Southeastern Equipment and Supply’s Certified Reconditioning Process
What is the difference between buying a used machine versus an SES certified reconditioned machine?
There is actually a big difference between the two. When you hear the word “reconditioned,” you may think of something pre-owned. A pre-owned used machine is exactly how it sounds. A machine that was used by someone else without the knowledge of it working properly or not. However, there is so much more that goes into reconditioning a machine at Southeastern Equipment and Supply. Some competitors only sell refurbished equipment, but reconditioning is more time-consuming and labor-intensive; our goal when reconditioning a unit is to bring it as close to brand new as possible. The end result? You get a reliable cleaning unit at a fraction of the cost of a new unit.
What is our reconditioning process?
Here is a brief summary of our full reconditioning process by our factory trained technicians:
- Machines are stripped down to their major components
- Everything is cleaned and pressure washed
- Metal parts are sanded and repainted
- Tanks are heated to remove scuffs and scratches where practical
- Wear items are replaced: vac motor, hoses, gaskets, filters, blades, casters, bumper wheels, decals and batteries**
- Units are assembled, serviced and tested to perform like new
- Motors are tested and rebuilt as needed. For example, an LP Buffer engine would get the following overhaul:
- Oil changed
- New oil filter, air filters, recoil filter, and spark plugs
- Emissions tested
- Valves adjusted
To ensure a thorough job is done, each machine takes on average 15 hours to recondition. Larger units can take up to 80 hours.
Why Southeastern Equipment and Supply?
The demo units we sell typically have very few hours (between 1 and 200) of use and condition is consistent with units used for display, training or evaluation purposes. Despite light use, our commercial cleaning equipment for sale is fully serviced and tested prior to shipment. This can be the best of both worlds and give you a like new machine for a used price.
We also take one step further for those that purchase our reconditioned large, industrial Tennant machines. To ensure that you get the best quality product from us, we will make every possible effort to have a Factory Field Service Technician perform a final operational inspection of the unit prior to shipment.
We are a factory certified service center for the brands we offer and have access to the most up-to-date parts, schematics, technical data and service data for the commercial cleaning equipment we rebuild. Our reconditioned units have been shipped worldwide. For further peace of mind, all of our commercial cleaning equipment for sale comes with a warranty, 90 days on parts and 30 days labor.
**some exceptions may apply
Used & Reconditioned Floor Cleaning Equipment
Searching for SES Certified reconditioned cleaning equipment? Southeastern Equipment has you covered. We carry quality refurbished janitorial equipment from reliable brand names like Tennant and Advance at discounted prices. We strive to provide you with a huge selection of certified refurbished cleaning equipment along with great deals so you can upgrade your cleaning equipment without breaking the bank.
We test and inspect all our used floor-cleaning machines, so you can rest assured you’ll achieve the same level of clean that you would with a new machine at a fraction of the cost. Buying used commercial cleaning equipment is one of the best and easiest ways for your organization to save money and still purchase the quality products they deserve. Whether you need reconditioned carpet cleaners, all-purpose cleaners or a floor buffer, you’re sure to find the products you need at prices you’ll love here. Browse our complete selection below or search by equipment type or manufacturer above.