Getting a new floor scrubber can really help with the cleaning of your public building or commercial establishment. Not only do they cut down on the amount of time that is spent on cleaning, but they also require less energy to help prevent janitors from getting exhausted. In order to reap the benefits of new floor scrubbers, it’s necessary to choose the right one that will fit your property’s needs.
Automatic floor scrubbers will feature a container for the cleaning solution, and the jets will squirt the mixture. The rotary brushes then wipe the cleanser into the floor and remove dirt and grime. These scrubbers typically don’t leave a lot of water on the floor, so the floors dry faster. Automatic floor scrubbers have two types: either a walk behind or a rider floor scrubber. They are also powered by different sources, including batteries, a propane engine, a diesel engine or a gasoline engine. Walk behind floor scrubbers are usually cheaper than rider ones, but there are some that are more maneuverable. In fact, it is possible to find a walk behind floor scrubber that has better maneuverability than a rider scrubber, so if small spaces are a concern this is something to consider. Cleaning will take longer with a walk behind floor scrubber, because you can only run the machine at one pace, which is what the operator can sustain. If cleaning time is a concern, a riding floor scrubber will be a better option. Battery floor scrubbers will have a finite run time. While there are many factors that will depend on how long the scrubber can run for, many will only operate for three to four hours per day. If you have a lot of square footage to clean, consider the width of the scrubber. A bigger width will clean faster, but you must make sure it can pass through your aisles.
In addition to floor scrubbers there are other types of equipment you should consider. Floor buffers are used to make the floors as shiny as possible. These differ from floor scrubbers because they use a softer material for the rotary brushes, so that they don’t damage sensitive floor types. Choose this type of scrubber if your floor type is more sensitive, so you don’t have to worry about any damage. Floor polishers will help bring out the shine of the floors and also use a protective coating. These types of scrubbers are a good choice if you have marble or wood floors that aren’t treated with chemicals. However, in order for a floor polisher to work effectively, the floor will need to be clean already.
Choosing new floor scrubbers will depend on a number of different factors, including the square footage, type of flooring, how fast you need to clean and how you want to operate the machine.