March 2018
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Carpet Cleaning Methods
Hot Water Extraction - Deep Clean - Sanitized
Rug Cleaning Example
Carpet is pre-inspected for stains and/or traffic patterns. If needed, a heated pre-treatment will be sprayed on affected areas to loosen and breakdown soil/stains. The carpet is then steam rinsed, with a carpet emulsifier, which is applied and extracted simultaneously. The combination of this heated solution, pressure and vacuum produce extraordinary results. These cleaning systems are extremely powerful and can have your carpeting completely dry in as little as three hours. There is no over wetting and this is a much more thoroughly cleaning.
Restorative - Dual Process
If your carpets have not been cleaned in a while and/or have heavily soiled and traffic patterns, this may be the best option to restore it. A heated pre-spray is applied and agitated into carpeting with our low moisture scrubbing unit. We then follow up with a hot clear rinse. This will thoroughly flush out all contaminants from the carpeting leaving them completely cleaned and sanitized. The machine used for agitation has a brush system like that of a upright vacuum cleaner, providing a more thorough and safer scrubbing.

Dry - Low Moisture
Used primarily for commercial carpet maintenance programs because of the quick drying time. Area rugs can also be cleaned with this method. The carpet is spot treated where needed, sprayed with a green encapsulation cleaner and then brushed with a special machine. These cleaners crystallize for easy dry vacuuming and do not leave any sticky dirt attracting residue behind! Most "dry carpet cleaning" companies use a rotary type machine (similiar to the type we use for shampooing) and this can be a problem, especially on plush carpet piles! The carpet fibers can get distorted. Our machine is different as it lifts the fibers (like a vacuum cleaner), so there is no chance on getting "swirl" marks. We do a lot of commercial with this method, but only for interim maintenance.
This is "old school" used mostly for commercial or rental properties as it is inexpensive. Shampoo is dispersed from a buffing machine with a scrubbing brush attached. Some companies use this regularly for cleaning, even residential, and it is not recommended.
Our Dry vs Other Dry's
Although we do not recommend the dry cleaning/low moisture as a stand alone cleaning process, we do offer it for interim maintenance at commercial properties. It is a great option for commercial carpeting, on a maintenance plan, because it is cost effective and carpeting can be used in a shorter time. Pictured below are three examples of dry/vlm cleaning processes. The first picture is of a dry/low moisture cleaning typically used by a major franchise. They use water, just not as much. The problem is, the machine is very heavy and has these rotating heads on the bottom which can easily snag the carpet fibers and leave some nasty swirl marks. The extraction is not that adequate and can leave certain areas with more residue than others. After all, they are using minimal water so a good amount of residual is left. The second picture is what some dry carpet cleaning services use. In this particular picture, the operator is cleaning a glued down commercial carpet. This is usually fine as it will not distort the carpet fibers. The last picture is of a counter rotating brush unit. This is what we use for both commerical and residential. It gently lifts the carpet fibers, like a vacuum beater brush would, making it a safe option. As with the previous two, residual is still left in carpet. It really depends on what type of solution is being used and how it crystalizes when dry. Some are sticky, while others crystalize perfectly and can be vacuumed away easily.
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Below is a video of a popular dry carpet cleaning process. They use a truckmount, so it is not the kind of "dry" people may think of. They claim to use far less water and rely on this heavy weighted machine to agitate carpet and vacuum up water that is dispersed. I would not put a machine like this on my carpeting! It can snag a fiber or easily damage them. I would be very concerned with distortion. But hey, its dry in an hour!

Here is another "Dry in an hour" carpet cleaning company. Check out the the swirl marks. Unfortunately, the fibers become permanently damaged. How about that "soapy" area, where the operator passes by kitchen floor area. One would think, there has to be a lot of residual left behind. What about the pads under the machine? They need to be changed quite often or the dirt is just being spread around and pushed into carpet base.


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