There are many different machines that professional Perth carpet cleaning companies have available to them. These machines can include truck mount and portable carpet cleaning machines. Most professional companies will have both of these options available to them.
What is the difference between truck-mount and portable carpet cleaning machines?
While both of these types of carpet cleaning machines use the same cleaning principle i.e. hot water extraction, they both deliver this cleaning process in different forms. A truck mount machine is much larger, is permanently mounted in the back of a van or truck, typically uses petrol or gas (either its own supply, or plumbed into the van’s gas tank), and the internal machine components are much larger and more robust.
A portable hot water extraction machine is exactly that… portable. It can be easily wheeled into the area needing to be cleaned. A portable machine is obviously a much smaller unit with smaller and generally less robust internal components. It operates on electricity rather than petrol or gas.
Will Perth carpet cleaners achieve different cleaning outcomes?
Generally speaking a truck mount carpet cleaning machine provides much stronger water pressures and provides much stronger suction. This is because the internal pumps that provide these functions are larger and have a higher rated output, and the engine running the pumps is much more powerful. The high pressure and the vacuum pumps associated with portable machines are smaller, and the electric engine running the pumps is less powerful.
In terms of the cleaning outcome, this difference in cleaning ability has been measured at up to 4 times stronger for the truck mount carpet cleaning machines.
Why don’t Perth carpet cleaners use a truck-mount all the time?
A portable machine would be used by a professional Perth carpet cleaning company in the situation where the hoses from a truck mount machine can’t reach. An example of this situation would be in the case of high rise building and apartments.
We at Cottesloe Carpet Cleaning strive to be the first choice when it comes to Perth carpet cleaning. In order to become that first choice we need to provide flexibility in our service and our ability to carry out the widest range of jobs. This simply means that we provide both truck mount and portable carpet cleaning machines so that we can complete a job regardless of the physical proximity to our vans.
Not sure if your carpet cleaning job requires a truck-mount or a portable machine? Call us on (08) 9383 4931 and we can let you know…