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Floor Scrubber Dryer Myths Debunked

Scrubber dryers are an excellent piece of cleaning equipment which can keep the floors of your premises sparklingly clean without requiring labour-intensive work.

Karcher BD 43 25 C Bp Walk Behind Floor Scrubber Dryer

With rotating cleaning heads, suction squeegees and the use of detergent, this equipment can lift away tough dirt and leave your floors hygienic and safely dry afterwards.

Despite all of the benefits of the scrubber dryer, there are still misconceptions surrounding this piece of cleaning equipment. In this article, we’ll be clearing these up for you.

If you want to hire a floor scrubber, give our team a call on 0808 169 8529 for a free quote!

Myth: All scrubber dryers do the same job

There is a wide variety of scrubber dryers on the market nowadays and different models will be more suited to different dirt, jobs and settings. To make the most of a scrubber dryer, you should do your research and speak to an expert to ensure you select the right model for your needs.

For example, the size, design, brush heads and detergent for a scrubber dryer used in a large factory should differ greatly to one destined for use in an office or shop.

Myth: You need a large space to use a scrubber dryer

People who believe this are probably picturing a large, ride on scrubber dryer when they make this assumption. However, although those kinds of scrubber dryer are generally designed for larger spaces, they are not the only kind available. Single disc or walk behind scrubber dryers are much more compact and ideal for smaller spaces or areas with tight corners.

Myth: Scrubber dryers are hard to use

Since modern scrubber dryers are getting more and more efficient and advanced, some people might assume that they are more complicated to use as a result. However, well-established, reputable manufacturers – such as Karcher – always have usability in mind when designing their cleaning equipment and so scrubber dryer controls and settings are kept very user-friendly.

Should you happen to have any questions, your supplier should be able to easily clear these up for you.

Myth: Scrubber dryers are expensive

You might think that with how efficient and thorough scrubber dryers are, when compared to other floor cleaning methods, you would have to pay a hefty price tag. So long as you don’t buy a model which is above your needs and you account for the return on investment through productivity savings, you should actually find that you save money long-term.

Scrubber dryers will help you clean a space quicker, more efficiently and can use less water and detergent than alternative methods. What’s more, if you’re currently unsure about making the investment, you could even reap the benefits without the commitment with an equipment hire service.

Myth: You can only use scrubber dryers indoors

Most scrubber dryers are used indoors but a large combination scrubber dryer can be used outside to great effect. If you want to keep a courtyard, sports venue, car park, distribution centre yard or similar clear from small debris and dirt, a scrubber dryer can be the ideal solution.

Alpha Power Cleaners supply customers with a wide variety of professional grade cleaning equipment for hire. From steam cleaners to scrubber dryers, our equipment comes from high quality, trusted manufacturers such as Karcher.

With a team of experts and competitive prices, we can meet the cleaning needs of customers across the Midlands. Contact our team today with any enquiries – we’re happy to help.

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80+ Years of Experience

From hot pressure washers to floor scrubber dryers - we know our cleaning equipment, and can help you make the right decision.

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Our team offer free site surveys and quotes for all our machines. If you are not too sure what you need, or even if you don't know how to clean the area in question, we can help!

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All our work is fully guaranteed, we maintain all our machines to the highest standard and ensure that every machine we hire out is fit for purpose.

Same Day or Next Day Delivery

We cover the Midlands and beyond, we are proud to say that we offer next day, or same day delivery across most of our machines for hire.

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Being a Karcher premier servicing dealer, we have access to the latest machines and equipment. This also means that we are experts in everything Karcher.

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We are now Tennant Authorised Partners across the East Midlands, this means we have access to the latest machines and parts.

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We provide free training for all our hire machines. No matter if you have never used one, we will show you how to use it and set it up on-site - so you are ready to go!

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If you have a machine with us, or one of your own - we provide breakdown repair and servicing across the Midlands. Need help? Contact one of our team today!

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If you need a machine for one day, one week, or one month, we can sort out what is best for you. With several options for hire contracts, we have something suitable for everyone.

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On the day we deliver your machine, we will ensure you are happy and we can then provide training for you, so you are confident using the machine.

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