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Dustpans used in laboratory

1. What are dustpans?
2. Use of dustpans
    2.1 Function of dustpans
    2.2 How to clean the lab with dustpans?
3. How to buy dustpans?

What are dustpans?

Dustpans are small flat containers made of metal or plastic. You place them flat on the floor and use a brush to put dirt and dust into them.

A dustpan, also known as a "brush shovel" (for the purpose of cleaning the hearth of a fireplace), is a cleaning tool. A dustpan is usually used in conjunction with a broom or a long brush. A small dustpan may appear to be a flattened spoon. Although usually hand-held for domestic use, industrial and commercial companies use a hinged variety at the end of the stick that allows the user to stand rather than bend over while using it. The first patented dustpan was designed by TE McNeill.

The hand-held dustpan can be used with a full-size broom or a smaller broom or brush. This second combination can be sold as a unit. A variation of the dustpan is the Silent Butler, a hand-held dustpan with a lid.

Dustpan features molded teeth that quickly and easily remove debris from the broom bristles, so you can sweep away dust and dirt efficiently.

Use of dustpans

Sometimes it is impractical or impossible to use a vacuum cleaner. Traditional dustpan and brush still have a place in the lab. The shape of a dustpan is usually a square or rectangle. There is a handle on one side so that the dustpan can be held in place or easily picked up. Some dustpans are small enough to be handheld. Others are designed for use while standing; this version has a long pole, so it doesn't need to be bent. Most dustpans are made of tough, pliable plastic or durable metal. To prevent the loss of dustpans, many manufacturers have designed dustpans that are attached to brushes, which also provide convenient storage.

Most of the dustpans and brushes on the market are both functional and aesthetic. A dustpan is usually made from a flat piece of plastic that is shaped to fit comfortably in your hand. This thin and flexible material makes it easy to collect all kinds of dirt. Made from wood/plastic and natural brushes, the brushes combine traditional craftsmanship with modern production to ensure durability and a simple expression of design. The dustpan and broom allow you to clean with precision in the laboratory, complete with a small resting hole that allows you to place the brush perfectly in the dustpan. You can also hang the dustpan and brush on the wall. That way, it's always easy to reach for it when you need it.

Function of dustpans

a. For reaching out-of-the-way places

Tops of shelving units and cabinets, window sills, under tables, behind bookcases: these are spaces that are difficult to reach with a vacuum cleaner, even with a vacuum cleaner or handheld vacuum. Instead, using a long-handled dustpan and brush, you can reach those out-of-the-way places and remove the dust. Be sure to remove all items from shelving units, window sills, etc. before dusting.

b. Clean up larger items that could damage your vacuum cleaner

Vacuums are great for picking up hair and dust, but larger items, such as broken glass pieces, can damage your vacuum or cause clutter to clog them up inside. Dustpan and brush sets are easier to use and less likely to be damaged.

c. When you want to save yourself the trouble of installing a vacuum cleaner

Although vacuums are fast, they are still bulky devices that need to be pushed out, inserted, and installed. If you only need to clean a small area, it's usually much easier to rely on a dustpan and brush.

d. When you don't want the noise of a vacuum cleaner

When you accidentally create some solid waste in the lab and you don't want to disturb the work status of other colleagues. Using a dustpan and brush is much quieter and less disruptive than a vacuum cleaner, and still gets the job done.

e. When you want to be environmentally friendly

A vacuum cleaner is an electric dustpan, while a dustpan and brush set is not. Every time you choose a dustpan and brush over a vacuum cleaner, you're doing your part for the planet!

How to clean the lab with dustpans?


a. Clean up broken glass safely

When possible, use a long-handled dustpan and brush at arm's length from glass fragments when they break. Or, use a standard set to carefully crouch down and sweep up larger shards. For smaller shards, you can use a vacuum, but only a brush will reach those out-of-the-way crevices and corners. If the floor is hard and not carpeted, you can pour a little water and carefully sweep over it, transferring any remaining glass fragments into a dustpan. This also allows you to mop the floor effectively. Make sure you wear shoes when sweeping, and be careful not to step on broken glass.

b. Use a long-handled dustpan and brush on the floor once a week

This will sweep up any remaining debris and dust and reduce the number of times you need to use the vacuum. The long-handled dustpan and brush make it easy to sweep the hair and dust from the floor.

c. Clean the dustpan and brush every few months

Clean every few months to maintain hygiene - simply follow the instructions on the label (including any safety guidelines) and test cleaning products in a small, inconspicuous area first. After cleaning, remember to allow them to air dry completely before storing.

d. Use a dustpan and brush to clean dry messes only

Anything wet, slimy, or sticky will stick to the fibers of the brush and cause more dirt. Therefore, use a rag or towel to clean these wet, slimy, or sticky items, then use a mop and floor cleaner if necessary. Whatever cleaning product you use, follow the instructions on the label for the best results.

How to buy dustpans?

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