Scrubbers are machines used to clean large surface areas such as walkways, roads, factory floors, and parking areas. Scrubbers can be used in either indoor or outdoor applications, and include small walk-behind machines and larger, rider-based machines.
Scrubbers use brushes, scrub heads, and squeegees to clean surfaces of dust, dirt, oil spills, glass, and stains. Scrubbers typically come with a squeegee and vacuum system that effectively removes much of the water used to clean, leaving the floor almost dry. The vacuum system also helps to remove small objects and debris as well as draw water back up in to the scrubber. A scrubber consists of a solution tank that contains a cleaning fluid. Some scrubbers come with recycling solution tanks that are able to reuse the cleaning solution, minimizing the time needed to refill the tanks. Scrubbers are also used to sanitize surfaces in medical buildings, biological and pharmaceutical research laboratories, and production facilities.
Scrubbers are used to maintain floors in high-traffic public areas such as shopping malls, hospitals, schools, cafeterias, and office buildings. A hall scrubber is typically a walk-behind machine that cleans corridors and walkways. A floor scrubber is used to clean factory and warehouse floors, school gymnasiums, and manufacturing facilities. Scrubbers use electronic sensors to maintain brush pressure on floors, even on irregular surfaces.
Large scrubbers are used to clean roads and parking lots, and may also incorporate a sweeping mechanism. A sweeper scrubber machine includes a combination of dry brushes for sweeping up and removing debris and wet brushes or scrub heads for washing surfaces. A road scrubber is often used by municipalities for maintaining clean streets and parking areas.