Date: May 2, 2017.
Bissell 2039A SpinWave is hard floor mop designed for cleaning floors like tile, linoleum, vinyl flooring, sealed hardwood floors, laminate and similar, using a pair of rotating microfiber pads and a cleaning solution. It is ideal for everyday cleaning and for cleaning in emergency of various messes and spills.
Date: May 2, 2017.
Bissell 2039A SpinWave is not classic mop-and-bucket cleaning mop.
Bissell SpinWave Powered Hard Floor Mop is powered using 22 feet (6.7 m) power cord and using single power outlet, it can cover relatively large area.
It is also moderately lightweight unit, weighing 11 pounds (~5 kg) – it is heavier than unpowered hard floor mops, but one doesn’t have to carry around bucket with cleaning solution or anything.
Unit doesn’t have automatic cord rewind mechanism, instead, it uses cord wraps. Automatic cord rewind system would increase the weight, complexity and in the end the price of the unit, but occasionally, it would be nice to have one.
Since power requirement is ‘only’ 0.9 Amps, cordless version would be interesting cleaning aid, especially in emergencies.
Bissell 2039A SpinWave uses two rotating cleaning pads to clean the floors – as the pads rotate, they clean and pick the dirt.
To help clean hard to reach surfaces, SpinWave mop has swivel steering, and low height cleaning head, enabling the unit to maneuver and clean around the edges, furniture, along the walls and similar.
Bissell SpinWave has onboard tank for storing cleaning solution – mix of tap water and cleaning formula. When required, cleaning solution is sprayed over the surface. When cleaning stubborn stains and similar messes, it is recommended to spray the cleaning solution directly on the dirt.
Note: when cleaning hardwood floors, laminate and similar floors – be sure that your floors are sealed and that cleaning solution can’t enter the wood. Increased moisture can lead to wood buckling and even rotting. Also, sensitive floors should be cleaned using soft cleaning pads.
Controls are positioned on the handle and they include power on/off switch and spray button for dispensing the cleaning solution.
Cleaning solution tank is removable and easily filled. It is recommended by manufacturer to exclusively use Bissell’s cleaning formula, mixed with tap water. To improve cleaning even further, it is possible to use warm water (up to 140°F/60°C; hotter water can damage the unit).
Note: unit doesn’t have water heater. To get accustomed with your new Bissell SpiWave mop, before the assembly and the first use, be sure to read the manual thoroughly.
Cleaning pads come in two versions:
– 2 soft cleaning pads for gently cleaning of hard floors like sealed hardwood floors, sealed laminate, but also tiles, marble, stone etc.
– 2 scrubby pads for cleaning tough, sticky messes. These pads can be used on all floor types, too, just be sure to be careful on sensitive floors.
When cleaning pads get dirty, they can be machine washed and reused over and over. However, after some time, they should be replaced.
In order to clean larger area without changing the pads, floors can be quickly vacuumed with common vacuum cleaner first.
Pads are changed easily, but if they are not aligned properly, unit can vibrate slightly. After few changes, it is very easy to center the pads.
Most common cleaning formulas are:
– Bissell Multi-Surface Cleaning Formula, suitable and safe for use on sealed hardwood floors, tile, laminate, area rugs and low-pile carpets. It freshens the floors with the fresh scent of spring breeze, increasing the feeling of cleanness and freshness.
– Bissell Wood Floor Cleaning Formula, restores wood floors’ natural shine and freshens the floors with the scent of lemon.
Both cleaning formulas are mixed with tap water. Although cleaning pads pick the dirt and moisture, in areas where tap water is rather hard, to avoid streaks on the floor, feel free to use distilled or demineralized water – it costs more than tap water, but the floors are left really shiny.
For more reviews and recommendations, check BISSELL SpinWave 2039A Powered Hard Floor MopAmazon link (link opens in the new window).