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Portable Carpet Extractors
There are a few things that you should know about portable carpet extractors in how to take good care of them and to be safe at the same time. You will want to make sure that you are doing these things in order to keep the carpet extractor in good condition so that you can take better care of your carpets and keep them looking great at the same time.
First of all a portable carpet extractor is something that you will use with your carpet scrubber. They are the main piece of equipment that is used to pull the water from the carpet. They are usually associated with the larger cleaning professionals. If you do have a carpet extractor for your own personal use, you are quite lucky. When you have the equipment that is necessary for a good carpet cleaning, your carpets will look amazing.
The materials that you will need to clean and empty your carpet extractor are the following. You will need to have all-purpose cleaner in a quart size bottle with a toggle top. You need to make sure that you have plenty of cloths and gloves, goggles and the other appropriate safety materials to protect yourself.
You need to make sure that you are using the proper amounts of cleaning solution so that you can successfully clean the carpet extractor. You will want to get into each and every nook when you are cleaning it and getting it ready for storage. You will want to drain the tank after every use and rinse it well. Store the unit with the tank in an open position to allow the air to flow in and out so that there is no smell or mildew developing later.
Make sure that you clean the screen filter well and if you are cleaning up something that was bodily fluid, you should make sure that you are disinfecting the carpet extractor well to make sure that there is no bacteria left behind. You will then place all of the equipment in the right place for storage.
You should also do a few things before you use the carpet extractor to make sure that everything is in good working order. You need to check over the electrical cord and plug before and after each use. Check for any frayed or cut wires. Use the equipment only for the purpose that it was intended and nothing else. You should make sure that you are practicing good lifting techniques as well with the carpet extractor. Most of the time they are heavy and you do not want to risk harming yourself by lifting improperly.
Make sure that you are wearing the right safety equipment so that you are not putting yourself at risk. This is especially true when you are repairing the equipment when something is wrong with it. You should also be careful with the chemicals that you are using to clean the carpet extractor with. Make sure that you keep them away from your skin so that you are not putting yourself at risk. Also make sure that when you are finished with the carpet extractor you are storing it in a safe manner that doe not risk any hazards to you or anyone else.
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