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The Importance of Servicing Your Sweeper Regularly

Sweeper maintenance and servicing is extremely important when it comes to floor cleaning for your business. Without it, your floor sweeper may experience a decrease in productivity and suction efficiency.

Regular sweeper servicing is essential to ensure your equipment is performing to the highest standard. A comprehensive maintenance plan can also help reduce long term expenditure.

Should the health of your industrial cleaning equipment start to suffer, this could result in an increase of your sweeper’s noise output, the machine burning more fuel, and the engine eventually running down more quickly.

Maintenance and servicing of your floor sweeper will help identify small issues that could lead to bigger problems if left untreated. If left to worsen, this could result in more costly machine fixes or replacement parts and increased downtime of the equipment.

Keeping on top of your industrial cleaning machine’s performance with regular servicing will drastically reduce machine downtime overall and ensure your floor sweeper is consistently performing to its best potential.

If your machine encounters an issue, contact a member of our dedicated team of 0330 678 11 22 or email [email protected]

We can provide initial advice over the phone but should you require extra help to rectify the problem we will send one of our fully trained, Safe Contractor approved field engineers to you.

If the engineer can’t fix the fault we will utilise our extensive hire fleet to swap the floor sweeper machine, minimising business downtime for you.

What to look out for on your sweeper

Loose or misaligned sweeper parts

Machine flaps should only just touch the ground and this alignment is what keeps your machine skids from wearing too quickly, or marking your commercial floors.

A belt that is loose can ruin a bearing, or if your sweeping head isn’t adjusted properly. For the best performance and to minimise wear of the machine it should ‘float’ above the ground’.


Vibrations are most commonly caused by a loose belt. It is critical that the belt is maintained because the tightening must be carried out according to the manufacturer’s manual. If not, bolts can loosen and the belt may become misaligned.

Another cause of vibrations is the result of engine bolts becoming loose. If they do begin to become loose, this could result in a crack in the engine tray due to increased impact.

Engine bolts coming loose can also be another cause of vibration. If these begin to come loose, it could result in a broken engine leg or crack in the engine tray due to increased impact.

Fans or seals drying out on your sweeper

If you do notice that your fans or seals are beginning to dry out, this could be due to a lack of lubrication. If left untreated, this can create air leaks in the machine which will result in the machine having to work harder to produce the same results.

In doing so, the machine battery will wear down much faster than necessary.

At SRS Cleaning Equipment, we supply warehouses, factories, and construction sites throughout the UK with heavy-duty ride-on sweepers and scrubbers through our short term and long term (Flexi-Hire) fleet.

For more information give us a call on 0330 678 11 22. Alternatively, send us an email at [email protected] and we will respond straight away.

For more information call us on 0330 678 11 22. Alternatively, send us an email at [email protected] and we will respond straight away.

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