We’ve just invested in a professional carpet cleaning machine for our carpet cleaning business. Deciding what machine to purchase to meet our unique requirements took some homework. Here are some tips on choosing the right carpet cleaning machine for your cleaning business.
The first factor we had to consider was how heavy duty the machine should be. We do a lot of end of tenancy cleaning flats and houses where speed is of the essence if we are going to make a profit. So we needed a durable machine for lugging in and out of a van every day, and with the ability to deep clean dirty carpets quickly with perfect results.
The size and weight of the machine was also an important factor as we needed a machine capable of being used by a single operator.
There are many different types of carpet cleaner on the market. After some research we decided to opt for a hot water extractor machine as it is the most effective method for cleaning carpets and upholstery. A hot water cleaning solution is sprayed onto the carpets and then immediately extracted leaving carpets clean, fresh, and quickly dry.
Like every business we have a budget. However, we felt it important to invest in a quality commercial machine at the high end as this would offer the best and quickest return on our investment.
Tank size and how often you need to change and add water was another factor we had to consider. The most tedious part of cleaning carpets is emptying the dirty water tank and refilling the clean water tank, and having a bigger tank means less refilling.
Aside from carpet cleaning we also offer upholstery and curtain cleaning so we needed to consider what attachments and accessories come with the machine, for example a curtain cleaning tool, and a upholstery tool.
In the end we opted for the Prochem Steempro Powermax carpet cleaning machine as we felt it best combined all the attributes we were looking for in a professional carpet cleaning machine. It has a generous 35 litre clean water tank, and a high power vacuum and pump system making it one of the most powerful portable extractors on the market. It’s 100 psi pump is powerful enough to use a 50 foot hose, which means easy use for a single operator in most flats and houses.
The machine came with a free training voucher, which was an added bonus enabling us to train up more of our carpet cleaning technicians.
Starlet Cleaning is a London carpet cleaner that offers carpet cleaning all over the capital. We also offer professional upholstery cleaning.