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A Sydney based professional cleaning contractor, MSR Maintenance and Cleaning Services, recently took delivery of a brand new Aussie Hydro-Loop high pressure “clean and capture” steam cleaner. Designed to comply with EPA regulations for pressure cleaners in metropolitan areas, the Hydro-Loop features high pressure, steam and a unique vacuum recovery system.
MSR, owned and operated by the Lopez family, and founded in the 80’s began as cleaning contractors servicing offices. Since then they have grown into specialised high pressure cleaning, waste removal and washroom supply activities.
Adding a Hydro-Loop to their fleet gives MSR a unique capability in the Sydney basin. They can now provide effective “clean and capture” pressure cleaning for a wide range of industrial and government based activities.
“We chose the Loop because of its EPA compatibility and the effectiveness of high pressure steam in melting grease, graffiti and even chewing gum without expensive and potentially dangerous cleaning chemicals” said Sergio Lopez, MSR’s founder and Managing Director.
The Hydro-Loop is the 2010 Aussie Pump product of the year. Its unique combination of portable high pressure water blaster, steam cleaner, vacuum recovery and integrated recycling system.
The whole kit is trailer or ute mounted and carries its own 600 litre water tank, enables it to operate independently. cleaning tasks without needing mains power or mains water supply. Best of all for the operator, the machine reuses the water it carries!
“The recovery system is phenomenal” said Sergio Lopez “It means we don’t have to keep coming back to refill and we can do cleaning tasks where there is no available water supply” he said.
MSR’S Hydro-Loop features 3,500 psi pressure capability, or an effective working pressure of 5,400 psi when used with the Aussie hot water Turbolance. 17 litres of flow per minute delivers a serious amount of cleaning “whack” that gets major cleaning tasks done promptly. Power is supplied by an 18HP Vanguard twin cylinder induction engine.
The system has a built in boiler that enables it to operate as a steam cleaner with temperatures of up to 130°C. That’s enough heat to melt chewing gum, graffiti, oil or grease spills. This makes it ideal for council or commercial car parks, supermarkets, service stations or any other flat surface. High pressure hot water is used to clean instead of harmful and potentially carcinogenic chemicals or detergents.
The system comes with a big 22” Aussie stainless steel flat surface cleaner with vacuum port that sucks up the water at the same time as cleaning flat surfaces. Called the Aussie Twister, the flat surface cleaner cuts cleaning times by up to 80% on large surfaces, making it suitable for plazas, courtyards or pavements.
The Aussie Scupper, a big vacuum port attached to 15 metres of 38mm vacuum cleaner hose enables the work site to be returned to pristine condition after the cleaning job is done.
“The Loop is clean and green” said Sergio. “No wonder councils, government departments and the EPA love the concept” he said.
MSR automatically join the Aussie Hydro-Loop Club and is the only club member operating in Sydney.
The Club is a network of Hydro-Loop users around Australia. It is supported by Australian Pump Industries, the designers and manufacturers of the Hydro-Loop. Club members provide cost effective clean and capture for councils, supermarkets, sporting venues, service stations and even for domestic driveway cleaning.
“The Hydro-Loop has opened a whole new brand area of opportunity for MSR with guaranteed growth for the future” said Sergio. “We expect to have 3 or 4 machines operating in the Sydney basin within the next year, to provide a new level of environmentally friendly cleaning for Sydney consumers” he said.
Further information is available from MSR, phone number 02 8850 6666 or on the Aussie Hydro-Loop Club page.
For further information on our Aussie Hydro-Loop high pressure “clean and capture” steam cleaner visit our High Pressure Steam Cleaners page or download our Trailer Mounted Steam Cleaner with Recovery Unit PDF (89kb).