Industrial Steam Carpet Cleaning
Cleaning your carpets at home is something that you could realistically and quite easily do yourself; a steam carpet cleaning machine that will do the job perfectly well doesn’t have to set you back more than a couple of hundred pound – as a quick internet search will tell you – and the process is easy enough to grasp. Industrial steam carpet cleaning, however, requires rather more professional equipment as the carpeted area is much larger, and the level of use endured by the carpets will, as a general rule, be much higher. Any business owner, manager, or whoever holds the responsibility of ensuring that the business premises are clean, will want to know what the process involves and how long it takes. This article is here to help shed some light on the details of industrial steam carpet cleaning.
Industrial Steam Carpet Cleaning – The Details
Let us take a look at the details of industrial steam carpet cleaning, then, and get a better idea of what to expect of the process.
The Cleaning Time
The cleaning process itself is quick, and professional machines will be able to clean a large area very quickly indeed. After applying a pre-conditioner, which needs to dwell for (on average) 20 minutes, the ‘steaming’ itself is not dissimilar to vacuuming – indeed, the machine and process are quite similar, and take a similar amount of time
The Drying Time
Once your carpet has cleaned, it can generally be walked on with clean shoes, but this is not recommended. Any dirt brought in will stick very easily, so you are recommended to leave the carpet until dry. The drying time will vary depending on carpet size and the airflow of the room, but generally speaking should not take more than 6-12 hours – it is thus ideally done in the evening, and left to dry overnight, so as to minimise the impact on business proceedings. Industrial steam carpet cleaning providers will often be able to rent our industrial carpet dryers as a part of their service, which will significantly decrease the drying time of your carpet.
How Often Should You Have Your Carpets Cleaned?
For carpets that endure heavy use, you should ask your cleaner and/or carpet manufacturer. A general guideline would be to have your carpets professionally cleaned by an industrial steam carpet cleaner every 6-12 months.
Choosing an Industrial Steam Carpet Cleaning Provider
This is important. Most business owners will want to minimise the time impact of the cleaning process in terms of time, and certainly won’t want to have to do it twice because it wasn’t done right the first time. It is therefore important that you ensure that your cleaner is certified by a body such as the NCAA (National Carpet Cleaners Association) and that they can provide you with solid references to support the quality of their work. There are many semi-professional cleaners around and while some of them are very able indeed, you stand a considerably higher risk of their work being sub-standard than with an accredited and highly regarded cleaner.