When it comes to shopping for commercial cleaning equipment, you will find two main types available on the market: electric and hydraulic brushes. The former works by pushing or pulling a bristled cleaning brush through the floor dirt or grime and removing the pollutants. The latter is operated using hydraulic pressure and is designed to remove hard to reach stains. While these two machines do the same job, they differ in how they get there. Let's take a look at each machine and see which one is better for cleaning floors.
First of all, let's look at the way the brushes on these machines work. Most of the time, you have to pass over a number of grids before getting to the one you want to work on. To prevent the grime from building up between the different grids, the scrubbers will have an assortment of brushes that vary in size. For those who pass over a larger grid, the larger brush will push it aside and allow you access to the next one. If you pass over a smaller grid, the smaller brush will be pushed aside and you will need to use a larger brush in order to reach the floor.
The two main types of floor scrubbers are electric and hydraulic. There are benefits and drawbacks with both machines. Electric brushes will work in any room because the motor only has to power one brush at a time. They can also help clean more surfaces because they have a longer reach than their hydraulic counterparts.
The main disadvantage of these machines is that they are not as powerful as their hydraulic counterparts. They can only handle smaller surfaces, meaning that you need to make sure that your floors are large enough to handle the weight of one of these machines. If you have a lot of debris on the floor, you might need to bring them in when you are cleaning. Some consumers have reported that the floors of their machines got too soft when they used the bigger ones. You should know that most of these cleaning machines will require you to plug them in so that you can start cleaning, which could be a pain if you do not have an outlet close by.
Hydraulic machines can handle very large areas because they have two sets of brushes. The motors are typically powered by propane or natural gas. This type of machine is great for households with many members, apartments, or business offices. Because there is more than one set of brushes, you can sweep in two directions at once. Some of these machines require that you pull the handle to move in either direction. If you are using one of these in a room that is narrow, you may find that it cuts off the circulation of air causing it to become hard to clean.
The best way to decide which floor scrubber you need is to consider how much space you are working with. If you are able to squeeze it into your small workspace, it would be better since this type of machine is more compact and has fewer parts. However, even if you cannot, you will still be able to get a good deal on one. There are dealers online and offline who sell these brushes that are not as expensive as you think. There are also several types of brushes from which you can choose.