4 Questions to Consider When Purchasing an Industrial Floor Sweeper

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A sign of a safer, healthier warehouse environment is a clean floor. While the food and medical industries are mandated to provide a sanitary environment, manufacturing and industrial processes typically use processes that are dirty. When care is taken to minimize the resulting dirt and debris, not only are slip and fall hazards decreased but employees and visitors are impressed with the company’s commitment to a safer workplace.

Why Purchase?

Industrial floor sweepers offer a more efficient cleaning method for warehouses. The equipment’s main purpose is to pick up dust and debris on the warehouse floor. Instead of pushing dirt to the side – something that occurs when using a broom – the industrial floor sweeper vacuums the dust and tosses it into a built-in container. Operation of the equipment is quiet and its lightweight components make it user-friendly for the operator.

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What are you picking up?

Knowing the cleaning challenges on your warehouse floor is key to equipment and brush selection. You may be struggling with only materials such as fine dust and broken pallets. However, if you are dealing with the residue of oil and grease, an industrial floor sweeper may not be your full solution.

Where are you cleaning?

Some warehouses have an open area but yours may involve obstacles like aisles, docks, parking areas and work bays. Also consider your surface and if it is wet, smooth, rough, etc.

How large is the area being cleaned?

While your warehouse is 5,000 square feet, the industrial floor sweeper may need to clean only 50 percent of this area. For an accurate calculation, decrease it where flooring is covered by work bays, equipment, racking, etc. If you clean aisles, measure the width of the aisles to ensure the equipment can maneuver within the space. Understanding the size of the area will also determine if your operator should use a walk-behind or ride-on model.

How often do you clean?

For the best productivity results your industrial floor sweeper must maintain a charge during the cleaning. Many models operate on battery; however, some equipment uses gasoline, diesel or liquid propane. To project a return on investment in time-savings, benchmark the current time spent on cleaning the warehouse floor.

Let ProLift help you keep your floors clean and safe. Our consultants will work with you to answer the above questions – and others – to determine the best industrial floor sweeper for your warehouse.

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