Now that we are in a COVID-19 world, it is of the utmost importance to keep our environments as clean as possible. But if you have a lot of square footage to cover, it can be a time-consuming task to keep sanitary protocols up. When you find that it is becoming a bit less economical as it once was, it may be time to think about investing in a floor scrubber to maximize production.
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 as well. 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.
Now that we are starting to get some sense of normalcy, we need to put in lots of extra cleaning procedures in order to keep everyone safe. And this includes our floors. Unfortunately, manually cleaning a large surface area not only takes time and manpower but ends up becoming a monetary issue in the end. In an effort of solving this issue, one may want to consider an automatic floor scrubber. An automatic floor scrubber can save you up to 80% of the man hours it would take to clean the floors by hand.
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.
All businesses are like snowflakes – no two are the same. And while the businesses and their buildings may vary, the general maintenance is generally the same. We need a clean space in order to function properly, and that’s where our selection of floor scrubbers come into play. 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.
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. 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 shopping for cleaning equipment that is not only versatile but economical and eco-friendly, the Advance-Adgressor rider-scrubber is tough to beat.
Now that we are slowly beginning to reopen after the COVID-19
lockdown, there are lots of procedures that will have to change when it comes
to keeping companies safe for its employees and clients. Harsher restrictions
will need to be put in place in order to keep everything clean and germ-free.
This includes the floors. Make sure to check on the precautions 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
Disinfected. The deepest of the clean, disinfecting floors
will kill both the germs and the bacteria. This should be the norm of most
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.
Now that we are in an age of disinfecting our homes and businesses, it is important that we have the most thorough, time-saving and economical ways possible to keep everyone safe. After all, long gone are the days of a mop and bucket – we need stronger equipment. One of these sanitary ways is to invest in an industrial floor scrubber. The problem is, it is quite the investment and should be researched thoroughly before we decide in order to get the best machine for our needs. Unfortunately, many don’t take the time to research the product and/or their needs, so poor decisions cause issues down the line. Rather than let you make those mistakes, here are the more common things you need to consider when purchasing industrial cleaning equipment.
Replacement parts. When you purchase a floor
scrubber, the last thing you are thinking about is it breaking. But it is
important that you know how accessible replacement parts are, once things do
start to do. It won’t be handy if you have to wait weeks before your machine can
Battery packs. Similar to replacement parts, knowing
what is powering the machine is very important. Do you need to plug it in? Are
the batteries easily maintained? Knowing what type of battery your machine uses
will help make your decision.
Floor type. Make sure you know what your flooring is made of before choosing a floor scrubber. Certain flooring needs certain treatments, so keeping this in mind when making your decision will prevent issues to both your floors and the machine cleaning it.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.