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What Is The Best Carpet Cleaning Machine?

What Is The Best Carpet Cleaning Machine: Portable Machines Vs Truckmounts

What Is The Best Carpet Cleaning Machine

While there are all manner of ways to clean a carpet, and an equal number of machines that are used, for the sake of this post we’ll concentrate on the method of hot water extraction (HWE) and the two main two main types of machines used by professional carpet cleaning companies for this process: the electric portables and the petrol powered truckmounts.

Electric Portables

These machines have advanced considerably in recent years and can do a very good job at cleaning most carpets.

Providing they are one of the more modern and and expensive models with sufficient PSI and vacuum capabilities, they do a damn good job at tackling the majority of residential carpets (providing they are operated by a trained professional!)

The benefit of an electric portable machine is that they are very adaptable and well suited to cleaning carpets in high rise apartments as they can be transported via a lift to the upper floors of a building.

Although this is good news for apartment owners, they do come with some disadvantages and inconveniences.

Firstly, they require the use of the homeowners electric and an on-site water supply. While this may not seem an issue, in addition to the solution and vacuum pipes that run from the machine, they will also require the trailing of electrical leads to the machine and multiple trips to the water tap to replenish water!

Despite these drawbacks, for a start-up carpet cleaning company, a modern electric portable machine does have the capability of attaining very good cleaning results.

Truckmount Machines

Unlike portable carpet cleaning machines, truckmounts are machines that are fixed into the van of the operator and require just two pipes to run from the system into the home. These machines are usually petrol powered and can complete a job in less than time than a portable machine.

In addition to the convenience factor of using a truckmount, there is also a significant difference in performance.

These machines are able to provide and maintain more heat, which helps to more effectively break down soils, stains, grease and oils.

Not only does this mean better results, but it also means needing to use less chemicals during the cleaning process.

The water pressure (PSI) is also better, which means less moisture its required due to less time cleaning an area of carpet. The consistent high PSI also ensures that any chemical residues are completely removed from the carpet fibres, preventing any sticky soil-attracting residues from being left behind after the cleaning process.

Final thoughts on truckmounts vs portable machines

If you’re able to book a company that uses a truckmount machine, we’d always recommend doing so over a company operating a small electric portable (assuming experience and service levels being equal!)

You’ll benefit from the most powerful cleaning available in the industry today, and the job will likely take less time than if operating electric portable equipment.

We currently operate two Hydramaster Boxxer 423s truckmount machines. For a free quotation, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Upholstery Cleaning Swansea

Upholstery Cleaning Swansea: Professional Sofa Cleaning In Swansea

Welcome to Edwards Jeffery Upholstery Cleaning Swansea – we’re proud to provided award-winning upholstery and carpet cleaning in Swansea for over 10 years!

Regular professional upholstery cleaning prolongs the life of your sofas and furnishings while keeping them beautifully clean.

With upholstered furnishings being such an expensive investment, it is important that soil particles and deeply ingrained dirt is removed from the fibres to prevent damage.

How to choose an upholstery cleaning company in Swansea

The first step to ensuring you are getting a company that is not only honest but capable of getting results, is asking a few probing questions…

  • What training and qualifications do you have?
  • How many years have you been in business?
  • Are you fully insured against accidental damage?
  • Do you have references of past customers I can contact?
  • What machine will you be using?
  • What steps do you take in your cleaning process?
  • Do you have any images and reviews of your work I can refer to online?

And finally, once the company turns up, they shouldn’t be driving a beat up old car, wearing ripped jeans and a t-shirt whilst easily carrying a lightweight portable machine under their arms!!!

A professional upholstery cleaning service should include the following:

  • Pre-vacuuming with powerful, professional equipment
  • Pre-spray of upholstery including stain treatment
  • Careful agitation of chemicals into the fabric
  • Extraction of soils and stains
  • Individual stain removal
  • Post-clean grooming of the fibres when applicable
  • Drying with air movers when necessary

These are all standard procedures that every professional operator should adhere to.

We offer unbeatable upholstery and sofa cleaning in Swansea and the surrounding areas

Our 100% upholstery cleaning guarantee means that if you’re not happy that you’ve had the most thorough clean possible, we’ll re-clean for free, at your convenience.

For professional, fully insured carpet & upholstery cleaning Swansea and throughout South Wales, call us today on 0800 028 2788 / 07530 532208.