleaners

For daily cleaning, a vacuum cleaner is a staple, removing dirt and dust easily with ease from floor surfaces. There isn’t just one sort of vacuum cleaner, and some are designed for commercial or industrial purposes, as well as domestic.

The Karcher CV 30/1 (240v) Dry Upright Vacuum Cleaner is easy to carry and use, with powerful suction to clean deep into carpets.

Karcher CV 30/1 (240v) Dry Upright Vacuum Cleaner

See our full range of Vacuum Cleaners here »

How to keep your warehouse clean

In warehouse environments, you need to be wary about equipment or handheld devices that are shared between employees, ensuring these are wiped down and disinfected before and after every use, or assigned to just one person to use.

Warehouse cleaning is also paramount, since in these large spaces, the virus can circulate. Ensure you have good ventilation, and that all surfaces are cleaned and disinfected regularly, especially on high-contact surfaces. You may also want to hire out key pieces of cleaning equipment to keep floors and other areas regularly deep cleaned, such as:

Floor Scrubber Dryers

These machines have the superior cleaning ability and time-saving capacity that makes them an essential for warehouse cleaning. Both ride-on and walk-behind machines are available, with ride-on options giving the operator quick coverage for large areas, such as a warehouse.

The Karcher B 40 W Floor Scrubber Dryer is a great machine for cleaning small to medium areas, be that hard floors, concrete or tiled.

Karcher B 40 W Floor Scrubber Dryer

See our full range of Floor Scrubber Dryers here »

Hot Pressure Washers

These contraptions work by directing pressurised hot water at a surface to rid it of dirt and grime. They come in a variety of sizes designed for different surface areas – so you can be sure to purchase or hire one to suit the size of your space.

Our Karcher HDS 5/12 C (240v) Hot Water Pressure Washer is just what you need to clean concrete, hard floors, tiles and walls, for small and medium sized areas.

Karcher HDS 6/12 C (240v) Hot Water Pressure Washer Front

See our full range of Hot Pressure Washers here »


Searching for coronavirus cleaning equipment for hire in Nottingham, Loughborough, Derby or beyond?

Give our team a call on 0808 169 8529 .

Here at Alpha Power Cleaners, we stock a huge range of top-of-the-range deep cleaning equipment, including scrubber dryers, carpet cleaners, steam cleaners, and much more.

Get in touch today, and we can recommend the best models for keeping customers safe and the workplace hygienic.

Why choose us

80+ Years of Experience

From hot pressure washers to floor scrubber dryers - we know our cleaning equipment, and can help you make the right decision.

Free Site Surveys & Quotations

Our team offer free site surveys and quotes for all our machines. If you are not too sure what you need, or even if you don't know how to clean the area in question, we can help!

Fully Guaranteed Work

All our work is fully guaranteed, we maintain all our machines to the highest standard and ensure that every machine we hire out is fit for purpose.

Same Day or Next Day Delivery

We cover the Midlands and beyond, we are proud to say that we offer next day, or same day delivery across most of our machines for hire.

Karcher Premier Servicing Dealer

Being a Karcher premier servicing dealer, we have access to the latest machines and equipment. This also means that we are experts in everything Karcher.

Tennant Authorised Partners

We are now Tennant Authorised Partners across the East Midlands, this means we have access to the latest machines and parts.

Free Training

We provide free training for all our hire machines. No matter if you have never used one, we will show you how to use it and set it up on-site - so you are ready to go!

Fast Breakdown Repair & Servicing

If you have a machine with us, or one of your own - we provide breakdown repair and servicing across the Midlands. Need help? Contact one of our team today!

Flexible Hire Options

If you need a machine for one day, one week, or one month, we can sort out what is best for you. With several options for hire contracts, we have something suitable for everyone.

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Contact our team

Contact us to speak to one of our team, and tell us what you need. We have something for every situation, our team are experts and can tell you exactly what will work best.


Get valuable advice

We will advise what machine is best for you and your situation, taking into account the size and type. Then we can give you a quote over the phone.


Confirm your order

Confirm what day you would like your machine to be delivered, and your location - delivery is free of charge and we cover across the Midlands.



On the day we deliver your machine, we will ensure you are happy and we can then provide training for you, so you are confident using the machine.

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