Counter rotating brush machines are powerful tools for professional floor cleaning. They use two brushes that spin in opposite directions to scrub the floor surface and remove dirt, stains and debris. Counter rotating brush machines can be used on various types of floors, such as tile, vinyl, concrete and wood. They are especially effective for cleaning carpets, as they can lift the pile and extract the embedded soil. Professional carpet cleaning services often use counter rotating brush machines to restore the appearance and freshness of carpets.
Advantages of using CRB machine in professional floor cleaning
One of the advantages of counter rotating brush machines is that they can clean both wet and dry floors. They are versatile and adaptable to different cleaning needs. Counter rotating brush machines are also easy to operate and maintain. They have simple controls and indicators that allow the user to adjust the speed, pressure and direction of the brushes. They also have removable tanks and brushes that can be cleaned and replaced as needed. Counter rotating brush machines are ideal for professional floor cleaning because they offer high performance, efficiency and convenience. They can clean large areas quickly and thoroughly, leaving the floors spotless and sanitized. They can also handle tough stains and odors that other machines cannot remove. Professional carpet cleaning experts recommend using counter rotating brush machines regularly to keep the carpets clean and healthy.
Features of Counter Rotating Brush Machines
Counter rotating brush machines have several features that make them stand out from other floor cleaning machines. Some of these features are:
Dual brushes: Counter rotating brush machines have two brushes that rotate in opposite directions at high speeds. This creates a scrubbing action that loosens and removes dirt from the floor surface. The dual brushes also help to agitate the carpet fibers and lift the pile, making the carpets look fluffier and brighter.
Variable speed: Counter rotating brush machines have variable speed settings that allow the user to control the intensity of the cleaning. The user can choose a lower speed for delicate floors or a higher speed for heavy-duty cleaning. The variable speed also helps to avoid damage to the floor or the machine by adjusting to different conditions.
Adjustable pressure: Counter rotating brush machines have adjustable pressure settings that allow the user to control the force of the brushes on the floor. The user can choose a lower pressure for soft floors or a higher pressure for hard floors. The adjustable pressure also helps to avoid over-wetting or under-wetting the floor by applying the right amount of water or solution.
Directional switch: Counter rotating brush machines have a directional switch that allows the user to change the direction of the brushes. The user can choose a forward or backward direction depending on the type of floor or the desired result. The directional switch also helps to avoid streaks or marks on the floor by ensuring a uniform and professional floor cleaning.
Indicator lights: Counter rotating brush machines have indicator lights that show the status of the machine and its functions. The indicator lights help the user to monitor the battery level, water level, solution level, brush speed, brush pressure and brush direction. The indicator lights also alert the user to any problems or errors with the machine.
Benefits of Counter Rotating Brush Machines
Counter rotating brush machines have several benefits that make them superior to other floor cleaning machines. Some of these benefits are:
Deep cleaning: Counter rotating brush machines provide a deep cleaning that reaches into the cracks and crevices of the floor surface. They can remove stubborn dirt, grease, grime, stains and odors that other machines cannot reach. They can also extract dust mites, allergens, bacteria and viruses from the carpets, improving the indoor air quality and hygiene.
Fast drying: Counter rotating brush machines use less water and solution than other machines, resulting in faster drying times. They can dry wet floors in minutes instead of hours, reducing the risk of mold, mildew or damage to the floor or furniture. They can also dry carpets without leaving any residue or dampness behind, preventing re-soiling or shrinkage.
Low noise: Counter rotating brush machines produce less noise than other machines, making them more comfortable and pleasant to use. They can operate at sound levels below 70 decibels (dB), which is comparable to normal conversation or background music. They can also work without disturbing other people or activities in the vicinity.
Eco-friendly: Counter rotating brush machines are more eco-friendly than other machines, as they use less water, energy and chemicals. They can save up to 80% of water and 50% of energy compared to other machines, reducing the environmental impact and the operating costs. They can also use biodegradable or organic solutions that are safer for the floor, the machine and the user.
Tips and Best Practices for Using Counter Rotating Brush Machines
Counter rotating brush machines are easy to use and maintain,
but there are some tips and best practices that can help to optimize their performance and results. Some of these tips and best practices are:
Preparing the floor: Before using a counter rotating brush machine, it is important to prepare the floor by removing any furniture, obstacles, or loose items. It is also advisable to vacuum the floor or carpet to remove any surface dust or debris. This will make our professional cleaning process easier and more effective.
Choosing the right attachment: Counter rotating brush machines can be used with different attachments and accessories depending on the type of floor or the cleaning task. It is important to choose the right attachment for the job, such as a pad for polishing, a bonnet for buffing, a squeegee for drying or a hose for extracting. The attachment should be clean and in good condition to avoid damage or poor results.
Choosing the right solution: Counter rotating brush machines can be used with different solutions depending on the type of floor or the cleaning task. It is important to choose the right solution for the job, such as a neutral cleaner for general cleaning, a degreaser for oily floors, a sanitizer for disinfecting or a shampoo for carpets. The solution should be diluted and mixed according to the manufacturer’s instructions to avoid damage or poor results.
Applying the solution: Counter rotating brush machines have tanks that hold the water and solution that are sprayed onto the floor. It is important to apply the solution evenly and sparingly to avoid over-wetting or under-wetting the floor. The solution should be applied in sections and allowed to dwell for a few minutes before scrubbing.
Scrubbing the floor: Counter rotating brush machines have brushes that scrub the floor and remove the dirt and stains. It is important to scrub the floor thoroughly and uniformly to ensure a consistent and complete cleaning. The brushes should be moved in overlapping passes and in different directions to cover all areas of the floor.
Drying the floor: Counter rotating brush machines have vacuums that suck up the dirty water and solution from the floor. It is important to dry the floor as quickly as possible to prevent mold, mildew or damage. The vacuums should be emptied and cleaned regularly to maintain their suction power. The floor should also be ventilated or heated to speed up the drying process.
Maintaining the machine: Counter rotating brush machines require regular maintenance to keep them in good working order. It is important to clean and inspect the machine after each use, following the manufacturer’s guidelines. The tanks, brushes, attachments and filters should be rinsed and dried before storing. The batteries, cords and plugs should also be checked for any damage or wear.
CRB can be used best for:
Pre-vacuuming: CRB is great as a tool of choice to start a residential carpet or/and area rug cleaning. This way we collect as much of the dry debris from carpet backing and to pull it up to surface to make it more accessible for dry vacuuming; and to agitate fibres, to pile them up to make it easier to get in-between them in all the following steps in our professional cleaning processes.
Agitation: Funny word, but in our case, it means to disturb, vigorously shake, and eventually break the bond between hair, dirt, allergens, germs, other dry particles and carpet fibres. Cleaning solution (pre-spray, pre-conditioner, dry compound, carpet shampoo, encapsulating agent, etc.) will do its part in lifting soil and weakening connection of dirt and fibres, but CRB will elevate them all the way to the top of the pile and leave it there ready for hot water extraction.
Encapsulation (Very Low Moisture cleaning): Rotary machines are often been used for encapsulation method of cleaning and when used for this purpose they push all the dirt down to the backing of the carpet, so the actual cleaning is mostly relying on encapsulating solution or dry compound chemicals to lift all the soil to get removed later with a vacuum cleaner. The opposite from rotary machines, CRB, that we at From Dark to Light Carpet & Upholstery Care use, pulls all the particles up to the surface of the fibers and makes it even easier for vacuuming it.
Hardwood floor cleaning: Usage of CRB in hardwood floor cleaning was a happy a
ccident. In absence of any other floor scrubbing tool, technicians reached for CRB and used it with dry compound. The results were tremendous and now we have some floor producers suggesting it as a first choice in professional hardwood floor cleaning. Brushing is used to spread and agitate the compound that absorbs the soil. Following mopping is to remove all the residue.
Tile and Grout Cleaning: Try to imagine yourself getting on your knees and scrubbing your tile floor with bristle brush by hand and still you never can get it totally clean, especially the grout. That’s where we at From Dark to Light Carpet & Upholstery Care use CRB machine to get the cleaning agent into the grout and scrub all the dirt, sticky residue from previous cleaning, germs and allergens of your tile floor. After thorough rinsing tiles and grout look fresh and clean, and more important we remove all the potential environmental hazards.
One of irreplaceable piece of tool in our arsenal is Counter Rotating Brush (CRB) machine. It is a simply made, two cylindrical brushes that rotate in opposite directions. That way it captures everything that is stuck on carpet fibres, hardwood floors or tiles and grout. At From Dark to Light Carpet & Upholstery Care we absolutely love it and we use the most efficient, environmentally friendly, and pet and human safe tools and products to clean your home. We use CRB on carpets, area rugs, tiles and grout, stairs, laminate to hardwood floors and beyond which makes our professional floor service premium.
If you have any questions or concerns about CRB machine and what it can do for your carpet or floors, give us a call—we would be more than happy to answer and provide a free estimate for your Greater Toronto Area home or business!