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FAQs and tips

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Do not use it for sisal, coconut, and silk. These materials are not or only to a limited extent suitable for wet cleaning. It is therefore recommended not to use the tuba clean cleaning system for these materials. Apart from that, you can clean all standard carpets and rugs, even oriental carpets with the tuba clean cleaning system. However, always test the colourfastness of the product on an invisible area.

You will find tuba clean rental stations in all leading DIY stores, in many cleaning shops, at floor covering dealers, in car accessory stores and in many food and consumer markets next to you. You can request a location in your area by calling the tuba clean service team on +49 (0) 2173 – 965990 or by sending an email to info@tuba-clean.de, or now even faster by clicking here!

Yes! Treat particularly heavily soiled areas (e.g. by blood or urine) with the tuba clean Pre-Spotter. You can then carry out a basic cleaning with the tuba clean Spray Extraction Cleaner, the special tuba clean Upholstery Nozzle (which you can rent free of charge) and the tuba clean Upholstery Cleaner.

 

Between 12 and 24 hours. In rooms with underfloor heating at low humidity and good ventilation, the drying time is considerably reduced. Exact details cannot be given as the duration depends on many factors such as humidity, ventilation, type of fabric, etc.

Please directly contact your rental station or the tuba clean service team on +49 (0) 2173 – 96 59 90. They will help you immediately.

Simply read the instruction manual on the tuba clean Spray Extraction Cleaner or download the manual under the menu item User manuals. Your rental station also provides printed operating instructions for you. Of course, you can also watch our application video.

Simply read the instruction manual on the tuba clean Spray Extraction Cleaner or download the manual under the menu item User manuals. Your rental station also provides printed operating instructions for you. Of course, you can also watch our application video.

The formulations of tuba clean cleaning products are specially adapted to the cleaning system, the spray extraction. The tuba clean Main Detergent and the tuba clean Upholstery Cleaner specifically help to prevent rapid re-soiling. With the tuba clean Intensive Impregnator, you can protect your carpets, rugs, upholstery, car seats, mattresses, and textiles in general even more intensively and delay resoiling for longer. This makes sense especially on heavily used surfaces. The tuba clean Intensive Impregnating Agent is a dirt-repellent special impregnator. It seals fibres and fabrics, increases fibre stability, and thus provides a reliable protection against everyday soiling. Dirt does not penetrate but remains on the fibre surface and can be easily vacuumed off. The formation of walkways and other large-area soiling caused by use is prevented for long, colours are actively protected against greying. Tip: Make sure that you always apply the tuba clean Intensive Impregnating Agent evenly.

Yes, of course. The tuba clean products do not leave behind any residues that are harmful or dangerous to health and the system is also recommended by allergy sufferers. All ingredients are fully biodegradable. tuba clean provides for hygienic cleanliness and freshness for households with children and pets in particular.

Yes! Studies by the DAAB (German Allergy and Asthma Association) have shown that the fine dust pollution in rooms with hard floors is significantly higher than in rooms with carpets. Using the tuba clean cleaning system and the tuba clean special products considerably reduces the mite allergens responsible house dust allergies.

When used and filled properly, liquid will only leak from the spray nozzle of the upholstery or floor nozzle. When filling the device, you must be careful not to overfill the appliance. It is essential to observe the maximum filling mark inside the unit and not to pour the cleaning liquid into the suction port in the centre of the unit. For further details, please refer to the operating instructions.

If you return the tuba clean Spray Vacuum Cleaner on time, properly cleaned and in good condition, you will of course get your deposit back in full and there will be no additional costs apart from the rental fee already paid.

The tuba clean Main Detergent is a highly concentrated special cleaning product. With the 500 ml bottle you can clean up to 60 sqm, with the 250 ml bottle up to 30 sqm. The exact coverage varies with the thickness of the carpet pile and intensity of cleaning. In any case, make sure not to over-wet the carpet. This does not only reduce coverage but may also cause damages.

Please return the device emptied and cleaned. Detach the hoses (suction and spray hose) from the unit and from the carpet nozzle or upholstery nozzle.

With tuba clean Leather Clean & Care, you can clean, treat, and protect high-quality smooth leather car seats and furniture at your home. The product is suitable for all leather colours and leaves a natural, silky matt shine without greasing. You can quickly use the leather upholstery and leather seats again. Thanks to its deep impregnation formula, tuba clean Leather Clean & Care protects your high-quality smooth leather from stains, oils, and grease. Also suitable for cleaning and care of imitation leather. Not suitable for cleaning and care of Alcantara or other microfibre covers.


You can! tuba clean is recommended and used by leading carpet and upholstery manufacturers as well as by car conditioners for professional cleaning and care. The operation of the device is quite easy and as simple as vacuuming. How much dirt you can wash out of your carpet, upholstery, mattresses, or car seats can be seen directly in the bucket of soiled water after cleaning. You will not only be amazed but also save a lot of money, because cleaning carpets or upholstery yourself with tuba clean is much cheaper and less difficult than having them cleaned by specialist companies. Carpets, upholstery, mattresses, and car seats can be re-used quickly and the time-consuming transport to a cleaning company or expensive collection is no longer necessary.

Most types of microfibre are suitable for wet cleaning with a spray vacuum cleaner and the tuba clean cleaning products. However, we recommend to refer to the manufacturer’s instructions to find out whether your particular type of microfibre fabric is suitable for wet cleaning, because only the manufacturer knows this for sure. If you are in doubt and cannot find the manufacturer’s instructions, first check the product’s applicability on an invisible area.

Clear the carpet as much as possible. Then vacuum it thoroughly with a normal vacuum cleaner to remove coarse dirt. Never clean two carpets lying on top of each other and please note that the surface of the carpet must not be sensitive to moisture. Then test the colourfastness of the carpet on an invisible area. Fill the cleaning appliance with the tuba clean Special Cleaner according to the instructions for use (depending on the degree of soiling, add 2-3 caps of the tuba clean Main Detergent to 5.5 litres of hand-hot water). Make absolutely sure not to overfill the maximum filling mark inside the carpet cleaner. And there we go!

First thoroughly vacuum the upholstery or car seat to be cleaned with a normal vacuum cleaner to remove coarse dirt. Then test the colour-fastness of the cover on an invisible area. Then fill the cleaning appliance with the tuba clean Special Cleaner according to the instructions for use (depending on the degree of soiling, add 2-3 caps of tuba clean Upholstery Detergent to 5.5 litres of hand-hot water). Make absolutely sure not to overfill the maximum filling mark inside the carpet cleaner. And there we go!

Important when cleaning car upholstery: After cleaning, make sure that the car is well ventilated by opening the car windows a little to allow air to circulate.

Give some undiluted cleaning agent (tuba clean Main Detergent or Upholstery Cleaner) onto a white cloth. Dab the cloth moistened with the cleaning agent onto the carpet or upholstery cover on an invisible area. If paint dissolves, the carpet or upholstery cover is not or only partially colourfast and it should not be cleaned with the tuba clean system.


Yes, of course. For heavily soiled surfaces (walkways, seat soiling), please use the tuba clean Pre-Cleaner for pre-treatment prior to the appliance-supported basic cleaning. The tuba clean Pre-Cleaner dissolves surface soiling. During the subsequent basic cleaning with the tuba clean Spray Extraction Cleaner and the tuba clean Main Detergent or Upholstery Cleaner, the dissolved dirt is then completely removed. Simply spray the tuba clean Pre-Cleaner onto the carpet or upholstery from a distance of approx. 40-50 cm and leave it for approx. 5-10 minutes, then thoroughly clean it. Tip: Always work section by section.

To remove stubborn stains, use the tuba clean Pre-Spotter prior to basic cleaning. Tip: Use the Pre-Spotter (contains bleach) only for stain removal, not for pre-cleaning larger areas.

Not at all! During spray-extraction carried out with the tuba clean Spray Extraction Cleaner, you work in one operation, i.e. you spray on the cleaning agent and vacuum it up again in the same operation together with the dissolved dirt. The tuba clean Main Detergent and the tuba clean Upholstery Cleaner are special cleaning agents designed especially for this cleaning system. Please use the tuba clean Pre-Cleaner for treating large areas of soiling or the tuba clean Pre-Spotter to remove stains. Do not spray the carpet without vacuuming it at the same time, as there is a risk of over-wetting with no additional benefit.


If you have not yet achieved a satisfying result during the first cleaning run, you can repeat the cleaning process. It is important that you do not over-wet the carpet or upholstery. After having finished the spray-extraction, vacuum the carpet or upholstery once again with the tuba clean Spray Extraction Cleaner without using the spray lever. If necessary, allow the carpet or upholstery to dry in between. For high-pile carpets, you should not carry out more than two cleaning cycles.

How often you should clean your rug or upholstery depends on how much it has been used and how dirty it is. Basically, you should thoroughly clean your carpets or upholstery at least once or twice a year, as dust and dirt will settle in the carpet or upholstery over the months, regardless of how much you use it, even in the most meticulous households. In large cities and areas with high levels of particulate matter, the cleaning intervals are more frequent. Also, in households with allergy sufferers, a basic cleaning of the carpet or upholstery with the tuba clean system should be carried out more often.

Once the basic cleaning with the tuba clean system has been completed, make sure to properly ventilate the cleaned rooms. Open the window on tilt or turn the car windows down a gap. This allows air to circulate better and accelerates the drying. For longer protection against re-soiling of heavily used surfaces / seating surfaces, please use the tuba clean Intensive Impregnating Agent. Simply spray onto the still damp carpet or upholstery after basic cleaning and you are done. If possible, only walk on the carpet again when it is completely dry. Also, you should not reuse your upholstery until it is completely dry.

Now clean the tuba clean Spray Extraction Cleaner and bring it back to the rental station.

The tuba clean Main Detergent or Upholstery Cleaner is basically suitable for all spray extraction devices and carpet cleaners or upholstery cleaners using the spray extraction method. When using the tuba clean Main Detergent or Upholstery Cleaner, you will achieve significantly better cleaning results compared to cleaning agents of other brands. Please observe the instructions for use, especially for rental equipment, and the tank volume in general for the correct dosage of the cleaner.

The pressure cap that attaches the spray hose to the unit and the carpet or upholstery nozzle can be easily opened. Simply push the black plastic ring in the direction of the hose and the metal connection snaps out. On the device, simply push the black plastic ring in the direction of the device. A video of how it works is available here.

Never clean two carpets lying on top of each other! There is a risk of discolouration and the carpets cannot dry properly. If you still have a rug or decorative carpet (e.g. oriental carpet, designer carpet) on a firmly laid carpet, first clean the firmly laid carpet only and let it dry completely before you replace the rug or decorative carpet. If you also want to clean the rug or decorative carpet, place it on a moisture-resistant hard floor (tile, stone, or concrete floor) for cleaning and only place it back on the carpet when it is completely dry. If you have no moisture-resistant hard-floor available to clean the carpet, you can also use a covering foil.

You will find tuba clean rental stations in all leading DIY stores, in many cleaning shops, at floor covering dealers, in car accessory stores and in many food and consumer markets next to you. You can request a location in your area by calling the tuba clean service team on +49 (0) 2173 – 965990 or by sending an email to info@tuba-clean.de or now even easier by clicking here!

No, please do not clean carpets directly on a laminate or unsealed wooden floor. If you do not have the possibility to clean the carpet on a moisture-resistant hard floor (such as stone, concrete or tile floors), you can also help yourself by using a covering foil (see painter’s supplies in a DIY store), which you place under the carpet for cleaning. Leave the foil until the carpet is dry and remove it then. Use a cloth to absorb moisture that has gathered next to the carpet on the laminate or wooden floor.