Some carpets are special – either because they are particularly old, particularly valuable or because they are made from unusual or hard-to-clean fabrics. So does this mean they require special treatment when being cleaned? Ann Laffeaty finds out.
Carpets can vary dramatically. Traditional fibres such as wool have been joined by an
The Host carpet cleaning process is designed to get carpet clean and back in use immediately. The cleaning material is a non abrasive organic product moistened with water containing solvent and detergent.
Freestyle or Liberator machinery is used first to vacuum and pile-lift the carpet, the most important first process to remove dry soil - 80-90
By using its Thermopad system, carpet cleaning is as simple as daily spray buffing according to Columbus. Rooms and high traffic areas can be cleaned as regularly as necessary.
A single disk machine combined with a heater and heat conducting aluminium pad holder with cotton pads work to create a hot dampness on the floor. The temperature triggers
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 performance
The Gumwand chewing gum removal machine can be used on carpets - it employs a steam process to destroy the gum, turning it into a foam and then powder, which can be vacuumed.
Powered by LPG, Gumwand completes the process in a few seconds, which the manufacturer says makes it the fastest chewing gum removal machine available.
For cleaning of smaller and medium-sized carpeted areas Hako developed the vacuum sweeper Sweepmaster 650. Despite being compact in size at 68.5 cm wide it boasts performance of up to 3,525 square metres an hour.
The drive enables fatigue-free operation even if the machine is used for long periods of time, says Hako, and there is a choice of