Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Importance of Selecting the Right Carpet Extractors for your Carpets

Carpets influence the look of your home, workplace, or other commercial and residential spaces. Dirty carpets take away from the beauty of their surroundings and can deter customers. However, keeping carpets clean in high-traffic areas is a challenge. Besides making the area look neglected, dirty carpets become breeding grounds for germs and harbor different types of allergens, which can present a huge health hazard. More people are therefore using carpet extractors for cleaning their carpets.

The type of carpet extractors you select depends on the type of carpet, level of dirt, and allergen sensitivity of people who live in the area. Daimer® sells heated and non-heated carpet extractors. While most buyers prefer to purchase a heated machine for their versatility and powerful cleaning properties, a cold water carpet shampooer has advantages as well.

Carpet extractors that use cold water are cheaper and use less electricity. Some types of carpets are prone to damage, particularly if heat is applied. Velvet carpets, with their smooth glossy finish, are delicate and cannot withstand heat. Antique carpets and Persian carpets often lose their sheen and shape under high temperature.

Some businesses prefer to glue the carpet to the floor to keep it in place. High temperatures of carpet shampooers tend to melt the glue and loosen the carpet, leading to bunching. Carpets with propylene fibers suffer damage even with moderate levels of heat. Therefore, you should use carpet cleaners on “cold water” mode if you are using Daimer®’s tri-mode carpet extractors. For additional cleaning power, consider using Daimer®’s Eco-Green® Carpet Care & Upholstery Cleaner. For more information on the different features offered, visit