How to get the most out of your Scrubber Dryer?
Scrubber dryers are an essential piece of cleaning equipment for the floors of many offices, commercial premises, institutions, warehouses, and other such buildings.
To ensure you make the most of these efficient, time-saving pieces of equipment, you should follow best practice when it comes to using and maintaining them. Here are some of our top tips for getting the best out of your scrubber dryer.
Don’t rush the cleaning process
With how simple it is to use a scrubber dryer, it can be easy to move across your floor space a bit too quickly. For the most effective clean, you shouldn’t rush this process though. Going at a steady pace will allow your machine to clean most effectively, giving the cleaning chemicals, brushes, squeegees and vacuum time to do their jobs properly.
Choose the best brushes or pads for your flooring
There are a variety of types of brush heads and pads you can attach to your scrubber dryer. Different kinds of flooring will be best cleaned by different attachments, so you should consult with your supplier to make sure you select the best option for your premises. Unsuited brushes or pads can make your cleaning less effective, meaning you’ll have to spend unnecessary time and effort for good results.
This is a simple technique which can boost the effectiveness of your clean and is particularly useful for especially dirty areas. First, lay down ample water and cleaning chemical, allowing it to soak. Next, run your machine using the brushes alone, thoroughly covering the area. Finally, lower the squeegee with the vacuum to rid the floor of dirty water and you should be left with a beautifully clean space.
Use quality cleaning chemicals
Your scrubber dryer will have manufacturer recommended cleaning chemicals that should be used with it. Using unsuitable chemicals, or using them in the wrong strength, can cause the internal workings of your machine to block up or even become damaged.
Pay attention to the recovery tank
To maintain a hygienic and effective scrubber dryer, you should make sure you don’t neglect the recovery tank. Make sure operatives empty out and clean the recovery tank after each use to prevent blockages from forming and mould, bacteria and unpleasant odours from developing. You should also periodically clean the recovery tank filter to keep your machine efficient.
Maintain squeegee blades
The squeegee blades at the back of your machine are responsible for clearing up the dirty cleaning water. If they aren’t in good condition – whether they’re torn, worn or dirty – this can impact their effectiveness and leave streaks on your floors. Clean the blades regularly and, should you notice any damage, replace them.
To keep your machine in the best possible condition, you should get it serviced annually. At this point, a professional can check everything is working as it should, carry out preventive maintenance and highlight any necessary repairs.
Alpha Power Cleaners are specialist suppliers of professional cleaning equipment. Our extensive range covers machinery from steam cleaners and scrubber dryers to pressure washers. With over 40 years of experience in providing top quality products for sale or hire, you can trust us to offer a reliable and professional service.
Get in touch with our helpful team today with any enquiries or for advice regarding the best machinery for your needs.