Rug cleaners are used for cleaning carpets, mats, rug, upholstery, and other soft surfaces. These are low-powered machines suitable for cleaning soft surfaces. The output pressure and temperature, often the indicators of cleaning power for cleaning equipment, are relatively low for these machines.
The output pressure of even the industrial rug cleaners does not exceed 500 psi. Only the most sophisticated machines can provide the maximum output temperature of 210ºF. Still, these are as widely used as any other cleaning machines.
In some cases, the limitations of a machine are its strengths. Carpet extractors are used for cleaning soft surfaces, which cannot withstand the high temperature or pressure output. What type of carpet extractors are called low flow rug cleaners?
What are low flow rug cleaners?
These are carpet extractors equipped with low flow technology. The specialty of low flow technology is that it controls the output flow of the machines without affecting its cleaning efficiency.
Not all carpet shampooers are equipped with low flow technology. Prospective buyers are advised to buy low flow machines for getting the maximum out of carpet cleaning.
What are the benefits of low flow rug cleaners?
To understand the benefits, you must first understand how these machines work.
Carpet extractors work by pre-spraying a liquid mixture of water and cleaning agents onto the mats and carpets. This mixture filters into the surfaces to be cleaned. Cleaning workers usually allow some time for the mixture to act on the surface. The main aim of injecting the mixture is to break or weaken the bond between dirt and carpet surfaces.
Once this happens, cleaning workers agitate the surface with the wand attached to the machine. After this process is finished, they extract the residues resulted from the agitation using the machine.
Low flow carpet cleaners, as mentioned previously, limit the quantity of mixture injected into mats and carpets. The first benefit of such rug steam cleaners is that it reduces the wastage of water. Less quantity of water is needed for the cleaning purpose. These rug cleaners are ideal for use in places where water scarcity is severe.
The second benefit is perhaps more important. Low flow carpet cleaners allow the carpet and mat surfaces to dry quickly. It is a huge advantage for achieving the best results for cleaning.
If the surfaces remain wet, dirt and other impurities easily gravitate to the surfaces. Quick drying is essential for the carpets and mats to stay clean for a long time.
Many suppliers provide value addition to these machines. Specialized upholstery cleaners are an example for the value addition. Upholstery cleaners contain a special upholstery wand.
Normal carpet wands are more suitable for agitating the soft carpet and mat surfaces. Upholstery cleaning machines require smaller wands, as the upholstery surfaces are smaller areas than the carpet surfaces on floors within homes, businesses, etc.
Upholstery cleaning machines also benefit from low flow technology. A major use of these machines is in auto detailing. In auto detailing, quick drying of the surface is important for both the business owners and the customers.