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
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.
When it’s time to purchase a floor scrubber for your building’s maintenance, it can be an overwhelming decision. Not only are there many different models, but there are so many bells and whistles, it’s difficult to focus on just what your particular needs are. But this is where we come in – here is a breakdown of some of the more simplistic questions to ask yourself. Once you’ve figured out a particular game plan, the minor decisions won’t be so difficult to make…
Noise levels. What type of business do you have? Are
you in a busy warehouse? Does the majority of your business happen during the
day? Do you need to be respectful of others while maintaining the floors? If
you have a business that won’t be affected by a noisy floor scrubber, don’t
bother with those noiseless models.
Power. This one wouldn’t think to be an immediate concern, but you’d be surprised. Whether you choose a battery-powered machine, or an electric model will depend on what your needs are. If there will be lots of people around while floors are being cleaned, you may want to stay away from electric models that can possibly trip up someone walking by. Nighttime cleaning crews don’t really need to worry about these accidents, therefore saving on that feature.
Safety. And that leads to the final point – safety. The biggest concern when considering a floor scrubber is making sure the operator can see everything when in operation easily, that passersby don’t end up getting hurt by accidental trip or slip, and that the operator is comfortable, so back pain and injuries don’t become an issue.
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.