The Different Methods of Carpet Cleaning

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There are a huge range of carpet cleaning methods, that all do essentially the same job. However, some will naturally be better than others and some carpet cleaning companies will try to mislead you to make out their method is better than it is. In order to avoid this, and to ensure you are getting the best clean possible, it’s a good idea to know a little bit more about carpet cleaning.

Hot Water Extraction

We may be biased as this is the method we use, but we think hot water extraction is the best solution for carpet cleaning. Highly pressurised water is combined with a cleaning solution and is pumped into your carpet. The liquid is then extracted using a powerful vacuum, taking with it all the dirt and debris from deep in your carpet.

Hot water extraction leaves no residue on your carpet, and can help you get rid of allergens, mildew, fungus and dust mites. 

Steam Cleaning

A steam cleaner produces a mist of steam over the carpet, although this does loosen the dirt, the dirt is not easily removed from the surface of the carpet, and there is no vacuum built into the steam cleaner. If you just want a spruce up then steam cleaning is fine, but it won’t penetrate the deep layers of your carpet as hot water extraction will. 

Be careful that you are not sold ‘hot water extraction cleaning’ that is in fact only steam cleaning, as you will be overpaying massively. 

Dry Carpet Cleaning

Dry carpet cleaning involves a specialist powder being applied to the carpet. These particles absorb the dirt from your carpet and after 15 minutes that are vacuumed out, taking the dirt with them. Dry carpet cleaning is perfect for venues that need a quick cleaning process, for example hotels where the carpets are used 24 hours a day and can’t be left to dry. 

Dry carpet is also the only solution for jute, coir or seagrass flooring. These types of carpets can shrink if they get wet so never use steam cleaning or hot water extraction on these types of surfaces.

Posted By on April 23rd, 2021 in Blog, Carpet Cleaning