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Does your floor sweeper create a dust cloud?

My Floor Sweeper is Creating Dust Clouds, Why?

By Rick Schott Circle the author on Google+

The sweeper that you purchased was designed to sweep up quickly without generating dust as it works.  Odds are that is why you bought it.  If your machine seems to just move the fine dust off the floor and into the air it probably can be easily fixed. 

Automatic sweepers really are very simple.  A large broom spins backward and throws the dust and debris forward into a hopper.  This broom is doing the majority of the work and it sweeps far better than you could ever sweep with a push broom.  The only problem is that it also kicks up a lot of fine dust in the process.  To control this dust the machine has a vacuum turbine that pulls the airborne dust into a filter.  Rubber flaps that reach down to the floor help to contain the dust and direct it into the filter.

To keep this system working properly is easy.  There are only a few things to check:

**Shake the filter thoroughly when the machine is off.  It you try to clean the filter with the vacuum on it will not release the dust.
**Check the inside of the unit.  Is it filled with dust?  This may indicate that you have a hole in your filter.
**Check the rubber flaps under the machine.  They should be just touching the floor.  There are flaps on the hopper, on both side doors of the broom chamber and one behind the broom.  Without these flaps in place adjusted to meet the floor, you will have no dust control.
**Turn the machine on and check to see that a large amount of air is coming from the blower exhaust.  It should be a good steady flow with no dust exiting the blower.  You may need to replace the filter if it cannot be cleaned or if it has a hole in it.

If after taking these steps your sweeper is still kicking up dust please give us a call.  We may be able to help you over the phone or if necessary send a technician to help you out.

Please call us at 800-793-3790 if your equipment is not working as promised.  We truly want you to get the most from your investment.

By Rick Schott

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