Is an Automatic Floor Scrubber Right for Your Business?

September 14 2022

Many technological and societal shifts have changed how people work or attend school. However, one thing has remained the same for every building: The floors need cleaning. No matter your organization's building size, you may want to consider investing in automatic floor cleaning machines. There are many ways your business could particularly benefit from an automatic floor scrubber.

What an Automatic Floor Scrubber Does

A floor scrubber is a machine someone steers across the floor to clean it. The machine uses automated brushes and cleaning solution dispensers, needing only one sweep across each floor section and ultimately reducing cleaning time and effort.

Types of Automatic Floor Cleaning Machines

There are three main types of automatic floor scrubbers: upright, ride-on, and walk-behind scrubbers. Upright scrubbers resemble a vacuum and navigate well around obstacles due to their capability to lie flat. They are best used for smaller spaces such as:

  • Restrooms
  • Classrooms
  • Offices

If you have a lot of open floor space to clean, choose another type of floor scrubber, such as a walk-behind automatic scrubber. They are easy to push if accompanied by a wheel-driven or pad-driven system, making them more efficient and preventing driver exhaustion. Walk-behind automatic scrubbers are better for large spaces, including:

  • Lobbies
  • Gyms
  • Warehouses

However, if your facility's size is over 15,000 square feet, consider investing in a ride-on floor scrubber. A ride-on model increases efficiency due to the built-in space for the driver to sit or stand in, preventing exhaustion while cleaning a large space. Their larger tanks also mean the driver doesn't have to stop often to empty it.

How an Automatic Floor Scrubber Benefits You

An automatic floor cleaner can provide critical benefits to your business. Automatic floor cleaning machines are less physically taxing than manual mopping or scrubbing, resulting in faster cleaning. Consequently, employees will have more time to devote to other tasks.

Cleaning a floor by hand often creates more water residue than using an automatic floor cleaner. Therefore, an automatic cleaning machine creates faster drying times, helping to reduce the risk of an employee or client slipping on wet floors. This quality helps prevent someone from getting hurt and suing your organization. Wet floors also restrict access to certain areas, potentially obstructing business activities. The reduced drying time of an automatic floor cleaner gets you back in business faster.

How to Choose the Right Floor Scrubber

Choose an option from the many automatic floor cleaning machines to match your business budget and facility size. Other major criteria for investing in an automatic floor cleaning machine include:

  • Facility layout
  • Machine speed
  • Machine tank size

You can also choose accessories like brushes or squeegees based on the locations and types of flooring the machine will clean. Since automatic floor cleaners can be battery-operated or cord-electric, you need to determine which version will be more convenient for your facility.

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