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.
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.