Maintain your batteries this winter

Maintain your batteries this winter

Anyone who owns a business knows that the winter months can be messy. Cold weather brings an onslaught of salt, snow and dirt into your facility, which can be off-putting and cause potential slips and falls. There’s also the impact of COVID-19 to consider. It’s more important than ever to keep surfaces clean. Now is the perfect time to stock up on batteries for your industrial scrubber or sweeper, so it’s ready for the tough months ahead. Batteries Plus Bulbs can help you save on scrubber batteries and help you maintain your battery lifespan.


So many scrubber battery options!


Batteries Plus Bulbs stocks an impressive selection of batteries to fit all types of scrubbers and sweepers. They offer 6-volt, 8-volt and 12-volt model batteries, along with quick recharging standard batteries or high amp versions that can charge overnight and last all day. No matter what brand of scrubber you use, you’ll find the replacement battery you need at Batteries Plus Bulbs.


  1. Monitor Your Battery’s Electrolyte Level


If you find that your scrubber is rapidly running out of power, it could be time for a replacement battery. An average deep cycle battery should last between 4 to 10 years. Follow the best practices below to get that much life out of your batteries.


If you experience issues with a flooded lead acid battery, you should first check the electrolyte level inside. Is the solution covering the lead plates? If not, top the battery off with distilled or deionized water. This is something you’ll need to do regularly in order to keep the lead plates from deteriorating. Always wear safety goggles and protective gloves when you handle batteries to protect you from battery acid.


  1. Regular charging maximizes battery life


One of the best ways to prolong a battery’s life is ensuring your batteries are regularly charged. Follow the charging directions for your specific battery and be sure to use only approved chargers for the battery you choose.


Keep in mind that both under and overcharging can shorten your battery’s lifespan. It’s important to charge regularly to keep batteries from getting too low. Monitor the charging process to ensure the battery doesn’t get overcharged.


The Schauer 36V 20A charger is an ideal charger for scrubbers or sweepers. This automatic charger continuously monitors your battery. It will cut off power when it reaches a full charge and begin charging again once it dips below its ideal voltage, minimizing the need to monitor the charging process.


  1. Protect your battery terminal


Keep an eye on your battery’s terminals. Keep them free from corrosion. If you notice corrosion forming, clean them with a wire brush and a solution of baking soda and water. Be careful that the solution doesn’t get into the battery’s cells. If your terminals have become melted or broken, it’s time to replace the battery entirely.


  1. Battery cleaning products for business


Batteries Plus Bulbs offers a number of additional products to help keep your facilities clean and germ-free. The CDC website lists phones as high touch surfaces that should be regularly cleaned. WHOOSH Screen Cleaner and Screen Wipes are an easy way to quickly clean cell phones and tablets to help prevent the spread of germs.


The ION UV Sanitizer with Aromatherapy and the ION UV Sanitizer and Wireless Charger from Tzumi use UV light to sanitize phones, making them ideal for businesses reliant on constant phone communication. Simply place any cell phone into the sanitizing bed to kill 99.9% of common pathogenic bacteria and airborne microorganisms within minutes.


Batteries Plus Bulbs also has alkaline, lithium and coin cell batteries for thermometers, touch-free faucets, towel dispensers, hand sanitizer stations and other touchless applications. Learn more about how to protect customers and staff by taking advantage of touchless technology.


A reliable battery is crucial in powering your industrial scrubber or sweeper. Select the right battery for your make and model and be sure you activate your NPP purchasing agreement to save!


Your business will receive contract pricing on thousands of battery and lighting products, as well as fast, local delivery. You’ll also be eligible for recycling services, free on-site needs assessments and access to a dedicated advisor who can suggest more efficient energy and lighting solutions to save your business money.


Learn more about NPP and our Batteries Plus Bulbs discount by visiting or contacting NPP Customer Service at or 800.810.3909.


NPP membership is a free and there’s no obligation to buy. You’ll find plenty of useful business discounts for businesses of all sizes in a wide variety of industries. More than 300,000 NPP members enjoy discounts and special pricing on products they use every day. Sign up for NPP today!