How To Use Industrial Floor Buffers

If you use an industrial floor buffer, it makes life easy when it comes to removing skid marks and dust, and you’ll be able to restore the floor’s pristine shine in no time. Industrial floor buffers, when utilised on an industrial floor can help to maintain the floor of your facility so much easier than otherwise.

Nevertheless, industrial floor buffers are not as simple to use as a vacuum. It’s not merely a matter of plugging in and off you go. There are a few key steps to follow so that you’re safe and the floor is safe as well.

Check Over the Polishing Pad and Scrub Brush

You’ll want to use a scrub brush if there’s thick grime on the floor. On the other hand, to polish the surface, you’ll require a polishing pad.

If the brush is corroded and the bristles are worn, it’s wise to replace the scrub brush. And if the polishing pad has seen better days – it’s been thoroughly used and appears soiled it’s time to get a replacement.

Remove Any Objects From the Floor

If it’s possible, move objects from the area to be buffed into an alternative room or a hallway. Buffers will uproot most dirt from a floor with ease but any larger-sized pieces of debris should be removed prior to buffing.

Begin in a Corner of the Room Farthest From the Point of Entry

Many industrial floor buffers must be connected to a power outlet. Others require an electric charge to operate. Irrespective of the device you’re using, begin using the buffer in a corner of the room that is farthest from the point of entry.

Aim to avoid walking over any areas that have recently been buffed. If you do there’s a risk of scuffing and possibly also denting the surface.

Make an Application of the Polishing Cream

Just as a car benefits from an application of polishing cream, so does an industrial floor. In terms of using the cream, there are a couple of options available. Either you apply the cream directly to the floor or to the pad.

If you’re using a newer pad it will have the capacity to hold more cream. In this case, making an application directly to the pad can prove to be beneficial. For a pad that has been used frequently applying the cream directly to the floor will likely be the best pursuit. Avoid applying too much polishing cream to either the pad or the floor. If you do, the floor can quickly become a slippery hazard.

Use the Industrial Floor Buffer to Continually Overlap

Once the buffer is running move in a lateral direction throughout each room, in turn, starting from the right-hand side. In order to maintain an even floor-cleaning process, try to overlap previously buffered areas by around one third.

Throughout the Buffing Process Examine the Pad

Make an examination of the buffing pad one or two times throughout the buffing process. Have a look for pieces of debris that have become stuck to the pad, for rips in the pad, and check over the pad to ensure it has not become excessively grimy. Remove and replace the buffing pad as required.

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