Everything you need to know about industrial sweeping machines in 10 key facts

You’ve decided to hire a professional sweeping machine to keep your premises in tip top condition. It’s a crucial piece of kit for collecting and removing debris and dust, but do you know how it works or the best way to use it? At Industrial Cleaning Equipment, or ICE as our customers know us as, we offer manually operated sweepers for small areas, through to ride-on machines for larger floors. Selecting the right industrial floor sweeper means considering the type of floor, the size of the area to be cleaned and access to the premises.

Call us for a chat at any time. We are the UK’s largest independent provider of industrial cleaning machines and we are happy to advise you on the sweeper that best suits your needs.

Once you’ve selected your ideal model from the vast selection of industrial and commercial floor sweepers on the market, take a minute to read about their features, benefits and operational details.

  1. The type of sweeper should be your first consideration and will depend on the size of your area. Do you need a ride-on or walk-behind sweeper? Both are readily available through industrial cleaning equipment hire firms.
  2. Professional floor sweepers use an operating system consisting of one or two rotating disc brushes which sweep surface dirt, dust and debris back into a waste container.
  3. The waste container can be removed and emptied when full.
  4. The machines use a filtration system to ensure that every unwanted particle is removed from the air.
  5. Your industrial sweeper should be easy to use. Remember that various people will be operating it. It should be ergonomically designed for comfort and safety.
  6. Compact versions or larger machines with a sweep of up to 193cm are available.
  7. Power options include battery or engine power. If it is engine powered and used for indoor floor sweeping, thought must be given to the ventilation of exhaust fumes. Alternatively it may be battery powered, and charge life is an issue.
  8. Brush type. Depending on the type of dirt being collected, various brushes will be on offer. Sweeping up heavy deposits requires a rough brush head and a flexible thin brush can be used for cleaning areas of lighter dust.
  9. The brushes should be adjustable so that they touch the floor even on bumpy or asymmetrical surfaces. There may even be a self-levelling system to maintain good floor contact consistently.
  10. The sweeper should be designed robustly for use in an industrial environment and for ease of cleaning and maintenance.

Now we’ve shed some light on industrial cleaning equipment you are ready to enjoy your sweeper!