Taking good care of your cleaning equipment will not only extend its life, but it will also save you money. Cleaning equipment like vacuum cleaners, polishers, and scrubbers can last for years with proper care. Proper equipment maintenance helps ensure your machine is available when needed and can help prevent these unexpected equipment breakdowns. Taking care of your cleaning equipment also shows your clients that you are professional and serious about making your buildings look good.
Preventive maintenance is the best practice for your cleaning machines.
The dealer will offer custom training for most of the powerful cleaning machines you buy, be sure to use it! Although very few people do this, start by reading the instruction manual. He will give you tips on operating the equipment and important tips on how best to maintain the equipment. Once you have become familiar with the machine, make sure all cleaners working with this equipment know how to use it correctly.
Vacuums are the most widely used cleaning equipment, and daily maintenance is the key to keeping vacuum cleaners running smoothly. Emptying the bag regularly helps prevent blockages and allows the vacuum to work more efficiently. Check your purse, belt, and brush roller frequently. The problem must be corrected before using a vacuum cleaner.
Employees should pay attention to the whipping attachment of the vacuum cleaner. The bar needs regular cleaning. Ignoring the bump bar can put extra pressure on the belt drive and even damage the belt. Vacuum straps are easy to replace. However, if you doubt how to replace the belt, it is best to contact your dealer for assistance.
If you have battery-operated equipment, check your owner’s manual to determine what type of battery your scrubbers and dampers use. If the equipment has an acid battery, add distilled water as directed in the manual. Make sure all necessary parts are lubricated as indicated in the manual.
When the equipment is used by inexperienced operators or in dirty conditions, parts may need to be replaced more frequently than recommended. Paying close attention to the operation of the machine will help you decide when cleaning equipment parts need to be replaced. The equipment manual will provide general instructions for replacing worn items.
Equipment with a layer of dust, frayed cables, cracks, or stains can give the impression to take proper care of your cleaning machines. Also, if your customers see that your equipment is clean and well-maintained, it shows that you pay attention to detail. A few extra minutes each day of caring for your carpet and flooring machines can pay off big in the long run.