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3 Types of Carpet Cleaning Tools

By Michael Hilton

Investing in carpet cleaning tools like extraction cleaners or sprayers can help maintain the quality of your carpets, thereby extending their lifespan. New technology uses less chemicals and water, making operation and maintenance more efficient.

Carpet Cleaning: An Investment in Your Home

Although carpets can last up to 20 years, the longest a carpet typically remains visually appealing is 3-5 years. Investing in your carpet by maintaining it regularly can maximize one of your home's foundational investments: your floor.

Caring for Your Carpet

Homeowners tackle carpet care in a few different ways: vacuuming, shampooing, or by hiring house cleaning services or carpet cleaning services. However, some homeowners choose to invest in carpet cleaning tools to help get the job done, especially if the home features wide areas of carpet.

  • Extraction Cleaners
  • Conventional carpet cleaning machinery extracts dirt using water flow and vacuum technology. Others use nylon scrubbing bristles, spray jets, and vacuum technology to suck dirt away and clean in the process. Newer equipment has become more water efficient, allowing you to clean large areas of carpet without emptying a water tank.

  • Carpet Sprayers
  • Carpet sprayers look like chemical sprayers, using a tank with a handle that connects to a hand-held sprayer. A range of chemicals are used in these sprayers to remove heavy stains in targeted areas. Chemicals are left to settle into carpets for an hour or more, and some require scrubbing or rinsing as a secondary step.

  • New Carpet Cleaning Technology
  • New advances in carpet care technology include tools that can be used on both carpets and hard surface floors, making the investment more usable. A new type of carpet and floor cleaner resembles like a high-tech, robotic vacuum cleaner, and uses cylindrical brushes to "lift" away dirt and stains. It's also a "green" tool, using very little water and chemicals in the process, and works on hard-surface floors.

Flooring is an expensive home remodeling project, especially hard surface flooring. Maintaining your carpet can keep your house looking beautiful while keeping money in your pocketbook.

Sources

Carpet Cleaning Equipment

Carpet Dyeing

FabChem

ThomasNet Industrial Newsroom

About the Author
Michael Hilton was the original creator of Carpet Buyers Handbook. Having owned and operated a carpet wholesale company, Hilton has a vast knowledge about all-things carpet related as well as other types of flooring.

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