Carpet Washing Techniques

In this article, the most common carpet cleaning processes and techniques in Turkey have been told by classified.

A-)The carpets that are taken from their places are brought to the places named as carpet cleaning factory, carpet cleaning atelier or carpet cleaning places.

B-)While the carpets are getting off from the vehicle, they are stocked up separately according to having traditional features like cotton or silk, being made with various fibe r and dye or need for over-lock stitch. The reason of this is that the way of cleaning of these kind of carpets is different from others. You can reach necessary information about these techniques in the sub-links of our website and in the page of informations.

C-)After the process of separation, the application differences of machine carpet cleaning processes are shown below.

1-The Process of Dusting

This process that is made before carpet cleaning is applied in two ways.

a-The Method of Buffeting

In this method which is generally used by old carpet cleaners in the Aegean Region, the carpets spinning in a cage in which there are a few carpet release from their dusts by falling down during spinning. These machine named as dusting machine are unfashionable a bit in recent years. the reason why is that the powerful vacuum systems like blower and the nap-taking equipments are also begun to be used for this process.

b- The Method of Vacuuming

The process of dusting with powerful vacuum or nap-taking machines is one of the most commonused method for pre-cleaning in recent years. The method of dusting, begun with blower machine, seems to be replaced with the practical nap-taking technique.

2-Skip Dusting with Dense Rabble Technique During Carpet Washing

Corresponding to increased demand of carpet cleaning, many management skip dusting process in order to decrease the cost of time and equipment. This method is carried out by removing the dust which has been mud with water by making rabble from the carpet after shifting with dense rabble. This process is applied with an equipment in full automatic carpet cleaning machines. Because of the difficulty of rabbling in carpet cleaning, the number of firms that skip dusting process and making rabble to clean carpet as qualified as ones that dusted before cleaning is very few.The technologic improvements in cleaning machines are processing to ease the rabble method.

In conclusion, the process of dusting that we mention about in article C is a valid and functional method and the only substitution for this is if the cleaning company has very strong and experienced stuff to rabble enough. Or else, the perfect cleaning of carpet cannot be possible.

3-The Choice of Right Product To Wash

One of the most important processes in carpet cleaning is the choice of shampoo for carpet.The essential features which have to be in a carpet shampoo to reach to supreme in quality are stressed in the ather sections of the website in detail.(see Era 111)

4-Pool or Brushing

The pooling system that is left behind by many cleaners in Aegean Region is still in use in Marmara Region and especially in Istanbul. The biggest handicap of this method that is attributed and critisized by women by saying that carpets are being cleaned over and over is that carpets which are belong to different houses are waiting in a pool. Many cleaners think that grimes are softened with this method. We are going on with brushing that is very important process.

a- Brushing with Floor Varnishing Machines

After the process of dusting, carpets are laid to the cleaning floor and soaked and applied Era 111 carpet shampoo.(Floor varnishing machine is named as manual brush machine or brush machine.) The brushing, the process of cleaning, has begun with the applying of the brush machine's harsh brushes to the carpet with oval movements. It provides successful brushing by circulating this machine on the carpet in optimum rates. In the process of manual brushing, the chance of intervention to the dirt on the carpet locally is relatively high. This function has not been improved in some of the automatic machines. This process with manual brushing machine is a method which is still highly common and prefered in our country. It is an effective cleaning method especially in struggling with dirt. It has the chance of interfering in dirt locally.

b- Brushing with Automatic Washing Machines

The process of brushing with industrial carpet cleaning machines that we need to mention as an important or in fact an alternative method is applied with the automatic machines that are designed by the producers who think that circulating the brushing machine with has a harsh brushes in it manually provides much labor. The robble process which is very hard for cleaners I newly begun to integrated to machines. One at the good effects of mechanization in this sector I to clean carpets one by one. The comments about mechanization of carpet cleaning will be possible to make in following years. The studies about are improving day by day. But we take this subject as a subtitle of brushing process.

5- Rubble-Rinsing

Swiping is the process that the stain and dirt are constantly swiped forwardly from the fully brushed carpets. The swiping equipment in automatic machines I used for this process. The machine producers should make this apparatus more effective. This process is one of the most important appliance among the carpet cleaning process. It needs both a well-systemed machine and physically strong people if being done by man- labour. The process of rinsing is done by going on swiping with clean water or making the machine swiped and this important process is done in this manner.


Carpet cleaning needs squeezing. The process at squeezing that is again a really important process is applied with carpet cleaning machines. After passing through all the carpet cleaning processes by placing the carpet in the squeezing machine turning in 1500-2000 turnover rate that has an internal tambour made by chrome the machine starts and the process of squeezing has begun. For this process that is one of the last ones for carpet cleaning, there are two machines in market. Carpet squeezing machine with pipe type. Carpet squeezing machine with vessel type. The cleaned carpets places as folded to the vessel type or as roll to the pipe type in recent years, the carpet squeezing machines with pipe type is more preferred.

7- Hanging

The carpets that are get off from the squeezing machine are placed on the iron hangers with 22-25 cm gaps. Carpets are placed as face to face of their need to placed as covert above air –circulated by sides. The reason at this hanging style I to save the carpets from the dust around. Also , if these hangers are made from galvanize, the carpets can be avoid from rust etc.

8- Gathering-Quality Control-Nap-taking –Parfuming-Packaging

Dried carpets after cleaning are gathered from hangers and opened on the quality control tables. They are checked whether they have strand hair…. etc if they are well-swiped, the floss is minimum. In recent years, the alternative products that is used for nap-taking by the machine companies. The carpets that are free from with the help at the machines or hand are perfumed with a fresh scent which appeal to general and rolled up. By finishing the process of packaging the carpets, the process of carpet cleaning ends and they are handed in glitterily. These are the basic carpet cleaning processes but it is possible to see some differences among companies.