If your business is considering investing in commercial cleaning equipment, it’s essential to understand the common reasons why some consumers make the wrong choice and purchase inappropriate or inadequate machines.

By avoiding these five common pitfalls, you will be choosing commercial cleaning equipment that aligns specifically with your business environment and requirements – all while saving your business time and money.

1. Choosing a cleaning machine that is an inappropriate size for the premises

To achieve optimum performance from your industrial cleaning equipment, it is important to choose a machine that is the right size for your unique work environment. If it is too large, the machine may not be able to navigate around fixed objects such as pillars, machinery or walls, or travel easily up and down aisles. Similarly, if you choose a machine that is too small, it may take longer to clean the required area and be incapable of achieving your desired results.

2. Investing in light commercial machines for heavy industrial applications

Think carefully about the intended working environment of the cleaning equipment. Commercial cleaning machines designed for lighter applications are the ideal choice for supermarkets or shopping centres. However, if your premises include a workshop or manufacturing area, then industrial cleaning equipment capable of tackling tough applications and cutting through heavy dirt and grime will provide a much more thorough clean.

3. Purchasing commercial cleaning machines that are not well-suited to your desired outcomes

If your business needs to be swept more than it needs to be scrubbed, opting to invest in a large floor sweeper and a smaller scrubbing machine could be a better choice than a combination machine.

For tiled areas, an orbital scrubbing machine is ideal for cleaning deep into grout lines. Or, if your business premises is prone to dust, a heavy-duty commercial floor sweeper with a durable filter and a powerful suction motor may be the answer.

4. Choosing cleaning equipment with a power source that is incompatible with your work environment

Always consider the power source of your commercial floor sweeper or scrubbing machine, as it must be suitable for your work environment. Commercial cleaning equipment running on a combustion engine may not be suitable for enclosed spaces due to WHS concerns including noise and air quality. If your environment is noise-sensitive – such as a hospital or education facility – then a quieter, battery-operated machine would be a less intrusive choice.

5. Neglecting to consider after sales support

When you invest in any equipment, you are investing in the company who provides it. Quality after sales support is critical to ensuring you make the most of your new equipment, whether it be an industrial sweeping machine, a ride on floor sweeper, or a commercial scrubber. Before committing to any purchase, make sure you are satisfied with:

  • The training on offer. Operators must always be able to operate your cleaning equipment proficiently and safely. Additionally, efficient operation optimises your machine’s longevity.
  • Service and breakdown support. Fast, efficient servicing is paramount to ensuring your business is not adversely affected by any break in cleaning schedules due to an inoperative machine.
  • Qualified technicians. Regular servicing by fully-qualified technicians will protect your investment and extend the life of your new machine.

At Conquest, we offer an Intelligent Solutions Program, which involves a thorough site evaluation to determine the needs of your facility. Our team then recommends the right piece of equipment to meet your individual site needs ¬– all backed by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

Call us on 1800 826 789 to arrange a thorough site evaluation and determine the ideal cleaning equipment for your business.