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Automatic Scrubbers

The cleanliness of your facility has a large impact on the image you wish to project to employees and clients, as well as the perception of quality for your business as a whole. When it comes to first impressions, the quality of your floor maintenance program can have the greatest impact on perception as this is what people initially see upon entering your space and throughout your facility.  One big indication that a facility is not being maintained at the highest standard possible is when people encounter hallways with dust bunnies, scuff marks, or various pieces of debris littered about.  Adequate floor care is especially important in healthcare, education and industrial facilities as contaminants can compromise your building’s safety as unkempt floors are a hazard and add potential for injuries. It is critical to monitor and clean your building’s floors throughout each day, especially in high traffic areas. Maintaining floors in large scale facilities requires focus as daily cleaning can be monotonous, time consuming and difficult to achieve accountability.  For this reason, many companies seek outside help. Hiring an experienced company who can get the job done both efficiently and effectively is important to consider in order to save your business from excessive costs.  One of the most important tools for maintaining flooring in large scale facilities is the automatic floor scrubber, commonly known as the auto-scrubber. Auto-scrubbers require less physical labor and time commitments than the traditional mop and bucket approach and easily cover massive amounts real estate.  

Automatic scrubbers do it all. During use, either treated water or a cleaning solution is first released onto the floor and then scrubbed with the attached brush. At the same time, the left over solution is sucked up through the high-powered vacuum and trailing squeegee that ensures the floor is completely dry. The clean and dirty water are stored in separate tanks in order to prevent contamination and to increase the cleanliness of the floor.

Not only do these machines simplify and shorten the cleaning process, but they also reduce dry times. Automatic scrubbers are also more effective because they require less water than traditional methods. The reduction of water used not only provides a more prompt dry time, but it also provides for a more sustainable and eco-friendly process.  The difference in the cleanliness of floors with automatic scrubbers is paramount, as the scrubbers are much more intensive than traditional mops. The dirt and germs from the floor are removed more thoroughly through the vacuum and squeegee approach than that of a mop rinse.

Automatic floor scrubbers are battery operated and are available in both walk-behind and rider options. Features vary depending on the model, but the average battery life is between 2.5 and 4 hours, which will allow for 50,000 to 70,000 square feet of cleaning. There are a variety of makes and models available to accommodate different floor types. Deciding which type of scrubber depends on your building’s size and floor type. Although these machines are traditionally used on hard surface floors, some models can also clean carpet, marble, stone, and more. For high gloss or finished floors, softer brushes and pads are required; whereas, concrete floors in more industrial facilities can withstand a more aggressive cleaning.

Automatic floor scrubbers are the perfect solution for those seeking truly clean floors and a safer environment. If you are interested in learning more about which automatic scrubber or other cleaning services we would recommend for you, please feel free to reach out!

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