Floor cleaning machines for commercial applications must have ruggedness and versatility to handle cleaning operations for longer durations. The large number of choices available makes the task of choosing the right machine extremely challenging. It is important to understand that not all machines are ideal for all surfaces and in all environments.
Hard surface cleaners must have high output power that stems from high pressure and temperature. Modern floor cleaning machines include pressure washers that combine the cleaning power of high pressure and steam temperature to get rid of the most stubborn stains, grease, oil stains, grime, and dirt that accumulate pretty rapidly in a commercial setup. In fact, top machines offer temperatures up to 330°F for maximum cleaning power.
The debate here is whether a pressure washer can be used. Water flow rates of the most powerful steam pressure cleaners can reach up to 5 GPM or gallons per minute. This can lead to flooding concerns in indoor areas where drainage facilities are not sufficient. However, if drainage facilities are no concern, pressure washers can quickly melt and blast away the toughest debris.
Rotary Floor Cleaning Machines
When tackling large expanses of commercial flooring, some of the most popular floor cleaning machines are rotary hard surface cleaners. These machines can offer more than twice the cleaning power of pressure washers by targeting the high pressured spray directly onto the floor and containing the spray beneath the spinner head. Top models of these systems offer a motorized spinner system that targets the full pressure onto the floor, rather than using water pressure to rotate the spinner system.
Paired with extraction systems, the system simultaneously extracts the dirt and residues lifted by the high-powered, concentrated spray. Little moisture is left behind, greatly enhancing the productivity of each cleaning job.
A good steam cleaner can make the cleaning…