Carpet Cleaning Bundaberg

When it comes to home carpet cleaning, there are a number of options that you have today. Carpet steam cleaning and hot water extraction and Dry Cleaning are three of the options that you have. Below is an explanation of the two methods:

What’s The Difference Between The Three?

The temperature is one of the differences between hot water extraction and carpet steam cleaning. In order for the carpet to be steam cleaned, the temperature must be high enough to produce a gas. The temperature of the water in the machine must exceed 102 or above degrees Celcius in order to produce steam.

Hot water extraction simply requires that hot water be used. The temperature of the water does not have to reach the boiling point max temperature should be around 75 degrees Celsius any hooter my shrink the carpet or cause delimitation which is the backing pulling away from the strands and warping. There may be visible steam used during hot water extraction. However, it is really nothing more than just really hot water.

Dry carpet cleaning involves the use of specialized machines to clean carpets with recently developed chemical technologies that permit no-moisture or “very low moisture” (VLM) cleaning, resulting in carpet beautification, and removal of stains, dirt, grit, sand, and allergens. Clean carpets are recognized by manufacturers as being more visually pleasing, potentially longer-lasting and probably healthier than poorly maintained carpets Carpet cleaning is reportedly widely misunderstood, and chemical developers have only within recent decades created new carpet care technologies. Particularly, encapsulation and other green technologies work better, are easier to use, require less training, save more time and money, and lead to less re-soiling than prior methods.

There are also differences in the carpet cleaning methods. The carpet fibers are rinsed after hot water extraction is performed whereas there is no rinsing if steam cleaning is used. Rinsing helps remove the detergent and prevents re-soiling.

Did you also know that your Carpets should be dry with in 2 to 4 hours after they have been cleaned if they are not they you should be called back to re suck the extra moisture to help them dry and to prevent problems from occuring

Which Method Is Preferred By Local Carpet Cleaners?

Both of these methods are effective for home carpet cleaning. However, steam cleaning is typically only used on synthetic carpets. Steam cleaning can remove tough stains on synthetic carpets. It can also deeply clean the carpet.

Hot water extraction is better for carpets that are made out of natural fibers. Steam cleaning can cause the carpet fibers to shrink. However, this is less likely to happen if hot water is used.

Many carpet manufacturers recommend that hot water extraction be used if the carpet is made out of natural fibers. One of the many benefits of hot water extraction is that it can effectively clean carpet without using a lot of detergent. Heavy use of detergents can actually cause the carpet to re-soil more quickly.

Keep in mind that some people will use the terms hot water extraction and steam cleaning interchangeably. If you are unsure about what method is being used, then you should ask your carpet cleaning company.

If you need local carpet cleaners, then we can come and clean your carpet. Contact us today.

Which Cleaning Method Is Best for my Carpets

Technology has changed. Sustainable Carpet Cleaning is here!


If you are looking at this page you simply want to know what’s best for you and your carpet.

The good news is that new technology has revolutionized the carpet cleaning franchise industry with a new, ultra efficient cleaning system.

This new system is called Sustainable Carpet Cleaning also generically known as encapsulation cleaning, and is the latest and highes quality carpet cleaning equipment technology available anywhere in the world!

ACCI members have been using it since its introduction into Australia in 2003. The main advantages of this system is that it ticks all the environmentally compliant boxes when compared to traditional methods such as hot water extraction (steam cleaning).

Not only is it the most environmentally compliant  compared to any other cleaning method but it is also the most efficient.

The really nice thing for consumers is that 90% less water is used and therefore carpets dry faster.  In addition the machinery required is very quiet and does not create toxic waste water to dispose into the drains.

Because it eliminates sticky detergent residues, oils and sugars, carpets now stay cleaner, softer, brighter and longer than ever before.

If you are looking for the best cleaning method then make sure you find an  ACCI member who has passed our strict carpet cleaning certification process in the Sustainable Cleaning System to clean your carpet. ACCI is the only training organisation in the carpet cleaning industry to have genuine Green Certified Technicians.

Spills and Stains

Spotting Chart

One of the most crucial areas of carpet maintenance is the immediate removal of spots and spills when they occur. Acting quickly is the key to success when anything is dropped or spilled and always having the necessary cleaning materials at hand is of the utmost importance. Follow our spot & spill removal guidelines by scrolling to:

Alternatively please refer to an ACCI Certified Technician for professional help.

DETERGENT SOLUTION : Mix one teaspoon of clear dishwashing liquid (containing no bleaches or strong alkalis) and one teaspoon of white vinegar with 500ml of warm water (not hot). This solution must be rinsed well with clear water.

LAUNDRY DETERGENT : One teaspoon in 250ml of warm water

AMMONIA SOLUTION : Mix one tablespoon of clear household ammonia with 100ml of water. Once stain is removed the carpet must be neutralised with the vinegar solution. Apply, blot and rinse. Wool and treated nylon carpet (ie, Stainmaster, Scotchgard etc) are adversely affected by ammonia. Substitute with No. 2 on chart.

VINEGAR SOLUTION : Mix 100ml of white vinegar with 200ml of water

SOLVENT : A volatile dry cleaning solvent such as Murlex (available at grocery or hardware stores) or white spirit. Use on dry carpet only.

Type of Treatment: 4. Solvent (only on dry carpet) 8. Clear nail polish remover (no lanolin) 12. Mineral Turpentine
1. Cold Water 5. Chill with aerosol freezing or ice cubles in plastic bag 9. Alcohol (eg. Isocol, surgical alcohol) 13. Ammonia Solution
2. Detergent Solution 6. Vinegar Solution 10. Rust remover 14. Clear household disinfectant
3. Laundry Detergent 7. Warm Water 11. Vacuum 15. Baking Soda, scoop up and vacuum

DO NOT SCRUB OR RUB as it can cause permanent pile distortion………Scoop up solids before cleaning

……….Blot up as much liquid as possible using a clean white towelling cloth (nappy / face washer) or white paper towel.

………..CLEAN. Refer to the spot removal chart (above). Apply spot removal agent/s to clean white towel. Do not apply directly to the carpet.

…………RINSE with cold or lukewarm water only. WARNING: Do not saturate

…………BLOT dry with absorbent material such as white paper towelling or use a cool fan to complete drying.

The most important maintenance step is proper vacuuming. Regular & thorough vacuuming at least once a week and more often in heavy traffic areas will remove soil & dirt particles before they become embedded in the pile of the carpet. Remember you cannot over-vacuum & vacuuming should begin the day the carpet is installed. Frequent vacuuming is a carpet’s best friend.

Streak free Windows

Here’s How To Avoid All Types Of Streaks When You Clean Windows With A Squeegee

Streaks! The one true bane of anyone who has ever cleaned a window. Don’t let them beat you. Streaks can be stopped.

Even the best window cleaners experience streaks and smears on the job when using a window squeegee. No need to worry though. A little bit of preparation and know-how will fix the situation.

What kind of streaks do you get when cleaning windows? We’ve listed 5 common types of streaks and how to solve them once and for all.

An obstacle that can be overcome

The bad news is that streaks are a reality. They happen and it’s frustrating. The good news is that streaks are totally avoidable as well. All it takes is a few precautions and a few careful considerations while cleaning. The best window cleaners know just how to go about cleaning without streaks. And now you can do the same.

Avoid streaks of all shapes and sizes

The shape and size of a streak can tell us a lot about it. Here’s a quick troubleshooting guide that covers the most common streak types and action steps to solve or avoid them.

1. Straight Line Streaks

This can occur when the squeegee moves across the glass or in the downward direction. You can avoid this by…

• Wiping the squeegee rubber dry after each pass

• Using light pressure on the glass

• Keeping a base distance of around 7cm

• Replace the squeegee rubber often (Rubbers steak when they have a nick, are damaged or are just worn out)

• Clean immediately after you wash the glass

• Use an appropriate amount of detergent

• Ensure the rubber is fitted properly

• Ensure the rubber is high quality

• Ensure the squeegee channel is straight not bent or bowed.

2. Wobbly Or V-Shaped Streak Lines

You can avoid v-shaped or wobbly streak lines by:

• Keeping an even pressure on the squeegee

• Keeping a base distance of around 7cm

• By keeping the squeegee in contact with the glass surface all the time

• Using a smaller sized squeegee

• Cleaning immediately after you wash the window

• When cleaning curved or undulating glass use a smaller squeegee.

3. Streaks That Appear At The End Of The Cleaning Action

At times, you may see streaks that appear when you’re just about finished a pass or a swipe on the window. You can avoid them by:

• Keeping the leading edge of the rubber in line with the detergent solution

• Wiping the squeegee dry after each pass

• Creating dry zones around the edge of the window frame

• Not using excess solution

• Ensure that the rubber is fitted properly

• Ensure you cut the edge effectively and create a dry zone.

4. Streak Lines That Look Similar To Your Squeegee

This particular problem can catch you by surprise. To avoid streak lines that are as big as your cleaning tool, you must:

• Move your squeegee across the surface at a smooth, consistent speed. Do not start and stop during a single pass.

• Start cleaning from the dry zone that you have created around the window frame and not from the frame itself

• Work in a systematic manner and don’t rush the job.

• Do not place a wet squeegee on dry glass.

5. Drips And Other Problems

Drips and excess moisture around the window is another problem that needs to be taken care of. Here’s how:

• Use less water closer to the frame

• Create dry zones around the frame

• Wipe off the drips with lint free cloth

It’s not possible to cover every possible problem, cause, and solution, but you will see from this guide that most problems have common causes. Prevent them and the problems will be fewer. And that means faster, better, and more profitable results.

We’re all human. We will never be perfect but with good advice, the right equipment and plenty of practice, if you haven’t already, you can master the art of using a window squeegee.