Whats In My Barnsley Carpet Cleaning Van

One thing I love when I go to carpet cleaning road shows is looking in other carpet cleaners Vans,

Vw Caddy 2.0 Tdi

Vw Caddy 2.0 Tdi return 50 mpg fully loaded

so heres a list of items I Carry in my van whilst out on the roads of   Barnsley and Wakefield,wombwell and rotherham

  1. Hot Water extraction Machine . Its a Alltec 40, the 40 means it holds 40 litres of water.

    Alltec 40

    Alltec 40
    hot water extraction machine

  2. Taski ranger low speed rotary plus scrub brush, shampoo
    Slow speed Buffer

    Taski ranger slow speed Rotary Buffer

    brush,various different pads for Lm cleaning.

  3. Twin jet wand
  4. 2 x 75 foot lengths of vacuum hose this will be enough to run the machine from out side and still reach all the rooms in a std 3 bed semi.
  5. 2 x 75 foot of high pressure solution hoses
  6. A sebo 36 vacuum cleaner
  7. Towels about 5 of various sizes
  8. Carpet brush
  9. Upholstery hand tool
  10. 2 x buckets one for dirty water one for clean
  11. 25 litre container ,I use this to carry hot water ,saves time and somtimes there is no water or heating at some homes
  12. Solutions I carry a basic amount due to space.  shockwave a high ph powder used for very dirty and greasy carpets ,Dynamall a dry clean solution, and spm for most general  cleans

    Carpet cleaning dry cleaning solution

    Dynamall dry carpet cleaning solution

  13. spotters,  acetone, surgical spirits,rust remover, white spirits,peroxide 9%,a ph neutral detergent , a enzyme detergent
  14. receipt book,cards pens
  15. Iphone 4s great for taking pics, built in sat nav links to google
  16. First aid kit
  17. jump leads
  18. 15 metres extension cable
  19. small  electric tyre pump
  20. then odds and sods like knife , spanner screwdriver , bottled water
  21. Pump up sprayer
  22. Magma instant water heater , turns cold water into 110 degrees of heat in two mins.
  23. Prochem Pro 35 crb dry and wet cleaner for agitation and encapsulation cleaning.


    Debris and hairs removed by pro 35 from a rug after vacuuming  

 And here is some I keep for back up and commercial work


Magma heater and airflex extractor

air flex mini and magna instant heater



Rotowash crb


power flyte

power flyte Hot water extraction machine

sebo duo and sebo 36 Vac

sebo duo and sebo vac

Magma heater

Magma heater turns cold water hot very fast

Vac and solution hose

Vac and solution hose 3 lengths will allow you to complete most 3 bed house with the machine left outside


6 responses to “Whats In My Barnsley Carpet Cleaning Van

  1. Hi Neil love the site, Great tips on starting up. Just away to leave the army and go back into the carpet fitting business, and am very interested in the carpet cleaning side of things as well. As you can imagine its is very daunting and there is so many carpet cleaning machines to chose from. But I would love to get it right from the very start. Have you got any advice on what machine to buy and how and what to do so I can get a better insight of what am getting my self into. I have had a look at this carpet cleaning machine but as have said, I have no idea hahaha http://www.amazon.co.uk/Prochem-Fivestar-Carpet-Cleaning-Machine/dp/B005LUPKC2

    Cheers Neil


    • Hi william

      really the machines contain 2 vacs and a pump these are generally the items that fail over time , a good secondhand machine shouldn’t cost a lot and if a pump or vac goes its about £150 to £200 to buy a new one . My first machine was a alltec 40 and it lasteded me 10 years without any motors or pumps failing , and the guys at alltec are really helpful they are based in royston Hertfordshire

      It depends which market you are aiming at for domestic I would want a more flexible machine than could also do upholstery ,

      If its for commercial then it would be adequate for a good maintenance programme .

      A good set up would be a slow speed rotary for commercial and a portable twinn vac 135 psi min that has a hand tool for upholstery . this is what kit i use and fit i can do most jobs with it.
      all can be purchased second hand for between £1000 to £2000


      If it is all you can use at the moment then it would do until you could purchase other items , we all have to start somewhere good luck


  2. This text is priceless. Where can I find out more?


  3. This is really good information! I will pass this on to my team when they next go out to buy new equipment, you seem to really know what your talking about, which is great. Thanks a lot for your post.


  4. Cleaning has now become very important hygiene factor for businesses and thus it is always a great idea to go fully equipped while on a cleaning mission.


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