Your shoes pick up sneaky bacteria which are then spread about your home when you wear shoes inside. A study from the University of Arizona collected germs and microbes on footwear. The researchers found 421,000 units of bacteria on the outside of the shoe, including E. coli, meningitis and diarrheal disease; Klebsiella pneumonia, a common source for wound and bloodstream infections as well as pneumonia; and Serratia ficaria, a rare cause of infections in the respiratory tract and wounds, reports Reuters. Granted the study was co-sponsored by The Rockport Company, but even so, it definitely brings the point home.
This is our truckmount machine which is bolted in our van .The steam reaches 230 degress which will kill most of the bacteriia and virtuses in your carpet.
A Portable Carpet Cleaning Machine has nowhere near the power or degree of heat that a Truck Mount Systen does. The Portable Machine is brought into your home and requires the use your electricity and water. The above paragraph outlines everything that is in your carpet. Portable Machines will not remove these pathogens. Portable carpet cleaning unit Steam Clean