Cleaning Up in the Aftermath | Corona, CA

As we begin to regain a sense of normalcy amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to implement new safety procedures in order to keep our buildings for our employees and clients. After all, strict restrictions will need to be put in place in order to keep everything clean and germ-free, including the floors. In order to ensure you are following CDC guideline, make sure to review the precautions your area has mandated and insert them into your cleaning routines. But there is a difference between clean, disinfected and sanitized – and this is the way that they all break down:

Cleaned. To clean a floor is to remove dirt and grime, in order to make it look nice and shiny to the eye. Unfortunately, many all-purpose floor cleansers are just cleaning the floors; they aren’t actually getting rid of germs.

Sanitized. When you sanitize a floor, you are cleaning it deeper than a basic cleaning, because they reduce the growth of bacteria on surfaces. It is better, but it isn’t as deep of a clean as a good disinfecting.

Disinfected. The deepest of the clean, disinfecting floors will kill both the germs and the bacteria. This should be the norm of most companies nowadays.

The wonderful thing about floor scrubbers is that they have the ability to clean and sanitize at the same time, using certain cleansers. And within those high-traffic areas, disinfecting will be ideal. After all, airborne germs are transmitted easily and can spread along surfaces like floors in a spray-like way that becomes impossible to trace. Being able to have a machine that can effectively keep everyone safe is the ultimate goal.

To find out more about safety procedures in regards to COVID-19, please contact us at (951)735-2905 or visit www.sciefloorscrubbers.com.

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Will Floor Scrubbers Save Us from COVID-19? | Corona, CA

Let’s face it – it’s a scary time we are living in. Not only are we keeping social distances, but we are sanitizing every surface we are touching with any type of disinfectant we can find. Don’t touch your face, don’t shake hands; it’s all very aggressive and forced. But there is one area that many people are forgetting, an area that we can’t control – our floors.

While establishments are hunkering down and scrubbing the surfaces we touch, how are the floors staying clean? With so much foot traffic, it is likely that a floor scrubber is the ideal choice to keeping the floors clean. But in this COVID-19 world we live in, additional steps should be taken in order to keep the floors as clean as possible. And since there is no such thing as too clean, here are a few tips to keep in mind as we prepare to sanitize the floors with our floor scrubbers.

Bump up the cleanser. The traditional solution used to clean floors in the past was industrial and fantastic, but nowadays we need to bump up the disinfectant. Thoroughly clean the water tank after each use, add clean water and an EPA-registered disinfectant that is approved to kill SARS-CoV-2–the cause of COVID-19.

Clean the cleaner. Floors aren’t the only thing that needs to get special attention. Because the virus can be transferred through metals and hard surfaces, the machine’s operator needs to take time after each cleaning to wipe down every surface area on the scrubber itself with hospital-grade spray/wipes.

Each one, teach one. Refocus the staff with stricter cleaning practices. Equip them with PPE and a set of new surfaces to pay close attention to when cleaning so everyone stays safe.

To find out more about sanitizing your scrubber, please contact us at (951)735-2905 or visit www.sciefloorscrubbers.com.

Southern California Industrial Equipment proudly serves Corona and all surrounding areas.

Why You Need the Advance Adgressor® Rider-Scrubber in Your Life | 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.

When Your Scrubber Isn’t Releasing Water | Corona, CA

We all want the cleanest floors possible. So, we invest in a floor scrubber. But from time to time, these scrubbers will begin to malfunction. Now is time to troubleshoot the issue. Let’s take a look at a possible issue and how to effectively diagnose and repair the issue.

To scrub floors, automatic floor scrubbers release water to help remove dirt. If your floor scrubber is not releasing water, it will not be able to effectively clean your floors the way you’d like. So, what do you do?

It is possible your scrubber isn’t was never filled with water or it does not have enough water. Check the tank and fill to the fill line, then test. If it’s still not working, there is probably a clogged hose or valve, so check them both for any blockages.

Solution filters are commonly forgotten and never get cleaned, which results in them getting clogged. If this happens, it will not allow any water to be released.

To find out what is going amiss, remove and inspect the filter for a blockage. If the filter is dirty, remove any buildup and reconnect to the floor scrubber. Filters need to be cleaned occasionally in order to distribute water.

If you have tried all of these troubleshooting options and your floor scrubber isn’t releasing water, contact an authorized repair center for help identifying and resolving other possible causes.

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

Southern California Industrial Equipment proudly serves Corona and all surrounding areas.

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.

Southern California Industrial Equipment proudly serves Corona and all surrounding areas.

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.

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.

Southern California Industrial Equipment proudly serves Corona and all surrounding areas.

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.

Southern California Industrial Equipment proudly serves Corona and all surrounding areas.