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Scrubber Dryer 101

Before purchasing or hiring a heavy-duty scrubber dryer from SRS for the first time we thought you might find it useful to know the ins and outs of the machines we provide and how they can help you maintain a clean working environment, no matter what application you are working in.

How Industrial Cleaner Hire Helps You!

Walk-behind and ride-on scrubbers both operate in similar ways. The machines are filled with clean water along with the right chemical/degreaser dilution to help you remove any stubborn marks or stains. Smaller walk-behind scrubber dryers could carry 50 to 100 litres of water, whilst some of the bigger ride-on units can hold larger amounts of up to 250-300 litres of clean water.

With a lever or switch, the operator is able to fully control how much cleaning chemicals and water is fed to the scrub brush area. Depending on the floor type, there are different grades of scrub brushes. For example, you might need soft nylon brushes for a painted floor, or aggressive carbon grit brushes for a bare concrete floor with heavy staining.

The brushes on an industrial scrubber dryer rotate at speed to agitate the dirt on the floor and remove marks and stains. As the operator drives forward, there is a squeegee bar on the back of the machine which is connected to a vacuum that sucks up the dirty residual water and retains this in a recovery tank. This leaves the floor clean, safe and dry for other site traffic.

Once all of the clean water has been used, the scrubber dryers recovery tank will then need to be emptied using a rubber or plastic drain hose which on most scrubbers located at the back of the machine. Once most of the dirty water has been emptied, we’d recommend flushing this through with some clean water to stop any residue or smells building up.

Which Scrubber Dryer is Best for Me?

The most suitable scrubber dryer to meet your needs and requirements mainly depends on the size of your application. For large warehouses with wide aisles, a ride-on model will be more productive whereas a factory that has equipment on the shop floor may need something smaller, possibly a walk-behind scrubber that is more manoeuvrable for negotiating tighter areas.

Another consideration is what power type would be best suited to your operation. Most scrubber dryers are battery-powered (no cables) but the larger units are also available in LPG and diesel. It is always best to speak to the experts and use their knowledge and experience on recommending the best machine for the task.Get in touch with the team at SRS Cleaning Equipment for assistance in finding the ideal cleaning solution to meet your needs and requirements. Contact us here, or call us on 0330 678 11 22.

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