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The Different Types Of Sweepers

The Different Types Of Sweepers

Most people, especially if they are not familiar with industrial and commercial cleaning, probably think that all sweepers are basically the same. There are in fact, several different types of sweepers, and each one has its own features and benefits. If you’re new to the industry or are looking to invest in a sweeper for your business, a brief overview of various sweepers may be informative and help you to determine which sweeper would be most suitable for your application.

Street sweepers do much more than sweep streets. They are actually very versatile machines that can be used in various industrial and commercial cleaning areas. Whereas their main function may be to clean city streets, they can also be used for smaller areas such as parking lots, loading bays, footpaths, and sidewalks. Many models are easy to maintain, are user friendly, compact, and have quiet functioning.

Ride-on sweepers are slightly smaller than street cleaning machines. They can be used indoors as well as outdoors and can be used in small areas such as elevators or large areas such as car parks and warehouses. The great thing about many of these machines is that they have the capacity to sweep, scrub, and dry all in one pass. Many of them are able to pick up large debris and have a high capacity dust filter system, which is especially important when working indoors. Many come in diesel, petrol, or battery-operated models, which gives the operator more options. Most are compact, user friendly, and easy to maintain. Along with their multiple functions, ride-on sweepers make large jobs go by quickly, reducing cleaning times substantially.

Walk-behind sweepers are basically very powerful brooms. They work wherever you’d use a broom, only more efficiently. They are able to pick up various types of debris such as nails, screws, and paper and can be used in areas like gas stations and warehouse floors. They are able to clean carpets as well. Walk-behind models are light and compact, making them ideal for cleaning hard-to-reach places. Another nice feature of walk-behinds is that they work well for the daytime cleaning of offices, libraries, and nursing homes due to extra quiet functioning.

Hopefully, after reading the above information, you’ve come to realize that there is more to a sweeper than you may have previously thought. They come in all shapes and sizes and perform a variety of functions making it easier to find just the right fit for your business needs.