Deep carpet cleaning is an important maintenance item to have on your checklist to keep your carpets in good condition for as long as possible and extend their usable lifespan.
There are a wide range of carpet cleaning methods you’ll find on the market. Which can you expect to be available when you’re working with a professional carpet cleaning company?
Here’s a quick overview of some of the most common professional carpet cleaning methods:
- Hot water extraction (HWE): This is a common method of carpet cleaning also referred to as steam cleaning. In this process, cleaners shoot hot water at high pressure into the carpet fibers to dissolve the dirt. There will typically be a cleaning agent applied, then agitation of the carpet with the brush and then a rinse. The carpet then must be dried out. The length of time this process takes will depend on the total square footage of the carpeted area, but expect at least several hours from the time the cleaning begins until the time the carpet is dry.
- Encapsulation: In this process, cleaners use a base of synthetic detergents that crystallize into powder form upon being dried out. This results in dirt particles trapped in the carpet fibers being encapsulated in that powder once the cleaning foam dries, which makes them easy to vacuum or brush up. This process uses less water than shampooing, which results in shorter drying time and less chemical residue.
- Shampooing: Shampooing remains popular for carpet cleaning, but it is no longer the top choice by cleaning experts, being beaten out by encapsulation and hot water extraction. Shampooing is effective, but it does leave behind wet foam residue that can take some time to dry and can result in the carpet being sticky. The long dry times have made shampooing fall out of favor in some circles, but most cleaners will still offer this service.
- Bonnet cleaning: This cleaning process is really only meant to clean off the top layer of the carpet fibers. It uses a motorized machine with a spinning pad that has been dipped in cleaning solution. This is popular in hotels, schools and large commercial or office buildings because it’s an easy and efficient way of cleaning carpets in high-traffic areas that should be cleaned without much moisture. If you’re looking for deep cleaning or cleaning of small areas, this probably isn’t the best option for your needs.
- Dry carpet cleaning: Also known as compound cleaning, this cleaning technology has rapidly gained popularity because of how effective it is without requiring drying time. Its convenience makes it an excellent choice in a wide range of settings, especially for facilities that require 24/7 operation and cannot afford disruptions caused by other cleaning methods.
For more information about the various methods of deep carpet cleaning and the benefits of working with a professional carpet cleaning company, contact the team at Paradise Carpet Cleaners Inc. with any questions you have for us. We look forward to working with you soon.
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