Cleaning and sanitizing healthcare environments is as important as it is delicate and requires proper tools and procedures.
The high hygiene standards and sanitation protocols in hospitals, clinics and doctor’s surgeries mean that cleaning methods consisting of traditional broom, mop and bucket cannot be relied upon to clean floors and surfaces. Such cleaning requires thorough and frequent operations - even several times a day - and the use of professional equipment.
It is also important to distinguish between the different levels of operation required: for example, in waiting and reception rooms, the first step is simple cleaning, intended as the physical removal of dirt particles, grease and microorganisms from surfaces and objects. For doctor’s surgeries, inpatient rooms or operating theatres, on the other hand, decontamination is required to sanitize surfaces and eliminate inorganic and biological material, as well as disinfection to eliminate pathogenic microorganisms.
THE FLOOR SCRUBBER DRYER IN HEALTHCARE ENVIRONMENTS
Hospitals, private clinics, nursing homes, doctors’ surgeries and other healthcare facilities are affected by a large flow of people every day. Floor care, therefore, becomes a fundamental operation, to be carried out every day and several times a day, to avoid the proliferation of dirt, as well as to avoid the risk of falls and the deterioration of the floors themselves.
As already mentioned, it is essential to comply with the hygiene requirements, in order to avoid that patients, nurses, doctors and guests (many of these already in poor health) are exposed to infection and contamination.
As well as the trampling of thousands of people who every day carry dust and stones , the floor of a hospital ward can be exposed to all kinds of waste: as well as reception rooms and wards, an inpatient ward area also comes in contact with dining rooms, toilets, etc.
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, 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 longer working time, so a ride-on scrubber dryer is more powerful, with a higher output and longer operation time than a smaller man-behind machine.
THE ADVANTAGES OF FLOOR 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 fencing the area
- 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.
- Using the most suitable detergent, they ensure the elimination of bacteria and microbes and avoid even the slightest possibility of contamination.