The 3 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Floor Scrubbers

floor scrubbersSlips, trips and falls are one of the most prevalent workplace injuries — and cost employers a huge amount of money and lost productivity time.

In fact, these incidents result in 95 million lost work days across the country and make up about 25% of all injury claims per year. Even scarier? Slips, trips and falls account for 15% of accidental deaths in the U.S., as well.

Given these statistics, it might seem like slips, trips and falls among your employees are just an inevitable part of life. However, while it might seem like these injuries are impossible to avoid, they’re actually very easy to prevent. With the help of commercial floor scrubbing equipment, your enterprise’s floors can be kept clean and free of obstructions, allowing personnel to be protected from slips, trips and falls.

Not sure if your enterprise is using its floor scrubbing equipment as it should be? Find out all you need to know about commercial floor scrubbers and sweepers with these three frequently asked questions:

What’s the difference between cylindrical and disk scrubbing?

As its name implies, cylindrical brushes are cylinder-shaped brushes within floor scrubbers that roll along the floor to scrub it, picking up debris along the way. Disk scrubbers use disk-shape brushes, which rotate in a circular motion parallel to the floor. Both are quite effective at cleaning floors — it just depends on your business’ unique needs and preference.

How do traction drives and brush drives differ?

The brush drive system is what propels a disk scrubber forward, consisting of two disk brushes that rotate in the opposite direction of one another. Traction drives, meanwhile, are special electric motors that are primarily used to propel cylindrical scrubbers forward across the floor.

Which is better: used or new floor scrubbers?

Ultimately, this decision will come down to cost. While new scrubbers come with warranties and long-term availability of parts, they’re also more expensive. For a much lower cost, used scrubbers offer pretty much the same lifespan as new scrubbers.

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