Industrial Floor Sweepers and Scrubbers: Selecting the Right Equipment

When you’re making the investment in floor cleaning solutions for your warehouse, think about the overall process, including cleaning goals and floor space.

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Do you need an industrial floor sweeper or scrubber?

This is the first question every company should address before their investment. Very quickly you can determine the right solution by asking – “Do we use a broom and dustpan? Or mop and bucket?”

If a broom is sufficient, an industrial floor sweeper will handle your needs. For a mop and bucket solution, invest in the industrial floor scrubber.

Should you select a rider or walk-behind?

Whether you need a rider or walk-behind depends greatly on the floor space square footage, how often you clean and the results you expect to maintain. A rider scrubber is larger and holds more cleaning solution. It can clean 58,000 sq ft/per hour. A rider sweeper will also handle a large area, cleaning 52,000 sq ft/per hour.  A walk-behind will cover a smaller range, approximately 30,000 sq ft/per hour for a scrubber and 30,000 sq ft/per hour for a sweeper.

When calculating the floor space, consider how much it covered by offices, racking and product. On average, most companies have only 30% of their building exposed for cleaning.

Frequency of the cleaning is another factor. Will you clean the floor space in its entirety once a week? Or, do you tend to break down the area, cleaning a smaller portion each day? Your expectations of a maintained area matter as well, possibly increase the frequency of cleaning.

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