A wide range of household appliances has become a common attribute of private houses and apartments. There is almost no housing left that does not have a washing machine, and detergents for handwashing have almost disappeared in stores. The washing machine has become an “obligatory” attribute, but this is not enough for us. Therefore, the range of equipment in our housing is constantly growing, and many housewives have washing vacuum cleaners in their homes, or, as experts call them, extractors. The availability of such equipment generates a demand for specialized chemicals for washing via vacuum cleaners, means vacuum cleaner products.
And here a problem arises – the buyer does not understand very well what kind of chemistry it should be, and the sellers sell everything that is at hand under the guise of chemistry for washing vacuum cleaners.
Do I need special chemicals for a washing vacuum cleaner?
Yes, there are many requirements for preparations for washing vacuum cleaners.
Let’s take a closer look at the products for a washing vacuum cleaner, dividing them into several safety groups in terms of:
- safety for the washing vacuum cleaner itself;
- safety for the product being cleaned;
- safety for the operator – a person working with a washing vacuum cleaner and appropriate chemicals;
- safety for end users of the cleaned product.
Now let’s talk about each of these points in more detail.
Safety for a washing vacuum cleaner
Very roughly speaking, a washing vacuum cleaner consists of several fundamental units:
- a tank for a cleaning solution;
- tank for working off;
- a pump for pumping the cleaning solution from a clean tank into the nozzle;
- a turbine (motor) that sucks in air and liquid with it;
The most resistant parts to various influences are the tanks. Usually they are plastic, and this plastic is very difficult to spoil. Therefore, we immediately move on to the next important node – the pump (liquid pump).
In household appliances, as a rule, there are vibration pumps with metal assemblies of the working part – pistons, valves, piping inside such pumps are made of stainless steel and … brass. Brass is a chemically highly active metal, and whole groups of reagents act on it. Therefore, in good specialized chemistry for washing vacuum cleaners, either they do not use those components that can be aggressive to brass, or they introduce special protective components – inhibitors. By the way, brass is also present in the valves in the nozzles.
A turbine is a motor with a special design of blades that mix the air. It operates at very high speeds, which is why it is very sensitive to the quality of the impeller balancing. If foam, rather than liquid, accumulates in a dirty tank, it is most likely to fall on the turbine, which will lead to impeller corrosion and uneven fouling of sediments. Corrosion and settling will change the impeller balance, and this will lead to rapid destruction of the bearing and failure of the assembly. Therefore, high-quality chemicals for washing vacuum cleaners always give low-foam solutions.
By the way, the foam not only falls on the impeller, but is pushed outward by it along with the air, it can scatter in a circle or drain onto the floor, which is potentially dangerous for furnishings and all repairs.
The pipeline and nozzles are always equipped with sealing rubber bands. Rubber bands on connectors and on valves. Rubber bands are moderately resistant to alkalis, solvents and some other compounds. Therefore, good chemistry for a washing vacuum cleaner is done taking into account how the seals will react to it.
By the way, if the sealing gum gives slack at the most inopportune moment, a trickle of cleaning solution may leak onto your favorite parquet or laminate.
Safety of the vacuum cleaner products for the fabric to be cleaned
It’s harder and easier at the same time. The fact is that there are a lot of product options – these are different fibers, fillers, auxiliary materials (glue, impregnation), therefore good preparations for cleaning with a washing vacuum cleaner are necessarily supplied with detailed instructions and a description of where and how it is, this chemistry can be used and for what.
The use of chemicals for other purposes can easily lead to damage to the material it is used for.Hence, the conclusion: good chemistry for a washing vacuum cleaner should be accompanied by detailed, carefully written instructions in a language you understand! + Ideally, the manufacturer or seller should go beyond the dry text of the instructions and post a bunch of additional information and application examples.
Safety for the cleaning operator
During work, the operator is constantly in contact with the cleaning solution. Detergent gets on the skin, is inhaled in the form of an aerosol, and can get on the mucous membranes. The contact time can be measured in hours, and if the drug is aggressive to the skin, for example, as a means for washing ovens, most likely the person will not want to carry out such a cleaning solution very much.
Of course, there is no need to go from one extreme to another and declare that the chemistry for cleaning furniture or carpets should be such that you can bury it in your eyes or eat it with a spoon. Obviously, an effective detergent will wash away grease not only from the carpet or sofa, but also from the skin, because even the most dermatological tested shampoos get into the eyes, and it causes irritation, and natural laundry soap dries hands. But there must be a balance between the aggressiveness of dirt and safety, and the specifics of the use of PPE must be indicated on the label or in the instructions.
Safety of the end-user
Chemicals for washing vacuum cleaners are often used in a domestic environment. This means that it can be used to clean a favorite carpet, a sofa on which someone is sleeping, a pillow in which a person will bury his face and spend the whole night with it.
It is clear that a possible detergent residue must be delicate to humans.
Thus, it can be seen that there are many specific requirements for a good preparation for a washing vacuum cleaner:
- it must be safe for brass;
- it should give as little foam as possible;
- it must be safe for seals;
- it must be sufficiently safe for humans and provided with complete, understandable instructions for use.
This is not all…
It should be added that there are some other requirements for perfect vacuum cleaner products.
For example, high-quality cleaning chemicals should be conditionally safe for bacteria in septic tanks, biodegradable, and rationally safe for the environment.
And with all this, the chemistry for the washing vacuum cleaner must be effective, that is, flawlessly wash off the dirt.
Vacuum cleaner preparations Wieberr
Perhaps the text above would not have made any sense if at the end I had not written that we have a ready-made solution. More precisely, we have two preparations for cleaning surfaces using a washing vacuum cleaner.
Extrakt 10 is a liquid concentrate for preparing a cleaning solution for washing vacuum cleaners. Phosphate-free, there are no caustic alkalis in the composition, it is easily diluted with water to working concentrations. Effective against most household stains, can be used to clean all waterproof textiles. The chemicals are safe for machines and humans! It is advisable to rinse off the residues with a neutralizer solution.
Extrakt Powder Biosolv
Extrakt Powder Biosolv is a highly effective cleaning agent for vacuum cleaners, powder for solution preparation. It is safe for equipment; when working, the obligatory use of rubber gloves is required. Wash off from textile coverings that could come into contact with unprotected skin. Acid Cleaner solution is used for rinsing.
Powder differs from liquid in more aggressiveness, it is a little more difficult to work with it, because each portion must be dissolved thoroughly, stirring it in water, but it turns out to be cheaper to use, easier to store and transport.
Both products belong to the professional line of Wieberr detergents, but they can also be used in everyday life. Moreover, the Ukrainian manufacturer provides prompt technical support, which is carried out by masters with vast practical experience.
So don’t wait-up and examine products for vacuum cleaner Wieberr right now!