There is no denying the usefulness of a floor cleaner. Instead of putting the mop back into the vessel of filthy water, it is collected into a separate waste tank. Additionally, the friction created by the brushes’ motion helps clean the floor more thoroughly than other standard physical methods used to mop floors. Additionally, a floor scrubber is quicker, requires less labour, and provides a clean and dry surface more effectively.
When selecting your next floor sweeper, keep the following in mind:
What type of scrubber would be best for you?
If electric, do you have any options for battery power? Price may have a role in this decision. In this case, a machine with 240 volts and a cord may be the most cost-effective option if you require battery power. You’ll be working within certain constraints, but an extension cord is an easy way to overcome them. The battery-type scrubber may be preferable from an OH&S perspective if cleaning must be done in an area where people may trip over a cord.
It’s also important to consider whether a ride-on or walk-behind floor cleaner would be more practical. The amount of space that has to be cleaned will determine this.
How large is the space that needs cleaning?
Choosing the floor cleaner based on the greatest area to be cleaned is logical, but don’t forget that it may also be helpful in other places. You can forget about getting into the tight spaces if you get the biggest one.
Look around to see what areas want your attention. It’s not just the gym that may benefit from a floor cleaner at your school; the halls, cafeteria, and common rooms could use one, too. The kitchen has more cramped and awkward spaces that need cleaning than the gym. More than one room may require the use of your floor cleaner.
How much money do you have to spend?
Because it will majorly impact your choices, your financial plan should be one of your first considerations. The whole package’s affordability is affected by many factors, including the choice to rent or finance machines. Always with the vendor for guidance on their available payment options.
Find out if any pre-owned or demo models are available if money is short. There is no need to rule out these possibilities if they have been regularly maintained and repaired. It’s possible to find refurbished models at a discount. It’s vital to examine your alternatives and determine how much you’ll save because, in some cases, you may need to invest to ensure the unit is usable and secure.
The Price of Maintenance
Aside from routine maintenance, several models of a floor scrubbers need the use of specific cleaning solutions. To avoid unpleasant surprises, it’s important to factor these estimations into your financial strategy. The budget should account for ongoing expenses such as replacing various parts of the machine.
You’ll want to consider this in terms of square footage once more. Think about the area that has to be covered and your budget to determine what size unit is appropriate.
Comfort for the user
Having a floor cleaner without knowing how to operate is a waste of money. Instructions for using the device are not likely too complicated to grasp. You’ll be spending time and money on cleaning if you get a product that’s hard to use or complicated to set up. The machine’s operator may change from time to time. Therefore they must find it easy to learn and use.