Before we purchased any equipment, we did much research to find out what it is that makes a great carpet cleaning machine. In order to achieve maximum cleaning for carpets, professionals know that there are four different keys that when used correctly, will provide the best possible cleaning. First of all, you must be able to provide the right chemical for the fibers. Not using the proper chemical could damage, dye, or ruin a carpet’s fibers. Second, you must use enough heat to cleanse and purify the carpet. Heat kills bacteria and other living organisms in your carpet and breaks and loosens tough soils. Third, you must allow time for the chemical to work on the carpet. Cleaning too soon after the pre-spray will result in poor cleaning and certain soils and stains will not be broken up properly. Fourth, you must provide plenty of agitation to break up and loosen tough stains and soils.
We learned that to be effective cleaners, our machines would have to be able to heat up the water/chemical to more than 200 degrees (Fahrenheit) and be able to maintain that heat for a substantial period of time. They would also need to be capable of producing up to 500 psi for the pre-spray and rinsing of the carpet, have at least 12” of mercury vacuum lift, and be dependable, fairly simple to use, and have a low level of maintenance. We found that all of these requirements were met in the HydraMaster Boxxer 427.
The Boxxer 427 is highly renowned for being powerful, capable, long lasting, and dependable in the carpet cleaning industry. It is able to maintain 230-240 degree water/chemical for extended periods of time, has 14” of mercury lift, can create up to 1200 psi for spraying, and offers simple operating features and easy maintenance so that our technicians have less of a learning curve and the company will have less down time with the equipment. We install the Boxxer 427 machines in all of our vans to create a level of consistency in cleaning and uniformity in operation. We have been extremely pleased with these machines and our customers have appreciated the impressive level of cleanliness that they offer.
One of the key factors that we mentioned above, agitation, is not met with this machine. Being that the actual machine stays out in the van, we needed a tool that would be capable of agitating the carpet more than just an ordinary wand that many cleaners use (see figure 4) which only has two directional cleaning capabilities, is back breaking work, and doesn’t clean as well as rotary machines. While at a convention in Las Vegas, we found a machine called the Rotovac 360 which is used as the extraction tool and rotates at 200 rpm with 3 spray jets and 3 vacuum slots (see figure 5). This not only provides the agitation necessary to do a very thorough, powerful, and deep flushing of the carpet, but due to the positioning of the spray jets, vacuum slots, and its light weight design, it leaves the carpet much drier than any other heavy duty agitation machine. It is also self propelled and simple to operate thus reducing operator fatigue and increasing our cleaning capabilities.
Having the Boxxer 427 paired with the Rotovac 360, we are able to offer the most advanced and thorough cleaning available in the carpet cleaning industry.