The BigGreen commercial carpet cleaner, model BG10, is a two motor carpet shampooer, scrubber and cleaning machine. What are the pros and cons of this carpet cleaning machine?
Pros of the Big Green Model BG10
Unlike many other commercial carpet shampooers, it works whether you’re pushing it forward or backward. This makes the process of going over a deeply ground in stain easier, as does reducing the amount of work required to clean around furniture.
You get a commercial cleaner’s capacity. It has a large water tank that is easy to remove and fill. You can often do an entire room with only one tank of water, and unlike many of its rivals, it isn’t a pain to empty and refill.
It has separate tanks for clean and dirty water, so you won’t see performance degrade as gunk accumulates in the single water tank.
It cleans the entire area beneath the hood, while some of its rivals only clean the center of the section underneath the sprayer and hood. You’ll need fewer passes and less effort to get the carpets clean with this model.
It has decent suction, so the floors will be dry in an hour or two.
It comes with an extension cord that extends the range of the shorter “pig tail” power cord. This eliminates the risk of the machine having to be replaced because the extension cord was run over by another cleaning machine, as well as makes it easier to extend the carpet cleaner’s range by adding yet another extension cord.
This unit doesn’t require assembly.
If you use this commercial carpet cleaner for regular use in the home, it does just as good a job as the professional grade units many people rent for spot cleaning.
This carpet cleaner is much more durable than its less expensive siblings. It rarely needs repair.
Cons of the Big Green Commercial Machine
This model has a tendency to leak from the water level indicator, and the leak can get bad enough to push off the level indicator.
This carpet shampooer is heavy – around forty two pounds unfilled. This is middle of the pack for commercial carpet cleaners.
This carpet cleaner is not safe for use on hard floors, including tiles.
The carpet cleaner has a one year warranty if used in a commercial setting. The Bissell 86T3 offers a five year residential warranty, but the BG10 doesn’t come with a longer warranty even if only used in the home.
This Bissell carpet cleaner advises you to use hot water with the carpet shampooer for best results but lacks the Heat Wave technology to keep the water warm as you work.
This carpet cleaner won’t remove set pet stains like pee stains without repeated passes with a pet specific carpet soap. It can pick up some pet hair, but it is better to vacuum the floors with a vacuum that won’t collect pet hair in a gooey, damp mess instead. It isn’t the best choice for wet biological messes such as vomit or poop, though you can use this carpet cleaner with several passes to get what soaked into the carpet after you’ve manually picked up or used a wet/dry vac to get the majority of the substance up.
This professional carpet shampooer does a great job on deep cleaning standard dirt, grime and stains. It can handle mild pet concerns like pee and pet hair if the right steps are taken in advance of using it. You don’t get a longer residential warranty if you use it, but it is light enough and durable enough for years of home use.