A lot of people go to the supermarket and hire Steam cleaning equipment for their carpets. You really only need to rent the machine, use the hot water from the tap and some detergent and away you go!
However, you will probably have to wait for quite some time, up to a day, for the carpets to dry and, if you have ground in stains, they’ll start to re-appear quite quickly as the steam cleaning equipment just isn’t good enough to handle the job.
Low moisture cleaning practiced by some carpet cleaners is great for sterilising but not so good for cleaning your carpets properly!
Hot Water Extraction
What we recommend and use everyday is hot water extraction. Some people refer to this process as steam cleaning.
Absolute Carpet Care use portable equipment for high-rise apartments and for everything else we use our Rotovac which is a truck-mounted equipment and 45 meters of hose. With a large diesel motor (40hp) Phil can provide what he fondly calls extreme “vaccumability“ as the horsepower really helps with the cleaning and drying of your carpets.
If you are a landlord and have had the “tenants from hell” the Rotovac is the machine for your carpets. If you are regular customer who likes to keep their carpets cleaned on a regular basis, we use our hand wand unit.