Carpets and Upholstery Cleaning

Truck Mount Clean VS. Rental Machine

Suction Power

Rental machines are powered by electric vacuum motors. They are designed to extract liquid. Truck mount carpet cleaning machines are powered by a gasoline engine. The engine turns a piston at around 3,000 RPMs and creates suction for up to several hundred feet of hose. A gasoline motor has far superior power for suction. 

Water Temperature

When renting a machine you can only get the water as hot as the tap will allow. Rental machines do not have the power to heat water.  A truck mount has the capability to heat water to up to over 200 degrees. The offers much better cleaning capability.

Spray Jet Power

Rental machines spray pumps are also electric powered, they offer around 250 PSI vs. 1200 PSI with a Truck Mount. The dirtier the carpet the more powerful of a pump you will need. The truck mount machine has the power to blast the carpet fibers with cleaning chemical and the suction power to suck it up.


Truck mount machines stay in the work truck; the hose is run from the machine to wherever the carpet is. A light weight wand is the extraction tool that is taken into the home, allowing for very easy movement.

Need a Carpet Cleaning In Your Home or Business? Contact the professionals at SERVPRO of Oldham/Shelby County today. 502.241.6861

SERVPRO of Oldham/Shelby County also proudly serves Spencer, Henry and Trimble Counties. 

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We also offer a range of specialized cleaning methods:

  • Bonnet Cleaning: A less aggressive method for short piled carpets.
  • Hot Water Extraction: A deeper cleaning method for all carpet types.
  • Deluxe Precondition and Rinse: Helps restore deeply soiled areas.
  • Showcase Premier Cleaning: The most thorough cleaning method in the industry.
  • Dry Cleaning: When color-fastness is an issue.

Preventative Maintenance

Carpets act as a filter, trapping dust, dirt, gases, animal hair, and other soils. All carpet manufacturers agree on actions you can take between carpet cleanings to increase the life span of your carpet.

IICRC states that 79% of soil in carpet is dry soil. Vacuuming is a key component to proper care and maintenance of carpet.
Preventative maintenance actions include: 
  • Regular vacuuming
  • Spot removal
  • Pilating the carpet to prevent matting
  • Moving furniture to change traffic patterns
  • Using walk-off mats to limit the amount of soil tracked onto the carpet

Professional Cleaning

Our professional cleaning can address moderate and heavy soil conditions in your carpets. How often you’ll need professional cleaning depends on soil build-up, traffic, type and color of carpeting. A good rule of thumb would be to professionally clean your carpet every 12 months. The best advice is to clean carpets before they become totally saturated with soil. If you wait until carpets look really dirty, the carpets may never be restored to their former appearance. Dirt builds up in layers, and when a carpet looks dirty you are only seeing the dirt at the tips of the fibers. More dirt is hiding below the surface down near the base of the pile, causing damage to the carpet. When a carpet is saturated with dirt, the soil has penetrated crevices and has become firmly lodged.

We will get the job done right. For a cleaning backed by state-of-the-art equipment, over 40 years of experience and Professionals trained to the highest standards, call us today.