A Question…Which is Most Important

Cleaning or Rinsing?

Have you ever noticed that the wash cycle on your washing machine only lasts for few minutes and that the rest of the time is devoted to rinsing?

Actually, the washing machine only has one wash cycle and several rinse cycles to get the clothes clean.

Your carpet is no different and needs a thorough rising to be truly clean!

Meet the Rotovac 360i Carpet Cleaner

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I use the  Rotovac 360i Hot Water Extraction machine to provide your carpet with a Thorough Rinsing.

The 360i combines 230 degree water and the rinsing power of 4 vacuum heads and 4 water jets sitting flat on the carpet separating and lifting the carpet fibers 250 times per minute. When the water in the clear tube on the front turns from brown to white I know the carpet is clean.

Important! Non-Sticky Carpets – The rinse water is mixed with a fiber rinse which neutralizes the pre-spray and keeps the carpet from being left sticky & crunchy. Often, other Carpet Cleaners rinse carpet with SOAP leaving the carpet sticky and crunchy.

A Secret…Most people in the industry haven’t figure this out. This machine uses more water to clean the carpet. The extra water provides a deeper more complete rinsing of the carpet. This flushes out more dirt and soap and the carpet stays cleaner longer.

I tested this and the carpet usually looks better longer than cleaning with a normal wand. *Plus, I provide a drying pass over the carpet so the water left behind is often less than Cleaning with a wand :)

Using this machine takes longer than most of my new clients are use to, but it is the only way to provide the Most Thorough Cleaning, EVER!

Bottom of Rotovac 360i

This is the bottom of th Rotovac. The four vacuum slots and four water jets provide a Thorough Flushing of the carpet.

Each of the vacuum slots separates and lifts the fibers.

This is the secret to restoring flat matted, worn out, looking carpets to like new condition.

Meet the Wand – the Other Guys Cleaner

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This is the “Wand” that most carpet cleaners use. It is included with the purchase of a machine. This is a tool that requires manual  back breaking effort to effectively clean. Now, wands usually come with plastic glides that help them slide along the carpet.

If this tool is used correctly it does an ok job. Often, the wand only provides one or two cleaning passes on each area, leaving soil and water in the carpet. This tool does not effectively rinse the carpet and does nothing to fix the flat and matted carpets.

The work required to use a wand causes the cleaner to tire and decreases the cleaners ability to offer the same service each and every time.

The Worst Part: The wand is often used improperly to clean around  800-1000 square feet of carpet per hour. Most homes have an average of about 850 square feet of carpet. So basically they clean an entire home in about 1 hour!

Cleaning at that rapid pace leaves soil, residues, and excess water in the carpet.

Wait…it Gets Worse…This tool is often used in one step to clean the carpet. The method taught to clean carpet is to pre-spray soap on the carpet to break down the soil and then rinse with a Fiber Rinse to neutralize the soap. Often, detergent is what is used to clean and rinse the carpet all in one step! See the front of the wand is a slot that has vacuum (it sits on the carpet) and there are jets on the back that shoot out water. So the detergent is sprayed right out the back on the carpet and then the suction comes a second later and sucks up the soap. So you pull the trigger on your right hand and pull the tool backwards. The soap is sprayed and immediately vacuumed up. The soap only has a second on the carpet to do anything. Honestly, not that great.

Which cleaner do you think is better?

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