Analyze

Mop or Auto scrubber?

Promote Efficiency,
Preserve Health

• Increase Employee Productivity
• Encourage Ergonomics
• Enhance Floor Cleanliness
• Improve Building Safety

MOP

The first time the mop is dipped into the mop bucket, the water becomes dirty and contaminated. The cleaning treatment in the mop bucket water will start to lose its effectiveness. The dirty water is then spread on the floor and left to dry. The floor is coated with dirt and grime still in the water.

Joint Cleanliness & Restoration

Cotton or microfiber mops are unable to dig down and reach into joints to loosen the soil or remove the dirty water. Mop fibers skim over the surface and glide over the top of joints. Dirty water then fills the joints and, when left to dry, will deposit dirt as opposed to lifting and extracting.

Baseboard and Floor Fixtures

While swinging mops back and forth over the floor, the mop will sling dirty water up and against the baseboards, table legs, and other on-the-floor fixtures. When the dirty water evaporates, the dirt is left behind.

Auto scrubber

The automatic scrubber always dispenses a solution mixture of clean water and active treatment. Soft brushes (or pads) on the scrubber provide intense agitation to loosen and break up tough soils. The vacuum on the scrubber then removes the water and dirt, leaving the floor clean, dry and safe.

Joint Cleanliness & Restoration

An automatic scrubber uses soft brushes (or pads) and the weight of the machine to push the fibers deep into the joints to loosen embedded soils. The vacuum and squeegee system is then able to extract both the water and contaminants out of the joints, leaving them clean and dry.

Baseboard and Floor Fixtures

An automatic scrubber uses soft brushes (or pads) and the weight of the machine to push the fibers deep into the joints to loosen embedded soils. The vacuum and squeegee system is then able to extract both the water and contaminants out of the joints, leaving them clean and dry.

It will take 6 hours to mop 41,478 SF. The task can be completed using a single 36” walk-behind auto scrubber in just 90 minutes by a single employee.

Oil and Greasy Build Up on floor

Removing grease and oils requires heavy scrubbing agitation and treatment action to loosen them from the floor surface and break it down for removal. Cotton and microfiber mops lack the deep scrubbing power needed to remove greasy build up from the floor surface. Every time the dirty mop is rinsed in the mop bucket, the treatments will lose their effectiveness through the mopping process.

Repetitive Motion

Many on-the-job injuries can be caused by mopping. These include back, shoulder, wrist and hand injuries caused by lifting heavy buckets of water, repetitively swinging the mop side to side, and constantly wringing out the mop. All of these steps may cause repetitive stress injuries.

Ease of Cleaning

According to ISSA standards, someone using a 16 oz mop can clean and rinse up to 1,700 square feet in an hour. If a spill occurs, the mop is used to soak up the liquid, then is wrung out. This is done multiple times until the spill is entirely cleaned up.

Cut Environmental Impact

After a number of uses, a mop is either laundered or thrown into the garbage. Neither is an environmentally responsible action. Laundered mops will use the energy to heat the wash water and dry the mop heads. Resulting in dirty water from the wash and detergents run into the waste water system. Mops that are not laundered are simply thrown away and will end up in area landfills.

Oil and Greasy Build Up on floor

Cleaning tough, greasy soils is easy and more effective using the automatic scrubber. Down pressure is applied to the spinning brushes that aggressively cut through and loosen the tough soils. Fresh active treatments are continuously dispensed from the solution tank for maximum grease-cutting action resulting in a cleaner and more slip resistant floor.

Repetitive Motion

Many on-the-job injuries can be caused by mopping. These include back, shoulder, wrist and hand injuries caused by lifting heavy buckets of water, repetitively swinging the mop side to side, and constantly wringing out the mop. All of these steps may cause repetitive stress injuries.

Ease of Cleaning

According to ISSA standards, someone using a 13 inch automatic scrubber can clean 4,500 square feet in an hour. This is twice as productive as using a mop and bucket. If a spill occurs, the automatic scrubber is brought out and spills are quickly and easily picked up with the squeegee and vacuum motor system.

Cut Environmental Impact

After a number of uses, a mop is either laundered or thrown into the garbage. Neither is an environmentally responsible action. Laundered mops will use the energy to heat the wash water and dry the mop heads. Resulting in dirty water from the wash and detergents run into the waste water system. Mops that are not laundered are simply thrown away and will end up in area landfills.