As the saying dictates, all good things must come to an end. And the same goes for your maintenance equipment. The more you use your machine, the sooner it will develop wear and tear. But the life of each can be extended with a few maintenance tips.
Firstly, pads and brushes should be cleaned before the next use as the debris, finish, and stripper from any floor gets up inside the pad or the brush. Pads are meant to be used on both sides, but even that doesn’t guarantee an eternal lifespan. Of course, this depends on a few factors: the dirtiness of the floor, how often it’s cleaned, how solid the finish is, and how fast the operator runs the machine. However, the best way to tell is when the pad loses its effectiveness in cleaning.
Pads need to be cleaned in specific ways based on use. Soaking them in cleaning or stripping solution is not recommended as it will break them down. Simply use hot water and a garden nozzle to remove soils and finish from building up on the pad. Rinse it, brush it and hang it to dry after each use. Do this before finish or soil dries on the pad.
Rotating brushes on a weekly basis ensures that the brushes are effectively scrubbing. If brush rotation doesn’t occur, the bristles will begin to wear more on one side, causing loss of brush power. Similar to pads, clean them well after each use while still moist. When the bristles fray and there is debris packed into them, or the bristles are just too short, it is time to replace.
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