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TOP 3 AUTO-SCRUBBER FAILS

Floor scrubbers are used to keep your floors clean. It is disappointing to say the least when a scrubber is not working as it should & your facility appearance is compromised. Below are the 3 most common floor cleaner machine issues we help customers to resolve.  Hopefully this information helps you resolve your problem quickly.  But if not, call us! We offer parts & repair service for every major commercial & industrial floor scrubber & sweeper brand including- Tennant, Nobles, Nilfisk, Taski, Clarke, Kacrher, Factory Cat, Power Boss & more!

  1. Difficulty:  The machine is not sucking all the dirty water up: Solution: Check gaskets; check vacuum motor for damage; hoses (for clogs), squeegee blades (for damage).
  2. Difficulty: My floor scrubber is leaving streaks: Solution: Check the squeegee blades for wear; check squeegees to make sure they have proper contact with the floor you are cleaning;  Replace squeegee blades.
  3. Difficulty:  The machine is not putting water down: Solution: Clean the solution filter – many times this does not get cleaned; Check the Solution valve.  Make sure the solution valve is correctly adjusted to the appropriate amount of water flow you need & that it is working correctly.

If you need repairs, preventative maintenance or just a service tune-up call on your sweeper or scrubber, polisher or carpet extractors (more locally in Toronto – but also in Canada) contact us.

Call 1-877-941-1120 for more information.

 

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WHAT DOES NILFISK ADVANCE’S FLOOR CLEANING MACHINE PRODUCT LINE CONSIST OF?

Their product line consists of a variety of floor sweepers, scrubbers, & sweeper-scrubbers.  This lineup includes:

Nilfisk Advance Model List

  • SC100 (walk behind floor scrubber)
  • SC250 (walk behind floor scrubber)
  •  SC351 (walk behind floor scrubber)
  • SC400 (walk behind floor scrubber)
  • SC430 (walk behind floor scrubber)
  • SC450 (walk behind floor scrubber)
  • BA 351 (walk behind floor scrubber)
  • SC500 (walk behind floor scrubber)
  • SC530 (walk behind floor scrubber)
  • BA/CA 551/611 (walk behind floor scrubber)
  • BA 651/751/851 (walk behind floor scrubber)
  • SC800 (walk behind floor scrubber)
  • SC1500 (stand-on floor scrubber)
  • BR 652/752/752C (ride-on floor scrubber)
  • SC2000 (ride-on floor scrubber)
  • BR 755/755C/855 (ride-on floor scrubber)
  • BR 850S/1050S (ride-on floor scrubber)
  • SC6000 (ride-on floor scrubber)
  • SC6500 (ride-on floor scrubber)
  • SC8000 (ride-on floor scrubber)
  • SM 800 (walk behind floor sweeper)
  • SW 750 (walk behind floor sweeper)
  • SW900 (walk behind floor sweeper)
  • SR 1000S (walk behind floor sweeper)
  • SR 1101 (ride-on floor sweeper)
  • SW4000 (ride-on floor sweeper)
  • SR 1601 (ride-on floor sweeper)
  • SW5500 (ride-on floor sweeper)
  • SW8000 (ride-on floor sweeper)
  • PS 333A (single disc floor cleaning machine)
  • FM400 L(single disc floor cleaning machine)
  • FM400 H (single disc floor cleaning machine)
  • FM400 D (single disc floor cleaning machine)
  • BU500 (walk behind burnisher)
  • BU800 (walk behind burnisher)
  • UHR 70-1700 (ride-on burnisher)
  • AX 14 (carpet extractor)
  • ES300 (carpet extractor)
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WHAT DOES TENNANTS FLOOR CLEANING MACHINE PRODUCT LINE CONSIST OF?

Their product line consists of a variety of floor sweepers, scrubbers, & sweeper-scrubbers.  This lineup includes:

Tennant Model List

  • T1 (walk behind micro scrubber)
  • T1B (battery walk behind micro scrubber)
    5700XP, 5700, 5680, T5, T3, T2. (walk behind floor scrubber)
  • T2 (walk behind floor scrubber)
  • T300/T300e (walk behind floor scrubber)
  • T500/T500e (walk behind floor scrubber)
  • T600/T600e (walk behind floor scrubber)
  • i-mop XL/i-mop XXL (scrubber)
  • T350 (stand-on floor scrubber)
  • T7AMR (robotic micro ride-on scrubber)
  • T7 (micro ride-on scrubber)
  • T12 (compact ride-on scrubber)
  • T16 (ride-on scrubber)
  • T17 (ride-on scrubber)
  • T20 (ride-on scrubber)
  • S3 (manual walk behind sweeper)
  • S5 (battery walk behind sweeper)
  • S9 (battery walk behind sweeper)
  • 3640 (walk behind sweeper)
  • S10 (walk behind sweeper)
  • 6100 (compact battery ride-on sweeper)
  • 6200 (compact ride-on sweeper)
  • S20 (compact ride-on sweeper)
  • S30 (ride-on sweeper)
  • 800 (industrial ride-on sweeper)
  • ATLV 4300 (all-terrain ride-on vacuum sweeper)
  • M17 (battery ride-on sweeper/scrubber)
  • M20 (ride-on sweeper/scrubber)
  • M30 (ride-on sweeper/scrubber)

 

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NILFISK ADVANCE OR TENNANT?

Advance delivers the floor cleaning equipment solution for all commercial and industrial cleaning applications. From small commercial vacuums to large industrial sweeper / scrubbers, Advance has the floor cleaning equipment solution to drive down your total cleaning costs. Our case studies and industry applications can show you how commercial or industrial floor cleaning machines can meet your cleaning needs. Local Advance dealers are commercial and industrial floor cleaning experts who can help you improve your cleaning program and support you with technical training, parts and service.  We just happen to be network with many of them with successful results each time. Advance is also leading the way in reducing the impact of cleaning on the environment and improving your quality of life. Their environmentally friendly floor cleaning machines include commercial vacuums, carpet extractors, and burnishers.  The Tennant company is also a leading provider of quality floor cleaning equipment.

The Tennant Company is a company with about 4000 employees that provides cleaning products and solutions to cleaning dirty floors. Because the Tennant company is so big, they, like Nilfisk Advance, offer the customer convenient online customer support including: part manuals, online resources & even brochures for their floor equipment.

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WHAT NAMES SHOULD I LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING A FLOOR MACHINE?

Auto-scrubber and auto-sweeper manufacturers include a host of key players.  These driving forces (to name a few) include: Nilfisk, Karcher, Hako, Tennant, Comac, IPC Eagle, NSS, Fimap, Tornado Industries, Gaomei, RPS corporation, Pacific Floor Care & TASKI.  These companies develop Medium, large & compact floor sweepers, scrubbers, & sweeper-scrubbers for commercial, residential & industrial use.  These floor machines are also available used & certified pre-owned for the budget conscientious person from Priced Right Cleaning Equipment Inc. Located just outside Toronto, Canada.

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DO I NEED A TRACTION DRIVE OR BRUSH ASSISTED WALK-BEHIND SCRUBBER?

We recently had a customer in Toronto, Ontario ask us this question.  So we decided to make the answer known abroad: There are self-propelled and brush assisted floor scrubbers available. Floor cleaning machines that use brush assisted drive systems move the machine along as the brush rotates. This puts more strain on the operator, but on a smooth flat floor, might be a good option. Brush assisted floor scrubbers are usually less costly due to fewer components. These still do a great job cleaning floors, but will not pull themselves along like a traction drive floor scrubber will. If you don’t have ramps to navigate and the floors are vinyl tile or smooth concrete or terrazzo, brush assisted machine are a great option to save some money.

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RIDER-LESS FLOOR SCRUBBERS. SERIOUSLY?

The newest type of automatic floor scrubber was just recently released.  Minuteman, Karcher, Tennant, Nobles & Nilfisk Advance have teamed up with the Brain Corp Inc., to transform the cleaning industry with autonomous rider-less floor scrubbers!

These new intelligent, self-driving floor cleaning machines, now available in Toronto, Canada, are powered by BrainOS and are capable of autonomously scrubbing & drying commercial environments, ensuring the highest level of safety and cleaning performance – without the need for an operator!

People are choosing Robotic Floor Scrubbers because they Maximize productivity by allowing cleaning staff to work on other tasks. They also work immediately upon arrival – with no engineers or specialized technical teams required.

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WHAT IS YOUR COMPANY VISION?

To become the preeminent company in Canada for top quality floor cleaning equipment sales, rentals, and parts. To provide the best names in floor cleaning equipment at the most sensible prices, making us a niche market & competition low.

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WHAT IS A CYLINDRICAL FLOOR CLEANING MACHINE?

A cylindrical floor scrubbing machine will lay down cleaning solution while scrubbing & sweeping the floors with counter-rotating brushes.  Water is simultaneously picked up at the same time with the parabolic squeegee at the rear of the floor cleaning machine.

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HOW DOES A FLOOR SWEEPER WORK?

A floor sweeper is a machine used to sweep hard floor surfaces.  Unlike an automatic floor scrubbing machine, they are manufactured to dry sweep floors using a large rotating brush that sweeps the floor. Its rotation is against the direction of travel which is logical and mimics manual sweeping.  The sweeping brush sweeps up the dirt & debris into a dust pan or “hopper”. Airflow through a sweeper is carefully managed to control dust using a paper filter.

Wondering if you need a commercial or industrial sweeper or scrubber?  Some facilities require sweeping, some require scrubbing, while many need both. Sweeping may seem like the best option for removing fine dust. In many cases a floor scrubber is actually a better way to go. Sweepers work better for removing larger debris such as metal shavings, wood chips, and granulated materials. Cylindrical (Sweeper/Scrubber) Floor Scrubbers are a good choice when the facility is small and has limited operators.  In larger facilities, with a lot of bulk debris, you may need 2 separate machines; a sweeper and a floor scrubber.

For parts or service for any floor sweeper or auto-scrubber, call us at 1-877-941-1120.