Why using industrial cleaning equipment is essential.

It is easy to use traditional cleaning methods in small areas which certainly have low traffic. When it comes to a public place which has high traffic, industrial cleaning equipment will be vital if that place is to be kept clean and in healthy conditions for those that use them. Continue reading “The Importance of Industrial Cleaning Equipment”

What is a Scrubber Dryer?

scrubber dryerScrubber dryers are essentially power mops to clean floors. These machines exert high contact pressure with the floor surface, to scrub and clean the floor. It vacuums up spills or grime, and rinses away the trace. While it may take hours of hard work to do the task manually, a power floor scrubber does the task in just a few seconds.

Main Component of a Scrubber Dryer

The standard scrubber dryer comes with a brush, a cleaner tank, and a dirty water tank. The cleaner tank may be detached and filled with cleaning solution. The dirty water tank, filled when the machine vacuums up the dirty cleaning solution from the floor, may likewise be detached and emptied. The brush may be either flat or cylindrical. Cleaning the machine is generally easy, and does not require any special tools. Heavy-duty machines may require periodic servicing.

Walk-Behind Scrubbers

Floor scrubber dryers come in many shapes, sizes, and models. Different models suit small, medium, and large areas. Walk-behind scrubber-dryers are characterised by their small size, and are the best option to clean areas of around 100 m². These models come with a long handle, making it very convenient and easy to push around. These dryers are typically deployed in supermarkets and other places with high people movement, to ensure sparkling cleanliness, at all times. Using walk-behind scrubbers is more economical, compared to wet wiping.

Ride-By Scrubbers

Stand-on or ride-by floor scrubber dryers are powered by a battery, with the operator riding or driving it around. These machines, even though costing more, improve the productivity of the cleaning staff manifold. Standard variants of ride-by scrubbers are best suited for schools, hospitals, retail shops, commercial offices, and other similar spaces. Construction sites, warehouses, agricultural areas, and other rugged or hot environments require heavy duty variants.

How to Select the Best Scrubber Dryer

The best scrubber model depends on the surface area to be cleaned, and the type of floor, as in tiled, vinyl, terrazzo, concrete, or anything else. Heavy-duty machines, although costing more, gets into tight and low spots very well, compared to lighter machines. The best method to clean especially dirty or tough spots is to pour out the cleaning solution and scrub for a few passes, and then activate the suction at the final pass. Heavy-duty scrubbers are especially useful for cleaning ceramic floor tiles in a thorough manner, to make explicit the quartz sparkles, which remain hidden under a layer of grime, under normal wet clean. Many models are versatile machines, working best with all types of floors, including uneven, smooth and hard floors. Changing a couple of parts, in some models, can even convert the machine to a professional carpet cleaning machine.

Conclusion

Regardless of the type of scrubber chosen, consider the ease of operations and the extent of maintenance required. The best option is to invest in a robust scrubber dryer from a reputed manufacturer, to ensure the machine lasts for a very long time, and does not require extensive maintenance.

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.