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Texatherm vs The Rest: A Guide to Professional Carpet Cleaning Methods & Machines

Texatherm Vs The Rest

In the professional carpet cleaning industry, you will find companies operating a variety of machines.

Indeed, the market is flooded with machines that promise unrivalled cleaning results; each boasting a unique set of features and capabilities.

For businesses, selecting the right carpet cleaning machine is no longer a simple task, but it is a critical decision that will determine the results you achieve as a professional carpet cleaner.

It is no exaggeration to say that the success of your business relies on making the right choice.

In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the features and capabilities of the leading professional carpet cleaning machines.

Whether you're a seasoned carpet cleaning professional looking to upgrade your equipment, or a newcomer to the industry looking to achieve great results from day one, this guide will equip you with the knowledge to choose the right machine.

Introduction to professional carpet cleaning machines and methods

Beofre purchasing a carpet cleaning machine, it is important to consider the benefits and drawbacks for the method of cleaning that a machine is able to perform.

Some cleaning methods and machines may be better suited to routine maintenance cleaning, while other methids and machinery may be needed to tackle heavily soiled carpets with stubborn stains and ingrained dirt.

The most important thing is to pick a professional-grade machine - and a process - that will achieve the best results possible.

Here are the most common and effective methods of cleaning carpets:

Hot Water Extraction

Hot Water Extraction (HWE), commonly referred to as steam cleaning, is a highly effective and widely used method for deep cleaning carpets and upholstery. It usually involves several steps:

  1. Preparation: Before the HWE cleaning process begins, the carpet should be thoroughly vacuumed to remove loose dirt and debris. This initial step is essential to ensure that the there are no loose soils or grit preventing the cleaning solution from penetrating deep into the carpet fibres.
  2. Pre-Spray Treatment: The carpets are pre-treated with a specialised cleaning solution, paying particular attention to areas of heavy soiling. These carept cleaning solutions are designed to break down and dissolve dirt and stains, making them easier to remove during the hot water extraction process.
  3. Agitation: To further prepare the carpet for extraction, a machine or hand held brush is used to agitate the carpet fibers. This agitation loosens dirt and stains in the fibers.
  4. Dwelling Time: After the carpet has been pre-sprayed and agitated, it is importsant to allow the cleaning chemcials to dwell for a short time (typically 10-15 minutes) so that the soils and stains will be easier to extract.
  5. Extraction: A hot water extraction carpet cleaning machine has two hoses attached for suction and solution. A carpet cleaning wand is attached to the two pipes and an operator will utilise the water pressure and suction to remove the soils, stains and moisture from the carpet fibres.
  6. Rinse: Depending on the chemicals used, in some cases, a further rinse step may be necessary in order to neutralise and remove any chemical residues from the carpet. This will help prevent premature resoiling.
  7. Drying: After the hot water extraction process, the carpet is left to dry. Air movers and dehumidifiers may be used to quicken the drying process, ensuring that the carpet is ready for use as soon as possible.

Dry Carpet Cleaning

Dry carpet cleaning is a cleaning method that utilises dry cleaning compounds and powders to clean carpets without the use of excessive moisture. Unlike traditional wet cleaning methods, dry carpet cleaning minimise water usage, allowing for faster drying times and reducing the risk of mold or mildew growth.

Here's how the dry carpet cleaning process typically works:

1. Applying The Cleaning Compound: A dry cleaning compound or chemical powder is applied to the carpet. The compounds contain absorbent agents and detergents that are designed to loosen, attract and absorb soils from the carpet fibers.

2. Agitation: The cleaning compound is worked into the carpet fibers using a mechanical brush or counter-rotating brushes. This agitation process helps the cleaning compound to penetrate deep into the carpet fibres, letting them get straight to work abosrbing the dirt. The cleaning compound granules are then vacuumed up, leaving behind a dry, clean carpet.

3. Dwelling: After agitation, the cleaning compound is allowed to sit on the carpet for a specific period, typically 15-30 minutes. During this time, the cleaning agents in the compound break down the dirt and stains, making them easier to remove during the subsequent vacuuming process.

4. Vacuuming: A specialized dry carpet cleaning machine equipped with powerful suction is used to vacuum up the cleaning compound along with the loosened dirt and grime. The machine's strong vacuuming action ensures that both the cleaning compound and the dirt are effectively removed from the carpet.

5. Post-Cleaning Inspection: After the cleaning process is complete, technicians inspect the carpet to ensure that all visible stains and dirt have been removed. If necessary, spot treatments can be applied to address any remaining stains.

Machines used by professionals

Hot water extraction machine - sometimes referred to as a steam cleaner. This machine sprays a mixture of hot water and cleaning solution onto the carpet, agitates the carpet fibers to loosen dirt, and extracts the solution along with the dirt. It is highly effective for deep cleaning and is often preferred for its ability to remove allergens and bacteria.

Dry Carpet Cleaning Machines utilize specialized cleaning compounds or powders that are applied to the carpet. These compounds attract dirt, allowing it to be vacuumed away. This method is preferred for its quick drying time and is ideal for situations where minimal moisture is desired, such as in commercial spaces where immediate use of a carpet is necessary.

Bonnet Cleaning Machines involve the use of a rotary machine with a cleaning pad soaked in a cleaning solution. This method is often used for routine maintenance in commercial settings. The machine's rotating action agitates the carpet fibers, allowing the pad to absorb the cleaning solution and dirt.

Encapsulation Carpet Cleaners use a cleaning solution that encapsulates dirt particles into a dry residue. After application, the residue is vacuumed away, leaving the carpet clean and dry. This method is known for its low moisture usage, making it suitable for places where fast drying is essential.

Low Moisture Carpet Cleaning Machines generally involve the use of specialized machines that use minimal water and cleaning solutions. These machines also offer quick drying times, making them popular choices in areas where rapid turnaround is essential.

Texatherm vs The Rest

Texatherm Vs The Rest

While there are many capable machines in the marketplace, none have the range of capabilities of Texatherm.

We believe that we manufacture the world's most advanced multipurpose professional carpet cleaning machines.

This means they are designed to adapt, combine, and deliver multiple cleaning methods with truly efficient performance - and without the reliability issues suffered by our competitors.

Prior to Texatherm, there had never been a single carpet cleaning system capable of carrying out a variety of jobs and cleaning methods - in both domestic and commercial situations.

Here are the key benefits that Texatherm offer for professional carpet cleaners

  • Full transceiver remote. Individually control your: heat, pump vacuums and display on/off from up to 300 meters away.
  • World's first digital pump flow control system.  Optimised flow for more efficient rinse. Automatically adjusting system guaranteeing correct and immediate pressure & flow at the tool end.  System allows you to work with 13 different pressure settings to efficiently rinse the varying carpet and fibre types.
  • Only machine with a full variable pump control system.
  • Built in pump freeze protection circuit. No more blown pumps every winter. Just thaw out, reset and start work. It is the only machine with a protection circuit for the pump motor.
  • Built in exhaust baffling. Operating volume of 76db. 2 times quieter than the average portable extraction machine and 4 times quieter than the average truck mounted extraction machine. Only machine on the market with built in noise baffling. This feature is an optional extra with our competitors.
  • Built in plug and play quick release for all of your working parts. IP67 waterproof plugs and stainless steel quick connectors allow you to easily and safely remove: vacuums, pump, fan, transducer & heating element in under 5 minutes for maintenance or replacement. No need to work with mains wiring. It is the only machine on the market with a quick release interface for working parts. Competitors machines are hard wired into switches making part replacement difficult and dangerous without electrical experience.
  • Bespoke, 316 Stainless steel, twin circuit, 3000 W Heater element. Ultra reliable. delivers quick & constant heat at tool end. Built in high efficiency heating element. Most of our competitors machines don’t come with heat - or it is necessary to purchase bolt-on heaters.
  • Twin gate valves for your solution and recovery tanks. Quickly and easily empty your solution tank and recovery tank. Our competitors only have one gate valve for the waste tank making the clean tank difficult to empty after jobs.

The EMV machine is also the only machine on the market that allows the technician to clean using multiple methods without having to purchase multiple machines.

Other machines on the market only allow for one method of carpet cleaning, while the EMV allows you to extraction clean, low moisture clean and combination clean.

For more about the EMV, this video has in-depth information on the benefits of the Texathern system.


Whethere you're new to the carpet cleaning industry, or you're looking to operate more efficiently (saving space, time and money) the Texatherm system of carpet cleaning provides an all-in-one solution for modern carpet cleaning companies.

Get access to multiple cleaning methods with unrivalled performance and reliability.

To book a demonstration or place an order, please don't hesitate to contact us today.

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