With summer approaching now is a great time to get your office and workplace carpets professionally steam cleaned. The warmer weather allows for the carpets to dry quicker whilst removing any build-up of muck that the cooler and wetter months can leave in your carpets.
When assessing a provider to complete a carpet clean, how you determine you are getting a ‘professional’ service?
Some carpet cleaners use a portable unit that might look impressive and they sure do make a lot of noise… however the problem with these machines is they have low water pressure that does not get the build-up deep within your carpets, the water is only marginally warm and the vacuum suction is low – these machines are not suitable for a business or workplace that have regular foot traffic on a daily basis.
A true carpet cleaning professional will have what is called a ‘truck mount’ machine. This is a unit that is permanently fitted into a large van or similar vehicle, is petrol powered, capable of running very high pressure (if required) and is complete with an industrial vacuum pump. A long hose is run into your premises and through this hot water is delivered to a carpet cleaning hand tool and dirty water is carried away through the vacuum hose. This is what is required to provide a high standard of cleaning and is the only equipment that should be used for office and workplace carpet cleaning.
To compliment this impressive machinery a carpet cleaning professional will have a range of cleaning products suitable for use on carpets and fabrics. A robust and biodegradable carpet shampoo complimented with a range of spot cleaning products will bring your carpets up to a high standard.
PetraClean are proud to be a true carpet cleaning professional. Our flagship van is fitted with a truck mount machine manufactured in the USA and designed specifically for commercial carpet cleaning services. We keep a range of cleaning products onboard to ensure we can tackle any stain with confidence.
So, when you’re choosing a ‘professional’ carpet cleaner for your office carpet cleaning, make sure the equipment they use will deliver the clean you’re expecting!
Keep an eye out for our next article where we discuss the benefits of carpet cleaning for both hygiene and flooring longevity.