Thursday, April 9, 2009

Tackle Upholstery Cleaning With Carpet Extractors

For those who aren’t familiar with carpet extractors, you might be wondering what the difference is between an extractor and a carpet cleaner. Technically, both of these machines operate in the same way - they use water and sometimes a special solution in order to clean carpets and upholstery. But that doesn’t mean that the two machines have identical uses. The truth is that there is a certain advantage to using carpet extractors.

Daimer® carpet extractors differ from ordinary carpet cleaners in that they not only clean but also extract dirt. The majority of carpet cleaners do a good job of removing superficial dirt - but if something has been deeply imbedded in the material, a cleaner usually isn’t enough. Extractors are best suited for carpets and upholstery that have deep-ground dirt, stains or grime build up. If the dirt deposits have been there for a long time, this means they have soaked into the core of the material, making them difficult for ordinary cleaners to remove. Carpet extractors are designed to lift out and remove dirt build up, debris and stubborn stains from your carpet or upholstery.

If the upholstery is in very bad shape, using carpet extractors as well as a good carpet cleaner is a powerful way to remove even the worst stains. There are two main kinds of extractors on the market today - heated and non-heated extractors. The kind of stain you are dealing with as well as the material should be considered when choosing the right extractor. You can get more information on carpet cleaners and extractors at