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How to Use an Auto Scrubber in a Small Business
Woman riding IDM’s X-Scrub Rider 28 floor scrubber.

How to Use an Auto Scrubber in a Small Business

Are you wondering how to use an auto scrubber in your small business? Have you been thinking about replacing your mop and bucket with a modern alternative? If so, you are in the right place.

Intelligent Design Manufacturing (IDM) has a full line of auto floor scrubbers that can help you tackle tough messes with ease. Let’s dive deeper into what an auto scrubber is and how you can use one in your business.

What’s an Auto Scrubber?

An auto scrubber is an electric cleaning tool. For example, IDM’s scrubbers feature a pad or brush, solution tank, and recovery tank. Here’s how it works.

First, you power on your auto scrubber. Next, you activate the dispensing system and spray cleaning solution on your dirty floor. The powerful brush will break up dirt and sanitize your floor. Finally, the vacuum will consume any excess solution and store it in the recovery tank.

It really is that easy. You can stop sloshing dirty mop water around and deep clean your floors with minimal effort. Our scrubbers can be used on a variety of surfaces, including:

  • Concrete
  • Tile
  • Epoxy
  • Vinyl
  • Laminate

Our versatile scrubbers are the perfect match for your small business. Your team can clean faster and sanitize floors in minutes.

Where to Use Auto Scrubbers in Your Business

What really sets our auto scrubbers apart is their versatility. You can use an IDM scrubber in the following spaces.


Cleaning a restroom with a mop and bucket is tedious. Also, old-fashioned cleaning methods do not actually sanitize your floors. That is why most bathroom floors look dingy and grimy.

IDM floor scrubbers vacuum up any excess cleaning solution, leaving your floors much cleaner. The vacuum feature of our scrubber also decreases drying time, allowing you to reopen restrooms quickly and avoid inconveniencing your guests.

The X-Scrub Mini is by far the best scrubber for bathrooms. It is small enough to maneuver around toilets, sink bases, and stall walls yet packs plenty of punch to take on even the grossest messes.


Need to clean hallways and walkways? If so, you need an IDM auto scrubber. Once again, the X-Scrub Mini is the best fit here.

The X-Scrub Mini is far more efficient than a mop and bucket. It also expedites drying time, which helps protect your guests from slip and fall hazards.

Keeping your walkways clean is critical to maximizing the flow of foot traffic in your store. If hallways and walkways are closed, guests will be forced into narrow passageways or have trouble navigating your store. With the X-Scrub Mini, you can address messes fast and keep walkways open.

Retail Stores

Do you operate a retail location? When customers walk through your retail store, they look at everything, including your floor. If your floor is dirty, customers may develop a negative perception of your business.

The good news is that keeping your floors clean does not have to be a tedious process. You can clean medium-to-large-size areas in a flash using the X-Scrub Max 20 or X-Scrub Pro. These large scrubbers have a wider cleaning path than the X-Scrub Mini. They can quickly clean big, open areas like a showroom floor.

Dining Areas

Do you operate a restaurant, bar, or another type of eatery? Bulky machines aren’t suitable for cleaning crowded eating areas, and the mop and bucket approach is tedious and time-consuming. IDM’s auto floor scrubbers offer the perfect solution for restaurants and bars.

We have the ideal scrubber for dining rooms of any size. Whether your business can seat 20 guests or 200, our scrubbers can help you provide a safe, sanitary dining environment. From the X-Scrub Mini to the Pro and Max 20, we have a solution for every type of business.

IDM’s Selection of Auto Scrubbers

Our trio of auto scrubbers includes the following machines.

X-Scrub Mini

The X-Scrub Mini is our most compact scrubber. But don’t let its size fool you. The X-Scrub Mini is powerful enough to clean nearly any mess. This scrubber has an 11″ cleaning path and lightweight housing.

The X-Scrub Mini is powered by a 36-volt, 5.2-amp battery. It provides 90 minutes of run time on a single charge. With the X-Scrub Mini, you can clean:

  • Ceramic tile
  • LVT
  • Polished concrete
  • Epoxy floors

The X-Scrub Mini is lightweight, affordable, and reliable. These features make it a great addition to any small business.

X-Scrub Pro

The X-Scrub Pro has five times the capacity of the X-Scrub Mini. It has a 17″ cleaning path and offers 60 minutes of run time. The Pro consists of two 8.5″ cleaning brushes, and it can accommodate several types of brushes or cleaning heads.

The X-Scrub Pro is our most powerful scrubber. Its soft brushes can clean any hard-finished floor. It also includes aggressive refinishing brushes for floor restorations.

What more do you need to keep your floors spotless? The answer is “nothing” — the X-Scrub Pro can handle everything.

X-Scrub Max 20

Our largest cleaner is the X-Scrub Max 20. With a 20″ surface, this self-propelled floor scrubber makes cleaning any size surface effortless.

The X-Scrub Max 20 boasts a 15-gallon cleaning solution tank and a 15-gallon recovery tank. It offers 4.5 hours of run time to make sure your team has plenty of power to get the job done.

Introducing Our Newest Floor Scrubbers!

We also recently added a new line of floor scrubbers with built-in vehicular capabilities. These rider floor scrubber machines can be used in a variety of spaces in your small business to replace that pesky mop and bucket!

  • X-Scrub Rider 28: this micro rider floor scrubber is designed for medium size spaces. It’s great for cleaning hallways and fits in elevators to help with cleaning additional floors.
  • X-Scrub Rider 32: this rider scrubber can be used in commercial spaces or light industrial spaces.
  • X-Scrub Rider 36: our largest rider floor scrubber boasts a 36" cleaning path to cover large open areas of your space.

Learn More About How to Use an Auto Scrubber from IDM

Now that you know how to use an auto scrubber, it’s time to find the ideal machine for your small business. That’s where we can help.

Intelligent Design Manufacturing offers many great scrubbing machines. Whether you run a small industrial shop or a larger retail business, we have the scrubber for you.

To learn more, contact our team to discuss the right equipment for your needs. We will be glad to discuss the unique cleaning requirements for your small business. You can also book a demo to see our scrubbers in action!



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