INDUSTRIAL FLOOR SCRUBBERS: SQUEEGEE CARE
Taylor Northeast has been your source for industrial floor scrubber sales, service, and rentals since the mid-80s. With more than 30 years of experience, we are the Mid-Atlantic region’s foremost experts on the topic and know the ins-and-outs of these machines better than anyone.
Our sales pitch out of the way, let’s dive into one of the most important, yet often overlooked, aspects of industrial floor scrubbers: the squeegee.
Affixed along the rear and sides of the scrubber, squeegees are engineered to funnel water, cleaning solution, and other substances toward the vacuum and subsequently into the recovery tank. If not properly attached and maintained, however, they will not function properly, and the timeliness of your cleaning efforts and the cleanliness of your floors will suffer.
If your squeegee is askew or deteriorating, you may start to notice streaks throughout your cleaning path, which will result in additional passes to complete the cleaning process.
Are squeegees really THAT important?
Chuck Krug operates out of Taylor Northeast’s Baltimore, Maryland facility and is the Vice President of our Industrial Cleaning Equipment division. An industry veteran with 30-plus years of experience, Krug always stresses the importance of squeegee care to his customers.
“We always tell our customers to check their squeegee during the pre-shift inspection,” Chuck said. “People just don’t realize how important it is to have a clean, fresh edge on your squeegee. A sharp blade makes a huge difference, believe me.”
Chuck went on to mention the importance of rotating your squeegee when appropriate. With four useable edges, he recommends customers re-order the part when they begin scrubbing with the squeegee’s fourth and final edge. This way their new squeegee is on-hand and ready to install when the time comes.
“Another really important thing to consider with squeegee care is the post-shift cleaning procedure,” Chuck continued. “It’s imperative that operators get all of the caked-up dirt and debris off of the blade. If you don’t, your floor will be covered in streaks from the onset.”
We carry a wide variety of OEM and aftermarket parts for industrial floor cleaning equipment.