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Floor Demolition Without Vacating the Building

Any opportunity a contractor has to make their client happier is something they should pursue. If an opportunity comes with the ability to save your client money by continuing their operations during construction (notably if it involves using a ride-on floor scraper), it is a fantastic way to make a great impression, build rapport, and increase your chances of getting hired again.

 

Any opportunity a contractor has to make their client happier is something they should pursue. If an opportunity comes with the ability to save your client money by continuing their operations during construction (notably if it involves using a ride-on floor scraper), it is a fantastic way to make a great impression, build rapport, and increase your chances of getting hired again.

 

What if we told you it was possible to demo the floor in a building without having to tell the employees they need to vacate it?

Believe it or not, it’s totally possible. However to do this, the answer is obvious: you need the right machine for the job.

We’ve got a few pointers that are going to help you find the right ride-on floor-scraper that will satisfy both the contractor and your client.

 

VARIABLE SPEED

Arguably the most important factor when using a machine indoors with office workers nearby is the variable speed option.

Most ride-on floor scrapers today only have forward and reverse options. What this means is that you’ll go from zero to full-speed every time you press on the accelerator. This is bad for a couple reasons:

● Increases operator discomfort
● Eliminates the possibility of small movements
● Decreases ability to work closer to walls, desks, objects
● Less precise

In order to eliminate all of these problems, what you need is a variable speed machine. This will create a more comfortable and fluid experience while allowing the operator to be precise when working around objects.

This is arguably the most important factor in being able to demo a building without having to empty it. If you cannot be careful and precise in an environment that is potentially surrounded by desks, office equipment, or more, there is no possible way to have employees continue working.

  

QUIET AND SLEEK

Aesthetics are important on a machine, but there are practical reasons for these qualities as well.

More than any other visual feature, your machine ought to be quiet for the sake of the staff that will continue working while the building is under construction. Given the right circumstances, some floor scrapers are so quiet when being used that you could be standing in the next room and hardly hear them.

Logically, if your machine is loud and the motor roars when you use it, your client may become frustrated with the distracting noise and change their mind about being able to continue working while demolition is taking place.

Additionally, a sleek design is going to make sure your machine fits through doorways and around other tight spots. If your machine is too wide or unmaneuverable, it’s going to be next to impossible to fit it down a narrow hallway or around a small corner.

 

PRODUCTION RATES

If speed is the name of the game, you can’t be wasting any time when tearing up the floor. You need to find a machine that has the right amount of power and drive to get the job done quickly.

One of the ways that manufacturers can hide poor production rates is in the length of the battery on a single charge. When comparing a 6-hour battery life to a 12-hour battery life, what good is the 12 hour machine if it is only half as productive as the 6 hour machine? Less battery life doesn’t necessarily mean lower production rates. If a machine is able to get a job done with greater speed, you actually save time and money in the long run.

Anyone can tell you that the quicker you get a job done, the better. The same applied for scraping a floor. If you can perform the task in a time-frame that exceeds client expectation, you’re going to reap the benefits of continued work.

 

CONCLUSION

There are many factors that make a ride-on floor scraper more adept to operating without disrupting your client, their employees, and others.. Variable speeds, quiet and sleek aesthetics, and excellent production rates are just a few of the biggest factors we think are going to lead to customer satisfaction.

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