Buying used commercial carpet cleaning equipment is something that most companies may end up considering sooner or later and that is mainly because this is a good way they can save a lot of money compared to buying new equipment. And while buying this type of equipment in used condition may be a good idea, there are quite a few things you need to be careful about. If a deal sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. Rarely do you get to buy high quality equipment for a very low price and not have to invest tons of money into fixing it later.
Proper research is mandatory
Buying used commercial carpet cleaning equipment is a risk, however you may reap the rewards of a good quality piece of equipment for a huge savings as long as you do your research first.
- Do a lot of research on the brand of the equipment you’re getting
- Research more about how much useage it actually had
- Find out how it was handled by the previous owner
- See if it sustained any types of damage and how the damage was fixed
- Check its overall functionality level
Inspect it before buying it
One of the most common reasons of dissatisfaction in buying used commercial carpet cleaning equipment is purchasing the first one you find, possibly off the internet and relying on a few good reviews, rather than buying from a trusted local source with a qualified service department and careful inspection and research on the equipment you are interested in and actually trying it out, if possible.
Get recommendations from experts
If you plan on buying a piece of used commercial carpet cleaning equipment, then you should check with a trusted vendor or service team. They may be able to recommend some great (used) products which would work well for your purposes.
Does it come with any type of warranty?
Last but not least, when buying used commercial carpet cleaning equipment, it may sometimes come with a limited warranty that may range from 1 month and up to 12 months. This is not that common though and the sellers that usually back their equipment with a warranty are large companies. Because of that, it is probably a good idea to make sure that the equipment you want to buy also comes with at least 6 months of warranty. That way, if anything happens to it during this time, you won’t have to worry about spending your own money in order to get it fixed.