Using industrial carpet cleaners is a three-step process:
- Apply pretreatment solution to the carpet.
- Inject and extract cleaning formula carpet with the wand.
- Allow the carpet to dry.
Industrial carpet cleaners, as a result, need to offer effective cleaning and they should be able to extract maximum amount of dirt and moisture from the carpet.
Deep Cleaning Carpets
Carpets require regular cleaning, particularly in commercial settings. Carpet stains, for example, are caused when dirt, food, and similar particles are embedded deeply into the fibers. Similarly, fungal spores germinate in dirty carpets, especially if the weather is humid. Dirty carpets, no matter how clean they may appear on the surface, emit bad odors. This is why a thorough rinsing with hot water and detergent, a process made simple by industrial carpet cleaners, is recommended.
In order to achieve the best result, contractors use industrial carpet cleaners with high temperatures. An industrial carpet cleaner usually attains temperatures of 140ºF. Some industrial carpet cleaners can achieve temperatures as high as 210ºF. These carpet cleaning machines use hot water to dissolve grease, sugars and other embedded dirt in carpets.
You don’t have to buy heated carpet cleaning machines if you don’t usually deal with very dirty carpets. Non-heated industrial carpet cleaners, due to their powerful cleaning and extraction capacity, also do a good job of cleaning carpets. This type of industrial carpet cleaners are often used for hot water cleaning as well, as long as the water is heated elsewhere and added into the solution tank.
Commercial carpet cleaners also have another benefit. They are designed to use less water. A low flow commercial carpet cleaner can therefore clean more carpets using less water. These carpet cleaning machines also help carpets to dry faster.
As the wand moves over the carpet, it lightly scrubs the surface to dislodge dirt. A carpet cleaner wand should be of stainless steel as it is more durable. Some wands have two jets and they are able to rinse the carpet faster. Carpet cleaners used for cleaning car seats and upholstery have shorter, narrower wands.
Carpet cleaners that feature powerful extraction are more useful because they extract almost all dirty water and moisture from the carpet. When dirt is embedded deep in the fabric, only machines with powerful vacuum extraction can remove it. High end carpet cleaners often feature two vacuum motors for better extraction.
Dirt that stays embedded in the carpet ruins the carpet and can cause odors. In addition, detergents embedded in the carpet attract more dirt; therefore, you should use carpet cleaners powerful enough to extract the detergent fully.
Finally, if the carpet holds too much moisture for too long, it becomes a breeding ground for germs and fungi. Carpet cleaning equipment that extract the moisture completely, help in faster drying and prevent the formation of bacterial and fungal colonies on the carpet. Drier carpets also reduce the risk to wood floors underneath rugs and they are odor-free.
A durable, powerful, efficient carpet cleaner will save thousands of dollars in cleanup costs and pay for itself within quickly.