Monday, May 17, 2010

Carpet Extractors with Hot Advantage

Carpet Extractors with Hot Advantage
Residential carpet extractors are often powerful enough to tackle conventional cleaning needs of lightly soiled carpets. However, many instances require a little extra cleaning power. Some carpets have several stains and sticky residue that seep deep into them. In these cases, ordinary carpet cleaning units will not effectively remove the stain. Steam carpet cleaners are usually a safe bet to remove tough stains and sediment. However, is important to clear up some common misconceptions about steam carpet cleaners and learn how they are different from ordinary carpet extractors.

Contrary to what many people think, steam carpet extractors do not actually work with steam. They use hot water to soften and dissolve stains and sediments from carpets and upholstery. The XTreme Power® XPH-5800T from Daimer® offers heating temperatures of 150°F and a moderate pressure level of 100 psi. It is also important to note that although high temperatures clean more effectively, you will need an anti-bacterial steam cleaner to sanitize surfaces.

Carpet extractors have a number of advantages useful for cleaning. The XPH-5800T heats up in 15 minutes and allows for quick drying times of as little as four hours. With the ability to heat water, the XPH-5800T can clean more effectively than hand scrubbing with brushes and chemicals. When used with a green cleaning solution, such as Eco-Green® Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner, carpet cleaners offer a safer, more effective alternative than using toxic chemicals. However, it is important to ensure the carpet can withstand the heat generated by these machines. Some natural fibers like wool and certain synthetic fibers can shrink or melt under high temperatures. More information is available on carpet extractors and other cleaning units at

Friday, May 7, 2010

Tips to Use Carpet Extractors for Auto Detailing

Carpet Extractors for Auto Detailing
Carpet extractors or carpet cleaners are widely used for cleaning the interior of automobiles. These machines extract all types of dirt and dust from carpets, mats, and seat upholstery. The following are some tips to select the most suitable carpet extractors for cleaning the interior parts of automobiles.

How It Works

It is important to understand how a carpet cleaner works to make an informed purchasing decision. These machines inject water and a cleaning agent into mats, carpets, or seat upholstery. The operator can agitate the surface using a wand attached to the machine, which results in the formation of the dirt residue and cleaning solution. The dirt residue is then extracted by the machine. For best results, pre-spraying the carpet or upholstery with a green carpet cleaner, like Eco-Green® Carpet Care & Upholstery Cleaner, is suggested.

Heated or Non-heated Model

Broadly, one can classify carpet extractors into two types: machines that provide heated output or those that provide non-heated output. Heated models, such as the XTreme Power® XPH-5900IU from Daimer®, a reputable supplier of cleaning equipment, provide a maximum output temperature of 210°F and are more efficient than the non-heated machines. Although the cleaning power of non-heated machines can be enhanced with cleaning chemicals, the addition of heat can help loosen and eliminate stains much easier. In addition, pressure levels up to 100 psi make this machine ideal for cleaning stains and dirt from a number of surfaces.

Low Flow Technology

The XPH-5900IU includes Daimer®’s special low flow technology, designed to allow carpets to dry in as little as two hours. For auto detailing, it is better to select machines with this feature to eliminate the possibility of mold, bacteria, and odors from forming within the fabric. Owners and drivers of automobiles prefer to get the vehicle back as early as possible. Machines with low flow technology ensure a quick drying time, allowing auto detailers to return the vehicle quickly.

Proper Tools

Lastly, interior auto detailing requires cleaning of carpets and upholstery in small nooks and crannies. To achieve best results, look for a specialized upholstery tool, like the one that comes standard with the XTreme Power® XPH-5900IU.