Exploring the World of Carpet Care
A carpet care professional has an arsenal of tools that set him or her apart from a handyman or a savvy property owner. Understanding what tools and equipment are required to complete specific jobs is the hallmark of a qualified contractor. By equipping yourself with basic industry knowledge, you can offer more specific solutions to potential clients that will put them at ease and encourage referrals.
Rotary carpet cleaners are the quintessential machine for carpet care. They are available in a variety of sizes and formats, including riders and machines that the operator can walk or ride behind. Many rotary cleaners can also dry carpet as they scrub, decreasing the overall dry time considerably.
Even more common carpet cleaners are simply standard sweepers. With these machines, you can still achieve a professional result, but you will also need to carry a number of blowers, dryers or air movers. These machines keep air flowing across the floor surface and increase the rate at which the carpet will dry. This allows you to move on to the next job, but it also decreases the risk of mold and mildew, or the occurrence of odor in the flooring.
Pump and tank sprayers will allow you to apply large amounts of cleanings solution in a short period of time. This is particularly useful if you or your employees work in teams, because sprayers are easily paired with extractors that can remove the dirt and excess cleaning solution with ease.
With so many multi-purpose machines available, it is hard to imagine why anyone would invest in a host of products that work together to accomplish the same task. It is important to remember that every job is unique. Each presents its own specific challenges. When a client has a specific problem, the last thing you want is to be completely tied up in an all-purpose machine that does not work for that particular problem.
Imagine the most catastrophic event for a homeowner. Water enters the property, either from the home’s internal plumbing, or through a breach in its structure. High speed winds that accompany a hurricane penetrate the roof and allow storm water to leak onto carpets and furniture. Both types of water damage can have dire effects on a home.
When the damage is more pervasive than a simple leak or pooling of water around a leaking fixture or appliance, the more specific and precise the tools required to properly mitigate the water. Be there to provide the answers they need, and equip yourself properly in order to provide these timely services.