Carpet cleaning machines are used in many places – in commercial buildings such as shopping malls and complexes; in hotels and restaurants; and in public offices and educational institutions. This post deals with the use of these machines in schools and other educational institutions.
Use of Carpet Cleaners
Carpet cleaning machines are used to clean mats, carpets, rugs, seat upholstery, and other similar soft surfaces. In schools and educational institutions, their uses include cleaning mats and carpets and removing dirt from chair covers and seat upholstery. These are modestly powered machines and cannot be used to clean hard surfaces. But these can be used to clean almost any type of soft surfaces.
What is Special about Use of Carpet Cleaners in Schools
Two things determine the cleaning efficiency of carpet cleaning machines. The first thing is the effectiveness of cleaning solutions used. And the second aspect is the quality of cleaning machines used. To understand this, a person must first figure out how a carpet cleaner works.
A carpet cleaner operates by injecting a mixture of water and a cleaning solution into mats and carpets. The mats and carpets must be allowed to soak in the solution for some time. This would allow the cleaning agents to work on the carpet surface and break or weaken the bond between dirt and the surface.
After allowing sufficient time for the solution to work on the surface, cleaning workers agitate the surface vigorously with a wand attached to the machine. The agitation results in the formation of dirt residues which can be easily extracted by carpet cleaning equipment.
Previously people tended to focus blindly on the efficiency when buying cleaning solutions. But nowadays people check the side effects of cleaning agents as well. This is because of the proved fact that some artificial cleaning agents leave toxic solutions on the carpet surfaces. You can imagine what will happen if toxic residues are left on the places where children play and spend time. Therefore, artificial cleaning agents should not be used along with carpet cleaning machines in schools and educational institutions.
Then, how can cleaning efficiency be achieved when using carpet cleaning equipment in schools? The following tips would help.
Use Green Chemicals
Green chemicals are extracted from plants and vegetables. These products do not contain a single synthetic substance. Modern green chemicals are as efficient as synthetic chemicals, if not more. More importantly, they do not leave any harmful substances on the carpet surfaces. A person can find specialized green chemicals for specific functions of carpet cleaner machines.
Ordinary carpet cleaners provide non-heated output. But modern commercial carpet cleaners provide heated output. The output temperature of some of the latest rug steam cleaners reaches 210°F. These machines clean better and faster than ordinary machines.
More sophisticated carpet steam cleaners contain multiple heating elements. These are more suited for cleaning in schools and colleges. The specialty of these machines is that they can reach the maximum output temperature in quick time.
Another handy feature of commercial carpet cleaners for use in schools is multiple wands. There are specialized carpet wands and upholstery wands. Upholstery wands are sturdy and specially made for cleaning seat upholstery.