Cleaning Tips

When you’re cleaning commercially, you need to cover all your bases. From the larger surfaces to the tiny stains, it’s important you don’t miss a thing. So, take a look at our top cleaning tips below.

Remember that with all cleaning products, you must check the manufacturer’s guidance before using them. If you’re unsure, contact the manufacturer for advice.

Stain Removal

Stains are pesky spots that can permanently damage your furnishings and flooring. Remember that if you’re removing any fabric stain, you need to check for colour bleed. You can check a fabric’s colourfastness by mixing one tablespoon of bleach with 1/4 cup of water. You then apply this to the fabric using a cotton swab to see if any colour change occurs.

Carpet Stain Removal

With carpet stains, you must attend to them as quickly as possible to prevent them from setting in. Mop up any excess fluid and apply a chemical treatment to the carpet using a blotting action. Take a look at the ENZYME WIZARD Carpet Spot Remover to help eliminate stains caused by pets, food, ink, and dirt.

How To Remove Rust

When it comes to rust, you don’t need to use any neutralising chemicals. Apply an agitate with a towel or cloth until the rust disappears and rinse with water.


Use a combination of vinegar diluted with water to help lift watermarks. Use a spray bottle to create a light mist around the affected area and evenly distribute the liquid.

Greasy Marks

For these stains, you need to soften and lift the substance from the surface. Use a higher concentration of stain remover and have a clean cloth on hand to blot away any excess as it comes off. Try using the Orange Squirt General Purpose Cleaner as a multi-purpose carpet spotter and hard surface cleaner.

Floor Maintenance

We walk on floors every day, so they are a vital part of any cleaning routine. The most common floor types for businesses include carpet, timber, rugs and vinyl. You should deep clean your carpet at least every 12 months to improve its life expectancy and frequently hoover in the interim. For hard or polished floors, sweep and then mop to remove any dirt.

To maintain polished floors in the long-term, buff them regularly with a Oates Floor Scrub Head. You’ll also need to recoat them, which is easy enough to do as long as you have the right materials. Typically, 2-3 coats will be required, so leave at least 30 minutes between coats depending on the condition of your floor.

General Surfaces

When you use a disinfectant spray on hard surfaces, remember to leave it for a minute before you wipe it off to make sure it tackles that hard-to-shift grime and dirt.

For bathrooms and toilets, you’ll need some heavy-duty cleaner and disinfectants. Make sure you pre-clean toilets and urinals before thoroughly disinfecting to ensure maximum coverage. Many bathroom products will include bleach and other corrosive chemicals, so remember to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect your skin.

Neutralising Odours

In the cleaning world, we come across some unpleasant smells. The first step is to neutralise the odour, so mop up any remaining soil and spray an undiluted product on the affected area. For example,  Whiteley Florogen Deodoriser offers hospital-strength deodorisation. The next step is to cover the odour with a pleasant one. Current favourite scents for the Australian home to include citrus, fig, rose and mint, so choose the best fragrance for your home environment.

Buy quality cleaning supplies

At Apex Cleaning Supplies, we offer an extensive range of industrial and commercial cleaning materials, which are environmentally friendly and suitable for businesses. Based in Moorabbin, we have you covered from floor to ceiling, plus PPE for all your cleaning requirements.

Get in touch with our expert team today to find out how to solve your cleaning problems.