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Choose From Different Bristle Types For Your Sweeper Or Scrubber

A brush is more than a brush.

Although a cleaning machine might be very high-quality, if you use inappropriate brushes, it could lead to terrible results! So when you require cleaning and sweeping, you need to select the best-suited one to your situation, just like Formula 1 tyres. 

Road cleaning company, Cleansweep WA, wants to remind you how important mechanical action is in removing dirt in the best way possible. Therefore, in any sweeping service, brushes are so important. They directly impact the effectiveness of the mechanical action and the cleanliness. A clean workplace is an effective workplace.  


The perfect… brush 

The brush must be inspected regularly and washed when necessary (it is recommended for scrubbers). 

Brushes are machine parts that clean dirt directly. So, it is essential that they are always ready and able to effectively clean floors. 


How do you maintain an efficient brush: 


Do not pick up ropes, strapping, or any other material that could be wrapped around a roller brush. This could cause damage to the brush or make it unusable. 


The best way to clean your brushes is to replace them at the correct time. There is an indicator on some brushes that indicates the amount of brush used. This makes it easy to always monitor. 


What does a brush look like? 

Each brush has support (called a “stem”). This support is made up of many seats. In these areas, there are several tufts attached to the bristles. You can get support from: 

  • plastic material (sweepers and scrubbers). 
  • cardboard 
  • wood (only sweepers). 

The plastic drum offers greater reliability since it does not deform when it is wet. 

As the bristle ages, it gets closer to the support and becomes more rigid. This makes the bristle less flexible in picking up or removing dirt. It’s imperative to have them replaced. 


Where can sweepers and vacuum cleaners be used 

Different types of dirt and floor coverings place different demands and requirements on the vacuum sweeper. The standard main sweeper brush is the preferred choice. This model stands out for its versatility and extended life span. However, it is not the right tool for all flooring types. Cleansweep WA is a local road cleaning company that has many solutions to assist you in achieving optimal cleaning results. 



Types of Brushes 

 Brushes for scrubbers 

There are plenty of different types of brushes for industrial sweepers and floor scrubbers. What kind of brush or sweeper should you be using? Use the information below to make a perfect choice. You’ll even learn about the different types, patterns, and materials. 

The roller brushes work in conjunction with the scrubbers. They can be used not only for dirt removal but also to extract it by loading the container. 

Disc brushes can also be used for cleaning. They are more effective at removing stuck dirt than rollers. 


Type of brush for floor scrubber brush 

  • Strip: Strip brushes are used to remove all sealer, finish, and contaminants from the floor surface. 
  • Scrub Brushes are for heavy-duty scrubbing before re-coating or heavy-duty cleaning. 
  • Polish. Polish brushes are designed to polish floors that have been waxed to a higher level. 
  • Pad Holder: Pad holders are designed to “drive” floor pads into contact with the floor. 
  • Carpet Brush - Floor brushes are designed to “scrub” carpeted floors. 
  • Sanding screens, holders: sanding screens, holders are designed to be used with standard floor buffers and auto scrubbers for wood flooring sanding, or gym floor preparation. 
  • Concrete Polish Brush: Stone, Concrete Polishing Tools are made to be used with an automatic floor scrubber or floor buffer to maintain concrete floors. 
  • Moist Removal Tool: This tool is used to remove glue or mastic from concrete floors. It can be used after removing old tiles or carpets in preparation for a new floor covering. 


Brushes for sweepers 

 The cup brush is more commonly known as the side brush. It sticks out from both sides of the motor scope. The main purpose of the cup brush is to clean around the perimeters. This brings dirt into the centre to be collected using the central brush. 

Thanks to the suction system of the RCM scrubber, side brushes can be used to increase the machine’s performance. 



Types of Bristles 


Bristles of disc brushes  

 Disc brushes can be made from: 

  • Brush with natural bristles or PPL to clean carpets (single brush) and delicate surfaces like floors (scrubber dryer); 
  • Bassine is used to polish waxed surfaces. Bassine is an economical, high-quality coarse-bristle material. Bassine, as an organic natural fibre, has limitations in durability when compared to synthetic fibres. 
  • Nylon, Cleaning, Basic Maintenance This brush is extremely resistant to abrasion. The bristle bend recovery is excellent, making it last a long time. This brush can be used on rough surfaces like concrete floors and parking lots. 
  • Tynexallows allows for the removal of thick layers. 
  • Metal, iron, brass, and steel for washing concrete with irregular surfaces. 
  • Mischiaor, cleaning and sweeping floors using safety or relief devices. 

The special brush also includes bristles that are suitable in hardness and can be used to carry out very difficult and polished operations. Contact us, your expert road cleaning company, to inquire about it. 

For cleaning and treating the wood, special metal nets (scotchmesh) with different dots or grits are used to remove and smooth the surface. This can be done with one brush. 


Bristles of roller brushes  

These materials are used to make the bristles for the cup brushes: 

  • Polypropylene bristles (PPL) in the vast majority of cases. Polypropylene is a synthetic bristle that has more durability and less cost than Nylon. It’s also more resistant to chemicals, bacteria, and fungus than natural fibres. Floorcare programmes that require general scrubbing or wet scrubbers, as well as stripping and recoating, will be best suited for polypropylene. 
  • Poly small, for fine dust 
  • Tampico for other sensitive surfaces. Tampico comes from the Mexican agave plant. A bristle of soft to medium durability, which is highly resistant to chemicals and solvents that are used for high-lustre polishing. Tampico is the perfect floor care product. 
  • Mixed Steel for heavy soiling of rough surfaces. For stubborn dirt on rough surfaces, Bristles can be used to strip concrete with extreme aggression at an affordable price. Note: Avoid using bristles with flammable materials (fuels and solvents), thinners, or other flammable products. Potential fires or explosions could cause serious injury or death to your body. 


Bristle stiffness  

Bristles can easily be used to strip concrete with extreme aggressiveness at a reasonable price. You should avoid bristles containing flammable materials, such as solvents, fuels, thinners, and other flammable substances. This can cause serious injury to your skin. 



Silicon Carbide Grit, also known as “grit”, can be bonded with synthetic fibres to offer varying degrees of scrubbing, and stripping aggression. A 46 grit is large and aggressive. Sandpaper measurements are very small and, therefore, less aggressive than sandpaper measurements. The smaller the grit number, the more aggressive the brush bristle. 


Looking for cleaning and sweeping services in WA? Contact Cleansweep WA today. Our highly trained operators are fully equipped to provide any sweeping service with the right tools that you require. 


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