Buying a Scrubber: What You Ought to Think About | Corona, CA

When you have a large area to keep spic-n-span, it can be a daunting task to keep the floors clean and injury-free. So, for many industrial businesses, they invest in a floor scrubber rather than using the traditional mop and bucket technique. After all, time is money and wasting manpower at the same time. And if this describes you, you may want to consider a floor scrubber.

When deciding upon which model to purchase, it is important to think about a few key product points so you can get the model best suited for your needs. Here are a few questions to ask:

Do you need a sweeper, a scrubber or both? Knowing what your floor needs to maintain the level of cleanliness you’re looking for will help guide which models to seek out. Some specialize in one mode of cleaning, while others have a dual feature. It all depends on what your industry is and the area you are trying to maintain.

Rider or walk-behind? This depends on the surface of your floors. A rider will increase productivity, but not if you have lots of nooks and crannies to get clean. Knowing the area your cleaning will make this decision easier.

What kind of flooring are you cleaning? Different surfaces necessitate different cleaning products.

Who is operating the scrubber? “Different strokes for different folks” may be the saying, but it holds true for floor scrubbers purchasing. Make sure whoever is operating it can fit the machine and know how to operate it properly. The point is to make this investment a worthwhile one, not cumbersome to those using it.

To find out more about automatic floor scrubbers, please contact us at (951)735-2905 or visit www.sciefloorscrubbers.com.

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How Does an Automatic Floor Scrubber Work? | Corona, CA

We can’t deny that it saves you an incredible amount of time. In fact, an automatic floor scrubber can save you up to 80% of the man hours it would take to clean the floors by hand. You’re thankful for this handy machine each time you scrub the dirt and bring them to a glossy sheen. But have you ever stopped to think about how it works?

An automatic floor scrubber makes your life easier with three components that work in unison. After all, teamwork makes the dream work. These components – the solution dispensing system, scrubbing system and solution recovery/vacuum system – all complete the puzzle as you guide the machine along your soiled floors.

Solution dispensing system. You can’t get a good clean without soap. This little gadget makes sure to dispense just the right amount of cleaning solution to your floors. The solution you use is dependent on your particular machine and the floor’s needs.

Scrubbing system. This is the most crucial part of the floor scrubber. Along the bottom of your machine a floor pad or brush will agitate the cleaning solution with enough power to remove any dirt, grease or grime that has soiled your floor.

Solution recovery/vacuum system. Now that we have scrubbed our floors clean, we need to get the soap and residue off the floor. A type of squeegee/vacuum component will suck it all up and store it in a tank that you can remove and empty. This not only minimizes dry time, but will also prevent any injuries from slipping.

To find out more about automatic floor scrubbers, please contact us at (951)735-2905 or visit www.sciefloorscrubbers.com.

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What Soap Do I Clean My Floors With? | Corona, CA

When you have the daunting task of keeping a large building or structure clean, the floors are generally your biggest issue. After all, countless people are walking on your floors, and it is imperative that you keep them sparkling clean. Rather than doing the floors by hand, wasting time and energy, you have purchased yourself a floor scrubber. Now your workload has shrunken by at least half. What a relief! But wait…what soap does the thing use? It depends on what you’re keeping clean.

Because every building and occupant is different, there is no one soap that works across the board. If you are keeping a hospital clean, you wouldn’t need the same soap as say, a mechanic’s garage. Make sure you check the instructions. They are there for a reason – to protect the equipment so you can use it for as long as possible. But it is a good rule of thumb to use a low-foam detergent. Foam in the recovery tank will get into the vac motor and damage it. If this is happening, you may need to use de-foamer in the recovery tank.

While some amount of cleaner is good to remove dirt, in most instances, when just cleaning a dusty warehouse floor, less detergent is usually okay. That’s why you have a machine – to do the grunt work. Give the solution some dwell time on the floor so that the solution has time to work. Then go back with the scrubber. If you haven’t had a floor scrubber before, you may have to make a couple passes the first time to get it clean.

To find out more about autoscrubbers, please contact us at (951)735-2905 or visit www.scielifts.com.

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Why You Need an Industrial Scrubber | Corona, CA

When you have a large building to maintain, it can take a lot of time and manpower in order to keep everything in tiptop order, especially when it comes to the floors. People are always walking on them, so cleaning them can become cumbersome. Then comes the industrial scrubber. Commercial floor scrubbers, like our Clarke and Viper models, make the job of cleaning heavily used floors much easier than it would be otherwise. These are the benefits of investing in an industrial scrubber to handle your floor maintenance.

Quicker dry times. When you use a traditional mop and bucket to clean the floor, drying may take some time. A floor scrubber doesn’t use nearly as much water as a traditional mop, allowing floors to dry faster and preventing the risk of slips and falls.

Cleaning efficiency. These scrubbers have the power to remove grime, grease, and dirt that are traditionally very difficult to remove. In particular, a floor scrubber does its magic by spraying water and chemicals on the floor, scrubbing the dirt and grime away, and leaving a perfect shine in its wake.

Easier cleaning process. You will find a floor scrubber rather easy to operate – you can either push it from behind or ride it across the area to be cleaned, depending upon whether you have a push floor scrubber or a ride-on one. Either variety reduces the amount of effort that the operator has to exert and enables a larger surface area to be cleaned in a smaller amount of time, saving time and manpower.

Six Reasons You Need a Rider Autoscrubber | Corona, CA

When you have the job of looking after something like a sports arena or government building, cleaning the floors of large facility like that can be a daunting task. And if you have a manual cleaner, it is a time-consuming task. Because after all, floors need to be cleaned frequently, especially if you have a sanitized location like a hospital to keep clean. What you need is a rider autoscrubber, like Clarke Focus II Rider. Not convinced? Here are six ways having an autoscrubber will not only improve how clean your floors are, but will also save time and manpower:

Control system. Universal One-Touch™ controls make it easy for the operator to control.

Side skirts. Water pick-up and wiping performance can cause damage to your machine. Heavy-duty, fully adjustable side skirts prevent all that from happening, making this a cost-effective machine.

Chemical mixing system. Save money, time and the planet with the optional, onboard chemical mixing system.

Operator compartment. No matter what size you are, the open operator compartment with the low-step height and angled floorboard makes hopping on and off a breeze for those quick stops.

Recovery tank. Cleaning the equipment that cleans is never a fun job. The large opening to the recovery tank makes it easy to access and clean the tank, and clogs are prevented with the handy debris catch.

Onboard charger. No one likes to stop a task halfway through. Having the onboard battery charger makes having to stop unnecessary. And when you need to give the autoscrubber maintenance work, battery access is a breeze.

To find out more about Rider Autoscrubbers, please contact us at (951)735-2905 or visit www.scielifts.com.

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Give Your Cleaning the BOOST It Needs | Corona, CA

When you have a large area of tile or concrete flooring, it is difficult to find a product that can not only clean the surface the best but can also use the least amount of time and manpower in order to do it. In the past, the options were slim – automatic scrubbers with some type of rotating discs or scrubbers. It worked for what it was, but there was always something lacking in the cleaning of these products. The product was slow, only running on low-RPM machines and the scrubbing product needed on these machines required a pressure that the machine wasn’t capable of in order to achieve the preferred result. Because the machines didn’t have the power to do the job correctly, damages were developed on worn out product. But the main disadvantage was a big one – disc scrubbers only scrubbed in one direction. And we all know a good scrub requires varied angles in order to get the fullest cleaning.

BOOST® cleaning pads are rectangular, so unlike the surfaces area skipped by using round discs, these rectangular pads scrub consistently and in tandem with each other, not only resulting in a cleaner surface, but it is also done in a faster time, saving energy and manpower hours. With BOOST® Technology, cleaning solution is applied to the front of the pad, so it is a more thorough, efficient application to your flooring. With Clarke’s patented Pulse Modulated Solution Control, you will save in both cleaning solution and water – a savings of 50-70%!

To find out more about BOOST Technology, please contact us at (951)735-2905 or visit www.scielifts.com.

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Product Showcase: Focus II Mid-Size Autoscrubbers | Corona, CA

When you have a lot of square footage to clean, it can be a time-waster to have to clean those floors by hand. It may be a university building, a hotel, grocery stores, even a simple restaurant – we have the ideal machine to not only save time and manpower, but also the environment. We are proud to present the Clark Focus II Mid-Size Riding Autoscrubber.

Similar to its stand-behind brother, this scrubber has all of the flash but none of the complications. Let’s take a look at some of the advantages that make this riding scrubber the best choice for you:

BOOST technology. BOOST Technology is a green way to remove floor finish without the use of chemicals. By using BOOST, you cannot reduce your water usage, but the squared pad design helps to get in the corners, making it a time and money saver.

Three-disc models. Available in 28 and 34-inch discs, and a 28-inch BOOST disc version, these models are perfect for a daily scrub. Because it is powered by two heavy-duty brush motors, it helps reduce manpower. If you have uneven floors, this is the model for you for an all-over clean.

Other bonus features. A tight turning radius makes this model a fantastic option for those floors that have lots of corners and edges. An increased down pressure is a definite asset as it will only take a single pass for your flooring to sparkle like the Chrysler Building. And a quiet motor makes this machine perfect to clean floors at any time of day, without disturbing the business conducted as you clean.

To find out more about the Clarke Focus Mid-Size Riding Scrubber, please contact us at (951)735-2905 or visit www.scielifts.com.

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It’s Time to Focus | Corona, CA

When you have a gigantic amount of square footage to scrub, it is important to try to keep productivity high and costs low. So, when you are getting ready to choose a scrubber for your floor finish, consider choosing the Focus II Mid-Size Autoscrubber. With six different models to choose from, choosing a scrubber that is ideal for your business needs will be a no brainer! Let’s take a look at some of the various features and benefits:

BOOST Technology. BOOST Technology is a green way to remove floor finish without the use of chemicals. By using BOOST, you can not reduce your water usage, but the squared pad design helps to get in the corners, making it a time and money saver.

Three Disc Models. Available in 26, 28 and 34 inch discs, these models are perfect for a daily scrub. Because it is powered by two heavy-duty brush motors, it helps reduce manpower. If you have uneven floors, this is the model for you for an all-over clean.

Cylindrical. The Cylindrical 28 is the machine you need if you have grouted tile, imperfect or rough textured flooring. There is a removable catch-all tray included to make debris disposal easy and the rotating brushes can easily removed and replaced when necessary.

And these are just the benefits for the particular models – there are plenty of perks in general: ergonomic button controls, onboard battery charger, urethane squeegee blades, rear solution fill and a quiet motor make the Focus II Mid Size Autoscrubber the perfect option for your building needs.

Product Showcase: BSW 28 Sweeper | Corona, CA

Because a lot of today’s business takes place in office buildings, it is important to be able to maintain the flooring on a consistent basis in order to keep a professional appearance and safe environment for everyone entering and leaving the space. In the past, we used the push broom in order to sweep the areas, but this turns out to be both exhausting and time-consuming if the space is large enough. Not the most economical option. Then we had the vacuum – an improvement but still not much better in the convenient department with its cords and container cleaning. Now there is an even better option to get those floors swept and tidy – the industrial sweeper. When deciding to expand our product line we knew that you had certain needs to maintaining your floors, so we’ve included these industrial sweepers.

Ideal for both carpets and hardwood, the Clarke BSW 28 Sweeper was created to be both rugged and versatile, making it the perfect choice for large industrial areas that get dirty with dust and dirt more than liquified spills. With its 28-inch sweeping path, self-propelled traction and active dust control, the BSW 28 can get into all of the hard-to-reach places in order to pick up every speck of dust and debris cluttering your floors. And while this may seem similar to a vacuum, this sweeper runs on a gel battery that can run for 2.5 – 3 hours in one charge. But that is just the tip of the proverbial dust bunny iceberg. Not only is it an efficient sweeper, but it’s easily-operated, extremely quiet and has been Green Certified to be eco-friendly as well.

Maintaining the flooring of a large industrial/commercial building is not an easy task. In fact, at times it can be overwhelming. So, when considering new equipment for cleaning hardwood or carpeted flooring, the Clarke BSW 28 is the ideal option for a durable, convenient, eco-friendly option for even the most noise-sensitive of workplaces.

To find out more about the Clarke BSW 28 Sweeper, please contact us at (951)735-2905 or visit www.scielifts.com.

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Product Showcase: The Advance-Adgressor® Rider-Scrubber | Corona, CA

Because no business is exactly alike, when delving into our product expansion, we decided that we needed to include all variations of industrial scrubbers, including both riding and manual-push. The Advance Adgressor® rider-scrubber is not only a fantastic piece of equipment due to its flexibility, but its EcoFlex™ System, making it an environmentally-friendly way to maintain your facility’s cleaning routine.

The Adgressor is designed to be able to switch pad pressure, water and detergent quickly and easily, so it is able to perform all your cleaning needs with very little effort. Depending on your need, you can switch between water only for quick upkeep, ultra-low detergent for a routine cleaning, standard detergent for those tougher messes and the EcoFlex’s burst of power for the ultimate deep cleaning. Name the cleaning challenge, the Adgressor has the solution.

Not only does it have this multi-functionality in its cleaning modes, but because it is a riding machine, the operator will save both time and energy that can be utilized in other projects. Yes, it’s true – the Adgressor can clean twice as much space as a manual scrubber within the same amount of time. In one hour, the Adgressor with a 35-inch scrub deck cleans up to 46,200 square feet in an hour while a manual scrubber with a 32-inch scrub deck cleans 28,160 square feet in that same hour. As an employer, this is a benefit as the time and money spent on manpower in order to maintain the floors manually is drastically higher than when using the Adgressor rider-scrubber.

If your commercial/industrial building is in need of cleaning equipment that is not only versatile but economical and eco-friendly, the Advance-Adgressor rider-scrubber is tough to beat.

To find out more about Advance-Adgressor rider-scrubbers, please contact us at (951)735-2905 or visit www.scielifts.com.

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