For over 33 years we have helped our customers maintain their carpets and upholstery using our truck – mounted steam machine equipped with the RX20 rotary brush.

We will clean any carpet no matter how dirty. Our truck heats the water to 220 f. providing the steam to actually clean your carpets and remove all spots, dirt, and grime. Scotchgaurd treatment is available to help protect your carpets and upholstery.

Customer Information For Comparing Cleaning Methods

Steam
Cleaning Material
Equipment/Process
Advantages
Disadvantages
  • Non-foaming detergents.
  • Hot water under pressure
  • Hot water under high pressure sprayed on carpet – simultaneously vacuumed out.
  • Combination pressure-spray-power/vac
  • Deep cleaning.
  • Removes heavy soil.
  • Minimal residue.
  • Safe for all carpeting.
  • Can be done relatively quickly
  • Requires skilled operator.
  • Carpet may be damp for several hours.
Shampoo
Cleaning Material
Equipment/Process
Advantages
Disadvantages
  • Sudsing detergent.
  • Rotary brush (sometimes in combination with wet/vac or extractor) feeds shampoo into carpet-wet or dry vac to finish
  • Relatively low cost.
  • Loosens heavy soil.
  • Effective for commercial/level loop carpets.
  • Brushing action can cause severe pile damage.
  • Possible damage from over-wetting.
  • Rapid re-soiling.
  • Not recommended for residential carpeting.
Dry Foam
Cleaning Material
Equipment/Process
Advantages
Disadvantages
  • Super foaming detergent
  • Machine with rotating cylindrical brushes works foam into carpet pile-followed by wet/vac
  • Dries fairly quickly.
  • Operator does not need extensive experience.
  • Brushing action can damage cut pile & shag.
  • Leaves detergent residue.
  • Surface cleaning only.
Dry Powder
Cleaning Material
Equipment/Process
Advantages
Disadvantages
  • Detergents, dry cleaning agents & solvents in absorbent compound.
  • Power brush.
  • Vacuum cleaner.
  • Compound sprinkled on, brushed in with power brush.
  • Vacuum removes residue.
  • Dries fast.
  • No danger of shrinkage.
  • Safe for most dyes.
  • Operator needs little training.
  • Time consuming/costly.
  • Difficult to remove all compound residue.
  • Will not remove heavy, deeply imbedded soil.
  • Danger of flaring.
Mist Pad
Cleaning Material
Equipment/Process
Advantages
Disadvantages
  • Fine mist of cleaners.
  • Mist applied to surface with sprayer.
  • Rotary driven absorbent pads to remove soil.
  • Dries fairly quickly.
  • Causes little damage.
  • Surface cleaning only.
  • Requires skill to apply proper amount of spray.
  • Leaves residue.
By Hand
Cleaning Material
Equipment/Process
Advantages
Disadvantages
  • Detergent foam
  • Sponges work foam into carpet-clean sponges used to remove residue (usually done by hand).
  • Minimal pile damage.
  • Loosens soil.
  • Costly.
  • Time consuming.
  • Rapid re-soiling due to detergent residue.

Contact us with any questions or problems concerning your Connecticut floor cleaning, commercial and residential floor stripping, floor refinishing, and contract floor maintenance needs.