Auto scrubbers are motorized device used to clean floors in variety of businesses, industrial environments, shops, and large buildings.
Most of these machines are built with tank to hold cleaning fluids, motor to power one or more brushes beneath the device, and wheels that permit it to move around with ease. In establishments with large areas of open floor space such as showrooms, warehouses, schools, and stores, these devices are used to efficiently clean areas that consumers, students, personnel, or faculty frequent.
Usually, auto scrubbers can use variety of cleaning solutions, including soaps, bleaches, chemical disinfectants, grease dissolving solutions, and more.
Some types of scrubbers are small enough to be pushed ahead of person, similar to lawnmower or shopping cart, while others are large enough to ride on and steer. The smaller types of auto scrubbers usually require power from electrical socket, and can generally be used to clean under tables or counters where larger varieties cannot reach. Smaller scrubbers usually have only one brush, and rarely have tank.
Larger scrubbers sometimes offer the option of using either power cord or rechargeable battery; the latter can provide more freedom without the necessity of nearby power outlet. The larger auto scrubbers often offer greater variety of accessories and additional performance options. Most models include vacuum to remove excess cleaning fluid from the floor as they operate. Additionally, multiple brushes can be included for wider cleaning area. Some larger scrubbers even offer the option of changing those brushes for more difficult jobs.
Accessories are available for various auto scrubbers. Some models may use squeegees to trap water and assist the vacuum in removing it, or special dispensers to cut down on the foam some cleansers create. Different types of brushes, pads, or cushions also allow the scrubber to go from one type of surface to another without the need for multiple scrubbers dedicated for use on different surfaces. Seated auto scrubbers models, which allow users to drive the scrubber like vehicle, might offer choice of cushions for users with mobility issues.