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Aftermarket Parts and Accessories

Bortek Industries™ sells replacement floor scrubber parts and street sweeper parts for use in commercial cleaning equipment. Without a doubt, over the life of your equipment, various parts will need to be fixed or replaced. Thankfully, Bortek Industries makes it easy to identify the parts or accessories required, whether you are looking for floor scrubber parts or street sweeper parts.

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Cleaning Equipment Parts and Maintenance

 

If you’ve decided on a specific direction regarding equipment or you’re looking for information relating to floor cleaning equipment parts, learning about parts and maintenance is critical. While there are hundreds of parts for various models of floor cleaners, the following are the most well-known and most likely to need attention:

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As it pertains to floor scrubber parts, vacuum parts or any other cleaner’s parts, batteries top the list as far as both potential problems and overall importance are concerned. Just like a car battery, if a floor cleaner’s battery no longer runs adequately, cleaning will not be efficient.If you have trouble turning your floor cleaner on or you think your cleaner sounds different, it’s a good idea to check on the battery. Consider charging batteries every 10-14 days based on regular use and to get the most out of them. Do this regularly and replace as needed to ensure the highest level of efficiency for your machine.

BELTS

When vacuums, floor scrubbers, extractors and other pieces of cleaning equipment operate, they generate heat. The heat from regular use causes rubber belts inside of the machines – belts that allow for smooth operations – to stretch and slip. Because these belts are responsible for spinning brushes and other cleaning mechanisms, a machine with an old belt won’t function as effectively as one with belts that are changed regularly. Belts are critical and should be checked regularly. You can replace them every 6 months to one year, depending on use.

FILTERS

Most pieces of floor cleaning equipment have filters. Filters are in place to prevent dirt that is collected from the ground to access the motor. Therefore, a blocked filter could affect airflow or eventually wear out, which could damage the motor of your cleaner. Filters can and should be cleaned after each use, and you should replace them when they become brittle or old. Check the packaging of your filters for more information — each filter has its own recommendations for usage. Some filters can be rinsed with water, and others are not replaceable. Learn about your machine’s needs and act accordingly.Most pieces of floor cleaning equipment have filters. Filters are in place to prevent dirt that is collected from the ground to access the motor. Therefore, a blocked filter could affect airflow or eventually wear out, which could damage the motor of your cleaner. Filters can and should be cleaned after each use, and you should replace them when they become brittle or old. Check the packaging of your filters for more information — each filter has its own recommendations for usage. Some filters can be rinsed with water, and others are not replaceable. Learn about your machine’s needs and act accordingly.

SQUEEGEE BLADES

One of the most important floor scrubber parts is a squeegee blade. These rubber blades attach to the machine and are used to wipe liquid from flat, smooth surfaces. When used in combination with a pressure pump, squeegee blades release grime from the floor and wipe it away to create a clean, new surface. If your floor scrubbing machine is starting to leave lines of dirt or liquid behind after use, it could be a sign that a squeegee blade is beginning to wear down.

In most cases, these rubber blades can be removed and placed in warm water to examine closely for signs of wear: holes, tears and cracks. If a blade seems brittle, it should be replaced. New blades should be the same size as the blades being replaced. The user manual of your machine should describe the replacement process in detail.

BRUSHES AND ACCESSORIES

Brushes and accessories are easy to lose and easy to damage because of their removable, external properties. Sometimes a specific floor cleaning job will require cleaning equipment parts that a large machine cannot tackle. Brushes and accessories allow for cleaning tight corners, high locations, furniture, vents, stairs and more. Each machine has various accessories that have unique purposes. When a piece goes missing or begins to wear out, it’s best to search for a new part that matches your machine’s make and your cleaning needs.

Choosing the Right Brand

You understand the piece of floor cleaning equipment that will best meet your needs. You’ve become familiar with various parts and accessories, and you’ve learned how to maintain your machine to extend its lifetime and its cleaning efficiency. How do you decide on a brand?

Like any other aspect of life, selecting a cleaning equipment brand can be complicated. Many manuals exist and professionals are available to answer questions relating to brand selection. But you can start on your own by asking a few questions:

How often will I clean my floor?

This is number one. How often do you plan on sweeping your floor? Are you looking for an everyday model that will get the job done quickly without fuss? Or do you want to be prepared to deep clean on a regular basis? If you’re planning to use your machine regularly, searching for a machine known for a long, durable lifetime is critical.

What kind of suction power do I need?

Are you looking to clean a heavily-trafficked industrial space? Or do you have a single carpet in a room that’s barely used? The amount and depth of dirt determines the type of suction power you’ll need. In most cases, an in-home floor cleaner will be sufficient, but sometimes an industrial model is needed. Look for a brand that specializes in the piece of equipment that will provide the power level that you need.

What style appeals to me?

Sometimes it comes down to style. What appeals to you? Do you want a colorful machine or do you view style as an unnecessary concern? Look for brands that match your personality and the needs of your household or office space.

What protection plan fits into my budget?

Different brands offer different levels of protection. Warranties vary from one brand and style to another, so it’s important to do some research right away. Make calls and check out the manufacturer’s website to be sure that the equipment you’re purchasing offers the protection you need. Cleaning equipment can be a costly investment, so make sure yours is worthwhile.

What’s my budget?

Sometimes certain decisions come down to cost. This doesn’t mean the best option is always the most expensive, but certain brands are considerably higher in price than their competitors. In many cases, this is because of reliability, a proven track record and extra features. Other times, it’s simply because of branding. It’s best to assess your budget before shopping, and look for the most appropriate option within your price range. Understand that, in many cases, you get what you pay for.

If you’re searching for a piece of floor cleaning equipment or cleaning equipment parts that meet your needs and budget, you have come to the right place. Check out Bortek’s wide variety of floor parts.

The Top Things You Need to Know About Cleaning Equipment Parts

To many Americans, a clean floor is the most important aspect of a clean home or office space. But choosing the right cleaning equipment parts can be a confusing process.

Knowing what to use for various jobs, understanding the functions of different parts and pieces of equipment, understanding what maintenance should be completed on your end, and deciding which brands of equipment to purchase can seem like more of a challenge than you ever anticipated.

Far too often, customers go to a store, pick out something that’s on sale, and are left disappointed when the results don’t match what they anticipated.

It doesn’t have to be this way. In fact, purchasing floor cleaning equipment parts can be an enjoyable experience once you gain some background knowledge. Consider this your guide to everything you need to know about cleaning equipment parts.

4 Common Cleaning Equipment Options

There are hundreds of options when it comes to purchasing cleaning equipment. Terms like “extractor,” “floor scrubber,” “burnishers” and “sweeper” can become confusing when you thought you only needed a simple vacuum.

Below are a few of the most common types of floor cleaning equipment, along with their ideal uses.

VACUUM

A vacuum is an excellent all-purpose floor cleaner. Designed to be durable, reliable and convenient, vacuums create an internal suction that pulls dust, dirt and other debris from a variety of surfaces – including indoor carpets, outdoor carpets, tile floors, hardwoods, outdoor spaces and more. Vacuums can be upright, handheld or heavy-duty. And because of the all-purpose nature of a vacuum, it is best designed for general cleaning. Most homes can function with a vacuum as the sole means of cleaning general dirt associated with walking surfaces.

FLOOR SCRUBBERS

Floor scrubbers are cleaning machines that can be used to scrub hard surface floors and get rid of debris, dust, oil, water, other liquids and even common floor marks. Generally, floor scrubbers work over multiple passes of the same area. The first dispenses a cleaning solution that is scrubbed into the floor. The second pass vacuums up the cleaner with a squeegee-like attachment that completes the job.

Floor scrubbers are viewed as a more hygienic alternative to the more traditional mop and bucket cleaning method. The fact that they’re considered environmentally-friendly makes floor scrubbers an excellent, effective investment.

CARPET EXTRACTOR

Sometimes a standard vacuum cleaner just isn’t enough. Sometimes dirt is so deep in the fabric of a carpet that a deeper cleaner is necessary. This is where carpet extractors come into the picture. Carpet extractors use a cleaning solution, heat, pressure and suction to remove deep dirt and stains from soft floor covers. Professional cleaners and homeowners can use carpet extractors, as both professional and in-home models exist at various price ranges. For deep cleaning needs, carpet extractors are a worthwhile purchase.

FLOOR SWEEPER

For the most part, carpet or floor sweepers have been replaced by more modern vacuums. As opposed to vacuum cleaners, which suck up dirt and grime using electric suction, floor sweepers use rollers that move with the momentum of the pushing motion and force brushes to rotate. The brushes then sweep loose particles from the floor into the container.

These simple machines operate by either manual force, or by battery— whichever works best for you. They’re also perfect for small, confined spaces where quiet is required. Walk-behind floor sweepers are an inexpensive option for everyday cleaning needs.

 STREET SWEEPER

Bortek’s selection of Street Sweepers offer innovative designs, robust construction, comfortable operator cabs, highly effective sweeping power, and large, unique and efficient debris hoppers. These heavy duty machines get the job done. Next to the typical operating spectrum of cleaning roads and parking lots, they’re the solution that expands the depth of use in all environments. Whether it be for municipal use, cement and steel industrial use, power plants, or use at an airport, our street sweepers are perfectly suitable for all your industrial and municipal needs.

 

Parts and Service are available for all cleaning equipment by Nilfisk-Advance, PowerBoss, Tennant, Factory Cat, HAMMERHEAD, Global Environmental, Johnston Sweepers, Stewart-Amos, Nite-Hawk, and pretty much everything else!

Contact us today! We’re ready to answer your questions, and we’re happy to assist in the maintenance, parts, and buying processes.

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