Carpet Extraction Chemicals
Rapid Clean Newcastle stock a range of carpet cleaning supplies and extraction chemicals. Extraction chemicals have a spectrum of PH levels that may impact the carpet fibres and colour. Chemicals that are not neutral should be rinsed out with either water or an appropriate rinsing chemical so the cleaning action is stopped. Chemicals are generally suited to most carpet extractors and wet vacuums.
Please note not all extraction chemicals are safe for wool carpets. Check the label before use. Sensitive fabrics need particular care to avoid damage with aggressive chemicals or brushing,
Always test carpet cleaning chemicals in an inconspicuous spot and wipe with a white cloth to test colour fastness.
Carpet and upholstery extractors help remove dirt, bacteria, and stains from carpets and furniture using fluids, agitation, and vacuuming, enhanced with appropriate carpet cleaning chemicals.
Carpet extractors vary in size based on spray pressure used to rinse carpets, on vacuuming power to extract fluids, on tank size of freshwater and waste fluid collection, and some have powered brushes to agitate carpets.
Small carpet cleaners are commonly spotted cleaners, with compact tools and equipment for portability and maneuverability. They are not suitable for large rooms or open areas due to the long time required using small tools and weak spray and vacuum. Portable machines are useful to move around facilities or from site to site
Large machines may have heating elements to enhance cleaning using hot water. Before using hot water and chemicals, the nature of fabrics and carpets need to be considered as to the risk of damage or colour loss.
The carpet cleaning process can be spray and extraction, or encapsulating chemicals can be used to agitate and release dirt, but it is left to dry in crystals attached to carpet fibers, that are subsequently vacuumed up when they have dried.
Carpet extraction works better when chemicals are pre-sprayed and left to dwell and release dirt, and carpet extractors are then used primarily to agitate and rinse out the chemicals and dirt. This is especially common when stains are being spot cleaned.