Why dry soil removal is an important part of the cleaning process:
- If you don’t vacuum before cleaning, dry soiling turns to ‘mud’ when it’s wet, making it more difficult to remove
- Once wet, dry particulate soiling clings to carpets fibres, making it difficult to remove – a bit like sand clings to wet feet.
- Once wet, gravity draws soiling deeper into the carpet, making it more difficult to remove.
- Professional image – shows customers you do the job properly
- Prevents damage to your extractor – never use your extraction machine for vacuuming. Extraction machines are designed for wet pick-up only. If you use for dry vacuuming, you will clog up the fans inside your motors, which reduces vacuum performance and can also break your vacuum motors.
Can I use a domestic vacuum cleaner?
If you are starting out and on a budget, you can get by with a good domestic upright vacuum cleaner (with rotating brush). A commercial vacuum cleaner like the Sebo BS360 would be better if funds allow:
- More professional image (compared to using a domestic vacuum cleaner the customer may own)
- Much more durable
- Dual motor (compared to single motor usually on domestic machines)
- Commercial-use warranty