Carpet cleaning using a steam extraction machine is the most effective method albeit that the skill of the technician is vital to gain best results. The use of a pre-spray and suitable spotting chemicals will remove most stains.
Floods are always a messy business and experience tells for it is often with quick and correct actions that flooring coverings can be resurrected.
SO......WHAT DOES IT COST?
As a guide.. steam cleaning all carpets in an average 3 bedroom house may be charged out at $225 to $350 + gst depending on type of carpet. For example wool carpets take more time than synthetic.
There may be other charges for major stain removal and flooding.
Upholstery cleaning costs vary because of the wide range of coverings.
Carpet and upholstery steam cleaning should only be done by experienced and trained technicians. Some horror stories have been heard about carpets being shrunk, lounge suites water stained and colour-run on some imported fabrics.