ALL CLEAN!, LLC vs. Rental Machines
D.I.Y. vs. Professional Carpet Cleaning
Are you weighing the pros and cons of having your carpets cleaned by a professional carpet cleaner versus doing it yourself? I would like to provide you with a quick overlook of some of the key differences between the two. Firstly, when referring to carpet cleaning equipment, the 3 most important factors that will determine how clean your carpets will be are:
1) How hot is the water temperature?
– The hotter the water the easier the dirt will release from your carpets.
2) How high is the water pressure?
– The higher the pressure, the greater the water permeation into your carpet fibers.
3) How much suction power will be used to pull out the dirty water?
– The greater the suction power the more dirty water will be pulled out of your carpet.
Here are the specifications for the Rug Doctor:
Temperature: 130 avg. temp. from faucet which will go down as you clean.
Pressure: 32 psi. max.
Suction / Water Lift: 101″
Here is the website for my van powered truck-mount:
Temperature: 220 degrees F. which will remain constant throughout the cleaning
Pressure: 300 psi. – Any more for carpet would be overkill.
Suction / Water Lift: 175″ at 400 CFM
So, I hope you can see just from these numbers why your carpets will be cleaned much better with a truck-mounted system then by a standard rental carpet cleaning machine.
Risks of D.I.Y. Carpet Cleaning
Some homeowners may decide to rent a carpet cleaning machine instead of hiring a professional. Maybe they’ve been disappointed with the results they’ve received in the past from professional carpet cleaners. Or, perhaps they may feel they can do just as good a job on their own. Regretfully, it’s very common that they end up damaging their carpet by leaving way too much dirt-attracting soap behind due to an inadequate rinsing process. These machines often leave your carpet too wet, sometimes causing your carpet to buckle or even on rare occasions, delaminate. Homeowners may not realize though how much time and money they’ll have to spend when renting a machine. The fact is, store-bought machines and box store rentals only pull a fraction of the dirt compared to a professional carpet cleaning system. And, the savings (if any) is minimal. Renting a carpet cleaning machine definitely has its drawbacks, but there is a solution that is definitely worth looking into…
How Well Do Rental Machines Clean Carpet?
It is true that if you rent a machine from a big box store, you will pull dirt out of your carpet. The problem with rental and store bought machines such as the Rug Doctor and Bissel is that you’ll still be leaving lots of soap and dirt in your carpet when you’re done. The amount of water used in a rental machine is minuscule compared to what is used in a professional truck-mounted carpet cleaning system. Consider how much cleaner your carpets will be when a much larger volume of water is flushing away all that dirt, soap, and bacteria. Water flowing through your carpet fibers until the water runs clean is your best case scenario. That’s what happens with our high-powered truck mounted system. We remove those unwanted substances found deep within your carpet fibers. Our water pressure is at least ten times that of a tiny rental machine. The suction power of our truck-mount is incredibly intense at 400 cubic feet per minute. The comparison is night and day. We promise that you’ll see the difference. We guarantee it!
Carpet Manufacturers Recommend Hiring a Professional vs. Renting
All the major carpet manufacturers recommend professional hot water extraction because it removes more dirt than any other and it doesn’t damage the carpet fibers. Hot Water Extraction (otherwise known as “Steam Cleaning”) flushes out dirt and debris from deep within carpet fibers. SHAW INDUSTRIES, the leading manufacturer of residential carpet states on their website that “Research indicates that the hot water extraction system provides the best capability for cleaning.” and “Professional carpet cleaners are a great choice for your floor. Their cleaning equipment has more extraction power than the rental units available to individuals, and the carpet should dry more quickly.” Mohawk recommends: “Keeping traffic and other use factors in mind, consider professional cleaning every 12 to 18 months.”
– Dries in Hours, Not Days!
Truth be told; the equipment that ALL CLEAN!, LLC uses far surpasses the cleaning abilities of any store-bought or rental cleaning machine. We achieve this with our state-of-the-art truck-mounted system along with our omnidirectional multi-pass power wand. As mentioned earlier, we have higher heat, higher water pressure, and much greater suction power. Plus, our system generates approximately 50 cleaning passes vs. the one-pass cleaning system provided by most steam cleaning companies. Your carpets will be exceptionally clean and your carpets will dry in hours, not days. You won’t receive a more thorough carpet cleaning by anyone, anywhere. We guarantee it!
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