How to choose the right scrubber dryer

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A floor scrubber dryer is a piece of cleaning equipment that has grown in popularity within the cleaning industry. Compared to traditional manual brush and mop cleaning, a scrubber dryer can save you a lot of time and can help thoroughly clean the premises.

With this new equipment, cleaning companies will not need to hire as many people, and can save time carrying out the job.

When buying a scrubber dryer, there are a few things you will need to consider including the types of scrubber dryers available to you. Below we have covered the two types of a scrubber dryer.

Ride-on scrubber dryers

The ride-on machine comes with a seating area for the operator to sit on. It is ideal for covering larger areas as it is built with a working width of between 65cm and 150cm. If you are looking to clean large premises like an industrial or commercial space, this would be a perfect choice. It comes with a larger capacity water tank, holding more cleaning fluids, which therefore demands less emptying and refills, overall saving time in the process.

Ride-on scrubber dryers are available in a range of sizes, from small ride on versions suitable for buildings such as shops, restaurants and hospitals; to medium and large machines suitable for buildings such as sports arenas, warehouses and factories.

Make sure to find a reliable brand such as Nilfisk, Viper or Factory Cat. If you own a large premise, it is worth buying a ride-on machine, however, bear in mind that it is also possible to get one on lease or contract hire.

Walk-behind scrubber dryers

A walk-behind scrubber dryer is most suited for smaller spaces such as offices. They work by manually pushing and moving them around the area that needs cleaning in the same way you would use a vacuum cleaner. Unlike the ride on scrubber, a walk-behind machine requires more physical work which is why it is most suited for smaller areas.

The size of a walk-behind machine is smaller, with a working width of between 35cm and 100cm. As the machine is smaller, it is useful for hitting spaces that are hard to get to, unlike the ride-on machine.

They work perfectly for spot cleaning as they are compact and can be moved easily in small areas that require a quick clean. Furthermore, they are cheaper to purchase compared to a ride-on scrubber dryer.

The walk-behind machine is also available in a variety of sizes to suit different environments. Small walk behind scrubber dryers are ideal for smaller areas such as receptions, waiting areas, offices, and cafes. Medium sized walk behind scrubber dryers are suited to larger spaces such as schools, hospitals, and workshops. Large walk behind scrubber dryers are made for larger spaces where a ride on option may not be suitable such as airports, factories, production plants and shopping centres.

Whether you are looking to hire or purchase a scrubber dryer, it is important to know your requirements to help you choose the right type of scrubber dryer that suits your needs.

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