The design of the broom you buy for industrial sweeping applications determines how clean and hygienic your environment will be. When your employees have access to superior-quality brooms and their accessories, cleaning up the floors becomes an easy and convenient task. At the same time, buying and restocking brooms, broom handles and brackets can become a tedious cycle. Here are three features that you should look for when choosing the best broom for your cleaning purposes.

What Type of Bristles and Brackets Does It Have?

A broom has three components: the handle, the head with bristles and a bracket. When buying the head, make sure that it has the most appropriate bristle type for your intended purpose. Drilled and stapled brooms are amazing because the tightly stapled bristles do not leave spaces where contaminants can hide and multiply. Resin-set bristles are also common, but they sometimes fall out of the broom and can cause contamination. Brackets, on the other hand, can be made from plastic or metal. The ideal bracket should be flexible for easy attachment and detachment of the handle. It should also be made from galvanised or spray-coated metal to avoid corrosion. 

The Material of the Bracket

As mentioned, metal and plastic are the two common materials used to make broom brackets. When the brackets are made of metals that are prone to corrosion, you will have to replace them sooner than you should, which is not economical. On the other hand, plastic does not easily corrode when exposed to water and industrial chemicals, but poor-quality plastic brackets easily snap when you try to adjust them or when you use a broom with a large diameter. 

Flexibility of the Bracket

Heavy-duty metallic brackets are the most durable among the three bracket types. However, if they are not properly designed, they can be stiffer than they ought to be.  Before buying the bracket, check for features that make it flexible. These include wing nuts and screws which tighten and loosen the bracket on the broom. Ask if there are other fixings sold separately from the broom. 

Choosing the right brooms and broom accessories is a process you should handle with care. Before buying brackets from a certain supplier, it is advisable to check all features, specifications and reviews. Only buy the brackets with the best reviews as they will serve you for a long time and save you money. 

Contact a supplier of metal broom brackets to learn more.