Upholstery cleaners, or carpet cleaners as they are known more popularly, have undergone many technological changes during the last few years or so. These machines have become more compact, easier to operate, and simply more efficient. These are not the simple machines used to clean mats and carpets. Now, for example, these machines are equipped with special wands for cleaning upholstery.
This article provides the latest trends in the world of upholstery cleaners.
Carpet cleaning machines work by injecting a mixture of water and cleaning agent into soft surfaces such as mats, carpets, and seat upholstery. Cleaning workers must ensure that the mixture is given sufficient time to work on the surface. Once the surface soaks in the cleaning mixture, the operator agitates the surface with the wand attached to the machine.
Usually, cleaning workers agitate vigorously, and the agitation leads to the formation of dirt residue. This residue is extracted by the machine. One of the main problems when using upholstery cleaners is that the tank often becomes empty. Even in the most sophisticated carpet cleaning machines, the tank has a maximum capacity of 17 gallons. Ordinary machines make use of smaller tanks.
That means the cleaning workers have to stop work temporarily for refilling the tank while using portable carpet cleaners. One of the latest technological advances eliminates this problem completely. Carpet extractors equipped with automatic refilling allow the operators to work nonstop. The tank needs only to be connected to a water source. When the water level in the tank recedes below a certain level, water is automatically transferred from the source to the tank.
It improves the speed and efficiency of portable carpet cleaners. In addition, this facility is a great convenience to cleaning workers.
The dirt extracted by upholstery cleaners is kept in a special tank called a recovery tank. The recovery tank has a maximum capacity of around 15 gallons. Ordinary machines have much smaller recovery tanks. That means cleaning workers have to periodically empty the tank. The time taken for dumping the dirt can slow down the cleaning process and reduce the efficiency of the process.
Carpet cleaning machines equipped with auto dumping facility solve the problem completely. The cleaning workers just need to connect the recovery tank with a hose and put the other end of the hose at the place they usually dump the dirt. When the water level reaches a particular point, the dirt is transferred to the waste pit through the hose.
The best carpet cleaners have multiple wands-that is, these machines have separate wands for cleaning carpets and seat upholstery. The carpet wand is designed to clean soft surfaces and is not ideal for use in cleaning upholstery. Upholstery wands are harder and are better suited for cleaning harder surfaces such as upholstery.
Multiple Heating Elements
The best carpet cleaners have multiple heating elements too. Upholstery cleaners with heating elements can provide heated output, with the temperature ranging up to 210 ° F. The advantage of these machines is that they can reach the maximum temperature level in quick time because of the presence of multiple heating elements.