Carpet Cleaning – Truck Mounted vs Portable Steam Cleaners
Hot water extraction, known as steam cleaning; according to nearly all carpet manufacturers, and carpet fibre producers is the best carpet cleaning Auckland method.
Thus, it is the only carpet cleaning method classified as “deep cleaning”. The reason why most manufacturers recommend hot water extraction steam cleaning is that it is capable of cleaning the carpets more thoroughly. All the others are only light interim clean because they are incapable of removing soil deep in a pile. Also, other carpet cleaning Auckland methods, leave large amounts of the cleaning agent in the carpet after cleaning in South Auckland, North Shore, East and West Auckland. These dry methods can damage fibres, especially wool, due to the aggressive scrubbing action.
Not all carpet cleaners can clean alike
Should I pay a bit extra for a better carpet cleaning Auckland result? We have been asked this question so many times over the years. Many consumers do not know the difference. They know that there is a carpet cleaner machine that shoots down water and a vacuum hose sucking it out. There are pros and cons to each carpet cleaning method, and they have their place in the market. The maintenance brochures published by the world’s largest carpet manufacturer, Shaw Industries, recommends this method because its research indicates that it provides the best capability for cleaning carpet and rugs. Both are acceptable Hot Water Extraction steam cleaning machines, which many carpet manufactures require every year to keep warranties valid, but there are many differences. The carpets manufacturers also require the company that you use to be an I.I.C.R.C. Certified Firm. (www.iicrc.org)
Auckland Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Cleaners
Family-owned since 1987. Auckland Steam’ n’ Dry Carpet Cleaning Auckland services use both portable steam cleaning. And the state of the art superior truck-mounted machines, which use 80°C hot steam kills and removes 99% of dirt, viruses, allergens, bacteria, dust mites, germs, and 97% of stains removed. Branches, and servicing throughout in West Auckland, North Shore, Eastern Bays, West Auckland and Hibiscus Coast.
Truck Mounted vs Portable Steam Carpet Cleaners Summary Comparisons
PORTABLE TRUCK MOUNTS
MACHINE COST 3k – $5,000 $25k – $55,000 (For larger capacity truck mounts)
WATER STEAM HEAT 30-50°C 60 – 145°C (Larger Engines with radiator generate more heat)
STEAM PRESSURE 50-500 PSI 200-3000 PSI (Adjustable depending on the carpet type and soiling)
VACUUM POWER 1k-13,000 HG 14 – 26,000 HG (Auckland Steam ‘n’ Dry use 26,000HG, faster-drying carpet)
Auckland Steam’ n’ Dry Carpet Cleaning Auckland services use both portable steam cleaning systems for high rise or apartment upholstery, and carpet cleaning. And also the superior truck-mounted cleaner machines, which uses very hot steam kills and removes more dirt, viruses, allergens, bacteria, dust mites, germs, and far more stains removed. Branches, and servicing throughout in West Auckland, North Shore, Eastern Bays, West Auckland and Hibiscus Coast.
Portable Steam Cleaner
Electric vacuums run the portable. These electric vacuums generally have enough power to create sufficient suction for about 5 metres of hose. If together with a vacuum booster, you can achieve 7 metres of hose. These have electric pressure pumps that can power up to 500 PSI. Portables built with around 35-litre recovery and solution tanks. Some portable units equipped with an inline water heater that can achieve about 55oC if heated long enough.
I started my company in 1987 using portable machines and chem-dry carbonated bonnet cleaning systems. I was able to do a satisfactory clean but had to use a lot of cleaning chemicals, a lot more time, and the carpet took a long time to dry. The water a portable steam cleaner uses can only be as hot as the water from your faucet, usually about 45°C. However, by the time it leaves your hot water faucet, is put in the machine, and cleaning begins, it is much colder. It’s a fact that for every 10°C degree over 30°C the chemical action of the cleaning solution doubles.
Both machines have the capability means of cleaning carpets, however, because the portable cannot achieve high P.S.I. It cannot clean tiles or hard floor surfaces because a truck mount can only run a up to a hundred metres of hoses. The portable is, therefore, best suitable to clean carpets in high rise buildings or apartments, That are higher than the 4th storeys or large commercial apartment complexes that cannot reach with over a hundred metres of hoses.
Portable Steam Cleaners are Good for Highrise and Large Apartment Buildings
Vacuum power is the most critical difference between the two steam cleaner machines. Truck Mounts have much more ability in every way than portable steam cleaners.
Truck Mounts steam cleaner has higher P.S.I. Water pressure, the vacuum is so powerful to have most carpets touch dry in 3-5 hours. Portables steam cleaners Do Not have this capability. The “professionalism” issue is because when one uses a portable, they have to drag the machine into the customer’s house, high rise buildings or apartments. They generate a lot of noise inside and can sometimes smell. The waste air is often exhausted inside with the germs. Thus, portable upholstery and carpet cleaner machines must be cleaned thoroughly after every job, or you will take dirt, soil, maybe even feces to the next jobs clean.
Most portable steam cleaners require overnight to be the recommended dry time in house, high rise buildings or apartments. Therefore causes underlying dirt, and stains to wick bleed back up to the carpets surface, inconvenient and less healthy for the consumer. Powerful vacuum suction also means better extraction of spots, soil, grease, dust moisture, and many other contaminants from the carpet.
Truck Mounted Steam Cleaner
From a health standpoint, the truck-mounted upholstery, and carpet cleaning system preferred because the dirty air, moisture and humidity are exhausted outside, rather than recirculated throughout the house. Two to four-cylinder petrol or diesel engines power Truck-mounted machines. The engine powers the more significant suction vacuum and the spray pump. There is enough vacuum power to use a hundred metres of hoses and can achieve up to 3000 PSI. These machines use large heaters or use the heat from the motor to heat the water. They can reach over 145 Celcius. The cold water source for these truck-mounted carpet cleaner Auckland machines is pulled directly from a garden hose. It’s connected to the garden outlet outside of the customer’s house. Inside the van, you can fit a 100-litre recovery tank. Additionally, truck-mounted steam cleaner systems are more powerful than portable units and do a much better upholstery, and carpet cleaning Auckland job and get the carpets dry more quickly.
Thus, it is the first positive fact about using a Truck Mounted System. The water is a Truck Mounts continuously heated to over 145°C (usually between 75-80° at the carpet fibre). That’s a lot more hot steam action and a MUCH better clean result. The increase in heat is more useful to more effectively break down soil, germs, grease, allergens, and other spots for complete removal. Also as a cleaner, this means Auckland Steam’ n’ Dry Carpet Cleaning Auckland services use less cleaning solution involving a healthier environment for all.
Truck Mounted Steam Cleaners Have Hotter Steam, Higher P.S.I and far More Powerful Vacuum = Far better Clean Results.
Water pressure P.S.I. is another big difference between a portable and a Truck Mount steam cleaners. For sufficient upholstery, and carpet cleaning Aucklandresults, the cleaning solution must rinse out thoroughly. If it is not, then the remaining chemicals and re-soiling residues will quickly collect soil again, causing your carpet to get dirty faster. A portable steam cleaner is capable of 50-500 PSI. That’s not a lot, and if the carpet steam cleaning technician does not take the time to rinse thoroughly, then you are stuck with the chemical on your carpet. A carpet ideally flushed at 400-600 PSI, which a Truck Mount steam cleaner is capable of achieving consistently. (Can go as high as 3000 PSI. However, this is for hard surfaces) The higher P.S.I. Helps to agitate the fibres, spots, and oils, and soil to better remove them all.
My conclusion on the type of steam cleaner issue is that portables have their place in the market. They’re suitable in areas where no other truck-mounted steam cleaner can go. I do understand that for startup new Auckland upholstery, and carpet cleaner companies, this is the affordable option. Still, they should avoid heavily soiled free-standing homes where the waste air is exhausted inside with the germs. You can add options to a portable steam cleaner that can improve its performance; however, truck mounts are more powerful and perform better. Portable units often used to build a new upholstery, and carpet cleaning Auckland business and create enough cash flow to buy the best truck-mounted steam cleaner machine on the world market.
Truck Mounts steam cleaners are a better clean for the customer. Hotter steam water, higher water P.S.I. Pressure, and far better vacuum suction. Therefore, this all means; a FAR BETTER overall clean carpets result for the customer.
Uses and Capabilities
Because portable units cost around $4,000, it is a better option for a startup company. Truck mount machines can cost up to $55,000 not including the van there mounted. However, because truck-mounted steam cleaner have better heat, and better suction, they can achieve much better results. My point is that portables should go where no other machine can go (high rise buildings and apartments).
Auckland Steam’ n’ Dry Carpet Cleaning services, proprietary truck-mounted equipment services, removes more soil, germs, stains dirt, viruses, and allergens in South Auckland, North Shore, East and West Auckland and Hibiscus Coast.
Truck-mounted steam cleaner machines, however, require a lot more maintenance. Because they’re powered by; a petrol or diesel motor they must have scheduled oil changes. Truck-mounted cleaner machines also burn about 3 litres per hour, not to mention the insurance and fuel for the van. These truck-mounted steam cleaner machines have more moving parts and therefore require more repairs and tune-ups. Although the truck mount requires more maintenance, some customers feel that they are a lot more professional.
Portable steam cleaners do have their place in the Auckland city market. They are right where no other truck-mounted steam cleaner machine can go. I do understand that for new startup companies, this is the affordable portable steam cleaner option, but they should avoid heavily soiled free-standing homes. Auckland Steam’ n’ Dry Carpet Cleaning services, proprietary truck-mounted equipment services, removes more soil dirt germs, viruses, stains and allergens in South Auckland, North Shore, East, West Auckland and Hibiscus Coast. You can add extra to a portable steam cleaner that can improve its performance; however, truck mounts are more powerful and perform a lot better. Portables are often building a new business and create enough cash flow to buy the best machine in the world market.
Auckland Steam’ n’ Dry 1987 Owner Graeme Stephens wrote this article. A certified I.I.C.R.C. master restoration Technician 2001, with over 32 years of upholstery and carpet cleaning in Auckland services experience.