Truck-Mounted Vs Portable Steam Carpet Cleaning Service

steam cleaning methodsEver since truck mount extractors for steam cleaning methods came onto the market roughly 33 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.

Why Choose Auckland Carpet Steam N Dry?

The company you choose 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 uses portable and truck-mounted units to address every customer’s specific needs 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.

Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Cleaning Auckland stain removal service in South Auckland, North Shore, East, and West Auckland. It’s essential 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 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 excellent extraction machines on the market: they have higher water temperatures and higher P, allowing 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 excellent if a truck-mounted team 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. All this information doesn’t mean that you cannot have a good and helpful 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, 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, 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 hoses’ long-distance 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.

The Most Recommended Method

Steam cleaning methods are the most recommended form of carpet cleaning by carpet manufacturers. It does not wear down the carpet’s fibres; 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.

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 complete hot water extraction clean, you don’t want to end up with light steam.

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 methods. These potent units, delivering hot water and generating a high vacuum recovery, can be powered by diesel fuel, gas, propane, or the truck’s motor.

When carpets cannot be steam cleaned, the dyes used may “run”, or browning stains may appear due to water presence. 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 dry cleaning solution’s value 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 speciality rugs and tapestries are unique.  Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Cleaning Auckland cleans these speciality items inch by inch to prevent damage.  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.

These steam carpet cleaning methods are 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 your carpeting’s lowest layer to clean it thoroughly.

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 soil, making 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 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 taken out (place protective shields under any legs that may cause rust).
  • Thoroughly clean up all equipment.
  • Because of Steam Carpet Cleaning Methods, it helps achieve complete 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 using the procedures in this spot removal guide.

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Experienced, researched and written by GRAEME STEPHENS. PUBLISHED 10/12/2014.

UPDATED 20/04/2021