Steamliner Carpet Cleaning

Founded in 1969 by Millard and Shirlene Howard.  Steamliner continues to be family owned and family operated.   After the passing of Millard Howard in 1992, Shannon Howard, joined his mother, Shirlene, in the business.  Shannon has over 20 years of carpet cleaning experience.

At Steamliner Carpet Cleaning, Inc. customer satisfaction is our number one priority and we would be happy to earn your business.  Steamliner services the Winchester/Clark County area and surrounding counties.

Bane-Clene Carpet Care System

Steamliner Carpet Cleaning

Steam cleaning technology to clean and disinfect carpeting. We also specialize in Upholstery and Oriental Rug cleaning. We offer residential and commercial cleaning and Emergency Water Extraction. Steamliner Carpet Cleaning will give free estimates within the Winchester area. If outside of Winchester, we will give you a "rough" estimate over the phone if you can give us an estimate on the size of areas needing to be cleaned or we can schedule a time when we are in your area.

The Bane-Clene Carpet Care System which is a tested, proven and unique carpet cleaning system, that will safely freshen and clean your carpets. A warm water extraction system which uses no abrasive brushes or harsh chemicals. Pressures, temperatures, and the pH of the cleaning agent are all carefully controlled. We leave carpets soft, the texture restored, the colors brightened and better able to withstand future soiling. More than 95% of the moisture from cleaning is recovered with the Bane-Clene System. Carpets dry quickly, stay cleaner, and last longer.

Problems such as rust stains, pet odors and spots, heavy traffic lane soil, and shampoo or powdery residue from previous cleanings can be treated with our uniquely formulated cleaning agents and superior equipment. With STEAMLINER CARPET CLEANING, INC., all the heavy equipment stays in the truck - nothing enters your home but the operator, with a cleaning head and a long hose.

We bring our own presoftened water and do not use your water or disposal facilities. All the dirty water and unpleasant odor goes out through the sealed hose into the waste water tank in the cleaning van. There is no messy clean-up afterwards and no danger of spillage in your home or office.

Major carpet manufacturers recommend that carpets be professionally cleaned, and leading fiber producers and carpet mills recommend the safe, efficient and dependable steam cleaning process.

Our Method

"External Extraction"

This method is often call "Warm Water Extraction", "Hot Water Extraction" or "Steam Cleaning" and is the cleaning method nearly all carpet manufacturers and carpet fiber producers recommend.  

This is the only cleaning method classified as "deep cleaning". All the others are considered "light surface cleaning" because they are incapable of removing soil deep in the pile. Also, all other methods leave large amounts of cleaning agent in the carpet after cleaning. 

The maintenance brochure published by the world's largest carpet manufacturer, Shaw Industries, recommends this method, because its own research indicates that it provides the best capability for cleaning.  

This method is frequently called "steam" cleaning due to the fine spray of water used to force dirt out of the carpet which is sucked up by the vacuum slot immediately in front of the spray. Seldom is real live steam used, however. This process consists of spraying a solution of water and detergent into the carpet pile and recovering the water and soil with a powerful vacuum into a holding tank. This can be done from a truck-mounted unit outside the home with only the hose and floor tool brought inside, or by a portable, system brought into the home or office.  

From a health standpoint, the truck-mounted system is preferred because the dirty air and humidity are exhausted outside rather than recirculated around the house. Additionally, truck-mounted systems usually are more powerful than portable units and do a much better cleaning job and get the carpet dry more quickly.  

With some truck-mounted systems (called PTO's), the vehicle itself must run in neutral during the cleaning and in many others a separate engine (sometimes with a propane or oil-fired heater) is used to power the unit and heat the water. In both cases, the van MUST be parked well away from the house and positioned so that exhaust fumes do not enter the house. All-electric systems, such as the Bane-Clene systems, do not have this problem.

After Your Carpet is Cleaned

Air moving over the surface will assure quick drying. The best drying temperature is 70 to 72 degrees F. Lowering humidity by means of a dehumidifier or air conditioner will speed drying.

  1. Don't remove protective blocks or tabs from beneath furniture until your carpet is thoroughly dry. Call if you need help removing them.
  2. Don't allow draperies or bedspreads to come in contact with carpet while it is damp.
  3. Avoid foot traffic on a damp carpet.
  4. With proper air flow, carpet should dry within 7 to 8 hours