Carpet cleaning is necessary if you would like to keep your home clean, healthy and safe for all the occupants. Over time, carpet fibers trap dust, chemicals, animal fur and pollen among other types of debris, which must all be removed. There are also times when a carpet may be soaked in water after flooding. In such cases, water damage restoration is needed. Whatever the case, it is important for homeowners to hire the best carpet cleaner to take care of their precious carpets.
There are many ways to clean a carpet. They include; dry cleaning with carpet absorbent cleaners, steam cleaning, shampooing, Bonnet method and hot water extraction cleaning method. All these methods are rated based on their ability to remove different types of stains and impurities as well as their dry time, Eco-friendliness and kid friendliness among other things. Hot water cleaning scores highly on all these parameters, In fact, manufacturers recommend this cleaning method for all carpet fibers.
Hot Water Extraction
This is the only cleaning process classified as deep cleaning. This is because it is the only method capable of removing soil embedded deep within the pile. Shampooing, Bonnet, and dry cleaning methods are all classified as interim cleaning, or light surface cleaning because they only remove impurities or dirt on the surface of the carpet. The main disadvantage of “surface cleaning” methods is that they often leave a large quantity of the cleaning agent on the carpet, making them unhealthy and unsafe for kids. This leaves hot water extraction and steam cleaning as the most suitable carpet cleaning processes. Hot water extraction is preferred over steam cleaning because it has a shorter dry time.
How it Works
In this carpet cleaning process, the rug cleaning technician uses hot water under high pressure to remove stains. Hot water dissolves dirt and other types of impurities and the mixture is extracted by a powerful vacuum pump, leaving the carpet fibers dirt-free. There are two types of hot water carpet cleaning machines – portable and truck-mounted. The two options have varying strengths, which make them suitable for different types of carpet cleaning jobs. For instance, portable machines can be used to clean hard to reach places while truck-mounted hot water extraction machines are much more powerful. Therefore, they provide faster drying times and can complete the job much faster. While these machines normally operate at high temperatures, our technicians always take the necessary precautions to prevent scalding.
Carpet, rug, and upholstery manufacturers recommend hot water extraction method because it is a thorough cleaning method as it can remove soil embedded deep in the pile. The method also has a shorter drying time compared to shampooing, which means you will have a shorter downtime. In addition to being Eco-friendly, the method is also kid-friendly since it does not leave harmful cleaning agents on the carpet fibers.
Other Cleaning Services
In addition to carpet cleaning, we also do upholstery cleaning and furniture cleaning as part of a scheduled cleaning service or emergency water damage restoration process. Whether your carpet and furniture are soaked in clean or dirty water, you can count on us to clean it effectively along with your carpet. The furniture, carpet and upholstery will be safe for your kids and pets to use after we are done with the cleaning job.