Carpet Cleaners

Review Bissell BigGreen Commercial BG10 Deep Carpet Cleaner

Judy D. Evans
Written by Judy D. Evans

The BigGreen commercial carpet cleaner, model BG10, is a two motor carpet shampooer, scrubber and cleaning machine.Bissell BG10 – Big Green Commercial Deep Cleaning Machine cleans better, dries faster, Flow Indicator monitors water and solution levels, Removable clean and dirty water tanks, Adjustable handle folds down for compact storage, Ergonomic Carry Handle, No assembly required, Easy to Service.

Features:

Dual Water Tanks

Anyone investing in this particular Bissell carpet shampooer/washer is going to be cleaning large floor areas, so the last thing you’ll want to have to do is spend half your time going back and forth to the sink to empty tiny water tanks. The Bissell BigGreen Commercial BG10 Deep Carpet Cleaner deals with that particular annoyance by featuring two large, and entirely separate, 1.75 gallon water tanks – the dirty water tank is located on top, and the clean water tank is located at the bottom of the cleaner. Having two water tanks is also considered by many carpet cleaner users to be a better experience than a single “bladder” that is used in regular grade Bissell upright carpet cleaners.

Dual Motors

Unlike most other smaller carpet cleaning machines, the Bissell BG10 has two motors running inside it, with one of them used to turn the cleaning brushes, while the other one runs the suction function of this cleaner. This means that you have far more power at your disposal. For anyone buying this to perform commercial cleaning, it provides added assurance that there is sufficient power at their disposal.

Flow Indicator

This neat feature removes all the guess work when using this carpet cleaner, trying to gauge how much water you have left in comparison to solution. This means you can avoid running out of water and solution right in the middle of cleaning a room. The BG10 uses less water than other smaller carpet cleaners to clean an area of the same size, making it more environmentally friendly too.

Adjustable Handle

Because the Bissell BigGreen Commercial BG10 is that bit bigger than smaller household carpet extractors you’ll be pleased to note that the handle on this model folds down, making it easier to store in small spaces, or just to transport.

Edge-To-Edge Suction

The BG10 doesn’t come with any separate hose attachments, so you need it to do a great job on your carpet first time around. Thankfully the edge-to-edge cleaning capabilities of this carpet shampooer means that any carpet you use this commercial cleaner on will be thoroughly cleaned, and will also dry more quickly thanks to the dedicated suction motor.

DirtLifter Brushes

The BG10 commercial carpet extractor incorporates Bissell’s proven DirtLifter cleaning brushes cleaning technology – a powerful brushing technology that will loosen dirt and embedded stains from carpets. As we mentioned earlier the BG10 has two motors inside it, and one of those is used solely to drive the DirtLifter cleaning brushes, ensuring that your carpets are deep-cleaned every single time. Dual motors should also ensure this cleaner has a longer active life than most of its smaller counterparts.

Forward and Back Cleaning

A true commercial carpet shampooer can provide cleaning and suction all the way through the shampooing process, and the BG10 doesn’t disappoint in this regard either. The fact that it can clean continuously also means that you can cut down the amount of time it takes to clean each room thoroughly.

Cord Length

The BG10 features a 1 feet black power cord plus 25-foot yellow power cord extension, which gives you an overall cleaning radius of roughly over 50-feet – more than enough for the vast majority of large family homes, or commercial premises.

Warranty

The Bissell BG10 BigGreen Commercial Carpet Extractor comes with a 1-year warranty. This warranty has no commercial or rental use exclusions. That’s what makes this machine a great choice for a anyone looking to use this machine for commercial jobs.

Specifications:

  • Length Inches: 20-1/2
  • Width Inches: 11
  • Height Inches: 42-1/4
  • Color Finish: Green/Cool Gray with Yellow Cord
  • Brand: Bissell Commercial
  • Cleaning Width: 10-1/2″
  • Construction: Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) Plastic
  • Manufacturers Part Number: BG10
  • Motor AMPS: 12
  • Package Quantity: 1
  • Power Cord Length: Pigtail 12″ plus 25′ Extension Cord
  • Recovery Tank Capacity: 1-3/4 Gallon
  • Solution Tank Capacity: 2 Gallon
  • Type: Deep Cleaner
  • Voltage: 120
  • Water Lift Inches: 26.5 IOW @ Foot Nozzle @ 0.875″ orifice
  • Wattage: 1148
  • Weight: LBS42

 

Pros:

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:

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.

Final Conclusion:

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.

About the author

Judy D. Evans

Judy D. Evans

Spent 2001-2005 developing strategies for cleaning company formation in Tampa, FL. Spent college summers lecturing about marketing with no outside help. Spent childhood building my own cleaning company in Pensacola, FL.

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