For many businesses, buying a commercial floor cleaner is a positive step towards increasing business operations. Although buying industrial cleaning equipment outright can be costly, it’s a wise investment for businesses that manage indoor and outdoor public and private premises, e.g. warehouses, factories, schools, hospitals, airports, shopping malls (like Bishop Ranch), museums, leisure centres, restaurants, car parks and more.
By having a commercial cleaning machine on-site businesses can ensure that their premises are thoroughly clean. And, because the machines are so efficient and easy to use compared to manual cleaning methods, this will greatly increase workplace productivity. Other benefits for businesses include improving health and safety standards (and therefore improving business professionalism and integrity) as well as saving on resources (especially time and money).
To ensure you get the most out of your industrial floor scrubber you should follow the below tips on storing it, cleaning it and using it correctly. This way, you will prolong the life of your machine and be able to reap the rewards for years to come.
Read the manual
Your cleaning machine may seem simple to operate, but you should always read the manual. There are many types of cleaning machines designed for different spaces and environments, such as walk-behind sweepers for indoor areas such as shopping malls and restaurants, and motorised ride-on scrubbers for outdoor grounds like airport runways and car parks. If you use the machine in the wrong way or in the wrong setting, you could end up permanently damaging the brushes and hindering the machine’s performance ability, and this is not a risk worth taking.
Keep debris and hazardous items at-bay
Although industrial cleaning equipment is very powerful and is designed to scrub and sweep large expanses of floor, it is not designed to swallow up large bits of debris. Before cleaning a space, conduct a quick scan to make sure there aren’t any obstacles or hazardous items that could damage the machine or that the machine could cause damage to (e.g. wires and cables and large rocks and stones). If there are visible obstacles, it’s advised that you do a pre-sweep. Commercial cleaners are expensive pieces of equipment and if the hose gets clogged or something gets stuck in the nozzle it could be game over.
Be careful how you store your machine
How you store your machine is of the utmost importance, and if you don’t store it properly you could risk it getting damaged beyond repair. As a general rule, you should store your cleaning machine in a cool (but not cold) and dry place so it is not exposed to extreme weather conditions. Also, be sure not to overcrowd your machine with other pieces of machinery in case it becomes scratched or dented, as this could ruin its performance.
Inspect the battery regularly
If your industrial cleaning machine is battery-powered, you must conduct regular checks on the battery to ensure it’s operating correctly. It’s recommended to check the battery every week or fortnight and pay close attention to whether there is any water or acid leakage. Leaking from the battery could damage the machine and also damage your floors.
Keep your machine clean and dry
A sure-fire way of ensuring your machine has a long life is to keep it clean and dry. This involves allowing the brushes to dry so that they don’t become contaminated, and also emptying the collection area so that the machine runs at optimum speed. You should also wipe down the machine and clear away any dust or debris that could cause clogs.
Professional industrial cleaners are expensive pieces of machinery that are expensive to fix. Follow the above tips to get the most out of your machine and increase your workplace productivity.