Why Use an Autoscrubber?
Using an autoscrubber increases productivity for cleaning floors compared to using a mop and bucket while offering a better scrubbing action. It reduces the risk of slips and falls since it dries floors immediately. Also, because an autoscrubber always uses clean water and collects dirty water, it lowers the risk of cross-contamination.
Choosing an Autoscrubber
Things to consider:
- The area of the floor to be cleaned.
The amount of floor you need to clean will often determine whether you need a portable, walk-behind (push) or ride-on scrubber. Also consider the machine’s efficiency (sq ft/h). It will have a direct impact on the machine’s lifespan and ability to lower labour costs.
- The type of dirt to be cleaned.
Will the scrubber need to pick up small debris or will it be used primarily to minimize dust? Models with cylindrical brushes
will pick up debris as they clean. For floors that are usually free of debris, a rotary or orbital disk model will allow for deeper cleaning.
Ideal for cleaning flat, smooth floors. Most widely used type of scrubber. Flat pad or a disc brush spins as cleaning solution is dispensed on the floor. Lowest cost
Great for uneven & debris-laden floors. No pre-sweeping needed. No separate broom/dust mop needed.
Powerful scrubbing action makes it the best choice for deep cleaning. Cleans grout and removes impurities in floor finishes. Can also be used to remove commercial floor finishes without chemicals. Rectangular cleaning head makes cleaning corners, along walls and other hard-to-reach areas easier.