Cleaning floors in hospitals and healthcare settings is among the most delicate jobs: there are many reasons for that, and the most effective solution is definitely the floor scrubber dryer.
Wherever there is a large flow of people, floor care is a critical task that must be done every day and several times a day to prevent the proliferation of dirt, to avoid any risk of slipping and to prevent deterioration of the floors themselves.
When it comes to hospitals, private clinics, retirement homes, doctors’ surgeries and other health care facilities, it is essential to comply with hygiene requirements in order to prevent patients, nurses, doctors and guests (many of whom are already in poor health) from being subject to infection and contamination.
As well as the trampling of thousands of people who every day carry dust and stones from outside on their soles, the floor of a hospital ward can be exposed to all kinds of waste: as well as reception rooms and wards, a patient ward area also comes in contact with dining rooms, operating theatres and toilets.
The floor of a hospital, therefore, gets dirty a lot and often, and needs to be cleaned accordingly. The basic problem is that you can’t close a hospital to do the cleaning jobs, so it has to be done in the presence of people, without disturbing or interfering with normal activities and without leaving the floors wet for a long time.
The scrubber dryer, therefore, is the most suitable tool for cleaning and sanitizing hospital floors, since it adapts to every space and need with many models of various types and sizes, ensuring safety, discretion and low noise to work without problems everywhere, from the restless emergency rooms to the rooms reserved for the rest of patients.
The main advantage of the scrubber dryer is to obtain, with just one operation, a deep cleaning required by the high sanitary-hygienic standards, greatly reducing the intervention time dictated by traditional tools such as brooms, dustpans, mops and trolleys.
HOW THE FLOOR SCRUBBER DRYER WORKS
There is no better tool than the scrubber dryer for the professional washing and sanitizing of floors of all kinds and materials, especially those that span large areas. The scrubber dryer can wash hard, resilient surfaces, both indoors and outdoors and in any dirty condition, by cleaning and drying quickly and thoroughly, ensuring floors are immediately dry and safe.
Its operation is based on the cleaning and abrasive action of the rotating brushes, through which a detergent solution is injected: the dirt, dissolved in water, is then collected by a squeegee and sucked by a turbine into a special tank, leaving the floor clean and dry.
Depending on how you drive them, scrubber dryers are divided into:
- "Man-behind (Push) series", driven by the operator with a handle on the back; this type of machine is suitable for smaller spaces in a hospital or a clinic, such as inpatient rooms, doctor's surgeries and offices, waiting rooms, break rooms, bars and all areas up to 500 square meters.
Due to their greater compactness, they are more suitable for more frequent use in confined areas, where action in the presence of people occurs more often and a large machine could be cumbersome.
- "Ride-on series", equipped with a seat for the operator and a steering wheel for driving, powerful and suitable for wards, corridors and large areas up to 12,000 square feet.
A large surface area obviously means a longer working time, so a ride-on scrubber dryer is more powerful, with a higher output and longer operation than a smaller man-behind machine.
THE PLUSES OF SCRUBBER DRYERS
Both man-behind and ride-on series, as opposed to cleaning with traditional methods, have the following features:
- They allow reducing your work time by more than 50%.
- They allow washing and sanitizing floors without closing off the affected
- They allow, in addition to labor saving, a significant saving of water and detergent used to clean, with a level of sanitation of the floors much higher than traditional washing.
- They guarantee an excellent aesthetic performance, without leaving rings or stains on the ground.
When choosing the detergent to use, the scrubber dryer allows the use of the most suitable one for every need: from the most delicate to the most sanitizing ones, to eliminate bacteria and microbes and avoid even the slightest possibility of contamination.
Ultimately, for an efficient healthcare facility, there can be no clean, well-maintained floor without a good scrubber dryer.