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Scrubber Driers

A Comprehensive Guide

The scrubber dryer is a familiar sight in industrial and commercial premises and it is an important tool in the housekeeping regime. It works by a mechanically driven brush acting on the cleaning surface to remove the dirt with the aid of cleaning chemicals. The residue is then collected by a system of squeegees and ultimately deposited into a collection tank for later disposal. At the end of this process you should be left with a clean dry floor.

There are choices to be made in selecting the right scrubber drier. For example a cylindrical brush is better for a polishing effect and degreasing recessed floors and a disc brush is ideal for persistent or adherent dirt. The various options in machine type are discussed below..

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Types of Machine

There are two types of scrubber drier, one pushed along manually by an operator and known as a “walk behind” or pedestrian operated machine and the other is a ride-on machine where the operator drives the machine around the floor to carry out the cleaning. The level of sophistication of both types of machine varies and it is important to select one that suits its purpose.

Selecting the right one

For instance, not all machines have a vacuum recovery system and rely on the squeegees alone to mop up the residue, which in small areas requiring a lighter duty may be adequate. Perhaps the most important part of a scrubber drier is an efficient brush system as without that the dirt cannot be effectively lifted from the floor. Many machines on the market today have self levelling brushes or brush pressure adjustment capabilities to ensure that they can cope when the floor is not level which is often the case in industrial environments.

Scrubber driers are powered by chargeable battery packs and so the length of time that they can work is determined by the size and efficiency of these packs, so careful selection of machine is important to make sure there sufficient energy in the machine to complete the job. The size of the solution and recovery tanks should also be considered to ensure there is enough capacity to clean the required floor area. Because they work in an industrial workplace they can come in for rough treatment therefore the body of the unit should be durable and resilient to the possible hard knocks that may come its way.

The selection of the right scrubber dryer doesn't have to be a problem, contact our floor cleaning machine experts for advice and great prices.