Choosing The Right Carpet Cleaning Machine For a New Business
Thinking of starting a new business as a professional carpet and upholstery cleaning company?
Like all other industries, textiles are constantly evolving. Today with the ever-changing and vast array of different fibres, materials, and manufacturing techniques means that no one system will clean all. To ensure success the need to adapt your cleaning methods to each cleaning task is becoming more important.
Before choosing your professional carpet cleaning equipment, ask yourself:
- What cleaning methods will this equipment enable me to do?
- What can this equipment do to help enhance the marketing of my business?
- What unique benefit can I offer over my competitors?
Over the years many cleaning methods have been developed to clean carpets and soft furnishings with hot water extraction being the most popular and the preferred choice for most professionals. Even with a tried and tested proven method like a hot water extractor, problems can arise when confronted with some types of carpet construction and soils. You may have to clean an impervious backed commercial carpet with restricted airflow or a crushed and heavily worn loop pile. You may end up one day being asked to restore an extremely soiled restaurant or pub carpet saturated in beer sugars or grease that has been abused and not cleaned for many years.
With one cleaning method how do we adapt when we come across something challenging that our particular cleaning method will not perform well on? We have seen so many of these jobs where the technician has struggled and over wetted the carpet whilst constantly working at it. A common problem was not assessing the soil type correctly which in turn led to applying the wrong cleaning product and this resulted in the soil not releasing from the fibre.
Over the years when asked to visit sites where the cleaning had not been successful, we found that the main reason for most failed cleans was the cleaning method itself coupled with the method used to pre-treat and release the soil. We have been confronted for example with matted poly props, crushed and worn loop pile or bitumen backed impervious carpet tiles. In many of these cases hot water extraction had been used and due to a lack of airflow and the poor condition of the carpet, high levels of moisture and soil became trapped in the base of the carpet which then capillary wicked to the surface as the carpet dried.
- Do we use a rotary fitted with a solution feed tank and brush to apply the cleaning solution, agitate and release the soil?
- Do we Pre-spray and then pad the solution in?
- Do we Pre-spray and then pile brush in?
- Do we need to low moisture clean?
- Do we use two cleaning methods combined to achieve the desired results?
In different circumstances, all of the above can apply. We at Texatherm Systems believe we have the answer.
After years of development we have fine-tuned and created an industrial range of multi-purpose solutions, coupled with different application methods then combined these with designing a machine that can adapt and deliver these multiple cleaning methods. This allows the Technician to adapt in minutes and either change or combine cleaning methods to consistently achieve great results without the need to purchase multiple cleaning systems.
One machine. One complete solution.
- Hot Water Extraction
- Texatherm Low Moisture Process Cleaning
- Combination Cleaning
- Upholstery Cleaning
- Tile & Grout
- Hard Floor Cleaning
- Full Systems Remote Control
See what our clients are achieving.
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