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Wednesday's Ask the Experts: Autoscrubber

March 2, 2011
Wednesday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: I am planning to buy a new autoscrubber and need to know the pros and cons of rotary disk versus cylindrical cleaning heads. I don’t have time to burnish, so I want the scrubber that will keep my floors looking their best. I also need to do the top scrubbing and stripping as quickly as possible, and am not sure which head will do this best.
The answer:
The cylindrical brush machines are great for uneven surfaces and floors with grout lines. The disc (pad) machines work well on smooth surfaces and will save time in open areas. I would remind you that stripping is messy and the cleanup on an autoscrubber is far more difficult than with a single disc rotary machine and wet vac. I would imagine that a cylindrical brush machine ... — Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor
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