Which is better, using a mop and bucket or a floor scrubber? While you'll want to consider the square footage of the area you're cleaning, here are three reasons why a floor scrubber is the better option in the long run.
3 Reasons To Use A Floor Scrubber
1. Reduces Time
An employee with a mop and bucket can clean about 4,000 square feet per hour. The same employee with a floor scrubber can clean anywhere between 20,000 square feet and 30,000 square feet per hour, depending on the size and runtime of the scrubber. This leads to a decrease in labor costs with a return on investment.
2. Doesn't Reuse Dirty Water
A floor scrubber doesn’t reuse dirty water when cleaning the floor while a mop and bucket does. This means a floor scrubber will leave your floor cleaner. Clean water flows through the floor scrubber while the squeegee at the base of the floor scrubber catches the dirty water and transfers it to the recovery tank to be disposed. This also allows you to avoid cross contamination since you’re not reusing water.
The floor scrubber leaves the floor dry within minutes while a mop and bucket leave the floor wet much longer allowing for potential slips, trips, and falls.
Mop or Scrubber?
While budget may come into play, take note of the square footage you'll be cleaning and the labor cost to clean that same area. In many situations, a floor scrubber is going to have a greater return of investment in the long term. With a floor scrubber, you'll be able provide a deeper clean at close to three times the pace.