What is a floor sweeper and what does it do?
A floor sweeper is a machine that uses brushes and a vacuum to gather debris from the floor. It can come as a small walk-behind model, a medium-sized stand-on model, or a large ride-on model. More specifically, the floor sweeper cleans up dust and small objects from a large floor area faster than an employee with a broom could.
What is the difference between a sweeper and a vacuum?
A sweeper is used on uncarpeted floors and carpeted floors that have very short carpet fibers. A vacuum operates better on carpeting but doesn’t gather debris from hard floors as well as a sweeper.
What is a floor scrubber and what does it do?
A floor scrubber is a machine that uses brushes and squeegees to wash and dry a floor with a cleaning solution. It can also come as a small walk-behind model, a medium-sized stand-on model, or a large ride-on model. To explain in more detail, the floor scrubber mixes cleaning solution and water that is spread onto the floor and scrubbed with rotating brushes. The dirty water is then squeegeed, and excess water is sucked back up with a vacuum.
What is the difference between a scrubber and a mop?
A floor scrubber is a machine, meaning it does all the scrubbing for you. It is ideal for workplaces where large floor areas need to be cleaned.
Do I need a floor sweeper or a floor scrubber?
It all depends on the workplace and type of work being performed. The machines clean the floor to a different level, so you need to determine which level is preferable for your workplace. A floor sweeper is ideal for workplaces that have a lot of dust and other dry debris on the floor. On the other hand, a floor scrubber is ideal for floors that get covered in residue.
Generally speaking, floor scrubbers will require more day-to-day maintenance than a floor sweeper. Sweepers need to be drained and cleaned after each use, which could be tedious if you aren’t prepared for it. Conversely, floor sweepers only need to have the hopper emptied after use and then they can be stored away. (The Sweeper)
Regardless of which type you use, you need to be trained on operator safety prior to using these machines. Our newest training covers floor sweeper and scrubber operator safety. Come check it out today!
Good luck, and stay safe!