Selecting an Autoscrubber

Clean floor is a vital part of any business. Not only to keep up a good appearance for customers, but also to maintain the health of employees. Choosing the right auto scrubber for your needs requires you to consider many factors such as the machine's size, power input, design type, and intended use. Floor scrubbers come in many different sizes and specifications. The area of floor that needs to be scrubbed should ultimately be the deciding factor in the size of scrubber you require. In general, larger commercial floor scrubbers are more expensive than the smaller versions.


Auto scrubbers are powered by either battery or a power cord. Battery-powered auto scrubbers will have forced periodic downtime while the batteries are being charged, but are more mobile. Electric floor scrubbers have no downtime as it maintains a constant supply of power. The downside is that users will only be able to work as far away from the outlet as their power cord lets them, before plugging into the next outlet.


Space Considerations

Floor scrubbers are available as walk-behind or ride-on types. The walk-behind models are controlled by an operator walking along with the machine, with the floor scrubber doing most of the forward propelling action. The larger riding floor scrubbers are more suitable and efficient for a large area of over 50,000 square feet.


Your Specific Needs

When choosing the best machine for your needs, take time to evaluate the various flooring materials that the scrubber will be used on. Some floor scrubbers are more powerful than others, which can cause some damage on fragile floor types such as antique hardwood floors. Industrial floors, such as in manufacturing or warehouse environments, can handle the most powerful scrubbers for the fastest cleaning.


Determining how often the machine will be used, as well as the type of debris it will be cleaning is another factor. A more powerful scrubber will be needed for high-traffic areas that need to be frequently cleaned.


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When using an auto scrubber, please follow our instructions on How to Use an Auto Scrubber, as it will help you avoid common mistakes. We carry all of the top cleaning equipment brands and our equipment specialists are here to help you find the goods you need to get the job now. Contact us with any questions you have.


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