Keeping the floors clean in your commercial kitchen or large food production facility can feel like a never-ending battle. Cleaning the floors with a mop and bucket takes time and is inefficient. But, bulky floor scrubbers can’t maneuver around all of your food processing equipment.
The good news is that you can win the battle by investing in a commercial kitchen floor cleaning machine that can tackle tight spaces and large, open areas with efficiency.
You may think that no such machine exists. Fortunately, Intelligent Design Manufacturing (IDM) introduced a whole new class of auto floor scrubbers for commercial and industrial spaces.
Our floor scrubbers combine commercial-grade power with maneuverability and versatility. You can transition from cleaning huge open areas to tight spaces without switching machines or brush heads.
Read on as we outline common commercial kitchen cleaning challenges and reveal the IDM floor scrubber that can help you overcome them.
Common Commercial Kitchen Floor Cleaning Challenges
Commercial kitchens cause all sorts of headaches when it comes to cleaning their floors. A few hurdles that probably sound all too familiar include the following.
Like most facilities, your commercial kitchen probably has extended operating hours. This means employees are in and out of your building all day long. You need quick, efficient floor-cleaning processes that don’t disrupt your productivity.
Mopping takes a long time, and a lot of excess water is usually left behind. This situation translates to extended drying times and further disruptions to your workflow.
Large floor cleaning machines can work fast, but they can’t reach tight spaces. So you would still have to clean at least some of your facility with a mop and bucket, which means delays and wasted time.
A Lack of Consistency
Large floor cleaning machines are fairly consistent, but mopping is not. To really get your floors clean with a mop, your team needs to be diligent. If they rush, they are basically just pushing dirty water around the floor.
Over time, the build-up from dirty mop water can create even more cleaning challenges. You will need the deep cleaning of a stiffer bristle, which is available in our X-Scrub floor scrubber product line. Our machines can penetrate the build-up, even into deeper grout lines.
Not taking action could leave the door open for unsanitary conditions to emerge in your facility. Additionally, inconsistent mopping techniques can lead to excess drying times. All that extra water increases the risks of a slip-and-fall accident.
Improving cleaning consistency by using one of our floor scrubbers is key to protecting your staff and customers. A clean, sanitary floor will help reduce slips, trips, and falls. Additionally, a clean, spotless floor will help inspectors know you are serious about sanitation.
Cleaning Supply Waste
When you use manual cleaning methods, your team has to mix up their own solutions. This process can contribute to inconsistent floor cleaning approaches.
If your team uses too little solution, your floors won’t be clean enough for use. If they use too much, they are wasting costly cleaning supplies. Additionally, if you use a soapy cleaner, your floors may be slick and slippery, increasing the risk of slip and fall injuries.
Labor and Equipment Costs
The cost of sticking to a traditional mop-and-bucket routine will add up over time. For starters, you will need to repeatedly replace mops, buckets, and handles. All those purchases will eventually add up.
Also, cleaning floors manually will lead to excess labor costs. You will need more crew members and have to pay for extra labor hours to get your facility clean. Fortunately, you can increase efficiency and reduce labor hours using a cleaning machine built for commercial kitchens.
X-Scrub Pro: Our Recommended Commercial Kitchen Floor Cleaning Machine
Intelligent Design Manufacturing has an entire line of powerful floor-scrubbing machines. Any of IDM’s floor scrubbers can tackle the messes in your commercial kitchen. However, for most commercial kitchen and food production clients, we recommended the X-Scrub Pro.
The X-Scrub Pro boasts a heavy-duty casing and a 17″ cleaning path. It has a pair of 8.5″ replaceable brushes. It also includes aggressive brushes for restorations, soft brushes for finished floors, and daily-use brushes. No matter what type of mess you are up against, the X-Scrub Pro can get the job done.
The X-Scrub Pro is incredibly versatile, allowing your team to effortlessly maneuver around equipment, furniture, or any other obstructions. The head also folds up for easy storage.
You can clean a wide range of floor surfaces with the X-Scrub Pro, including:
- Ceramic tile
- Polished concrete
- Epoxy floors
- Quarry tile
Quarry tile is one of the most common types of tile used in commercial kitchens. The large grout lines are difficult to clean with manual labor, which is why we recommend our floor scrubbers to get the job done. If you have been looking for a better way to get the job done, the X-Scrub Pro is the answer.
Reduce Waste and Expedite Drying Times with the X-Scrub Pro
The X-Scrub Pro is designed to expedite drying times and reduce waste. It has a solution and recovery tank designed to make cleaning your floors a breeze. So, here’s how the machine works.
First, the X-Scrub Pro sprays a precise amount of solution. Next, the pair of counter-rotating brushes break up dirt, grime, and debris. Finally, the vacuum system collects the debris and excess water to minimize drying times.
To ensure you have plenty of time to get the job done, the X-Scrub Pro is equipped with a 36-volt, 10.4 amp battery. This battery provides 60 minutes of run time on just one charge. Plus, there are no cords to get in the way of your cleaning duties; the machine is completely cordless.
Ready to Learn More? Book a Demo
If you want to see the best commercial kitchen floor cleaning machine in action, book a demo of the X-Scrub Pro. To get started, simply contact our team.
We will schedule a demo and provide additional information about pricing, warranties, and product features. Once you check out our floor scrubbers, you will know why they have to be part of your floor cleaning routine.