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10 Factors To Consider When Purchasing A Floor Cleaning Machine

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Things to consider when purchasing a machine.

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When it comes to keeping floors clean and looking their best, a floor cleaning machine can be an invaluable tool. However, with so many different types of machines available on the market, it can be difficult to know which one to choose. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the factors that need to be considered when purchasing a floor cleaning machine.

Flooring Type

The type of flooring you have is one of the most important factors to consider when choosing a floor cleaning machine. Different types of flooring require different types of cleaning, so it’s important to choose a machine that is specifically designed for the type of flooring you have. For example, if you have carpeted floors, you’ll need a machine that can handle deep cleaning and extraction. If you have hard floors, you’ll need a machine that can handle scrubbing, buffing, and polishing.

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Size of Area

The size of the area you need to clean is another important factor to consider. If you have a small area, a compact machine will suffice. However, if you have a large area, you’ll need a larger machine that can cover more ground in a shorter amount of time. It’s also important to consider the layout of the area you need to clean. If you have a lot of tight spaces or obstacles to navigate, you’ll need a machine that is easy to maneuver and can get into tight spaces.

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Power Source

Floor cleaning machines can be powered by electricity and battery. Each power source has its own advantages and disadvantages, so it’s important to consider which one will work best for your needs. Electric machines are typically more powerful and can handle larger areas, but they require access to an electrical outlet. Battery-powered machines are more portable and can be used in areas where there is no access to electricity. Take a look if there are any available electrical outlets at your area to be cleaned before making a decision.

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Machine Maneuverability

The maneuverability of the machine is also an important factor to consider. If you have a lot of tight spaces or obstacles to navigate, you’ll need a machine that is easy to maneuver and can get into tight spaces. Look for machines with swivel heads or adjustable handles that can help you navigate around obstacles.

A tester is turning the latest Upekkha 5050 series walk behind / push scrubber dryer in Upekkha's premises.
Upekkha’s 5050 series auto scrubber with a small turning radius suitable for small areas.

Budget Allocation

Your budget sets a financial limit on how much you are able to spend on a machine. With budget allocation, you are able to determine the efficiency, features and capabilities of different cleaning machines within that price range. A fixed budget enables you to get the best bang for your buck with a machine that is able to perform and meet your specific cleaning needs. Mind you, not all machines are equal even if they have the same price and looks. Some machines are cheap and reliable, some are unreliable but expensive; vice versa.

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Demonstration Availability

A demonstration is of utmost importance so that you may decide if the machine is effective for you. It’ll be a disaster if you are to purchase it beforehand, not knowing that it does not serve the purpose that you are seeking. You do not want to be held accountable when the purchase goes sideways. Always ask for a demonstration when considering a machine. Prioritize suppliers that provides free demonstration at your site! Just like Upekkha!

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A customer having a try at our RB7056 Ride On Auto Scrubber during demonstration on site.

Professional Training

The goal of having professional training is to ensure efficient and safe operation. Operators and required to be knowledgeable about the machine’s functionalities, controls, and safety procedures. This knowledge also helps in maximizing the machine’s potential while minimizing errors! Without proper professional training, your machine is prone to malfunction especially with negligent users! No matter how reliable a machine can be, the slightest mistake may cause a breakdown to your investment! Proven demonstrations on site & in video does not matter if the user/operator is unable to wield the tool efficient & effectively! Do check with the supplier that you’re purchasing from provides professional training upon delivery! Worry not with us at Upekkha as we always provide professional training upon the delivery of the machine!

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A Upekkha personnel providing in depth training during machine delivery.

Machine Warranty

Sometimes, malfunctions may happen even to the professionally trained that took extreme care. These are possibly manufacturing defects rather than incidents caused by user negligence. A 12 months warranty against manufacturing defects from the supplier is always a must for situations like these! There are machines on the cheap in the market because of the absence of a warranty! Purchasing a machine just because it is cheap is not always a great decision especially when it does not come with a warranty! You do not want to be held liable when something bad happens! So do your due diligence!

Product warranty against manufacturing defects

Aftersales Service

There will come a time when our machine’s warranty runs out. Most warranties comes with an average period of a year. When it ends, that’s where aftersales services shines! As a purchaser or user, it is reassuring knowing that your supplier is there ready to help whenever you’re in a pinch with your purchase! Just like here at Upekkha, every machine purchased from us has lifetime after sales service support as long as you use that machine! Aftersales is a definite requirement if you do not wish your purchase to be a liability in the long run! Beware when purchasing from sellers on online selling platforms as they do not pay you any mind once a sale is done.

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Maintenance / Spare Parts Availability

Finally, spare parts availability is just as important as aftersales service. It is crucial when considering the purchase of a machine for several reasons. Some machines may require occasional maintenance or repairs due to the regular wear & tear or unexpected failures, so it’s important to choose a machine that you can easily maintain and keep in good working order. Having spare parts readily available ensures that any necessary repairs can be carried out promptly, minimizing downtime and preventing significant disruptions to your operations. This extends the lifespan of your machine as a whole. Pushing away the need for purchasing a whole new machine altogether. Upekkha will always have spare parts for Upekkha cleaning machines so you may rest easy when purchasing from us!

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Upekkha personnel carrying out maintenance on a floor sweeper.

Choosing the right floor cleaning machine requires careful consideration of the factors listed above. By taking into account the 10 factors that we have shared, you can choose a machine that will meet your specific needs and help you keep your floors clean and looking their best. Whether you’re an average user, purchaser, or cleaning service provider, choosing the right floor cleaning machine is an important investment that can pay off in the long run. Find a reliable supplier such as Upekkha that will cover you from head to toe and rest easy!