According to the National Floor Safety Institute, slip and fall accidents are the primary occupational cause of lost days from work. Commercial and industrial facilities often experience high foot traffic, and floor surfaces must be equipped to handle the stress and strain.
Hard flooring surfaces like LVT, tile floors, and polished concrete are highly durable but can pose various safety risks if they are not properly cleaned and maintained with the best hard surface floor scrubber machines.
In addition to preventing slip and fall injuries, maintaining hard flooring surfaces can also stop the spread of germs and other environmental pathogens often found in public spaces.
Outdated cleaning methods are inefficient and can be overly burdensome for maintenance professionals. Swapping out outdated cleaning equipment for a higher-capacity cleaning solution can save your team valuable time and resources, reduce effort, and prevent workplace injuries and illnesses.
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What is the Best Hard Surface Floor Scrubber?
Thanks to advances in technology, cleaning crews no longer have to rely solely upon tedious, manual cleaning approaches. Traditional cleaning approaches contribute to an increased likelihood of repetitive strain injuries and deliver subpar results in high-demand environments.
Building service contractors looking to level up their cleaning arsenals can turn their attention to floor-cleaning machines manufactured by Intelligent Design Manufacturing (IDM). In today’s market, cleaning crews must carefully consider the needs posed by their job sites to select the best floor cleaner machine for their team.
Different floor scrubber models offer different functions, features, and capacities, so modern maintenance crews can customize their cleaning approach and deliver a more comprehensive, consistent clean.
How Do Hard Surface Floor Scrubbers Work?
Floor scrubbers like those developed by IDM can essentially automate the tedious, repetitive tasks that are traditionally completed using string mops and limited cleaning tools.
Floor scrubbing machines utilize an arrangement of various scrub brush heads that rotate at high rates of speed to remove dirt, dust, grime, and other contaminants from a hard flooring surface. Here’s how the machine works:
- Step 1: The floor scrubber releases water and cleaning solution from its water tank onto a flooring surface.
- Step 2: The brush heads engage to deep clean the flooring surface.
- Step 3: The dirty water is vacuumed into a separate reservoir and kept separate from the remaining clean water, preventing cross-contamination.
Where Can You Use a Floor Scrubbing Machine?
IDM’s line of floor scrubbers is designed for use in spaces with hard flooring surfaces. The machines can handle different types of floors, including LVT, ceramic tile, polished concrete, and epoxy. Plus, cleaning hardwood floors is easy with our robust machines.
A floor scrubbing machine can be a versatile cleaning tool for contractors responsible for the maintenance of spaces like:
- Train stations
- Entertainment facilities
- K-12 schools
- College campuses
- Factories and manufacturing facilities
- Retail spaces
- Storage facilities
- Athletic complexes
- And more spaces
In subsequent sections, we will explore some of the different styles of floor-scrubbing machines included in IDM’s X-Scrub line and discuss when it makes sense to invest in each of these different technologies.
Manual Floor Scrubbers
Our X-Scrub line of floor scrubbers includes these manual models: the X-Scrub Mini and the X-Scrub Pro. Each of these machines folds and swivels for easy transport.
Users can easily push these machines throughout a space, and the ergonomic design of the floor scrubber allows for easy navigation around corners and other tight spots for a streak-free, spot-free clean.
These battery-powered machines are well-suited for small to medium cleaning jobs and are a great option for use in spaces like schools, gyms, and retail facilities where furniture and equipment may impede the use of larger cleaning machinery.
Walk-Behind Floor Scrubbers
The X-Scrub line from IDM also includes walk-behind floor scrubber models: the X-Scrub 20 and X-Scrub Max 20. These machines are self-propelled, which means crew members need to simply power them on and let them move freely throughout the job site.
Our walk-behind scrubbers are rechargeable and cordless, so crew members don’t need to worry about the selected machine getting wrapped up in a bundle of wires during operation.
These machines are an excellent option for crews that maintain large, open facilities like gymnasiums and warehouses because the auto-scrubber has room to roam throughout the space.
These machines can also be a great cost and labor-saving tool for crews with limited resources or manpower. A team member does not have to micro-manage the equipment during operation and can focus their efforts on other cleaning tasks.
Ride-On Floor Scrubbers
We offer a line of heavy-duty ride-on floor scrubbing machines that are designed to make quicker, more effective work of particularly large-scale jobs. The X-Scrub Rider 28, X-Scrub Rider 32, and X-Scrub Rider 36 can all be driven throughout a large job site for maximum efficiency.
Each of these machines offers a different size cleaning path, so contractors can choose the best floor scrubber based on the size and scale of their job site. IDM’s ride-on floor scrubbers are also cordless and rechargeable and can be easily maneuvered through doorways, hallways, and elevators.
What Are The Benefits of Investing in a Hard Surface Floor Scrubber?
There are a few key reasons why contractors often choose to make the switch to a floor scrubber from IDM. These high-capacity floor-cleaning machines are designed to ease the burden for today’s cleaning professionals and allow them to work more safely and efficiently.
Completing the same laborious cleaning tasks can take its toll on crew members over time and contribute to decreased efficiency year-over-year. To keep flooring surfaces in better condition over the long haul, crews need powerful machines to get the job done efficiently while reducing the risk of injuries.
IDM’s floor scrubbers are also water and energy-efficient, which makes a floor scrubber purchase a great long-term investment. These machines also require less time and labor to operate, which helps to further cut costs for building service contractors.
Additionally, today’s consumers have high expectations for the cleanliness of public spaces, and a consistently clean floor can help improve customer experience and increase public confidence in your brand.
Learn What IDM Can Offer Your Crew
Our company is constantly adding to its roster of cleaning equipment to better serve the needs of today’s contractors and their crews. We are confident that we offer the best hard surface floor scrubber machines for your cleaning crew.Interested in learning more about our advanced cleaning solutions? Need help determining which machinery best suits the needs of your crew or job location? Reach out today to speak with a member of our team to discuss our machines. Let’s elevate your cleaning capabilities to get more done with less effort.