The Scrubber Dryer: Frequently Asked Questions

Kärcher Hire
August 11, 2017

The scrubber dryer is one of the most popular machines when it comes to hiring industrial cleaning equipment and so naturally people have a lot of questions regarding the product.

What is a scrubber dryer?

A scrubber dryer is a floor cleaning machine that is used for indoor cleaning. It is regularly used in a range of commercial environments such as hotels, schools, offices and restaurants to maintain routine hygiene standards. A scrubber dryer cleans floors through mechanically operated, rotating floor pads or brushes. Depending on the floor surface, the pads and brushes can vary in abrasives to tackle light to heavy soiling. The cleaning system is completed with the use of water and detergent.

What different types of scrubber dryers are there?

There are a variety of different scrubber dryers to choose from. There is a choice between battery powered and mains powered machines, and a choice between walk-behind and ride-on machines. You can find out more about which scrubber dryer you should hire by reading our article here.

Can a scrubber dryer be used on any type of flooring?

The beauty of the scrubber dryer is that it can be used on most flooring types except carpet, natural wood flooring or suspended floorings. When hiring your scrubber dryer it’s important to keep in mind the type of floor you’ll be using it on and the amount of soiling that it expected – this should help you decide which machine is right for you.

What type of detergent should you use?

The detergent you use will be dependent on the type of scrubber dryer you have. Each manufacturer, such as Karcher, will have a certain specification as to which you should use as they will have been designed with particular detergents in mind. When purchasing or hiring your machine you should check the manufacturer’s manual for guidance. It should also outline the strength/dilution suitable for each machine.

Do scrubber dryers need a lot of maintenance?

Scrubber dryers need some maintenance but no more than other types of cleaning machines. An annual service is recommended to maintain the efficiency and performance of the machine. The dirty water tank should be emptied after every use and filters cleaned regularly. Frequently checking the scrubber pads can also help you stay on top of any wear and tear.

Here at Karcher Hire, we provide scrubber dryer hire & rental on a number of different machine types. Whether you want walk-behind, ride-on, battery or mains powered, combination machines and a range of different sizes. To find out more, contact us.

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