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Carpet Cleaning Equipment

We offer a wide range of carpet cleaning products and equipment: home & commercial carpet cleaning machines, carpet shampoo machines, powders and other professional carpet cleaning products, to ensure you are always stocked with the best carpet cleaning equipment! From carpet steam cleaning machines, truck mounted carpet cleaning and commercial carpet cleaning machines to bonnet & dry cleaning technologies, you can rest assured that we’ve got the right tool for your job!

Regardless of which method of carpet cleaning you use it’s vitally important to get the right carpet cleaning equipment in order to deliver the best results. Every carpet cleaner in the world thrives on referrals from happy clients so your choice of carpet cleaning machines can make or break your carpet cleaning business. Making the right choice can put you well on the way to growing a successful carpet cleaning franchise!


Carpet Cleaning Machines

There are two main methods of carpet cleaning that professional carpet cleaning machines utilize:

  1. Hot Water Extraction (steam carpet cleaning)
  2. Bonnet cleaning (dry cleaning)

When it comes to Hot Water Extraction (HWE) there are two distinct choices of carpet cleaning equipment levels:

  • Electric portable carpet cleaner machines
  • Truck mounted carpet cleaning units

Each piece of carpet cleaning equipment has advantages and disadvantages so it really depends on the needs of your market. For example truck mounted carpet cleaning machines don’t suit high rise apartments whereas electric portables are ideal due to their mobility.


Truck Mounted Carpet Cleaning Machine

Prochem Truck Mount


Truck Mounted Carpet Cleaning Equipment

Budget constraints can also be a major factor in your decision – new truck mounted carpet cleaning machines start at around $30,000 AUD for a quality carpet cleaner machine, while electric portables start at $8,000 – $10,000 AUD.

When considering carpet cleaning equipment purchases especially as a new business, be aware that a myriad of extras are required to actually get the job done, which aren’t usually included in your initial carpet cleaning solution purchase. Items like stair tools, hard surface tools, air movers, chemical applicators, spot cleaning machines, wand glides, vacuum cleaners, scrubbers, pads, mitts, brushes, carpet grooming rakes and brooms. All of these items and more are rarely ever included in so called carpet cleaning equipment ‘packages’ and can add up to an additional $10,000 – $15,000 in a heartbeat!

The brand and country of origin of your chosen carpet cleaning equipment solution is also a consideration you should carefully consider. American carpet cleaning machinery is renowned for producing quality, and brand names like Prochem and Hydramaster are the two market leaders for quality truck mounted carpet cleaning machines in Australia.


Portable Carpet Cleaner Machine

Portable Carpet Cleaning Machines


There are no end of choices for carpet cleaning equipment in portable electric carpet cleaner machines, however the primary difference is manual vs auto. A manual carpet cleaner machine requires filling and emptying water with a bucket whereas auto carpet shampoo machines connect to a tap to automate the process. American carpet cleaning machines are all manufactured using light weight, roto-moulded polyethylene housings which are extremely durable and robust, whereas locally produced portable carpet cleaner machines are fibreglass, making them slightly heavier and more prone to damage when transporting them, however there is little difference in performance.


Dry Carpet Cleaning Machines

Bonnet carpet cleaning also known as dry cleaning is a completely different method that is essentially a surface carpet cleaning system as compared to hot water extraction, as it utilizes pads or bonnets under a rotary scrubber to retrieve soil. Consequently the capital outlay is significantly less than traditional truck mounted carpet cleaning equipment. Standard bonnet cleaning equipment includes a 150-200 rpm rotary scrubbing machine, vacuum cleaner, sprayer and pads/bonnets, and a full set of dry cleaning carpet cleaning equipment can be had for under $10,000. Common brands of scrubbers include Polivac, Hako, Truvox and Taski to name a few.


Carpet Shampoo Machines

Bonnet Carpet Cleaning Equipment


The Australian Carpet Cleaning Institute also operates a website that connects carpet cleaning equipment buyers & sellers who are interested in buying or selling used carpet cleaning equipment, which can be a more cost effective way of entering the carpet cleaning industry. If you want to see any of our equipment in action, our elite carpet cleaners at are happy to take you into real-world residential and commercial carpet cleaning jobs so you can see all of our carpet cleaning machines perform top quality work and not just on carpets, but for upholstery cleaning and leather cleaning too! We can also show you how to get excellent results on difficult surfaces such as for silk cleaning and mattress cleaning.

Of course even if we provided you with the best carpet cleaning equipment, solutions and chemicals in the world, it would all be for nothing without the right carpet cleaning training courses to go with it! If you’re thinking about purchasing carpet cleaning equipment for your new or existing business, talk to us today to find out how we can help you grow a successful business by getting the best results for your customers!

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