Commercial floor sweepers are complicated pieces of equipment but are equally beneficial. If you are new to these sweepers, you might ask why? Cleaning larger spaces (e.g., offices, malls, etc.) manually is impossible.
Instead, a floor sweeper can cover significantly larger spaces without hassle, allowing you to cover the entire area. Furthermore, a sweeping job that might take hours will be done within a few minutes.
However, with the commercial sweeper market growing steadily with a CAGR of 8%, innovations and features make these devices increase the number of moving parts considerably. As a result, you must maintain these sweepers correctly to get the most out of them, and here’s how!
Top tips for maintaining your walk-behind sweeper
Here are some of the top tips to maintain your floor sweeper.
1. Constantly draining the recovery and solution tanks
The functionality of your auto floor scrubber depends on two primary tanks: solution and recovery tanks. The former contains a cleaning solution, whereas the latter percolates the dirty water.
Make sure you clean both these tanks post every cleaning session. The solution tank contains chemicals, which will become ineffective if kept in the tank for too long.
On the other hand, not cleaning the recovery tank will result in sludge formation. This sludge will harden over time and become tedious to remove after a point.
2. Check the debris tray
Like the recovery tank, your floor sweeper will also have a debris tray for collecting smaller waste products (e.g., food particles, wood chips, wrappers, etc.).
Make sure this tray is emptied regularly for your sweeper to function efficiently. If not, the tray will eventually overflow.
3. Make sure the drain is clear of clogs and leaks
Another thing you must make sure of is that the drain/hose must be free of any clogs or leaks. This is because the sweeper won’t be able to clean if the hose is clogged. Make sure to get rid of all the debris in the vacuum hose.
To do this, locate the port inside the tank and flush it with water. This way, all debris will be cleared, and you will be able to identify the leaks, if any.
4. Make sure you clean the squeegee assembly
If you want clean floors, ensure the squeegee assembly on your sweeper is clean. But you might ask, what is the squeegee assembly? Well, the part of your sweeper absorbs the water and cleaning solution off the floor.
Dislodge the squeegee, wash it, and dry it properly. You will eliminate any dirt or grime stuck on the squeegee.
Furthermore, if you notice that the squeegee blade is too worn out, then make sure you replace it immediately.
5. Charge the batteries
Always make sure you keep a check on your sweeper batteries. Do not charge the sweeper in the middle of a cleaning procedure. Do so only once the cleaning is done or if the battery levels drop below 20%.
Furthermore, here are some battery maintenance tips you should keep in mind:
- Check the battery terminals and ensure they are free of corrosion.
- Check for loose connections
- Make sure you maintain the water levels in case of wet flooded batteries.
Here is everything you need to understand about extending the life of your floor sweeper. Since these machines are quite bulky, maintain them properly for the most efficient floor-sweeping experience.