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Spick and Span: A Brief Guide to Industrial Floor Cleaners

From commercial properties to industrial settings, floors can often end up looking worse for wear. In settings such as shops or schools, heavy foot traffic can leave floors looking dull and dirty, whilst the dust produced from heavy machinery can leave buildings such as factories with equally dirty and grimy floors.

Thankfully, there are varying heavy-duty floor cleaners that can be used to address this. Read on below as we discuss some of the common types of floor cleaners.

Wet & Dry Vacuums

As their name suggests, wet and dry vacuum cleaners can be used to clean up both wet and dry spills - this is in comparison to normal vacuum cleaners, which can only be used for dry substances. This allows them to be used for a broader range of tasks and can help to avoid liquid stains from setting into the carpet in buildings where presentation is important, such as in professional offices.

Carpet Cleaners

Carpets can easily become dirty and stained if they’re constantly being exposed to outside dirt coming from people wearing shoes - especially in schools or offices. This can make such carpets harder to effectively clean, which is why something a bit more heavy-duty than a vacuum cleaner comes in.

The solution? A carpet cleaner. These effectively clean and sanitise carpets by injecting a solution of water and a cleaning agent deep into the carpet fibres, which are then encouraged to work with the help of brushes that agitate, scrub and loosen dirt away from the carpet. The dirt that is picked up is lifted away through a vacuum with powerful suction, leaving a truly clean carpet in its wake.

Floor Polisher

Used on hard floors, a floor polisher is a versatile cleaning machine that uses rotating brushes or pads to polish or buff a floor in order to maintain its appearance. These machines often come with a range of attachments, making them suitable for use on a large variety of floor surfaces, such as wood, tile or epoxy.

They require you to fill a water tank with clean water before starting, then to use the floor polisher you simply turn it on and let it run for a few seconds, before moving it across the floor in a back and forth motion, working in small sections as you go.

Floor Scrubber

A floor scrubber is another cleaning device for hard floors. It works in a very similar way to a floor polisher, with the machine injecting water with a cleaning solution onto the floor, which it then scrubs using counter-rotating, tube-style brushes that rotate perpendicular to the floor.

There is usually a tray behind these brushes to lift residue off the floor and collect any larger items that may be picked up, such as screws or rocks.

Tool Hire at Rocket Rentals

If you would benefit from an industrial floor cleaner for your commercial building, then we can help here at Rocket Rentals.

From vacuum rental to floor buffer rental, we have a range of machines to keep your floors looking and feeling clean. Get in touch with us today to discuss your options.

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