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January 2013 Feature 3

Success With Sweepers

Selecting superior sweeping solutions showcasing strength and style can solidify staffs' sapiency.

January 10, 2013
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Is That A Sweeper, A Scrubber, A Buffer Or A Burnisher?Image courtesy of Torando Industries Inc.

Sweepers should not be confused with floor scrubbers, buffers, burnishers or autoscrubbers.

A floor scrubber employs a pad or a brush and may include a liquid dispensing system to loosen and remove soils, grease and debris from hard surface floors.

Autoscrubbers take this a step further by loosening and then removing soils and moisture from the floor in one pass via vacuum suction.

Although autoscrubbers have a vacuum component, they are not used to vacuum carpeted floors.

The width of sweeping, scrubbing, buffing and burnishing machines can have a direct impact on how many square feet of floor space they can clean per hour.

In most cases, a machine with a 26-inch cleaning path can clean about 26,000 square feet per hour and is generally considered the ideal size to marry efficiency and maneuverability.

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