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Escalator cleanliness goes up as cleaning costs go down

05 October 2016

Building managers need no longer compromise on escalator cleaning following the UK launch of a low cost and highly effective manual cleaning system.

Despite being the most heavily used, expensive and potentially dangerous piece of flooring in many buildings, escalators and travelators tend to be cleaned less often and less effectively than the floors around them.

Floor cleaning teams often steer clear for fear of damaging escalator machinery while specialised cleaning and equipment are expensive.

But now escalators and travelators can be integrated into the daily cleaning routine easily and cheaply with the REN™ Clean system.

Introduced to the UK by Denis Rawlins Ltd, REN Clean uses an engineered sponge pad that slots into the treads of the escalator, effectively combing dirt, grease and other soils from the oncoming steps.

The REN pad holder is light and has a telescopic handle. It takes just one person as little as 15 minutes or less to soak the pad in a trough of solution, fit the pad, and remove it after a thorough cleaning cycle.

“We’ve demonstrated the REN Clean system in banks, shops, shopping centres and airports,” says James White, managing director of Denis Rawlins, “and the consensus is that this is a welcome cost-saving alternative that will allow more frequent and effective cleaning.”

“Specialist escalator maintenance and cleaning teams have even told us that REN Clean cleans better than a machine,” Mr White adds.

“Many managers have acknowledged that they don’t clean escalators as often as they’d like, and they worry about spills, slip risks and corrosion, as well as the cost of specialist cleaning when budgets are tight. This simple but highly effective cleaning method takes those concerns away,” Mr White concludes.

REN Clean can be used for routine and restorative cleaning and for clearing up spills. The pads can be washed and re-used.

There are two types of pad tailor-made to fit each of the standard escalator tread profiles.

No power supply is needed – just light downward pressure on the telescopic handle – as the escalator’s propulsion provides the cleaning force.

The REN™ Clean system was designed in the US and is distributed in the UK by Denis Rawlins Ltd.

Further information is available at: or contact Denis Rawlins Ltd on 0121 351 4444.

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