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Cases of Scrubber Dryer Theft on the Rise



Recent months have seen an increase in the number of theft cases involving scrubber dryers. These pieces of machinery are often worth large sums of money, particularly for the bigger machines, so they can be a target for criminals looking to sell their parts. The spate of thefts, coupled with the constant advancement of scrubber dryers means that premises housing these machines are targeted by thieves who know that they can fetch significant fees for the equipment.

In Wisconsin, a cleaning contractor contacted authorities to inform them of the theft of a scrubber dryer worth approximately $2,000 from the food center that he worked at. It was the 7th theft of a scrubber dryer in 12 months, showing that these thieves are fully aware of the value of these machines and are specifically targeting premises that will house scrubber dryers.

Scrubber dryers and the technology that they contain are constantly evolving, meaning that the prices of newer machines is increased, making them a very lucrative target for thieves. Manufacturers have been working particularly hard on the efficiency of their machines, designing new batteries that help users get the most out of their scrubber dryer on a single charge.

The effectiveness of scrubber dryers means that they are the favoured cleaning mechanism of a wide range of industries. Their thorough cleaning abilities make them perfect for places like hospitals and other medical environments, with modern iterations of the machines providing a thorough cleaning service and enhanced brushing mechanisms to sweep away any excess dust and dirt. The speed at which they can provide a thorough clean means that they are much preferred to manual labour for large premises, and as such it is fairly safe to assume that most larger commercial premises will have a scrubber dryer on site.

The size of scrubber dryers, particularly ride-on models, means that the thieves are likely to be organised and will have a pre-planned knowledge of what places have scrubber dryers on site and where they are kept. Obviously it would be incredibly difficult to steal such a large piece of equipment during working hours, so break ins are likely. The demand for scrubber dryers means that they can be resold for quite significant sums of money, from the high hundreds to amounts reaching five figures. As such, it is very important that businesses keep their equipment safely locked away from unwanted visitors.

Here at Alpha Power Cleaners, we are proud to be a leading stockist and supplier of scrubber dryers from the world’s best manufacturers, including Karcher, Nilfisk and Numatic. If you would like to know more about what we do, or learn more about how you can benefit from our services, get in touch with us today.

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