Scrubber dryer

A scrub dryer is usually used to clean and dry different types of indoor hard floors. Although such machines are used for maintenance cleaning, you can also use them for deep cleaning, which involves non-abrasive and outdoor floors. There are usually two types; ride-on and walk-behind. You can also buy a battery operated one that either comes with or without a power cord. It does the cleaning using a mechanically operated floor brushes or pads that make rotating movements. These brushes come in varying texture to suit different cleaning needs.

To clean, you will need to mix water with a detergent of your choice to make a solution. As the machine goes forward, it releases the solution into the brushes, which, in turn, pick any dirt from your floor. The leftover detergent is then picked at the back of the machine on passing the squeegee. There are many scrubber dryer machines on the market, and here is a comparison of some of them.

Vispa 35B Floor Cleaning Machine

This type is suitable for smaller and more congested areas. You can use it to replace manual cleaning systems as it can help in maintenance cleaning. The Vispa scrubber floor cleaning machine comes in two modes; battery powered and battery + power cord. The earlier version is meant for sweeping while the latter is suitable for washing. The beauty of a cordless scrubber is that it is easy to manoeuvre around even in small places.

This machine comes complete with brushes and a pad holder while the battery-powered one has a built-in charger and gel batteries. This is the only small-sized scrubber type that can help clean corners and walls.

Media Scrubber

The Media Scrubber Dryers are ideal for deep cleaning of larger areas of up to 2,150 square meters. Their new media 65BT, 60BT and 75BTs models come in both sweeping and washing versions. The former type comes with disc brushes that are 66 and 76 cm wide while the latter has cylindrical brushes that are 61cm wide. Their tank capacity and power makes this model stand out. They also tend to be extremely quiet, which makes them very reliable and easy to use. Besides, they don’t require a lot of maintenance.

Innova Floor Scrubber Dryers

One of Comac’s very user-friendly dryers to be found on the market is the Innova floor scrubber dryer. It is ideal for maintenance cleaning and can cover large spaces of up to 6,000 square meter. This is very great for those looking to reduce the costs they incur in cleaning these big surfaces. It is available in different versions; one with disc brush that is 61cm wide, another version has 2 disc brushes that are 65, 75, 85, and 100 cm wide and a third type that comes with a cylindrical brush that is 69 cm wide. Comac designed Innova 60B to take the place of their walk-behind scrubber to reduce the cost of each square meter scrubbed and offer competitive advantage.

Other dryer machines include Flexy, Omnia and Ultra.

Ride on floor scrubbers are a revolutionary piece of kit that allow cleaning floors to be done in half the time and twice as effectively. Industrial floor care machines have given the cleaning industry a much needed tool to get the job done and there are many on the market that can make floor cleaning a painless task. There are two big players that dominate the market: Tennant and Comac. But the question is, which one is better?

Tennant Ride on Floor Scrubber

Tennant have incredibly high productivity rates and boast being able to clean 2,500 square metres per hour. One of the main benefits of the Tennant range is that a lot of them offer a scrubber-dryer combination that means you can minimise the risk of slips and falls.

Tennant T3 Scrubber Dryer
Tennant T3 Traction drive scrubber dryer.

The patented NanoClean technology converts water into cleaning solution and is a lot more efficient at waste disposal than cleaners offered by competitors. Tennant also have the added bonus of offering a range of ride on floor scrubbers that can suit any company of any size. They range from their Micro Ride On Floor Scrubber to the Industrial Floor Cleaner so even if you have a small space that needs cleaning it is likely you will find something that you can use in your setting.

Comac Ride on Floor Scrubber

Comac Innova 85B ride on scrubber dryer.

Comac also offer a wide range of industrial cleaning machines and like Tennant they strive to ensure there is something available for every position in the market. What Comac really specialise in heavy duty cleaners that can tackle dirt conditions associated with heavy industry. They also have an in house efficiency system called CDS that can enable to operator to dose water and detergent separately to reduce waste. Comac machines are also well known for being easy to use, so although they are designed to tackle heavy industry, anyone can use them.

Which One is Best For Me?

Deciding between a Tennant and a Comac ride on floor scrubber is something that can take a lot of thought. If you are a professional cleaning company this is a large investment which could change the way your company works, and if you are a company tackling its own industrial cleaning issues then you will also want to ensure that you get the most out of your spend.

Heavy duty industry like the medical industry or anything that is centred around food may well leave you with no choice but to go for a Comac. If you have strict regulations to adhere to their consistency will provide you with peace of mind.

If you are just a small company or you are just starting out your own cleaning company – then a Tennant may be your best option. Not only are they efficient but they are affordable enough to buy if you feel you may not use it that often. Their models make a great starter option for those who want to test the water.

Industrial vacuum cleanersIf looking into choosing from the range of industrial vacuum cleaners for your office or home, first we appreciate that you are on the right track for selecting the cleaner over the domestic one. Wise.

You would not just blindly drop in a cleaning services providers – just like Cleanhire, and order a random cleaner. You need to do your background research to figure out the precise kind of machine you need, or you could as well leave it to the experts like Cleanhire to guide you wisely.

Things to check

When choosing the most efficient and convenient cleaners, here are some of the things you need to factor in:

  • Type of cleaner

The type of cleaner you need depends on the specific duties you want to carry out. Do you need to clean wet surfaces or dry surfaces? Or do you also need it for recovering your valuables?

For liquids, the wet and dry model will do while if exclusively for dry cleaning, the cylinder vacuum is meant for you. Uprights are worth considering for their fast cleaning.

  • Strength of suction

Greater suction strength translates to a much better cleaning experience.The cleaners offer a great suction for all kinds of rubbish. However, this does not limit you from choosing the strongest machine for larger and heavier dirt.

  • Life of the machine

If you decide to purchase the machine, you need it to serve you for the longest time possible, it’s your hard-earned cash after all! Select the machine that suits your needs and last longest, while taking into consideration the warranty periods.

  • Noise

A noiseless machine is the most convenient to work with, like the Attix (62dB noise output). Quiet machines allow you to work at any time and any place.

  • Volume

The volume of the canister is key. A large volume means a reduced frequency of emptying the vacuum cleaner. To clean your large and much-littered floor, go for the biggest capacity possible.

  • Cost

Working on a tight budget, an expensive machine sounds like a luxury, but then, great service comes at a cost. Save up for an economical and highly efficient machine.

Cleanhire is the solution to your expert cleaning requirements. They provide a range of industrial cleaning machines including scrubber dryers, industrial floor sweepers and industrial vacuum cleaners from leading manufacturers such as Comac, Omnia and many others, for hire or purchase.

A little look at Comac’s battery scrubber dryers, designed for numerous kinds of spaces

Vispa 35B
Behold the mighty Vispa 35B: the smallest battery scrubber dryer available for hire by Clean Hire.

Vispa 35B

The Vispa 35B is our smallest battery scrubber dryer.  It is the best one for these hard to get to spaces and alcoves.  It only has a 12V battery which is about as powerful as some household appliances.

Omnia 26B/32B

Next up in the size scale are the Omnia 26B and 32B scrubber dryers. They take a 36V battery with the two models powerful enough for intensive cleaning operations. These are the most powerful walk-behind Comac battery scrubber dryers we have for hire.

Innova 60B, 65B/M, 75B/M

The Innova 60B, 65B/M, and 74B/M battery scrubber dryers have a choice of manual and automatic options.  Comac’s entry level ride-on scrubber dryers are a good all-rounder for cleaning floor spaces up to 6,000 square metres.  They come with a 24V battery.

Flexy 75B/85B

The Flexy 75B and 85B scrubber dryers are suitable for intensive cleans on spaces up to 3,000 square metres, inside and outside.  They have a built-in headlight, taillights, and a reverse beeper to warn pedestrians of its presence.

Ultra 85B/85BS/100B

Finally in our little look at Comac’s battery scrubber dryers, we look at the Ultra 85B, 85BS, and 100B scrubber dryers.  They are the highest end machines we offer from the Comac brand.  They are best suited to medium and large areas up to 5,000 square metres, including warehouses and forecourts.

Clean Hire, 21 March 2017.

A trio of terrific industrial cleaners

We at Clean Hire have been in business long enough to know which industrial cleaners suck in the literal sense as well as the qualitative sense.  We offer a small but significant number of well known makes for hire on a business to business basis.  This means everything from the smallest of sweepers to mighty scrubber sweepers.  Also cordless cleaners, petrol-powered scrubber sweepers, and battery operated systems.

For our latest post, we have decided to focus on three of our industrial cleaners.

All cleaners great and small…

Comac Vispa 35b

The Comac’s Vispa 35b is a bijou scrubber dryer designed for the smallest or most congested areas. It is an attractive option for light maintenance work and the smallest of Clean Hire’s industrial cleaners, especially designed for confined spaces.  Available in battery or mains electric forms, it is good for cleaning the nooks and crannies left behind by bigger cleaners.

CFM 3707

The CFM 3707 industrial vacuum cleaner, in spite of its bulk is a quiet yet powerful cleaner. It is a gentle giant which comes in 5.5 kW and 11 kW forms.  At around 77 dB, the noise is no louder than a lawnmower or background music from a radio set.  It is a three-phase cleaner which provides suction more efficiently than conventional industrial cleaners.

Hakomatic 1800

It’s big, it’s orange and grey, and it well and truly looks the part.  The Hakomatic 1800 is your first choice for cleaning forecourts and warehouses. Simultaneous sweeping and scrubbing is possible and it can cover up to 12,200 m² in an hour.  Easy to maintain, it has been designed for use in multi storey car parks and ground level car parks.

For Further Information…

We have a considerable number of industrial cleaners for hire beyond the three stated here.  If you would like to know more, give us a call on 01744 633738.  Or send us an email, addressed to info@cleanhire.co.uk.  We shall reply to your call as soon as possible.

Clean Hire, 01 November 2017.

Whether you’re cleaning the tightest of crevices or the most spacious of rooms, we at Clean Hire UK have a wealth of floor scrubber dryers to suit your requirements. For hire, these range from handheld scrubbers to sit-on cleaning machines. Each and every one of them are built for high-traffic settings, particularly school corridors and mainline railway stations.

Our magnificent seven floor scrubbers

 1. Vispa 35 E-B-BS

The Vispa 35 E-B-BS is the smallest of Comac Floor Scrubbers. Like a snappy little terrier, it can get to the tightest of crevices and has the tenacity of a Jack Russell at full tilt. Mains and rechargeable battery versions are available for hire. This model is ideal for congested areas.

2. Media scrubber dryers

The second smallest floor scrubbers really pack a punch, especially in hard-to-clean areas where deep cleaning is required. There is three variants of the Media floor scrubbers (65 BT/75 BT/60 BTS). The third one is the scrubbing-sweeping version with 61cm cylindrical brushes. 65 BT and 75 BT models have 66cm and 76cm disc brushes.

3. Omnia scrubber dryers

Comac’s Omnia range is their entry level model of walk-behind floor scrubbers. As with the smaller Media range, no expense is spared in its ability to clean the dirtiest of floors. Besides its disc brushes, other accessories include ppl or tynex brushes.

4. Innova scrubber dryers

The Innova scrubber dryers is Comac’s entry level range of sit-on floor scrubbers. One wersion with a 61cm disc brush covers four working widths: 65, 75, 85 and 100 centimetres. Another version with a single cylindrical brush has a 61 cm working width. On launch, the Innova 60B was designed to replace walk-behind floor scrubbers. Its compact size allows for use in lifts and narrow corridors.

Other versions include the Innova 65B/M, Innova 75B/M and the Innova 85B/M. The manual option (denoted by the letter M) allows for easy control of the squeegee and the brush head via two independent levers.

5. Flexy scrubber dryers

Designed for large and medium sized areas, the Flexy 75/85 B and 70/85 BS scrubbing machines are available in both the scrubbing and scrubbing-sweeping versions. Being sit-on floor scrubbers, both variants are designed with all-round visibility and maximum safety in mind. Both come with headlights and a warning horn, making them suitable for all environments.

6. Ultra scrubber dryers

For bigger areas and deep cleaning, the Ultra range of floor scrubbers does the hard work with great ease. Available in scrubbing and scrubbing-sweeping versions they are simple to use, even for beginners. The Ultra 85 and Ultra 100 series of models have low noise levels which allows for quiet operation. Safety features include speed regulation (which slows the device down on bends) and an acoustic alarm, whilst the vehicle is reversing.

7. The C130 scrubber dryer

Designed for mainline railway stations and airports, the C130 floor scrubbers come in battery and diesel versions. Four counter rotating brushes and a cylindrical brush conveys dirt into its removable hopper. Whereas the battery version has a maximum working area of 25,000 square metres, the diesel version can go anywhere. Its working width of 130 cm makes for a dependable workhorse. Though bulky, its performance and manoeuvrability is light on the user.

For further information…

Our look at Comac’s seven types of floor scrubbers just about scratches the surface. As well as our website, Comac’s own site has a detailed look at the machines and their applications.

If any of these sources are enough to whet your appetite, why not give us a call on 01744 633738? Whether you need to clean narrow corridors or spacious warehouse units, why not turn to us.