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What to Look for When Buying a Walk-Behind Floor Scrubber

What to Look for When Buying a Walk-Behind Floor Scrubber

Posted by JaniSource on Mar 15th 2023

If you're in the market for a walk-behind floor scrubber, it's important to know what features you should be looking for, such as power mode options, productivity rate, water capacity and more. Knowing what features are most important for your facility will help you choose the best walk-behind floor scrubber for your needs.

1. Choose the Right Size Machine.

The size of your walk-behind scrubber should depend on the size of your facility. If you only need a machine to clean small spaces, you can opt for a compact size. However, if you'll be using it for larger areas such as hallways or lobbies, then you'll want a larger machine that can cover more surface area. Make sure to measure the overall space and consider how frequently and thoroughly the floor needs to be cleaned before making a purchase. At JaniSource, we have various sizes available.

Tornado BR 9/1 (99409): The BR 9/1 is the most compact and versatile answer to quietly and easily clean everything from hard to soft surfaces.

Tornado BR 13/1 (99410): Most Popular! The BR 13/1 is the most versatile and effective answer for any hard or soft floor surface.

Karcher AutoScrubber 20in B 40 (9.841-374.0): The B 40 supports six different cleaning programs including eco efficiency. 

IPC Eagle 32" Automatic Scrubber (CT105BT85): Recommended for medium size spaces such as offices, small warehouses, showrooms, canteens etc. 

2. Check What Kind of Cleaning It Does.

Knowing what type of cleaning your floors need will help you determine which walk-behind floor scrubber is right for you. One important specification that many overlook is the type of marking the scrubber leaves on the floors. Look for a scrubber that has adjustable pressure settings, brush types and height to ensure it can meet all your needs.

3. Inspect the Control System.

It’s important to inspect the various parts of a walk-behind floor scrubber before you buy it. Pay close attention to the control system, especially if you are getting an automatic machine. Look for features such as fingertip controls, adjustable speed controls, and a low center of gravity for optimum stability. Make sure the control panel is clearly visible and intuitive for your cleaning staff to operate with ease.

4. Look at Accessories & Features.

When considering purchasing a walk-behind floor scrubber, it’s important to check out the various accessories and features it may come with. Some scrubbers will offer side brushes for extra edge cleaning, an adjustable handlebar for ergonomic comfort, and even multi-surface cleaning capability for tackling different type of surfaces with ease. If you have any questions about accessories and features, give us a call at 740-374-6298.

5. Analyze The Maintenance Cost & Warranty Offers.

Beyond looking for add-ons and features, it’s also important to analyze the maintenance cost of a scrubber. Choose a model that requires low maintenance as this will help you keep your costs down in the long run. You should also look into any warranty offers available – many models come with at least one year of manufacturer warranty to cover essential repairs or replacements if an issue arises. Warranty information for equipment we offer, can easily be found on our website