As a manager or owner of a warehouse, you need to keep your floors clean. An industrial floor scrubber is your best bet, as it will get the job done quickly and efficiently. The most important question, however, is whether you should rent or buy. And if you buy, should go with new or is used just as reliable an option?
For some individuals or businesses renting may be best, while others may find that buying a new or used model is a better fit. When making this decision, there multiple factors at play. Our goal is to provide you with the information you need in order to make the best decision concerning your floor scrubber needs.
Before you can settle on buying or renting a scrubbing, you must first determine what characteristics you are looking for. There are really two big dividing factors:
How do you know which floor scrubber you will need? Take a look at your space. A large, open space could be quickly cleaned by a ride-on, powered floor scrubber. If your space is small or clutter, consider a smaller, walk-behind model.
In order to make the most cost effective choice concerning buying or renting a floor scrubber, you must first determine how often you plan to use your floor scrubber. If your facility only needs cleaned a few times a year for a special event, annual or quarterly deep cleans, or to prep floors for sealing or stripping, renting may be the best choice. However, if you plant to clean the floors of your facility frequently, perhaps purchasing makes more sense. Buying will be a higher upfront cost, but renting can quickly surpass the cost of purchasing with repeated rentals over time.
Depending on your requirements for a floor scrubbing, the price varies greatly. Here is a look at what you can expect to spend when purchasing a new floor scrubber:
There are additional costs to consider when purchasing a new floor scrubber. Maintenance plans which include inspections, repairs, and regular tune ups cost between $500 and $1000 each year. All new floor scrubbers should include a warranty, and there may be a small additional cost.
Used floor scrubbers are priced at roughly a 35% percent discount when compared to new models. With this discount in mind you can expect to spend:
Used machines often come with a maintenance agreement which include inspections, repairs, and regular tune ups. Most used machines will include a warranty at an additional cost. Delivery costs for both new and used scrubbers can range from $50-$150 depending on your distance from the provider.
Similarly to purchasing a scrubber, there is great variation in price based on what type of machine you will be renting. Length of use is another factor that affects the cost of your rental. While rental prices may vary with each company, it's best to compare prices on industrial scrubbers to get the best deal. Here is an example of what an industrial scrubber may rent for:
Remember to take into account the cost of repeated delivery at $50-$150 each use. As you can see, if you anticipate regular use of a floor scrubber, the cost of repeated rentals can really start to add up.
Perhaps you have finally decided on buying or renting a floor scrubber to maintain your facility, now you are wondering how you can track down a reliable vendor for your machine. At Industrial Scrubber Center, we have worked hard to become experts on industrial floor cleaning so that you don’t have to.
We suggest that, when purchasing a floor scrubber you look for a well known, and trusted brand. Take a good look at your dealer, asking questions about regularly maintenance costs and how they stack up compared to their competition. It is a smart idea to try out your new scrubber before purchasing, and most dealers will allow you to do so.
Have you decided that renting makes more sense for your facility? At Industrial Scrubber Center, our staff compiled a reliable network of vendors we feel confident recommending for floor scrubber rentals. Our suggested vendors can be found all over the United States. You can also browse dealers for new, used, and rental industrial scrubber machine service area by state.