The Different Types of Industrial Cleaning Equipment

The Different Types of Industrial Cleaning Equipment

Industrial cleaning requires a range of different equipment to get the job done. Some of these pieces of equipment are heavy-duty and necessary for removing tough industrial stains and materials. Therefore, they require an expert operator to get the best results, remove the toughest stains, and occasionally deal with harmful pollutants.

At Sydney Sweep and Scrub, we’re experts in Sydney industrial cleaning. We work with factories and warehouses all over the city, providing exceptional sweeping, scrubbing, and any other required cleaning applications. We fully understand that every industrial business faces its own cleaning challenges, which is why we’re ready for anything.

What does industrial cleaning involve?

Every cleaning operation looks a little different, depending on a range of factors. However, there are a number of things that every industrial cleaning operation has in common. There are many pollutants that appear in every warehouse or factory, that need to be dealt with in the right manner, and require the right equipment.

These contaminants and pollutants often include:

  • Dust and dirt
  • Grease and oil spills
  • Moisture
  • Concrete leach
  • Miscellaneous spills and stains.

7 types of industrial cleaning equipment

The process of cleaning a warehouse, factory, or manufacturing facility requires certain cleaning equipment. Here are 7 types of industrial cleaning equipment that we utilise during an industrial  cleaning project in Sydney.

Floor sweeper

Removing dust, dirt, and any other fibres from your floors requires an industrial-quality sweeper. Put simply, a standard broom just doesn’t cut it… and it will take way too long! On the other hand, an industrial floor sweeper, like the ones we use at Sydney Sweep and Scrub, makes life much easier for everyone. 

We utilise ride-on sweepers which cover plenty of ground, fast. They are incredibly thorough, using strong brushes to gather all of the dust particles on your concrete floors. It’s essential that whoever is operating this sweeper knows exactly what they are doing. Incorrect use can result in accidents, and it’s important to remember that this is a vehicle.

However, used right, ride-on sweepers make every single Sydney industrial cleaning service so much easier.

Floor scrubber

Once you’ve swept the floors in your warehouse or factory, the next step is to scrub them. This removes any stains and pollutants that sweeping can’t grab, and leaves your floor sparkling clean. Because a warehouse or factory is almost always a really large space, completing a scrub with handheld equipment can be incredibly time consuming.

At Sydney Sweep and Scrub, our ride-on warehouse sweepers actually double up as scrubbers. In one movement, these vehicles will sweep your concrete floors and then scrub them, saving plenty of time, energy, and money. This sweep and scrub process is incredibly thorough, gathering all manner of contaminants from your floors.

We value sustainable cleaning incredibly highly, which is why we don’t use any harsh chemicals during Sydney industrial cleaning. In fact, our sweep and scrub machines get an incredible clean by just using water. This water is electrolysed within the process, which means an electric current activates the water (often with vinegar and salt, and turns it into a powerful cleaning agent.

Electrolysed water kills 10 times more bacteria than bleach, so you can rest assured your warehouse floors will be phenomenally clean once we’ve finished with your facility.

Pressure washers

Pressure washers are versatile pieces of cleaning equipment, and great for a range of uses. When it comes to cleaning warehouses and factories in Sydney, you’re bound to come up against some tough stains and spills. Pressure washers are incredibly powerful, and can lift all kinds of pollutants from your concrete floors, walls, and ceilings. 

It’s essential to hire experts, who fully understand how to use pressure washers properly. This means that they will be able to get a fantastic clean, and will also avoid any accident or injury. Lacerations may happen if your skin comes into contact with the high-powered jet of water, so this must be avoided at all costs. 

Pressure washers come in both hot and cold water, but both have the ability to remove contaminants. Hot water pressure washing is even better when it comes to lifting grease and oil from your surfaces.

Steam cleaner

At Sydney Sweep and Scrub, we also offer steam cleaning services. Most warehouses have a mezzanine office or common area, and these often contain carpeted areas. When you request an industrial cleaning service in Sydney, areas like these may well be overlooked. But we can ensure that your carpeted areas are left sparkling clean.

Our steam cleaning equipment uses moisture and heat to remove stains and eliminate any bacteria that might be present in your carpet. This is essential for creating a clean and safe workplace, because this bacteria can cause illness at work. Steam cleaning is essential for a full warehouse or factory cleaning service in Sydney.

Biodegradable degreasers

Sustainable cleaning is the name of the game, and we’re the best in the business. We utilise biodegradable degreasers to lift spills from concrete surfaces, without causing any ill effects to the environment. These cleaning agents are even more effective than the harsh chemicals traditionally used in industrial cleaning.  

We’re always mindful of the impact that cleaning activities can have on the environment. There is chemical pollution to consider, consumption of energy, water, and other materials, and the potential for harmful runoff from cleaning operations. The last problem is exactly why we use sandbags on a regular basis.


Sandbags are a vital tool in the fight against pollution. If we’re cleaning the floors of a warehouse or factory, sandbagging drains is essential. It’s inevitable that removing liquid waste like grease from a floor with water results in polluted runoff. However, this runoff must not be permitted to enter your drains, because it then pollutes waterways. Sandbagging ensures that we stop this pollution at the source.


An industrial vacuum is a must in any warehouse cleaning operation. There will always be areas we cannot reach with our ride-on vehicles or other equipment, and so a vacuum is necessary to grab a wide range of dust and dirt. Industrial vacuums need to be powerful enough to grab all nearby particles, while conserving power where possible. We’re able to utilise these machines to great effect.

Sydney industrial cleaning

If you’re looking for industrial cleaning in Sydney, we’re here to help. At Sydney Sweep and Scrub, we’re equipped with all of the tools required to get the job done. We’ll leave your warehouse or factory sparkling clean, allowing you to do what you do best. 
Simply get in touch with us today for an obligation free quote.

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