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How to Choose the Best Carpet Cleaner Auckland

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This expert on choosing the best carpet cleaner information is to help you make an informed decision for your next carpet cleaning in West Auckland, North Shore, East and South Auckland. Hiring a good carpet cleaning service provider goes beyond opening the phone book or conducting a random Internet search. Carpets are one of the home’s best assets, so everyone needs to make sure that they hire an experienced professional who will do the job right. Check out Google, Facebook, No Cowboys and Online Customer Carpet Cleaning Service Reviews.

For the professionals at Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Cleaning Auckland Services, call 0800 110 282 or email us.

Carpet Cleaning Consumer Advice

Learn Six Costly Misconceptions About Carpet Cleaning, Four Recommendations and Six Questions To Ask a Carpet Cleaner Before You Invite Them Into Your Premises.

It would help if you waited as long as possible before you cleaned your carpets only reason to clean your carpet is to get out the dirt.
One method to clean a carpet is as good as another.
Having the right equipment is all a company needs to clean your carpets properly.
The company that offers the lowest price is the company I should hire.
Any honest carpet cleaning company can give an exact price over the phone.

1. You should wait as long as possible before your carpet is clean.


No. dirt is abrasive, and it’s like sandpaper. Every time you step on your carpet, you grind dirt into its fibres. A dirty carpet will not last nearly as long as a clean carpet. The help of an excellent tool like a vacuum, by itself, is not enough. In this case, you need a dedicated team of experienced technicians.

2. The only reason to clean your carpet is to remove the dirt.

-No. Indoor Air quality experts say, “once a carpet looks dirty, it’s filthy and filthy carpet can be a serious health risk especially since New Zealanders spend 90% of their time indoors”. If you have allergies, asthma, or other breathing problems, one primary source could be the pollen and dust mites on your carpet. To achieve 100% cleanliness, you should also eliminate bacteria, chemicals, and tobacco tar residue.

Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Cleaning Auckland Services use portable steam cleaning. And the state-of-the-art superior truck-mounted machines, which use 80°C hot steam, kill and remove 99% of dirt, viruses, allergens, bacteria, dust mites, germs with 97% of stain removal.

3. One method to clean a carpet is as good as another.

No. You can choose from two primary methods of carpet cleaning machines: Dry chem cleaning or hot water extraction. First, I’ll explain the dry chem carpet’s cleaning. Many people believe that dry cleaning carpets is like dry cleaning your clothing. Thus, it is not true. All carpet cleaners use water in one way or another. Therefore, it is also not true.

Here is the method of dry chem carpet cleaning.

When the dry chem method is used, the carpet cleaner uses a machine similar to a floor polisher spinning a large cotton bonnet from side to side, absorbing the dirt in the carpets. It’s like trying to rub the dirt out of carpets with a large towel. Can you imagine doing this to your hair? While this method can be helpful as an interim carpet cleaning, it can leave a chemical residue in your carpets, which is the main reason dry chem carpet cleaning is not very effective.

The second method to clean a carpet is called hot water extraction.

This method is often called steam cleaning. It’s not a surprise that the truck mount extraction gives a much superior carpet cleaning because it heats the water to a higher temperature and shoots less cleaning solution into the carpet at a higher pressure, which breaks up the dirt and bacteria. The machine uses higher suction to draw the dirt out, leaving a drier finish. Thus, it is the method Graeme’s Auckland Steam ‘n’ Dry uses and is by far the most superior method to clean a carpet in the world today. It’s like when you have a shower. You rinse off the dirt and soap – for cleaner carpets.

The world’s largest carpets manufacturer, Shaw Industries, recommends hot water extraction truck mount carpet cleaning. It’s part of the carpet extended warranty plan. Dupont 3m international and the New Zealand wool board also recommend this carpet cleaning method.

You can choose from two different types of hot water extraction carpet cleaning:

1. Portable cleaner is a smaller carpet cleaning machine suitable for high-rise buildings or apartment carpet cleaning for the home carpet steam cleaner’s novelist.

2. Truck-mounted carpet cleaner, other the convenience factor of using a truck-mount where only the hoses and wand go inside, there is also a significant difference in performance. These truck-mounted machines can provide and maintain a lot more heat, which helps to break down soils, stains, bacteria, grease allergens, and oils more effectively. Not only does this mean much better clean carpets results, but it also means needing to use fewer chemicals during the cleaning process. The water pressure is also better, which means less moisture is required due to smaller spray jets and less time cleaning an area of the carpet. The consistent high PSI also ensures that any chemical re-soiling residues are entirely removed from the carpet fibres, preventing any sticky spot soil-attracting residues from being left in the carpets after the cleaning process.

4. Having the right equipment is all a carpet cleaner needs to clean your carpets properly.

Some carpet cleaning companies may own proper equipment. But the employees may not know how to use it correctly. It is essential to choose your carpet cleaner carefully. The International Institute of Carpet Restoration and Cleaning Certification, the IICRC, is the best standard carpet cleaning service provider. A company that cleans a carpet cannot buy this certification. The carpet cleaners must earn the certification through study, experience, and successful completion of formal written examinations. Carpet Cleaners who are certified by the IICRC have, in effect, earned a degree in carpet cleaning.

5. Carpet cleaners that offer the lowest price are the company I should hire.

Maybe but not always. Here are two critical points to consider.

POINT #1: The price in carpet cleaning you see advertised may not be for the service you want. Suppose you want the carpet cleaners to remove only some of the dirt. You can choose from hundreds of carpet cleaners that use small shampoo machines or other carpet cleaning methods. Or you can even hire a device that can clean carpets from the grocery store and do the job yourself. Cheap carpet steam cleaners don’t give magic results.
POINT #2: The price in carpet cleaning you see advertised may not be the price you pay. Many homeowners in Auckland have learned the low price carpet clean they saw they advertised was not the price they paid. Using illegal bait and switch tactics. Their misleading advertising cast a shadow on our entire industry that cleans carpets. Then you’ll find professionals like myself who work extra hard to earn your trust and respect

6. Any honest carpet cleaning company can give an exact price over the phone

Usually, yes, but not always. Set-in stains like dye, pH burns, cordial, and pet urine may not come out entirely with any washing process as well as the amount of soiling that has settled in.


Experienced, researched and written by Graeme Stephens. An IICRC Master Restoration Technician in 2001. With over 35 years of disinfecting, cleaning and pest control Auckland services experience.

Updated: 10/03/2022

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