How Escalator Cleaners Work

When you think about how much traffic the typical commercial escalator sees on a daily basis, it’s hard to then not think about the amount of dust and dirt that they must accumulate.

Of course, like anything, to keep escalators sanitary and looking good, they must be cleaned regularly. If not, not only will they look dishevelled and unwelcoming, they may stop working properly and their safety could be compromised. You can also see your maintenance costs and escalator downtime increase as dirt and debris can get stuck in the mechanisms.

Luckily, equipment is available that is designed specifically for this task – escalator cleaners – and we’re going to take you through how they work.

It is thought by some that the entire system must be removed and the individual components cleaned externally to adequately clean escalators however, this is excessively time consuming, not to mention costly. And with escalator cleaners, it’s entirely unnecessary.


Take the Kärcher BR 47/35 Escalator Cleaner for example, all that needs to be done is this:

Keep the escalator switched on and in motion

Drive the cleaner onto the escalator’s first step

Hold the cleaner in place as the escalator moves

The high suction vacuum, spray nozzles and scrubbing brushes get to work discreetly

Once one side of the escalator is done, simply move the cleaner to the other side to let it get to work again


Compared to completely dismantling your escalator system for a clean, which takes on average a week to complete, using an escalator cleaner means you’ll have completed a deep clean, on-site, in a few hours – with zero downtime.

Crucially, the Kärcher BR 47/35 Escalator Cleaner is compact enough to allow the escalator to be used by passengers whilst cleaning is in progress and the twin contra-rotating brush system allows for a thoroughly deep clean to remove even the most stubborn dirt.

Now that you know the efficiency of escalator cleaners, if you’re looking to hire reliable escalator cleaners in Ireland, look no further than Kärcher Hire – your number one provider of cleaning equipment in Ireland.

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