Overtime, you will notice your walk-behind or ride-on scrubber will need a replacement scrub brush or pad due to the effects of wearing out. It is a common need to replace the brush or pad over a given time. Anything that wears out and needs replacing is considered a consumable item.
When should I replace my scrub brush?
Usually the brush will need replacing when the bristles have been worn down to approximately 10mm in length. This can vary depending on the type of brush you own, so always consult your operators manual for verification. Due to repeated contact with the floor, the bristles will wear and become shorter in length.
How long does a scrub brush last?
This is dependent on the type of brush you are using and what surface you are applying it to. More abrasive, heavy duty brushes typically last for a longer time than a softer bristle. This is why it is important you are using the right brush for the right application, as incorrect use can wear your brushes out faster. e.g a softer brush on a hard concrete floor.
What scrub brush should I use?
As mentioned earlier, this is dependent on the floor surface material you are cleaning. Our Brush and Pad guide on our scrubber information page can provide an idea as to what is most appropriate for you. If you are still unsure, speak to a member of our sales team.
Do I have to buy genuine scrub brushes?
No. This is up to the discretion of the operator, some customers prefer sticking to the genuine brushes available to them whereas others may opt for a cheaper non-genuine brush. All our scrubbing machines come standard with genuine brushes from the manufacturer, but then it is up to the operator to decide what they will use. Capital Equipment Hire sells both genuine and non-genuine parts. If you are purchasing genuine or non-genuine, ensure that you are buying the right sized brush/pad for the job. Most brushes and pads are displayed in either mm or inches.
How do I know if it is a genuine or non-genuine part?
You can normally tell by the part number or the supplier information on the product page. At Capital Equipment Hire, we try to list all non-genuine items with 'LP' at the start of the part number. This stands for 'Locally Purchased'. If you do not see that, usually the supplier's logo will be displayed on the page for transparency, indicating it is genuine. Otherwise, get in touch with our Parts Team for technical information.