Truck-Mounted Vs Portable Steam Carpet Cleaning Service

Ever since truck mount extractors came onto the market roughly 34 years ago, many building service contractors have sworn by their power, reliability, and ability to clean carpets better than portable extractors.

Does it matter whether a company uses a truck-mounted or a portable carpet cleaning machine when they come to clean your carpet or upholstery? The answer is a little more complicated than you might have guessed.

What does the power of the truck-mounted machine mean for you? It means that the technician working on your carpets will not repeatedly “go over” trouble spots and traffic stains nearly as many times to make them clean if he is using a truck-mounted machine. The higher-temperature solution penetrates through the carpet and is then virtually entirely removed by superior suction. Thus, it translates into less time to have the job performed, faster drying times, and possibly less residue leftover in your carpets. Additionally, there is less risk of damage and additional wear to your carpets from the actual cleaning process from repetitive cleaning strokes.

Choosing an Auckland carpet cleaning company

The company you choose is one that works with both kinds of equipment such as Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Cleaning Auckland stain removal service and will discuss your specific needs to determine the best course of action in South Auckland, North Shore, East, West Auckland.

Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Cleaning Auckland use both portable and truck-mounted units to address the specific needs of every customer in the Auckland area.

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“I used portable steam cleaners for 35 years. With that, I did $67000 one year with a truck mount. I do not want to go back.” – Graeme Stephens

“There are pros and cons for each, but if you are working on commercial carpets, you need to have both in your arsenal.” Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Cleaning Auckland stain removal service, in South Auckland, North Shore, East, and West Auckland. It’s important to understand the value of each.

Truck Mount Steam Cleaners

Truck mount carpet cleaning is a water-based vacuum-extraction cleaning system that is more powerful and can be more effective than solvent-based methods.

Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Cleaning Auckland service can choose between two different types of truck mount systems:

Slide-in truck mounts, which are powered by their engines and are built within a chassis bolted into the van

Van-powered truck-mounted cleaners powered off of the engine of the vehicle. With both options, the machines supply the cleaning solution, heat, pressure, and vacuum for the cleaning operation.

Truck-mounted carpet cleaning machines are the most powerful extraction machines on the market: they have higher water temperatures and higher PSI that allows the steam and cleaning solution to penetrate deeper into your carpets. They also have the highest suction power, which will allow less water, and residue left in your carpets at the end of a job. These are the simple facts, even though there are many reasonably powerful portable machines out there.

If you need your entire home of carpets cleaned, you will want to find a company that can accommodate the request of a truck-mounted unit. If, however, all you need to have done is a small area of carpet and a sofa, for example, a portable unit will be perfectly fine if a truck-mounted unit is unavailable. We hope this helps clear up confusion on truck mount vs. portable carpet cleaning machines when choosing your carpet cleaning company.

Portable Carpet Cleaners

These are suitable for high rise buildings or apartment blocks.

What all this information doesn’t mean is that you cannot have a good and useful carpet or upholstery cleaning service done with a portable machine – it will just take a little longer on the front and back ends. While truck-mounted units are the best, because of limitations placed on them by high-rise buildings, etc., there are also capable portable machines for these reasons.

With a portable machine, you can easily transport them from floor to floor, you can get into smaller spaces, and you can get up in tight corners. Although less power that a truck mount gives you?”

If a Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Cleaning Auckland is working on a high-rise building, he won’t be able to use a truck mount system. Although truck mounts use large vacuum pumps that enable them to clean 70 metres away from the carpets, thus, they are not ideal for use at these long distances, as the hoses start to lose pressure once they reach 60 metres. Therefore, anything above the third floor of a building cleaning will not be as good.

If you do live in a high rise or above the third floor, you will have little choice in the matter, as truck-mounted units cannot typically reach above the third floor in a standard apartment complex. Even if they could, the long-distance of the hoses starts to reduce their effectiveness, i.e. suction and water pressure from distances greater than 60 metres. We can clean Oriental Rugs, wool rugs, dhurrie rugs, and any other form of carpeting you may have.

Steam Cleaning Carpets Methods

Steam cleaning is the most recommended form of carpet cleaning by carpet manufacturers. It does not wear down the fibres of the carpet; it cleans deep and leaves no residue behind to attract soil to a recently cleaned carpet. When done correctly, it leaves your carpet cleaner – a deeper clean that will last longer. These same principles apply to upholstery as well.

We recommend the application of Teflon™ to further enhance your carpets and upholstery after cleaning. We apply Teflon™ in the concentration and manner the manufacturer recommends for the best protection.

The majority of fibres producers, carpet manufacturers, and professional cleaners endorse this process for achieving efficient soil removal. With the modern state-of-the-art equipment we are proficient at high production with fewer residues.

Carpet Cleaning

In our time as professional carpet cleaners, we’ve seen just about everything that can happen to carpets.  Moreover, at that time, we’ve developed methods that exceed industry standards.  Most of Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Cleaning Auckland clients have invested in quality carpet for their flooring, and they expect quality service.  Is that what you are expecting?  If so, give Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Cleaning Auckland & Upholstery Cleaners service is a call.

The truck-mounted units only have the hose and wand are taken into the building carpet cleaning. These incredibly powerful units, delivering hot water and generating a high vacuum recovery can be powered by diesel fuel, gas, propane or by the truck’s motor.

When carpets cannot be steam cleaned, it is because the dyes used may “run” or browning stains may appear due to the presence of water. In these cases, a dry cleaning solution is used instead of a cleaning agent and water. The process is essentially the same, except that no water used. The cost is significantly higher though, due to the value of the dry cleaning solution and not the process used to clean. Dry cleaning is not as effective as steam cleaning for removing stains. It is more to remove surface dirt and dust as opposed to staining removal.

Rug Cleaning

Some of the most valuable Oriental rugs in Auckland are under the umbrella of Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Cleaning Auckland & Upholstery Cleaners service.  The methods that we use on specialty rugs and tapestries are unique.  Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Cleaning Auckland cleans these specialty items inch by inch so that no damage occurs.  So, if you have an antique or fragile Oriental, Persian, or another precious rug, give us a call for the best carpet cleaners service in Auckland.

This steam carpet cleaning is also known as deep cleaning. That’s because it is the only carpet cleaning method known to remove at least 95 per cent of dirt and bacteria from carpeting. It is also the only method that reaches down to the lowest layer of your carpeting to clean it thoroughly.

Types of Steam Carpet Cleaners

There are many types of steam carpet cleaners on the market. They are ranging from small portables up to potent and effective truck-mounted units. The principle is similar to whether using a portable or truck-mounted unit. Hot water or solution is injected into the carpet under pressure then extracted almost instantly. They are removing soils, residues as well as spots and some stains.

Steam Carpet Cleaning Methods

Also known as Hot Water Extraction. The most common method for home carpet cleaning.

  • First, pass, hot water and detergent are sprayed onto the carpet in the first pass, loosening dirt and other debris.
  • On the second pass of steam carpet cleaning methods, the dirty water is sucked up, or extracted, at high pressure.
  • A third pass is usually required to rinse the carpets and remove any lingering detergent.

Pros: Indeed, this is the most effective cleaning method for residential carpets. It removes most dirt and allergens.
Cons: On the contrary, carpets cleaned using hot water extraction can take up to 24 hours to thoroughly dry.

Steam Carpet Cleaning works well on hard surfaces and may be suitable for a quick refresh for carpets that are only lightly soiled. Still, it cannot give the same depth of cleaning as the hot water carpet cleaning method, and if you’re paying for the full hot water extraction clean, you don’t want to end up with light steam.

The cleaning is enhanced through the rinsing capacity to:
  • Neutralize any alkalinity contained in the pre-spray
  • Lock migrant dyes back into the fibres
  • Ceases soils from redepositing back onto the fibres.

Steam Carpet Cleaning: Procedure

  • Get ready the equipment and supplies.
  • Should there be a lot of furniture to remove, draw a floor plan?
  • In case the area has furniture, remove as much as possible.
  • Thoroughly vacuum the carpet. If the pile is crushed or matted, working with a pile brush will help loosen the soils which will make the vacuuming process more effective.
  • Pre-spray an ample amount of the emulsifying pre-spray to an area 50 square metres at a time.
  • With the use of a grooming tool, agitate the pre-spray into the fibres and let sit for 10 to 15 minutes. (Make sure that it does not dry out.)
  • Extract area with a portable, truck-mounted extractor
  • Do again steps 5 to 7
  • Groom cleaned area.
  • Replace any furniture that was taken out (place protective shields under any legs that may cause rust).
  • Thoroughly clean up all equipment.
Carpet Grooming
  • Because of Steam Carpet Cleaning Methods, it helps achieve full fibre contact.
  • Begins soil suspension
  • As well as it assists in lifting crushed or matted fibres

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Remember always to do a spot removal test on a portion of carpet or upholstery that is usually not visible. These suggested treatments only and Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Cleaning Auckland stain removal service can’t be held accountable for any damage sustained by the use of the procedures in this spot removal guide.

Experienced, researched and written by the Stephens family at Auckland Steam ‘n’ Dry. Thus, includes Graeme an IICRC master restoration Technician 2001, with over 33 years of carpet cleaning and odour removal Auckland services experience.

Updated: 13th January 2021