Finding a proper floor scrubber isn’t the easiest decision to make. Not only are there hundreds of floor types, but there are many factors to consider when investing in a floor scrubber. Who is going to operate it? How long does it take to clean your floors now? What are the maintenance issues you’ll be faced with in the future? 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 in its overall function, 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. The result? A machine that wasn’t effective in today’s industry. Disc scrubbers were on their way to becoming obsolete. 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%!
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.