Advantages of Floor Cleaning Machines
vs. Manual Cleaning
Brooms and mops may seem like a smart way to save money, but for many businesses, the labor costs associated with manual cleaning are far greater than buying an industrial floor cleaning machine. To put it bluntly, just because you're saving money on equipment doesn’t mean you’re saving money.
Commercial cleaning equipment can eliminate dirt, dust, grease and grime in a fraction of the time it takes someone to sweep or scrub the area manually. Today’s auto-scrubbers and industrial sweepers are whisper quiet, have long-lasting batteries and eliminate the safety hazards associated with mops and brooms.
1) Time is money, and if you have a large area to keep clean, mops and brooms are inefficient. They also:
2) Spread germs around rather than removing them
3) Leave a slick surface that can cause accidents
(more than half of slip, trip or fall injuries are due to a problem with the walking surface according to EHS Today)
4) Are labor-intensive - a small autoscrubber can easily clean under tables and into corners saving the operator lost time moving furniture or cleaning by hand
Industrial cleaning equipment can quickly pay for itself. Learn more about the advantages of using a commercial floor cleaning machine versus manual cleaning with a mop or broom:
5 Reasons to Use a Floor Cleaning Machine
1. Reduce Labor Costs
There’s no getting around it, the upfront cost to buy an industrial cleaning machine is much higher than the cost of a mop or broom. Though the upfront cost is higher, most commercial floor cleaning equipment pays for itself over time because labor costs represent about 90 percent of the total cost to maintain floors if you're not using an industrial cleaning machine.
Consider this: an employee can clean 4,000-5,000 square feet in one hour with a mop and bucket. A small autoscrubber can clean almost three times that amount (13,000 square feet) in the same amount of time. Larger machines can clean more than 50,000 - 100,000 square feet per hour. The labor cost of doing the same job is 20 hours or more.
Machines also make cleaning easier on employees. They allow workers to stand upright and remove more dirt and dust versus manual cleaning - with a simple push of a button.
Many customers start with walk-behind equipment. It generally costs less than ride-on models, giving you cleaner floors in less time with a lower upfront cost. That said, a ride-on model may be the right choice if you have a large area to clean. Consider that a 20-gallon tank full of water weighs about 225 lbs and that may be a lot for one person to push.
Ride-On Scrubber Machines improve productivity by 400 percent compared to manually sweeping or mopping. Depending on the size of your facility, studies have shown they can pay for themselves in as little as three months.
Let us know about your facility’s needs. We’re happy to make recommendations or conduct an on-site demo at your facility.
2. Mops and Brooms Don’t Get Floors Clean
Autoscrubbers use 100 percent clean water whereas mops smear germs from one area to another, and brooms kick up dust and debris into the air.
3. Commercial Machines Minimize Disruption
Auto sweepers and scrubbers are fast and quiet. They leave behind clean floors, not a slippery, wet path. They’re quiet enough to allow for day cleaning and allow you to avoid disruptions and hazardous wet floors.
4. Machines are More Eco-Friendly
Compared to a mop and bucket, small commercial floor scrubbers such as the X2D Walk Behind Scrubber use minimal water and, depending on your cleaning needs, may not require chemicals. Some applications can be effectively cleaned with water and the strength of the scrubber pads.
5. Your Floors Are Clean and It Shows
Would you like your floors to be 60 percent clean or 95 percent clean? Dust and grime create a safety hazard for customers and employees. When cleaning with a mop and bucket, the more you clean, the dirtier the water gets. Commercial floor cleaning equipment leave your floors cleaner and more hygienic.
For more information on our autoscrubber options and prices, do connect with us:
Office number: 68616328