This article will describe different carpet cleaning machines and methods that most cleaners use around Auckland. Various tools they use, and different ways they works. However steam cleaning remains to be most popular.
There are lots of competition in carpet cleaning, everybody want to have the most market shares and spends lots of money on market and advertising while building up customer base for repeated business. It is physically demanding work, and requires lots of heavy lifting. You need to have people available during the day, evening, weekends and even public holidays if you are willing. Hire cleaning is also a challenge as few are willing to do the honest labours cleaning hard work without lazing off. On the basis of all these, you need to have the expertise and knowledge of proper cleaning methods and machines. This blog will demonstrate some of the different cleaning methods, such as stain treatment, dry cleaning, seam or shampoo cleaning.
Shampoo Cleaning the carpet
The machine move in a circular rotary motion while buffering the carpet. The pre mixed carpet cleaning shampoo is released into the carpet while the machine buffer the carpet. This is effective in cleaning heavy soiled area especially around door and hallway where people walk a lot. To prepare for carpet shampooing, clear away the furniture and clutters on the carpet, vacuumed it fist to get rid of the initial stains so the machine can focus on the deep entangled stain. Preferable use environmental friendly and bio degradable shampoos as its not rinsed out later and the shampoo will have residues within the carpet and will have contact with people eventually. Remember to dispose the waster water ideally flush down the toilet as it will be very concentrated and might block the usual drain with the amount of dirts and fibres picked up during the cleaning.
Carpet Dry cleaning
This technology is popular with busy places where you do not have much time for drying, the way it clean is similar to shampoo cleaning, just uses different accessories and sometime will use carbonated water to attract more dirts and soil out of the carpet. It also need pre spray to maximise the cleaning.
Steam cleaning the carpet
This is the most common method in the carpet cleaning industry. You first pre spray the carpet with detergent, then use the machine to blast hot water onto the carpet while one the same wand use vacuuming to suck up the dirty water into the waste water storage tank for later disposal. The machine looks like a big vacuume cleaner but it works differently as it blasts hot water just before the vacuuming. The carpet will be wet afterward and on a good day it takes about half day to dry. If the room is sealed tight without proper airflow for drying, moulds and mouldy smell might develop.
Stain removal, spot cleaning
Whether its shampoo, steam or dry cleaning, stain removal is common in many situations. Depends on what kinds of stain, you will need to apply different cleaning chemicals. It can be, coffee, tea, wine, rust, grease or colouring. There are different treatment to different stains, but you can always start with general stain cleaning solution if you are not sure what satin it is. After the treatment, any kinds of carpet cleaning machine should be able to lift up the treatment along with the stains as long as its not permanent stain.