Slips, trips and falls are the top causes of workplace injury. Generally caused by human error and/or carelessly not paying attention, it is important to ensure your floors are clean and dry in order to curtail these accidents from happening. Perhaps the most popular piece of equipment that prevents slips, trips and falls is the industrial floor scrubber. Additionally, these floor scrubbers can boost productivity, reducing operating costs and saving time by more quickly cleaning the warehouse’s floor surfaces.
But the true problem is, what type of floor scrubber is
right for you and your current floor maintenance needs? After all, the point is
to reduce the injuries. You need to be sure your investment is going to be the
perfect fit for your needs. Here’s a guide to the two main categories of floor
scrubbers — walk behind and ride-on scrubbers — that will help you understand
Walk behind floor scrubbers. As their name implies,
walk behind floor scrubbers are guided by the operator, who stands behind the
machine; most walk behind floor scrubbers don’t actually need to be pushed,
however, making the job easier for the operator. These floor scrubbers use a diluted
cleaning solution for optimal efficiency and come in a variety of widths to
handle aisles of all sizes.
Ride-on floor scrubbers. Ride-on floor scrubbers are
ideal for larger floor spaces that need to be cleaned in a short amount of
time, as they can be operated continuously. These floor scrubbers can carry
large amounts of water and are equipped with high-power batteries. These
machines typically come equipped with floor sweeping capabilities, as well.
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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