Ann Laffeaty asks carpet care manufacturers about the mechanics of spot cleaning and finds out about the latest products on offer.
Removing a spot or stain from a carpet can be a highly technical business. Many factors need to be taken into account before tackling the task. For example, the cause of the stain; its chemical make-up and its age
Nikita is a step-on carpet cleaning machine from Santoemma designed for large areas - it can clean up to 1,000 square metres per hour.
In a single pass, a 70 cm strip of carpet is sprayed with a concentrated chemical solution, brushed with two counter-rotating brushes, rinsed and vacuumed. And thanks to the powerful vacuum motors Nikita can
The compact scrubber dryer LW30 from Lindhaus can be transformed into a carpet cleaner by simply adding the carpet kit, which is a soft brush and carpet nozzles. The machine is then ready to wash the carpet, says the company, with a mechanical brush action at 1,800 rpm and powerful suction, forwards and backwards.
As soon as the brush removes the
Truvox says its Valet Single Motor Upright vacuum cleaner offers optimum manoeuvrability in hard-to-reach areas plus a brush head that automatically senses the carpet pile height.
Other features include three-stage filtration, detachable aluminium cleaning wand, on-board crevice and dusting brush, 30 cm cleaning path and 6,000 rpm brush speed.
The CleanTec Hi-Lo 15 has been designed by Numatic to offer quick and effective carpet care with the minimum of preparation and effort.
Within the single design the company has incorporated its TwinFlo’ carpet vacuum extraction system together with the deep clean PowerFlo’ pump injection unit to offer a choice of two
For the cleaning of rugs and carpets Ghibli & Wirbel has expanded its M-Series of machines with the M11, M21 and M31.
Features include a new pump, pressure switch, flexible hose available in two lengths, plus new hand and floor tools.
All new models are available in two different versions. The Standard unit is for daily cleaning tasks while