In bustling commercial spaces such as offices, retail shops, and other high-traffic locations, carpets often fall victim to rapid wear and tear without appropriate care and maintenance.
Alongside routine vacuuming, which eliminates daily grime, a regular deep cleaning can rejuvenate your carpet, making it look as good as new.
For all your commercial carpet cleaning needs in Ireland, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here at Kärcher Hire Ireland; hire our expertly maintained professional-grade carpet cleaners let them work their magic and breathe new life into your carpets.
Hiring a professional-grade carpet cleaner for sporadic spot cleaning or comprehensive deep cleaning can result in substantial time and cost savings for office proprietors, retailers, and commercial cleaning enterprises.
This guide will delve into the essentials of hiring a professional-grade carpet cleaner, including:
- The distinction between a professional-grade carpet cleaner and a vacuum cleaner
- The optimal type of professional-grade carpet cleaner for each location
- The advantages of hiring versus purchasing a professional-grade carpet cleaner
What is a professional-grade carpet cleaner?
Often referred to as carpet extractors, professional-grade carpet cleaners utilise water, cleaning solutions, and a pressure system to combat stubborn stains and extract deep-set dirt.
They can be employed on most carpet varieties and other upholstery types, preserving their appearance over an extended period.
There are domestic machines that also utilise water for carpet cleaning; however, they lack the powerful suction of professional-grade carpet cleaners and are best suited for household cleaning tasks.
Professional-grade carpet cleaners are designed to refresh large carpeted areas that encounter significant footfall.
What’s the difference between a professional-grade carpet cleaner and a vacuum cleaner?
Carpet cleaning devices are generally categorised into two primary types: conventional dry vacuum cleaners that extract dust and dirt, and professional-grade cleaners that utilise water and cleaning solution.
Most cleaners used daily or weekly are dry vacuum cleaners. They collect dust and dirt for a surface level clean. Commercial vacuum cleaners engineered for extensive surface areas are also available for both short and long-term hire from us here at Kärcher Hire Ireland.
Professional-grade carpet cleaners or carpet extractors employ water and cleaning solution to remove stubborn dirt, as well as stains and spills. These machines ‘inject’ water and cleaning solution into the carpet, extracting it in a single efficient process.
These machines necessitate a water tank, solution tank, and a recovery tank that requires periodic emptying.
Professional-grade carpet cleaners are versatile and can be used for:
- Spot cleaning of spills and stains
- Regular deep cleaning
- Restorative cleaning of particularly grimy carpets
- Deep cleaning of entrances and other high-traffic zones
What’s the best Professional Carpet Cleaner for my site?
Two main types of professional-grade carpet cleaners exist: tank carpet cleaners and self-contained carpet cleaners.
Tank systems are generally more compact and are manually operated with a wand and hose attachment. They are ideal for cleaning smaller surfaces like entrances or for semi-frequent spot cleaning in areas prone to spills.
One of the tank system’s key benefits is the wand and hose attachment, which allows it to reach challenging areas, such as behind furniture and underneath desks.
In contrast, self-contained carpet cleaners are substantially larger systems that clean surfaces as they traverse them. Operators push these all-in-one machines, simplifying the cleaning of vast surfaces, like open-plan offices.
Some self-contained units are equipped with an internal battery, eliminating the need for continuous plugging in and unplugging.
The best carpet cleaner for your needs depends on the size and layout of your location. For relatively small carpeted areas, a compact tank carpet cleaner that doesn’t need frequent refilling may be adequate.
For much larger carpeted zones, like open-plan offices, a larger self-contained unit will perform the task quickly and efficiently.
The ideal machine may also be dictated by the specific nature of the space. If the area is empty due to renovations or awaiting new occupants, then a self-contained unit would be perfect as there’s nothing to clean around.
However, in more complex spaces with multiple rooms or desks to clean around, a tank-based system may be more suitable. Before making a booking, ensure to consider the availability of power sources, so you can decide between a plug-in or battery-operated machine.
Our machine selection includes:
- PUZZI 10/1 Carpet Cleaner (Tank carpet cleaner) – 10L fresh water tank capacity
- Kärcher BRC 30/15 C Carpet Cleaner (Self-contained carpet cleaner) – 30L fresh water tank capacity
- Kärcher BRC 45/45 C Carpet Cleaner (Self-contained carpet cleaner) – 45L fresh water tank capacity
- Kärcher BRC 50/70 W BP Carpet Cleaner (Battery-powered self-contained carpet cleaner) – 50L fresh water tank capacity
Unsure which machine suits your site or task? Consult with our team for more insights on our carpet cleaning machines.
Should I Buy or Hire a professional carpet cleaner?
Purchasing a professional-grade carpet cleaner can be quite costly, particularly if its usage is one-off. This is one of the main reasons why hiring services, like ours, are so popular.
There are several benefits of choosing a short or long-term hire agreement over buying a professional-grade carpet cleaner.
- Smaller upfront costs
- Immediate availability – Equipment is ready to hire at any time.
- State-of-the-art equipment – Achieve a superior clean with the most current equipment.
- Fixed costs – Improved budget management and accurate cost forecasting.
- No maintenance time or costs – We handle all maintenance, including general upkeep, servicing, PAT testing, and fulfilling other legal requirements.
- Flexibility – Easily access different equipment if your circumstances change.
- Easy disposal – Eliminates disposal risks and the cost and hassle of part-exchanging or selling equipment.
- Credit protection – Maintains core credit lines by not tying up equipment as assets.
- Peace of mind – Gain access to equipment without assuming unnecessary risk.
Why Choose Kärcher Hire Ireland
As part of the industry-leading Kärcher Group, we supply the highest quality cleaning equipment to organisations throughout Ireland, offering next-day nationwide delivery on all machines.
Having built a reputation for outstanding customer service and industry expertise, we provide the best-maintained machines on a short notice contract and ad-hoc/spot hire basis. Our clientele includes some of Ireland’s largest cleaning contractors, facilities management companies, manufacturers, logistics companies, event management companies, shopping centres, and educational institutions.
For exceptional equipment and friendly, reliable service every time, reach out to our team today.