The SEBO DUO is an ideal machine for newcomers to the carpet cleaning industry who want to offer dry cleaning of carpets or for using as a agitator of pre-spray before wet extraction.
Dry cleaning without using water is effective and avoids wet cleaning problems such as carpet shrinkage, adhesive damage, odours and long ‘area out of use’ periods due to lengthy drying times. We recommend using our ‘Dry Carpet Powder’. Simply pre-vac the area to be cleaned and sprinkle the powder down, brush in using the SEBO DUO then leave for around 30 minutes. Vacuum and remove powder afterwards.
The DUO can also be used as a small lightweight contra-rotating brush machine for pre-spray. The machine features twin contra-rotating brushes which open up the carpet pile and work in dry compound or for agitation of pre-spray prior to extraction. It’s an extremely effective way of agitating pre-spray over manual brushing enabling the chemical to reach all the fibres of the carpet saving you time and energy
In the quest for a better quality of cleaning it is worth exploring a stage of the cleaning process which sometimes receives scant attention –
The agitation of pre-sprays.
There are several reasons for agitation:
By brushing-in a pre-spray we can increase the probability of getting it in contact with every fibre, every particle of soil that it has been applied to attack.
Brush action aids the separation of fibre and soil particles. Larger soil masses are broken to permit better penetration of the pre-spray and thereby speed the reaction. Insoluble particulate soil, particularly when impacted, is loosened, thereby aiding later extraction.
Especially when the agitation is provided by one of the twin contra-rotating brush machines, such as the Host, Envirodry or Sebo Duo, since they work in the vertical plane the pile is combed and ‘opened up’ which again makes for more complete removal of soil at the extraction stage. It is also likely to result in a ‘bouncier’, more resilient pile – an important factor in wear reduction as well as providing a better feel underfoot.
If the aim is to ultimately return the carpet as near as possible to its’ new condition, then, like pre-vacuuming, I consider this agitation stage, indispensable.