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Victor is back!

It’s a brand that resonates with us here at Arrow and, after months of preparation, we’re excited to announce that we are now a registered Victor distributor!

Established for over 70 years, Victor is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of floorcare equipment. An iconic British brand, Victor is renowned for its reliability, durability and performance, and remains hugely popular to this day.

The Victor story dates back to 1946 when domestic electrical appliances and vehicle electrics repairs company Dowding and Plummer Ltd began to manufacture electrical components for domestic appliances.

By the 1950s, Dowding & Plummer were manufacturing their vacuum cleaners and, as the UK’s commercial cleaning market continued to expand, Dowding & Plummer moved from producing domestic appliances to commercial and industrial products.

Their iconic rotary floor machine – branded Victor – was launched in the 1960s. Its durability and reliability – now hallmarks of the Victor brand – made it an instant success in cleaning industries across the world.

The name Victor means lucky. Managing  Director Les Davies flew Lancaster bombers during World War II, and his squadron’s planes were all marked with the code letters ‘VN’: the phonetic call sign ‘Victor Nan’. Les, flying the bomber VN-F (Victor Nan Fox), survived a full tour unscathed. His plane – Victor Nan Fox – was indeed lucky, and thus Victor was born.

Since then the Victor range has expanded to include burnishers, carpet bonnet moppers, polishers and vacuums, all manufactured to the same meticulous standards at their factory in Birmingham. With a history spanning over half a century, the Victor brand has become iconic within the cleaning market, bringing British-made, quality machines to businesses across the country.

Order by the 18th December to get 20% off your Victor machine!

Disinfecting – whether short-term to address the issue of maintaining hygiene standards as people slowly return to work, or longer-term stopping localized outbreaks of the virus – is now a topic of huge public interest. No matter what we choose to do, the ‘new normal’ for post-COVID-19 cleaning routines look very different.

There are several ways to deep clean, but fogging is rapidly emerging as a highly effective control measure for workplaces and public facilities alike. As the term suggests, fogging uses a disinfectant sprayed from a fogging machine to create a ‘fog’ – tiny droplets of disinfectant – that effectively ‘coats’ and disinfects everything it meets.

It is a top-level disinfection process to be used in addition to your standard cleaning and disinfecting practices – particularly effective in higher-reach or difficult to access areas that may otherwise be missed.

However, the biggest advantage of disinfectant fogging is its ease. Traditional spray-and-wipe disinfectant applications have a limited area of effect and, in larger areas like hotel lobbies, school corridors and office entrances can take a huge amount of time. Foggers – with an average 3m range – disinfect areas in a fraction of the time and, when done regularly, can reduce the number of pathogens present in the building – lowering overall infection risk.

The Benefits and Downsides of fogging

As we have explained above, fogging provides users with a wide range of benefits:

  • Safely and effectively disinfect areas, including high-level surfaces, small, confined spaces, or large vertical surfaces
  • Effectively reduces airborne contaminants – as the disinfectant passes through the air, it actively combats airborne pathogens
  • Ease of use – Minimize cleaning time and increase overall cleaning effectiveness with longer-range foggers
  • Routine fogging helps reduce the overall surface load
  • Some foggers, such as our ULV Fogger, can produce a dry fog suitable for use in electrical or textile heavy environments

However, fogging does have certain limitations:

  • It has no impact on closed areas
  • It does not replace standard cleaning practices
  • Only electrostatic foggers such as our Electrostatic Fogger – will coat the underside of horizontal surfaces
  • Fogging is not as effective on vertical walls – gravity can mean the disinfectant applied can drip off vertical surfaces if the fog is too heavy. We recommend using a fogger with an adjustable flow rate to ensure maximum surface effectiveness.

Interested in finding out more? Our team are happy to help – simply contact us on 01743 283600 or [email protected]!