A cleaning task that can be a point of constraint for many businesses is keeping carpet clean and looking fresh – especially in commercial settings where cleanliness makes an impression on customers or for facilities that experience high foot traffic. Cleaning the carpet can take a lot of time and effort, and it’s a cleaning task that can’t be neglected. Bacteria, grime, and dirt become embedded deep into the carpet fibers, impacting air quality and the overall health of the facility.
A clean and fresh carpet starts with having the right carpet cleaning machine to do the job. Not having the right carpet cleaner equipment can make it more time-consuming to complete the task. In this article, we discuss how to choose the right cleaning equipment to make sure standards are met.
Types of carpet cleaning equipment
There are two types of carpet cleaning equipment that all facilities need: a commercial vacuum cleaner and a carpet extractor. Let’s take a look at what each type of carpet cleaning equipment can do.
Commercial vacuum cleaners
- Upright – Classic upright vacuums are the most common type of commercial vacuums because they’re easy to manoeuvre. Upright vacuums are ideal for general-purpose cleaning in offices, retail stores, hotels, daycare centres, schools, medical clinics, and any areas that have carpet.
- Backpack – Backpack vacuums provide an ergonomic advantage as they are lightweight, easy to carry, and free up your hands. The design helps reduce fatigue with excellent back support and pads. This type of vacuum cleaner offers high maneuverability and versatility, making them great for spaces with many different levels.
- Cordless – Clean and move around the space without the restriction of a power cord. Cordless vacuums can offer up to 75 minutes and more of runtime, depending on the model. They are also extremely convenient, eliminating the need for cord management and having to find an outlet in different rooms.
- Wet/Dry – These vacuums are designed to clean up any mess, including liquids and fine debris. They are ideal for auto shops, restaurants, childcare facilities, and establishments where liquid spills and messes are common.
Carpet cleaner and extractor
While vacuum cleaners are necessary to remove surface-level dirt and debris, a carpet cleaner and extractor can make your carpet look brand new. This machine uses a combination of pressure, water, and cleaning solution to lift dirt and stains. Powerful scrubbing brushes loosen the dirt and finally, suction and centrifugal force remove moisture. Removing stubborn dirt and stains help lengthen the life of your carpet and improves the overall appearance and health of your facility.
What carpet cleaning brands and models should I choose?
The right carpet cleaning machine depends on your budget, how often you’ll be using the equipment, and the size and type of facility, among other considerations. We recommend taking into account the size of the space you’re cleaning first before prioritizing other factors, such as budget and brand.
While purchasing a smaller machine to save money sounds like a good choice, it may not be the most cost-effective option in the long run if a larger machine can get the job done more efficiently.
Where to find quality carpet cleaning equipment
Apple Cleaning Supplies carry many brands and options for carpet cleaning equipment, including commercial vacuum cleaners and carpet extractors. When you speak to one of our advisors, we will ask you questions to determine what type of machine will meet your needs. We also have options for leasing and financing available. Contact us, and we’ll be happy to help.