A chilly winter welcome to this month’s episode of TechTalk centered around using the correct chemical in your floor scrubber! As the winter solstice approaches and South Africa is seeing the return of the economy, the sanitization and deep cleaning of your premises are essential not only to the cleanliness of your building, but also the safety of your staff and customers.
Chemical, chemical, chemical!
Using the incorrect chemical can cause serious (and costly!) damage to your floor scrubber! This is why we recommend always using a low- foam chemical when cleaning your floors. Your floor scrubber will have a number of safety measures in place to help prevent damage but it is still up to you to use the correct chemical. Most low- foam chemicals are made up from an alkaline solution and similar products are used in washing machine powder!
It is not simply enough to only use a low- foam chemical, you also have to get your dilutions correct! If you make the mix too concentrated you still face the risk of excess foam being created in your recovery tank. Unfortunately, there is not a ‘one size fits all’ solution for chemicals. Fortunately, if you follow the specified ratios on your chemical you should be primed and ready to go!
Oops, I Used the Wrong Chemical!
The reason it is highly discouraged that you use anything other than a low- foam chemical is that when you use your machine, foam will be created in your recovery tank. Unfortunately, your recovery tank is directly below the vacuum motor that is used to suck up the water. Should the (wet) foam come into contact with your motor, it will burn out. In the event that you are reading this as a reactionary, rather than precautionary measure then fret not! CEMSA stocks a wide variety of spares and accessories, including spare vacuum motors for your floor scrubber!
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We hope that you and your loved ones are staying safe in these trying times. They might be hard and they might get harder but CEMSA is optimistic for our country and it’s future. Please stay safe, and wash your hands!