There are three basic types of extraction machines. They are:
Residential/Rental. These machines are fine for spills and maintenance of lightly soiled traffic areas. But they lack the power needed to do the deep cleaning required to get out the grit that lies deep in your carpet pile and to maintain carpet manufacturer warranties.
Professional portables. These machines are many times more powerful than residential units. The number and size of vacuum motors and pumps plus heat exchangers differentiates one from another in terms of performance. The most powerful machines may have two power cords to enable household circuits to cope. A really good job can be done with these units, if the operator has excellent training and takes his or her time. Sometimes portables are the only way the carpets in some locations can be cleaned.
Truck mounted units. These machines have large independent engines or run off the motor of the cleaning van. They can develop up to 1000 pounds of pressure (though normally carpet is cleaned at only 500 lbs. of pressure). They also heat the water to 180 or more degrees and have very powerful vacuums. These machines are are able to achieve the very best cleaning and is the most preferred method by all of the major fiber producers, such as Dupont, Monsanto and Allied Signal, as well as the carpet manufacturers like, Shaw, Mohawk, World, and Queen. Because this method removes more contaminants than the other carpet cleaning methods, hot water extraction is favored by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and is the preferred method of the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).
Education, Training and Certification in Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning
Victoria Carpet Care is a member of the INSTITUTE OF INSPECTION, CLEANING AND RESTORATION (IICRC) (now known as Clean Trust) and participates in the carpet cleaning educational programs provided to advance our industry and the professional knowledge of our skilled technicians and staff members.
Victoria Carpet Care testimonials:
"Thanks to Russ at Victoria Carpet Care for fixing what my fur babies did to my carpet!" ~ Breanne Stoudt, Victoria BC
"Finally found a home with Victoria Carpet Care. Everyone needs to give Russ a call for carpet care."- Paul Vandermade - Victoria Realtor
"Thanks so much for such a great job on the carpets at our new place Anyone's carpet or rugs need love this is your guy." - Shine Café, Victoria BC
"Great job cleaning my carpets thanks!" - Judith Cullington, Colwood
"Amazing customer service skills and knows how to treat clients right! They were thrilled with the results of having their carpets stretched and cleaned and they turned out fabulous in the photo-shoot today! thank you Russ for your care and attention." - Ingrid Jarisz, Newport Realty
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