AutoScrubber vs Mop & Bucket
Several factors come into play when assessing the duration it takes to wet mop a floor area of 10000 square feet using a standard 24 ounce mop and a 40 litre bucket.
Assuming the capacity of a 24-ounce mop and a 35-40 litre bucket, you can cover an area of 1,000 square feet of floor surface with just one fill.
The duration of water refilling and dumping will vary based on the proximity between the cleaning zone and water supply, in conjunction with the time taken to replenish and empty the container. For this demonstration we’ll assume 10 minutes to complete the task of walking to the janitorial closet, filling and emptying the bucket, and returning to the next area that needs to be mopped.
Assuming that it takes 15 minutes to effectively mop a 1,000 sq. ft area and an additional 10 minutes to refill and move to the next area, it would take 250 minutes to mop a conservatively estimated 10,000 sq. ft area.
Alternatively, opting for a 16-inch pad equipped autoscrubber allows for swift coverage of a wider span. However, the duration needed to clean an equivalent of 10,000 square feet hinges on the proficiency and approach employed by the operator.
The NaceCare 244NX will be utilized, with the ability to clean 8,000 sq. ft in just an hour (conservatively). In order to clean 10,000 square feet, the process takes roughly 75 minutes alongside a mandatory refill/dump session of 15 minutes.
To wet mop 10,000 square feet of floors using a traditional mop and bucket, labour would cost roughly $104.16, based on the assumption of $25 per hour. However, using the 244NX autoscrubber for the same task would amount to a labour cost of about $31.25, indicating a difference of $72.91 per day in labour costs alone.
The 244NX boasts of its ultra-efficient design which leads to significant water and cleaning chemical savings in the long run. This not only benefits the environment but also proves to be an economic advantage.
Opting for an autoscrubber may seem like a hefty investment at first, whether you buy or rent it. Nonetheless, it can prove to be a lucrative and practical alternative in the long term, especially when dealing with broad cleaning spaces. For instance, if we consider the aforementioned scenario, the ROI period can span 90 days or fewer, based on the model you select, thanks to the substantial benefits of saved time and reduced labor expenses.