Which Commercial Steam Cleaning Machine Is Best For Carpet Cleaning?

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This is a question we often get asked by cleaning contractors so we thought it would be worthwhile noting down some guidelines to help you in the choices of commercial carpet steam cleaner and vacuum options are available.

What Are Commercial Steam Cleaning Machines?

These steam cleaning machines heat the water to more than 100 degrees Celsius and pump it out as steam to loosen soiling and stains.

Commercial steam cleaning machine

Some of these steam vacuum carpet cleaner units have a vacuum that ‘sucks up’ and collects the dirty water after the steam loosens the dirt and condenses it back into water again.

Is Steam Cleaning Really Effective?

For greasy soils that are broken down by heat yes, it is very effective. Given that most heavy-duty steam cleaners operate at a temperature that is over 120 degrees Celsius, the steam is also very effective at sanitising with these carpet cleaning machines professional.

Are There Different Types Of Professional Steam Cleaners?

Absolutely yes there are. As we have said before, some simply pump out steam leaving all the loosened dirt behind. The best commercial steam cleaning machine options will also have a vacuum capability so they can collect all the emulsified dirt and water. The results are transformative and a real treat for the eyes!

Our range of commercial steam cleaners is available with different power options both for the boiler and the vacuum suction motor.

The Steam Wave machine from Cleancare has a 5-bar steam pump and 1 x 1250 watts vacuum suction motor, this is ideal for heavy domestic or light commercial use.

The next most popular machine is the Steam Poseidon which has an 8-bar pump, two 1250-watt vacuum motors, and can add carpet cleaning chemicals to the hot steam. A genuine commercial steam cleaner, it is a fantastic steam cleaner for cars or other industrial tasks.

commercial carpet steam cleaner

If you want the capability to add sanitising and deodorising chemicals, then please look at the Elsea Steam Plus Ozono commercial carpet steam cleaner. This machine has a 10-bar steam pump and can generate Ozone for virus killing.

Do These Floor Cleaners Really Work On Carpets?

If you’re looking for professional carpet cleaning machines then yes, there are very effective for light cleaning of carpets and sanitisation.  They also give a rapid drying time because of the high temperature and low moisture content. You can pre-spray with a detergent or spot remover and the steam vacuum carpet cleaner will rinse and extract this out for you.

If your carpets are heavily soiled, however, or you want a machine specifically for carpet cleaning only, a hot water extraction machine is a better option. The Elsea Estro 125 Hotwave Carpet & Upholstery Hot Water Extraction Machine is shown here:

Hot water extraction machine

Bear in mind that hot water extraction gets nicknamed steam cleaning, but it is not the same thing. For it to be true steam cleaning, the water temperature needs to be more than 100 degrees C.

So, What’s the Conclusion About Carpet Cleaners?

If you want a multi-purpose commercial floor steam cleaner machine that can clean and sanitise, walls, floors bathrooms, kitchens, carpets, upholstery, and cars then please choose a steamer as shown here.

If you want to deep clean carpets, fabrics, and upholstery only, then please choose a hot water extractor like the Elsea Estro or the Prochem Steempro carpet cleaning machines.

We supply a broad range of carpet cleaner chemicals and carpet cleaning sprayers also.


Popular Commercial Carpet Cleaning Equipment For Sale

We have a large range of commercial carpet cleaning equipment for sale at CleanCare, here are a few of our favourites.

The Prochem Steempro Powermax is a professional carpet and upholstery cleaning machine that has dual 3-stage vacuum motors and a long-life 170psi pump.

Another option is our Ivo Athena 8 commercial floor steam cleaner.  It is compact and designed to powerfully excel at a wide variety of steam cleaning tasks, including tasks usually only tackled by much larger equipment.

A brilliant and versatile option is our Elsea Poseidon Wet and Dry Vacuum and Steam Machine which comes with a 60-litre capacity and is designed to obtain a steam distribution in continuous use with a maximum working pressure of 9 bar.

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