Carpets are a very common type of floor in commercial establishments or common areas of apartment buildings. As it is mainly used in high traffic areas, it is important to maintain it properly to prolong its life. Basic carpet maintenance is therefore the only way to keep it clean, safe and looking great for many years to come!
It is important to keep in mind that a lot of research has shown that vacuuming maintenance has its limits. There are different effective methods of cleaning carpets and all methods have their advantages. The question is, which method works best for your carpet?
Hot Water Extraction Cleaning
This process involves spraying a solution of soap and hot water under high pressure on the carpet through a carpet extractor. Then, a portable or wheeled wet vacuum is used to suck up the solution that has absorbed the water and dirt. In this way, this powerful vacuum system extracts residues, dust and allergens from your carpet and pushes them into the storage tank of the portable cleaning machine. Hot water extraction cleaning is the most common method used by professionals and works on most carpets. Most carpet manufacturers recommend the hot water extraction process as it extends the life of your carpet and improves air quality. Here are the most popular carpet cleaning methods.
The downside to this method is that it takes a lot of hot water. Also, if most of the moisture is not removed, your carpet can become a breeding ground for mould and germs. It is therefore important to ensure that you have a powerful extractor available that will be able to remove most of the moisture!
We have several carpet extractors, such as the Clarke EX40, autonomous extractor, which has proven its effectiveness in effectively removing dirt from your carpets, thus improving indoor air quality and extending service life. of your rugs.
The Clarke Clean Track Series, as far as it is concerned, is also a performance option, since it is equipped with the Wash & Rinse, which reduces stress and impact on the machine. operator and increases productivity.
Compact options? For customers looking for more compact extractors.
Spray and Vac Method
Choosing the right products is just as important to ensure proper and effective cleaning.
This method is a temporary solution for periodic maintenance. This is a quick and easy method that keeps carpets clean between big cleanings. Just spray the solution on the carpet and vacuum the next day or when the carpet is dry. If necessary, this process can be repeated every day.
How to Properly Clean a Stain in 5 Easy Steps:
- Apply INO fibre 9 carpet stain remover (hydrogen peroxide-based stain remover and deodorant), making sure to soak the stained area.
- Leave on for about 15 minutes.
- Using a cloth or sponge, gently rub in a circular pattern and then rinse with hot water.
- Make sure the carpet fibres are in the correct position before drying.
- Blot with a paper towel or cloth.
Open windows or place a fan in the direction of the targeted area to help to dry. Always make sure you put the fibres of the carpet in the right direction. These 5 easy steps can be used as a pre-treatment and after cleaning if stains persist.
Understand the difference between a Stain and a Stain
Unlike a stain, a stain can be easily removed by simply cleaning it regularly with household products. While a stain is a substance that has entered the interior of the fibre and transformed the material, a stain is a soluble substance that simply sticks to the outer part of the carpet fibre. A stain is therefore often more difficult to remove and can soak up, requiring a professional carpet cleaning service.