Starting Your Own Janitorial Business? Why You Need A Battery Powered Burnisher Over A Propane Burnisher

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If you are starting up your own janitorial business, there is a lot of equipment that you need in order to do your job well. One piece of equipment that you should consider purchasing is a floor burnisher, which will allow you to clean your customers' floors much better. When purchasing, you will find these burnishes powered by propane or battery. Below are the reasons why you should choose the battery powered burnisher over the propane.


A propane burnisher emits fume emissions, which limits how long you can use them. For example, they should never be used inside a building or office for long periods of time unless it is well ventilated. According to the Ontario Ministry of Labour, carbon monoxide poisoning has been associated with propane-powered floor burnishers.

Carbon monoxide reduces the amount of oxygen that is delivered to the body's organ tissues, such as the brain and heart. Propane-powered burnishers also have poor dust containment.

Besides having no propane, a battery-powered burnisher with a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter does a great job at eliminating dust in the area. This means you will not have to dust as often.


Propane is a fire hazard, and if you have extra propane that you need to store, you would have to do this off-site. This means you would have to handle it more. It would also be very dangerous if you were in an accident when transporting the propane from or to the site you are cleaning. A battery-powered burnisher can stay wherever you are with only the need to charge the battery through an electrical outlet.

Less Maintenance

Propane-powered burnishers needs to have periodic maintenance, such as spark plugs and air filter checked, engine pulley belts changed or adjusted, and oil changes. Fuel lines and regulators have to be inspected often to ensure the machine does not have fuel leaks. Besides this, you have to make sure you follow the Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations guidelines for using propane.

A battery-powered burnisher requires much less maintenance. The main thing you have to do is to keep the battery connectors cleaned, and make sure the battery stays charged.

If you have questions, visit a dealer that sells burnishers to learn of many more benefits of the battery-powered burnisher. Executive Building Maintenance Inc. floor maintenance associates can also answer any questions you may have about them to help you make the best informed decision on if it is right for your janitorial business.