Keeping large areas of the floor clean is always a concern for businesses based in warehouses and factories, but the key is to get the right equipment for the job. Once in use, the job is easy and very light on staff time, freeing up valuable work hours for other purposes.
How Does A Factory Scrubber Work?
A factory scrubber can do more work in a single pass than any number of people with mops and buckets can achieve; it can scrub and dry floors in one go, removing all kinds of difficult dirt such as fork truck marks, grease, product spillages and any other general dirt, stains and surface water from the floor.
The method is simple: the clean tank on the machine is filled with water and a suitable cleaning chemical. For companies for which green credentials are important, the cleaning fluid can be whatever they wish. This mixture is then fed down to the scrub pads or brushes under the machine. These rotate at high speed, loosening the dirt from the floor. For tough marks, such as tyre marks or other scuffs, the pad pressure can be increased as required. As the factory scrubber moves over the floor, the rear squeegee removes the dirty water into the waste tank, so the floor is clean and dry. This is a huge benefit with regards to health and safety, with slips causing many lost man-hours a year.
How To Choose Which Scrubber Is Suitable For The Job:
There are various factors to bear in mind before hiring or buying a factory scrubber with accessibility and size being the main features to consider. There are various sizes of scrubber driers in SRS’s hire and sales range, including 20 inch, 26 inch and 33-inch walk-behind – these are particularly suitable for areas that need a more manoeuvrable machine, such as areas with tighter turns or the likelihood of obstacles. The 29 inch and 33 inch small ride-on and much larger 40-inch ride-on and combination cleaning machines can scrub and cope with debris at the same time and these are best for large areas which do not have much too much machinery, floor pallets, racking, etc. to impede the process. A large warehouse, manufacturing plant or even a car park would be the typical area for these larger machines.
Sometimes, an area can be smaller but the dirt is rather difficult to shift. In these cases, the factory scrubber chosen should have the capacity for applying some extra pressure to these hard-to-shift areas of grime. All the machines supplied by SRS are real workhorses, so they can cope with everything from occasional light use in a warehouse to 24/7 cleaning in an industrial situation. SRS supply factory scrubbers across the UK – anyone needing help in choosing the right one can always come to us for advice.
If you are on a tight budget, refurbished factory scrubber machines are available at lower rates – but before you decide, either click on the links below to find out more information or contact us on 0330 678 11 22. Our rental periods run from casual hire from periods as short as just one week, to 5 years. If you decide that purchasing your choice of factory scrubber would be a better choice, we have new and refurbished machines for sale. We’re just a phone call away, and your factory floors will soon be much safer as well as gleaming.