Hiring professional carpet cleaners is practical as you can schedule regular worry-free carpet cleaning. However, if your company is thinking of cutting costs, why not do away with the large monthly rental fees and get your own carpet cleaning equipment. There are now different kinds of carpet cleaning equipment that you can avail of, some specialized for specific locations, and mostly portable and easier to store.
The most popular of these are called carpet extractors, because it extracts dirt from your carpet. Most vacuum cleaners suck up dirt but carpet extractors go beyond that and really get your carpet clean. Carpet extractors usually have two stage vacuum motors, the first to sweep out all the easily removable dirt, then the second to siphon out the soapy water that shampoos your carpet in between stages. This second vacuum ensures that the carpet dries quickly. Drying a damp carpet is obviously of major importance, and some brands have begun to make carpet extractors with three stage vacuum facility, the third usually as an extra dryer, either another suction stage, or an air blower. There are, of course, air blowers that are sold separately.
The conventional carpet extractors are usually larger and bulkier, with hoses and compartments that still need to be attached before you can start to clean. Of course, carpet cleaning brands have improved on this by introducing self-contained carpet extractors, with the hoses found inside the unit. All you’ll need to do is pour in the high-concentration formula and the extractor is ready to go. These self-contained units are available in small, box units and large, ride-on units, which you can ride in like you would lawn mowers. These ride-on self contained carpet extractors are best for large facilities with a lot of carpet to clean.
Another improvement that carpet cleaning brands have developed is that a lot of the new models available are much more quiet than their original cleaners. These are best for hospitals and nursing homes.
Other carpet cleaning equipment include carpet spotters, which target small areas and stains, floor and carpet scrubbers, which not only clean carpets but sweep and polish hard floors as well. Carpet spotters, as well as other carpet cleaning equipment are usually furnished with accessories with different functions, such as cleaning upholstery on armchairs and couches, wall coverings and small rugs, and also do auto detailing as well.
So, whether you’re a small office or a larger space with a lot of flooring, like hospitals, schools, restaurants and hotels, getting your own carpet cleaning equipment is not as difficult or improbable as it used to be.