It’s no secret that steam cleaning systems are useful for a wide variety of applications. They can sterilize surgical instruments, bathroom appliances, and more. But they’re also useful for fabric-based applications like carpets. In fact, steam will even kill bed bugs up to 2-3/8″ into a gap — it is also very effective when bed bugs are on the surface of items, up to 3/4″ into fabric surfaces. But in order to make the most of your industrial carpet steam cleaner, it’s important to know how to use it as efficiently as possible. Here are just a few mistakes to avoid when using an industrial carpet steam cleaner.
Using the Wrong Equipment
It’s true that there are a wide variety of models and sizes of steam cleaners, which means you need to know the size you need before getting a rental, as well as the surfaces it’s intended for. Otherwise, you risk damaging either the equipment or the carpet. If the carpet has shaggier or longer fibers, a special and more delicate model may need to be used instead. It’s always better to take the extra step and ensure that you’re using the proper equipment in its intended form.
Cleaning Too Frequently
It may sound surprising, but it’s certainly possible to over-clean any industrial carpet. Part of avoiding this is knowing when it’s actually time for the carpet to be cleaned. Some wait until it’s visibly dirty, and others clean weekly or monthly. In order to determine how often your carpet truly needs to be cleaned, think about how much foot traffic it gets as well as what it’s made of. If it’s fragile, you risk fraying the fibers and causing further damage if you clean it too often. You’ll also need to consider the associated costs, as there’s simply no point to spending unnecessary funds on carpet cleaning more than necessary. If you’re unsure about how often your carpet needs cleaned, it’s best to consult a professional, or if possible, look for any manufacturing information related to the carpet.
Ultimately, avoiding these two major mistakes is the key to making the most of your industrial carpet steam cleaner. For more information about industrial steam solutions, contact Falcon Prosolutions Inc.