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A Guide 2022 Helps You Use A Floor Scrubber Machine

Automatic floor scrubbers make it possible to clean commercial hard floors in a single pass. Rather than using a mop and bucket to produce clean, hygienic floors in your business, you may utilize an auto scrubber instead.

You and your cleaning personnel should know how to use the machine properly to get the greatest cleaning results and prevent damaging your floor and equipment. If your cleaning staff utilizes your floor-cleaning equipment improperly, you may see that your floors are still unclean after cleaning. This may result in expensive rework.

Edomey Cleaning will show how to utilize a floor scrubber to clean the hard floors at your business.

What Is An Auto Scrubber?

The three primary systems of an auto floor scrubber machine are used to clean your floors in one pass.

With a solution dispensing, scrubbing and recovery system, you can clean and dry your floors in one pass with an automatic scrubber.

The use of an automated floor scrubber removes the need for a mop and bucket and makes cleaning your floors as easy as navigating an auto scrubber over the floor.

Cleaning manually might take longer than using an automatic scrubber.

How to Use an Auto Floor Scrubber

The procedures for operating an auto scrubber are the same regardless of the model.

Make sure you've got all the supplies you'll need to get the job done.

You'll need the following items to fully clean your hard floors:


  • Eye Protection
  • Face Masks
  • Gloves


  • Wet Floor/Caution Signs

Cleaning Supplies:

  • Neutral Floor Cleaner


  • Dust Mop/Vacuum
  • Automatic Floor Scrubber

Follow the procedures below to clean your facility's hard floors using an auto scrubber:

  • Prepare the Area by Dust-Mopping or Vacuuming the Floors.
  • Prepare the Device
  • Clean the Floors
  • Empty the Vehicle Scrubber tanks.
  • Rinse the Tanks of the Auto Scrubber.
  • Allow the Tanks to Air-Dry
  • Purify the Squeegee
  • Rinse the Brush/Pad.
  • Refill the Battery
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1. Prep the Area

Preparation is key before using an automated floor scrubber to clean hard surfaces.

To begin, clear the way for the auto scrubber by removing any obstructions. In order to warn your building's tenants that the flooring will be wet, put up wet floor signs.

2. Dust Mop or Vacuum Floors

To get rid of dirt, debris, and soil from your floor, you'll need to use a dust mop or vacuum.

Sweep the floor with the dust mop from top to bottom. To keep the air free of dust and debris, never lift or shake the dust mop.

The use of a vacuum with a HEPA filter is recommended in facilities where visitors may be allergic to dust.

Cleaning your floor before using an auto scrubber can also help to extend the life of your machine.

3. The Auto Scrubber has to be prepared for use.

When you turn on your machine, move it across the floor with its squeegee down.

  • Double-check your solutions:

To begin, fill the solution tank with water and the cleaning solution of your choice before you begin. Use the manufacturer's recommended dilution ratio.

  • The correct floor pad must be attached to the floor:

Your floor scrubber's tank should already be filled with cleaning solution, so connect the suitable floor pad to finish cleaning your hard floor.

It is possible to use an auto scrubber for a variety of cleaning tasks, including everyday cleaning, scrubbing, and finish removal.

Each operation will need its own special floor pad.

You may clean the hard floors at your facility using a selection of floor pads.

It's important to use the right floor pad for everyday cleaning so that your floors don't become stripped of their gloss. For daily cleaning, we suggest using a red floor pad.

  • Link the squeegee blade to it

Then, you should also attach the squeegee blade to the auto scrubber so that it can clean the floor. As soon as you're done, connect the suction tube and squeegee blade. Then, screw the blade attachment onto the yoke, as shown.

In the beginning, make sure your floor squeegee's blade is aligned with your floor. The blade of your squeegee should have some deflection.

  • Modify automatic floor scrubber controls

Finally, you should change your auto scrubbers parameters. Verify that the speed, water, and vacuum settings are adjusted appropriately for the cleaning task you are about to do.

4. Scrub The Floors

After ensuring that your floor scrubber is operational, you may begin cleaning your floors. With the squeegee blade lowers to the ground, activate the automatic floor scrubber.

Beginning on the innermost edge of the floor, make single passes across the area to be cleaned.

In order for the squeegee to recover all of the cleaning solutions from the floor, you should make gradual, broad sweeping turns with the machine as you go over the floor's surface.

You may execute a double scrub if your floors are dirtier than usual or if you want to obtain a thorough cleaning. This is accomplished by vacuuming your floors once without the squeegee and then again with the squeegee and vacuum activated.

5. Auto Scrubber Tanks Should Be Drained

Following the cleaning of your facility's hard floors, it will be necessary to empty the auto scrubber tanks.

In case your automated floor scrubber is equipped with a drain hose, connect the hose to a sink, floor drain, or mop bucket and empty the recovery tank into it. If you don't have access to a drain line, you may be able to manually empty your recovery tank.

You should double-check to see that both your recuperation tank and your clean solution tank have been completely depleted.

Your recovery tank should be completely drained in order to avoid the likelihood of a sludge-like combination accumulating on the bottom of the vessel. Dirt and debris left in the auto scrubber recovery tank might combine to form a combination that hardens, making cleaning your auto scrubber recovery tank more difficult to do.

Eliminating any soap or solution from the solution tank will assist to prevent any soap or solution from gelling and preventing the solution/water from flowing.

Leftover moisture in your auto scrubber tanks may also encourage the growth of bacteria, which can contribute to the formation of smells in your machine.

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6. Auto Scrubber Tanks should be rinsed.

Rinse the tanks of your auto scrubber with a hose after you have completely emptied both the solution and recovery tanks of the machine. Tank for Recuperation.jpg

Rinsing your recovery tank will aid in the removal of odor-causing bacteria as well as any other debris that may have accumulated.

7. Leave The Tank Open To Dry

You should ensure that the lid of your recovery tank remains open after you've washed out the auto scrubber tanks to prevent unpleasant smells, mould, or mildew from growing.

8. Clean the Squeegee Blade with a soft cloth.

Remove the squeegee from the auto scrubber and thoroughly rinse the blade to ensure that any dirt or debris has been removed from it. With a clean towel or wiper, you may also dry the side of the squeegee blade that was exposed.

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9. Rinse the Pad/Brush

Take the auto scrubber floor pad or brush out of the machine and set it aside. Pad Drivers and Brushes are two types of pad drivers.

The pad or brush should never be left connected to the auto scrubber while it is being transported or stored.

Once the floor pad has been removed, thoroughly rinse the pad with water to eliminate any remaining filth. After that, place the pad somewhere to dry until you're ready to use it again.

After cleaning your floors using a floor brush, be sure to rinse the brush well and leave it away to dry until you need to use the brush again.

CA60 battery charger of a floor scrubber

Charge the Machine's CA60 battery charge

Finally, after you have completed cleaning your floors, you should charge the batteries in your auto scrubber.

Allow the auto scrubber to stay plugged in until the next day so that the batteries may have enough time to charge and cool down before being used again.

It is critical that you do not charge your equipment by mistake at any time. Because of the overheating that occurs during opportunity charging, your batteries will have a shorter lifespan.


Cleaning your floors using automatic floor scrubbers is less time-consuming and increases the efficiency of your cleaning crew.

Knowing how to operate your housekeeping equipment in the most efficient manner is critical to assisting your janitorial team in maintaining clean floors throughout your business.

For assistance determining whether or not an automated floor scrubber may help you attain cleaner, more hygienic floors, regardless of where you are in Vancouver, British Columbia, please contact an Edomey Cleaning consultant at 604 715 3486 or admin@edomeyenterprises.com.