How To Section
Bortek Industries™ offers a wide range of cleaning equipment from floor machines and burnishers to sweepers and scrubbers for use on indoor and outdoor surfaces, such as parking lots, streets, carpets, and airports. Our How To Section overview offers the most effective ways to utilize our products.
How to Operate a Floor Scrubber
Using a floor scrubber is the most effective way to keep an industrial floor clean and free of stains. For smaller floors, a walk-behind model such as the Advance Adfinity will clean floors with minimal operator effort. For larger floors, a ride-on model like the Advance Advenger offers maximum cleaning efficiency and reduces cleaning time.
How to Control Foam in Riding Floor Scrubbers
Riding floor scrubbers like the Advance 7730 are an excellent choice for cleaning large industrial floors in the shortest amount of time, often making them the most cost-effective floor-cleaning solution for a business. However, some riding scrubbers can create excess foam during operation, which can inhibit the cleaning process. Proper operating techniques and machine maintenance can keep foaming to a minimum.
How to Clean Floors With Riding Floor Scrubbers
Riding floor scrubbers such as the Advance Adgressor provide businesses like warehouses and factories with a much more cost-effective method of keeping industrial floors clean than using maintenance workers with mops and buckets. Proper operating techniques and regular maintenance will allow you to obtain maximum benefit from your machine.
How to Use Ride-On Auto Scrubbers on Athletic Rubber Flooring
Athletic flooring, such as the type used to cover some indoor volleyball or basketball courts, needs special care to keep it safe for use and to help preserve its finish. The best cleaning method for rubber athletic floors is to use a quality ride-on auto scrubber, such as the Advance Condor, along with a detergent specifically designed for cleaning these types of floors.
How to Dump Floor Scrubbers
An important aspect of operating a floor scrubber such as the Advance Advenger is the proper dumping of the cleaning solution and dirty water, both during and after operation. Proper dumping will minimize downtime when emptying during the cleaning process and prevent the build-up of foam that is prevalent in some types of ride-on floor scrubbers. It will also ensure that you are disposing of the fluids in a manner that is safe for the workers in your facility as well as the environment.
How to Use an Auto Scrubber
Auto scrubbers are machines that are used to clean floors, usually in industrial or institutional settings with large amounts of floor space like factories or schools. Some types of floor scrubbers, such as the Advance Convertamatic, require the operator to guide the machine while walking behind it. Others, such as the Clarke Focus, require the operator to ride it, similar to a riding lawn tractor. Riding scrubbers are better suited to cleaning larger floor areas. Every auto scrubber operates a bit differently, so be sure to consult your machine’s owner’s manual for specific instructions.
How to Clean a Warehouse
It may seem like a daunting job due to the sheer magnitude of it. But don’t be deterred by the number of tasks that you need to accomplish. With smart planning, a dedicated staff and the right equipment, you can keep your company’s warehouse looking great and operating smoothly.
Types of Floor Scrubbers
There are a number of methods you can use to scrub floors, although some are not well-suited for industrial needs. Your grandmother may have used the old-fashioned method of getting down on her hands and knees with a bucket of soapy water and a rag. Over time, products containing a handle like yarn, sponge and removable cloth mops have made the task of scrubbing floors a bit easier, although these methods require a great deal of time, and they are mostly inefficient for cleaning very large floor areas like those found in factories and schools.