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Different Types of Carpet Cleaning Machines

Updated on January 29, 2013

Carpet is undoubtedly, one of the home accessories that should be kept clean all the time and which, this is particular true for maintaining its beauty and of course none other than hygienic reason. However, a lot of people find it quite hard when cleaning their carpet as usually particles of dirt are trapped in between the carpet fibers. Getting rid of the dirt is indeed a tedious task if you aren't using the right carpet cleaning machine.

There are many different types of carpet cleaning machines that are available in the market for you to choose from. Before we learn about the different models of carpet cleaning machines, let's see what are the factors that you should consider when picking one.

Factors to Consider When Picking Up a Carpet Cleaning Machine


The first thing is to determine which model of carpet cleaning machines that is suitable for your carpet. Carpets are made of different materials and you should identify what is your carpet made of. And so, the carpet cleaner that you pick should be the right one to be used with your carpet material. Else, getting the wrong one will cause damages onto your rag and which cost you to spend more on getting a new carpet. If you aren't sure which one works best on your rag, get the help from the store assistant. You can also conduct your own research over the internet.

The other thing that you should consider is the cost of the cleaning machine, does it suit your budget. Don't go overboard or too low when considering the cost. Expensive model might not be your best option while the cheap machine might not provide the functionality that you are looking for. Match your cost with the different models of carpet cleaning machines and select the one that best matches your needs.

Again, you can conduct your research on the internet since most companies have their online catalog or else just head over to Amazon. This is perhaps one of the most trusted sites as you can read genuine reviews by users who have experienced with the particular models of carpet cleaning machines that you have shortlisted. For example, the Hoover SteamVac Carpet Cleaner with Clean Surge, F5914-900 receives a very good rating and lots of positive reviews by users who have bought and used it.

Well, these are the two main factors that you should look at. Don't rush through the selection process else you will end up getting the wrong carpet cleaner that might damage your rag or carpet.

Different Types of Carpet Cleaning Machines

Now let's us look at the different types of carpet cleaning machines that are available in the market:

Vacuum Cleaner

The first and most versatile cleaner is none other than the vacuum cleaner. This household device is very common used in cleaning carpet, especially for instant removing any stains and spills. Vacuum cleaner is the perfect choice when you are doing the surface cleaning. It is capable of removing dirts fast and easy. There are three types of vacuum cleaners; the upright, hand held and spotter. Upright vacuum cleaner is the most favored one as it offers higher convenience for the cleaning process. Hand held cleaner, on the other hand, is perfect for small carpeted space such as the stairs and the platform in between stairs. It also suitable for vacuuming your car. Spotter cleaner is perfect for cleaning stains and spots; it is normally used for not so big cleaning task.

Carpet Steam Cleaning Machine

Carpet steam cleaner is the perfect option for cleaning all part of your carpet thoroughly. It uses a liquid cleaning solvent that is turned into steam when removing dirt that sticks on your carpet fiber. To loose and bring the dirt close to the surface, the machine will inject steam into the carpet and with the aid or a rotating brushes, the dirt is then vacuumed and removed completely from the rag. This machine is very effective in removing dirt that trapped deeply in the carpet fiber, which normal vacuum cleaner fails.Since it uses steam for cleaning, therefore, you can can find a built-in heater that functions to heat water and also dries up the carpet once the cleaning is done.

Carpet Cleaning Extractor

Carpet cleaning extractor, which is also known as carpet shampooer, is a carpet cleaning machine that has the most efficient performance. It does not only remove the surface of the carpet but also eliminates the dirt from the entire part of the carpet as well. As the name suggest, this machine uses cleaning solution or 'shampoo' when performing its job. This solution is dispensed onto the carpet through a hose that run down through two rotating brushes that move in a vee pattern that pull out deep rooted stains and dirt. And so it allows you to have a maximum cleaning process that other carpet cleaning machines can provide you. Due to its excellent capability in cleaning carpets and rugs, this machine is quite popular in domestic and particular commercial use.

Those are the common carpet cleaning machines for domestic use. Pick the right one for your carpet cleaning chaos and do it effectively and conveniently.


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  • Peggy W profile image

    Peggy Woods 

    8 years ago from Houston, Texas

    We have the Bissel Proheat2x turbo carpet cleaning machine and it does a great job. With 2 cats and a dog it is a must have appliance for the home. Useful article!


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