Using Commercial Carpet Cleaner for Office Buildings

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Office buildings, with their hundreds of square feet of carpeted area, pose special challenges for cleaning contractors. Cleaning businesses must clean carpets within office buildings in as little time as possible to avoid disrupting daily operations. In high traffic areas, where carpets are densely soiled, cleaning becomes even more difficult. Therefore, most contractors purchase a commercial carpet cleaner designed to offer superlative, efficient cleaning for commercial areas such as office complexes.

Low end carpet cleaning machines may save you money initially, but frequent breakdowns, wear and tear, and poor work quality will cost much more in the long term. These lower capacity machines are meant for use at home or in smaller areas. They cannot run hour after hour without a break, as commercial carpet cleaning requires. Also, they are not durable enough to withstand the corrosive chemicals and dirt that a commercial carpet cleaner is exposed to. Therefore, you should look up the inventory for a supplier that offers commercial carpet cleaner and select the right product.

A commercial carpet cleaner has higher pressure levels and temperature settings than residential machines, allowing for faster, more effective cleaning. Some brands of commercial carpet cleaning machines may attain temperatures as high as 210°F. They can have pressure levels varying up to 500 psi, which can be adjusted according to the cleaning requirements.

One of the most important requirements for carpet cleaning equipment is uninterrupted operation. Therefore, high end commercial carpet cleaner is fitted with high capacity solution and recovery tanks. Many of these machines have solution tanks as large in capacity as 17 gallons. Also, to avoid the need to stop the machine until the water heats, two heating elements are provided instead of one, which reduces heating time to around 5 minutes. Many of these carpet shampooers have automated refilling and dumping mechanisms so that the operator does not end up wasting productive time filling and emptying out fresh and dirty water.

Carpet extractors should be low flow, no matter what conditions you work under. Even if you never face water scarcity, all businesses of this nature should use water sparingly. Also, if you are required to work at the client’s site, then you may have to be more careful about water use, particularly as wet worksites are seldom appreciated. Carpet cleaners that use less water help in faster carpet drying, thus eliminating conditions that lead to mold and pest infestation.

High capacity carpet shampooers have another function. They are also used for cleaning rugs and upholstery. Make sure you purchase rug cleaners with the appropriate wands. Upholstery wands are smaller than carpet wands; they are used for cleaning seat covers, sofas, car seats, curtains, and rugs. Ideally, these wands are made of stainless steel for added durability and corrosion resistance.

Check the hose length and quality as well. The hose should be durable and crack resistant and should be long enough to easily accomplish the area needed without frequent moving. Quality carpet extractors have hoses that can be adjusted according to the dimensions of the carpet.

The right rug cleaners are an important facet of a carpet cleaning business and provide years of service and thousands of dollars in enhanced productivity.

Source: http://daimerindustries.typepad.com/blog/2011/09/using-commercial-carpet-cleaner-for-office-buildings.html

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