How to Use a Floor Scrubber

If you are currently using a manual means of cleaning your floors, you are likely unimpressed with the time and labour-intensive nature of the task. Instead, consider changing to a much more efficient and convenient way of cleaning, which involves an automated floor scrubber. An automated floor scrubber will help you in many ways as it will provide you with an easy, swift way of cleaning a hard floor surface; it will also alleviate the need for a mop, bucket, or even the physical requirements of a staff member. Floor scrubbers can also cover up to 23,000 square feet per hour, making them an excellent choice for more extensive industrial facilities.

Industrial floor cleaning machines

Once you level your cleaning game up to an automated floor scrubber, it is crucial to know how to use the machine. Specifically, how to prepare the machine and what to do while it operates.


Begin by ensuring your machine is fully charged so it can run nonstop for around 2 to 4 hours. Although 2 to 4 hours may seem insufficient to clean your specific facility, if the floor you want to clean is adequately prepared, a floor scrubber can cover about 50,000 to 70,000 square feet on a full charge.

Preparation of the work area entails removing any furniture or obstructions to the machine, posting warning signs to inform customers and employees of the maintenance work being performed and dusting the area.

Also, before use, the machine should have all hoses properly connected and be leak or damage free. A faulty scrubber can ruin your floor, so this step is very important.

Furthermore, please ensure that you are using the appropriate type of pad or brush for the specific flooring of your facility, as it will avoid any damage or grout lines occurring on your floors. The last thing you want is to make the floors look worse than before you intended to clean them.


When buying a floor scrubber, ensure that the one you select is best suited to the surface volume of your floors. Once you have purchased or rented your floor scrubber and commence the actual cleaning process, start by being close to the wall and make a sweeping turn with every pass to fill up all the solution deposits. You may divide the workspace you want clean to save time (i.e. in half). Use a mop and bucket for any spots on the floor that the scrubber cannot access.

Even if you purchase the best floor scrubber for your floors, it won’t work as effectively if staff are not taught how to prepare and clean using a floor scrubber properly. Therefore, prioritize staff training to ensure you get the best return on your investment and your floors look immaculate.

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