Fundamentals of T.A.C.T When Cleaning Offices Part 1

Fundamentals of T.A.C.T When Cleaning Offices Part 1


When it comes to cleaning offices and keeping surfaces and floors free from dirt or other impediments, wet cleaning is often the best way to approach the problem. Wet cleaning is a process of cleaning offices that is intended to remove dirt and grime that has, in some way, attached or bonded itself to a particular surface. In such a circumstance, it will not normally be possible to remove the soil or other particulate matter by the means simply mopping the floor. Instead, Wet Cleaning should be used on occasions where the dirty floor or surface requires a combination of solvent, chemical and mechanical action to facilitate the removal of the dirt.

Tact Pie Chart


In order to effectively employ wet cleaning of floors and surfaces, cleaning professionals and operators of cleaning businesses should take into account 4 variables. These four variables can be reduced to single catchwords, and it is vital that cleaning professionals keep these in mind. These variables are ‘Temperature’, ‘Agitation’, ‘Concentration’, and ‘Time’. In order to better remember these factors, they can be reduced to the acronym ‘T. A. C. T.’.

It may not be necessary for cleaning offices professionals to employ all of these methods, or indeed give equal importance to each of them. Rather, an approach to using wet cleaning to remove dirt and grime from a surface can be changed by modifying any one of the four factors. In regard to utilising temperature for wet cleaning of floors and other surfaces, it is best to maintain heat.

As a general rule of thumb, the higher the temperature, the more powerful the clean will be. For every 10 degrees Celsius that is increased over 65 degrees Celsius, the cleaning power that you have available and at your disposal is actually doubled. You will often find that, just as important as the temperature applied to a dirty floor or surface is the means by which you intend to clean that surface.


In this regard, ‘Agitation’ refers to the method of breaking up the particulate matter that clings to or has somehow bonded with the surface. The type of pad that you use is an important factor to consider here too. Also, investigate the weight of the machine that you are using to agitate or scrub the floor. Ensure that the equipment that you are using is up to the task, or else risk coming out of the process with a less than perfect clean.

Check Out our Coming post for Concentration & Time, the other two variables of TACT.

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