School is back in session, and your floor scrubber maintenance routine is about to be put to the ultimate test.
With hundreds of students, staff, and visitors setting foot on campus each and every day, it’s critical that school facilities undergo regular cleaning and maintenance services to remain safe and sanitary. Unfortunately, large-scale cleaning jobs can wreak havoc on even the most high-quality cleaning equipment.
During the school year, don’t let unexpected technical issues disrupt your cleaning schedule. It’s time to recommit to the proper maintenance of your most valuable floor cleaning equipment.
Intelligent Design Manufacturing (IDM) specializes in the development of compact, effective floor scrubbers designed to remain in good working order all school year long. Let’s review three quick tips for properly maintaining your floor scrubber to achieve the best possible clean.
Why is Floor Scrubber Maintenance Important?
It’s no secret that high-quality cleaning equipment is an investment. IDM has specially designed its floor scrubbers to deliver the best possible ROI on every cleaning job, but poor maintenance can easily affect your bottom line.
Failing to regularly service and repair your high-capacity floor scrubber can impact its ability to complete cleaning jobs quickly and efficiently and can lead to an unnecessary waste of time and resources.
Floor scrubbers consist of several different components, including solution and recovery tanks, brushes, and squeegee heads. Each of these components must be properly maintained in order to make floor scrubbers run safely and efficiently.
Here’s how regular floor scrubber maintenance can reduce the chance of cross-contamination, prevent unnecessary spread of germs, and ensure your entire school remains safe and hygienic for all community members.
Tip #1: Use the Right Brushes
Many floor scrubbers, such as those from IDM, have several different scrub brush attachments that can be used to clean specific flooring surfaces. Failing to use the right brush head for your floor cleaning project can cause unnecessary wear and tear on the scrub brush and contribute to a less effective clean overall.
Similarly, using the wrong kind of brush attachment can also cause damage to your floors. IDM’s X-Scrub floor scrubbers allow users to choose between soft brushes for finished floors and aggressive brushes for restoration projects. Using an aggressive brush on certain surfaces may wear down the finish, leading to costly repairs.
Being intentional about which brush you select for each cleaning project is one of the best ways to protect your facilities and extend the life of your floor scrubbing machine.
Tip #2: Store Your Equipment Properly
Our floor scrubbers feature ergonomic designs that make them easy to transport and store. However, it’s still crucial to ensure your equipment is kept in a secure location.
Floor scrubbing machines should be stored in a safe, dry location at all times. Machinery that is left unprotected from the elements can experience extensive damage like rust, frayed wiring, and mold.
Rusty equipment is likely to become difficult to maneuver over time due to decreased flexibility in the machine’s pivot points and joints. Additionally, the presence of mold and mildew in a floor scrubber’s solution tank would constitute a major environmental concern and make it nearly impossible to achieve an effective clean with the affected machine.
Even machines that are stored properly should be regularly inspected for potential maintenance issues. For example, we recommend that cleaning professionals regularly check the batteries to ensure they are not damaged or expired and recharge the battery using the proper accessory.
It’s also important to check hoses, brush heads, and other elements that come directly into contact with water and cleaning solutions during operation. Taking steps to properly empty and clean the water tanks can help safeguard against cross-contamination from dirty water.
Tip #3: Keep IDM on Speed-Dial
IDM’s floor scrubbers are designed with longevity and efficiency in mind, but that doesn’t mean they don’t require periodic maintenance. Even a low-maintenance auto scrubber will require service or repairs from time to time.
When your brush heads and squeegees start to show signs of wear, you can easily contact IDM to order the right replacement parts for your floor scrubbing machine. We’ll get you fixed up in no time to ensure you continue to clean the floor surfaces in your school with ease.
Here to Help With Your Scrubber Maintenance Needs
Inadequate equipment maintenance can reduce the quality of your cleaning process, add time to the cleaning routine, and lead to unnecessary effort.
Keeping your floor scrubbing equipment in good working order is the easiest way to ensure that your crew can perform their duties efficiently. Plus, this effort will ensure that school facilities remain free of dirt, debris, and other impurities that may cause harm to students and faculty.
For more floor scrubber maintenance tips, reach out to us today to speak to a member of our team. We are prepared to help you get more out of your floor scrubbers.