Quick Tips to Maintaining Industrial Floors | Corona, CA

by Michael Schaffer

Rarely in the commercial cleaning business will you hear the term, “general cleaning.” That is because each cleaning task is unique; unique cleaning problems produce unique cleaning solutions. In following this adage, the maintenance of industrial floors is no different.

Floor maintenance works best when the duties, frequency of tasks and other services necessary to maintain the floor have been outlined and written down. Everyone involved in floor maintenance should be aware of and be a part of the floor maintenance plan. The floor maintenance plan should also outline exactly how the floors are to be maintained.

Regular maintenance — including such things as placing mats at entries, vacuuming them regularly and maintaining the outside entries by removing oily soils on sidewalks and parking lots — helps keep industrial floors clean. In addition, all building lobbies and entries should be dust mopped, mopped and cleaned daily.

More advanced floor care equipment, such as scrubbers, burnishers and cylindrical machines, can significantly reduce the time needed to care for floors. In addition, managers of industrial facilities will usually look for the most efficient equipment they can find, such as machines that can multitask: Scrub, clean and polish.

The chemicals selected for floor maintenance are also a concern. These chemicals, of all cleaning products, can be some of the most potentially harmful to the environment. Environmentally preferable floor care chemicals are now being introduced that work as effectively as conventional products but with less impact on the environment.

For industrial facilities, floor care machines with passive vacuum systems are necessary. These vacuums keep impurities from being released into the air, protecting the health of cleaning professionals and industrial workers.

To find out more about cleaning commercial flooring, please contact us at (951)735-2905 or visit www.sciefloorscrubbers.com.

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Product Showcase: CT5 Automatic Walk-Behind Scrubber | Corona, CA

The CT5 is one of the smallest and lightest automatic scrubbers on the market and is extremely portable with its lightweight design weighing only 44 pounds, including the battery and brush. The machine can be carried from room-to-room or transported on a cleaning cart such as the Brix, making it perfect for cleaning restrooms, picking up spills, and cleaning wet and slippery entryways. Its small, compact size allows it to squeeze into many tight spaces, such as aisles or between tables, making it perfect for the retail sector and restaurants as well.

Easy to use. The CT5 is easy to use with its ergonomic and innovative control panel as well as its adjustable handlebar. It takes very little time to learn how to operate and a significant reduction in effort for having to move the machine from room to room.

Easy to store. The CT5 has a maneuverable and compact design, weighing only 44 lbs. The machine can easily be stored, transported or parked into any space within seconds.

Optimal run-time. The CT5’s lithium-ion battery can be recharged within an hour, either on-board or externally, when swapping out batteries.

Easy to fill. The CT5’s solution tank is extremely easy to fill – either directly or by removing the recovery tank from the machine. The easy to dump tank is easily removed and can be dumped into a toilet or sink.

Easy to dry. The CT5 can dry in both forward and reverse. This allows it to dry places that other scrubbers cannot reach, making it a perfect tool for restroom cleaning.

Productive. The CT5’s battery guarantees 50 minutes of cleaning, or up to 75 minutes with an optional battery. It can clean approximately 6,500 square feet an hour.

To find out more about the CT5 automatic walk-behind scrubber, please contact us at (951)735-2905 or visit www.scielifts.com.

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Three Reasons to Switch to a Floor Scrubber | Corona, CA

As we are slowly working our way back to normal business practices, it is important that we keep our businesses clean and safe for the patrons and the employees. We once relied upon a mop and bucket to clean the floor, but for busy buildings, it can become a waste of manpower to constantly keep these floors pristine.

So, how do you keep the surfaces clean while saving time and energy of manually pushing a mop around? A floor scrubber will not only keep your floors very clean, but depending on the type of model, can save you loads of manpower hours. Here are the biggest reasons to make the swap:

Time saver. An employee with a mop and bucket can clean about 4,000 square feet per hour. The same employee with a floor scrubber can clean anywhere between 20,000 square feet and 30,000 square feet per hour, depending on the size and runtime of the scrubber. This leads to a decrease in labor costs with a return on investment.

No dirty water. A floor scrubber doesn’t reuse dirty water when cleaning the floor while a mop and bucket does. This means a floor scrubber will leave your floor cleaner. Clean water flows through the floor scrubber while the squeegee at the base of the floor scrubber catches the dirty water and transfers it to the recovery tank to be disposed. This also allows you to avoid cross contamination since you’re not reusing water.

Safety. The floor scrubber leaves the floor dry within minutes while a mop and bucket leave the floor wet much longer allowing for potential slips, trips, and falls.

To find out more about floor scrubber options, please contact us at (951)735-2905 or visit www.scielifts.com.

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Floor Scrubber Growth on the Upswing | Corona, CA

Posted May 25, 2021

As the use of automatic floor scrubbers and sweepers has become more common in commercial buildings, the scrubbers and sweepers market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 8% between 2020−2026, according to a new report from market research firm Arizton Advisory & Intelligence. Key drivers fueling this growth include a growing demand for cleaning technologies, a greater inclination toward sustainability, increased investments in research and development, and a rising call for cleanliness in the hospitality industry.

The scrubbers segment dominated with a share of over 57% of the market and is expected to add more than US$1.4 million during the 6-year forecast period. The sweepers market is expected to generate an additional revenue of almost $892 million.

Contract cleaners, such as building service providers (BSCs), account for the majority share of the market at approximately 14% of the global share.

The report also found:

  • Approximately 80%-90% of all engine-powdered cleaning equipment is propane-fueled
  • With innovations in battery technology, the demand for battery-powered scrubbers and sweepers is expected to grow during the forecast period with predictions of $1.1 billion by 2026. The industrial and commercial floor cleaning machine manufacturers adopt lithium-ion batteries due to their higher productivity, longer runtime, reduced maintenance, and lesser charging time.
  • Many commercial walk-behind scrubber machines are eco-friendly and reduce the use of harmful chemicals.

To find out more about the uptick in floor scrubber sales, please contact us at (951)735-2905 or visit www.scielifts.com.

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Is It Time to Invest in a Floor Scrubber? | Corona, CA

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.

To find out more about floor scrubbers, please contact us at (951)735-2905 or visit www.sciefloorscrubbers.com.

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Making a Floor Scrubber Work for You | Corona, CA

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.

To find out more about automatic floor scrubbers, please contact us at (951)735-2905 or visit www.sciefloorscrubbers.com.

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What You Need to Know About the Advance-Adgressor® Rider-Scrubber | Corona, CA

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.

To find out more about choosing your scrubber, please contact us at (951)735-2905 or visit www.sciefloorscrubbers.com.

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Cleaning Up in the Aftermath | Corona, CA

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 disinfecting.

Disinfected. The deepest of the clean, disinfecting floors will kill both the germs and the bacteria. This should be the norm of most companies nowadays.

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.

To find out more about choosing your scrubber, please contact us at (951)735-2905 or visit www.sciefloorscrubbers.com.

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Three Mistakes to Avoid when Purchasing an Industrial Floor Scrubber | Corona, CA

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 be fixed.

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.

To find out more about choosing your scrubber, please contact us at (951)735-2905 or visit www.sciefloorscrubbers.com.

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Will Floor Scrubbers Save Us from COVID-19? | Corona, CA

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 hospital-grade spray/wipes.

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.

To find out more about sanitizing your scrubber, please contact us at (951)735-2905 or visit www.sciefloorscrubbers.com.

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