What are Truck Mounts and Rotovacs

Huck's Carpet Cleaning St. Peters started out using portable machines. We were able to do a good job, but had to use a lot of cleaning solutions, a lot more time, and the carpet took a long time to dry. The water a portable uses can only be as hot as the water from your faucet, usually about 120 degrees. However by the time it leaves your faucet and is put into the machine and cleaning begins, it is much colder. It's a fact that for every 18 degrees over 118 the chemical action of the cleaning solution doubles.
This is the first positive fact about using a Truck Mounted System. The water in a Truck Mount is heated constantly to over 220 (usually between 170-190 at the carpet fiber). That's a lot more chemical action and a MUCH better clean. The increase in heat helps to more effectively break down soil, grease, and other spots for more complete removal. Also, this means we use less cleaning solution, meaning a healthier environment for all.
Water pressure is the next difference between a portable and a Truck Mount. In order for your carpets to be cleaned effectively the cleaning solution must be rinsed out completely. If it is not then the remaining solution will collect soil causing your carpet to get dirty faster. A portable is usually capable of 125-150 PSI. That is not a lot and if the technician does not take the time to thoroughly rinse, then you are stuck with solution on your carpet. A carpet should be rinsed at 300-400 PSI, which a Truck Mount is more than capable of achieving. (Can go as high as 3000 PSI but only used at higher PSI for hard surfaces) The higher PSI helps to agitate the fibers, spots, and oils, and soil to better remove them all.
Vacuum power is the next difference between the two machines. Truck Mounts have much more power than portable machines. Even though Truckmounts have higher water pressure the vacuum is powerful enough to have most carpets completely dry in 4-6 hours or less. Portables Do Not have this capability. Most portables require overnight to be the recommended dry time. This causes stains to wick back up to the surface and of course is very inconvenient to the consumer. Better vacuum suction also means better extraction of spots, soil, grease, dust, and many other contaminants from the carpet.
In closing, I would like to say that for a deep steam carpet cleaning, Truck Mounts are a better clean for the consumer. Hotter water, higher water pressure and better vacuum suction all mean a MUCH BETTER overall clean for the consumer. I hope this has been informative for all and if you would like more information about truck mount Carpet Cleaning, just call us any time.

steam carpet cleaning

Watch the video below for a live demonstration. This carpet was severely damaged by pet urine odor and pet stains. Watch as the extractor/Rotovac extracts the odor from the carpet, and then cleans the stains.

Huck's Carpet Cleaning

St. Peters, MO  63376

(314) 821-7135