Carpet Cleaners VS Vacuums: What Do You Need For Your Home?vacmaster
When it comes to carpet cleaners or vacuums, in all likelihood, you will probably need both at one point or another.
Vacuums are still the best option in the world for general floor cleaning, both for carpet and hard surfaces. They remove more kinds of dirt, and faster, than most available products. However, they still don’t do a complete job. That’s where carpet cleaners come in.
At its most basic, a vacuum is a like a straw that someone is sucking on. When dirt is completely loose, it will ride the air into the bag. However there are several factors that make this a difficult task, as there are substances that can make dirt bond with carpet fibers.
Oily dirt, in particular, sticks harder than a vacuum can suck. Vacuums use the rotating brush head to dislodge a lot of this dirt, but there is only so much that they can do. In the deeper carpet fibers, dirt and oil build up freely, eventually discoloring your carpet, causing mold and mildew, and wrecking your air quality. That’s where carpet cleaners come in.
Carpet cleaning is not needed every week, and is a little bit too much work to do in place of vacuuming. Carpet cleaners use two tanks of water, one with hot shampoo water, and one for waste water. Jets of hot water are ejected with force, knocking dirt out even from the deepest nooks of a carpet. Then, suction created by the motor sucks the wastewater back up, taking the dirt with it. In many ways, the mechanism of a carpet cleaner is similar to that of a vacuum, except using water instead of air.
Using a Carpet Cleaner
It’s necessary to vacuum before using a carpet cleaner, because it prevents clogging of the carpet cleaner with loose grit, carpet fibres and hair. Choosing to vacuum right before carpet cleaning, contributes to the longevity of your carpet cleaner with less repair bills for unclogging the unit.
When using a carpet cleaner, set it up on the floor where you need it first, and then proceed to fill the water reservoir and add the carpet shampoo recommended for your cleaner. The reservoir will usually weigh around five to ten pounds when full, so the least distance to carry it, the better.
Choosing a Vacuum and Carpet Cleaner
It’s always best to do a bit of research on the models and brands available for both your vacuum and carpet cleaner. The functionality, ease of use and cleaning performance are the most important features to consider.
Whether you’re looking for a vacuum or a carpet cleaner, the experts at Vacmaster are here to help! Connect with one of our experts for the latest and best in cleaning technology.