Purchasing an automatic floor scrubber in order to keep a business establishment clean is a viable and worthy investment. Apart from various floor cleaning machines, a scrubber is going to assist in providing a conducive environment specifically for employees as well as customers.
Because a dirty floor can turn customers off while exposing the business to health as well as safety risks, it’s vital to consider getting the right scrubber. To maintain the health of a floor scrubber, an individual should use and maintain it well. That way, they can extend their life and prevent damages to the condition.
When managing the health of your floor scrubber, you should consider the following factors:
Maintain Appropriate Floor Scrubber Cleaning
The first rule when it comes to floor scrubber maintenance is regular servicing. This prevents various compounding issues from taking place. It also irons out existing kinks before they can develop into large problems. By cleaning your floor scrubber often, you’ll prevent yourself from spending several days out of action.
You should check your manual for instructions on how to operate the scrubber and the frequency of using your cleaning equipment. Other than this, you need to service your equipment often by scheduling machine technicians in order to repair existing faults.
Take Care of Your Floor Scrubber Brushes
Cleaning the brushes on your floor scrubber can get grimy, but is necessary after every use to ensure efficient cleaning. Failure to do so can cause a build up of grease, mud, and other particulate in your brushes, and potentially cause undo stress on your brush motors from having to work harder to turn the brushes.
Besides regularly cleaning the brushes, you should make sure no large debris is in the undercarriage of the scrubber. This will also help protect your brushes, brush motors, squeegee, as well as the finish on your floors from becoming excessively scratched.
Check Your Floor Scrubber Batteries
Most floor scrubbers are powered by batteries, and batteries require maintenance. Regular battery maintenance is the most important maintenance you need to perform on your scrubber.
When a battery is recharged, heat is generated causing a loss of water from the cells of the batteries. The more often you charge your scrubber, the more often you should check your batteries’ water level. WET recommends checking the water level in your scrubber’s batteries no less than once a week. If the water level is low, the efficiency of the battery will drop, and if the water level gets too low the cells will fail and the battery will need to be replaced. Poor battery maintenance is the number one killer of scrubbers, as the batteries are one of the most expensive things you can replace on a scrubber. This is why WET recommends the single point watering system option on all scrubbers. This option allows you to add water evenly to every cell in each battery from one injection point without the worry of spilling. **It is important to note that scrubber batteries require distilled water.** If your scrubber has gel-type batteries, no maintenance is required.
For better floor scrubber maintenance, Factory Cat and Advance both offer daily check lists that you can print and post where your scrubber is stored. This will give a list of simple daily and weekly maintenance items that need to be completed by your operators. This will help ensure longer life and better cleaning out of your scrubbers.
WET Offers Preventative Maintenance and Service
Those who aren’t knowledgeable or have the resources required to conduct floor scrubber maintenance can hire WET to perform monthly or quarterly preventative maintenance on the machine and carry out maintenance tasks. WET will perform a deep dive preventative maintenance on your scrubber. Checking to ensure your scrub deck is level (ensuring even brush wear and reduce premature brush motor wear), cleaning your brushes as well as perform a check on the brush motors, completely clean out the recovery and solution tanks, ensure the proper alignment of your squeegee to maximize the effectiveness of water recovery by the vacuum, perform a battery check to ensure no corrosion or leakage is happening, as well run a system check to make sure your control board is working correctly and your charger is operating correctly. That way, the device will operate at maximum performance while helping you to reduce dead times caused by breakdowns. For more information or to schedule any washing equipment maintenance, contact us today.