Goscor Cleaning Equipment (GCE) has launched Tennant’s ReadySpace technology – a carpet cleaning system described as “revolutionary” – in South Africa.
GCE national sales manager responsible for contract cleaning, Alex Theodoridis, says, “This technology means that a space can be reoccupied just 30 minutes after carpet cleaning has been completed.”
Not only is drying time ultra-fast but ReadySpace also helps reduce mould and bacteria growth and leaves cleaner, healthier spaces. Using 80% less water in the process, it also leaves up to 90% less water in the carpet.
“This is the ideal carpet maintenance system,” says Theodoridis. “In hotels, for example, housekeeping can finish cleaning a room carpet at 14:30 and the carpet is clean and dry and ready for guest check-in by 15:00. Office space can be cleaned at 06:30 and by 07:00 the carpet, dry and like new, is ready for work.”
The three most important features of the patented ReadySpace technology are:
- Unique soil transfer rollers – the basis of ReadySpace – when damp, the fabric rollers grab dirt from the carpet fibres and lift it into the machine;
- Inside the machine, a sprayer rinses the soil from the rollers, not the carpet;
- Then two powerful individual vacuum shoes extract the dirty water into the recovery tank.
ReadySpace allows for high-traffic areas to be kept looking new with frequent cleanings. It reduces build-up of chemicals to help prevent re-soiling and maximises carpet life as it is a gentle process that does not damage the carpet. Because it is so quick-drying, it also reduces the risk of slip-and-fall when transitioning from just-cleaned carpet to hard floor.
The ReadySpace machine (Tennant R3), with its ultra-low profile and compact design, cleans easily in tight, congested spaces with near effortless forward-reverse cleaning action. The R3 is easy to fill and empty and is ergonomically designed for comfortable operation.
The technology can also be used in the larger Tennant 1610 units. It has recently been successfully demonstrated at Sun City hotels and the Durban Convention Centre, among other sites.