Most Preferred Process
Shaw Industries
Research indicates that the
hot water extraction system provides the best capability for cleaning. This system is commonly referred to as "steam cleaning," although no steam is actually generated. The process consists of applying a cleaning agent into the carpet pile and using water in the extractor to recover the used solution and soil.
Dupont
There are three key steps in a proper maintenance plan: Vacuum frequently, clean spills promptly, and have professional carpet cleanings at least annually. Remember, also, to maintain your texture retention warranty, you need to have a
professional steam cleaning/ hot water extraction at least every 18 months.
Steamed, Dry and Not Cleaned Comparison
Mohawk
Even with regular vacuuming, soils particles and oily dirt will cling to carpet fibers. Foot traffic drives these particles and dirt deep into the carpet. Mohawk requires
professional hot water extraction every 18 months. You must show proof of professional cleanings in the form of a receipt, bill or invoice.

Home Depot
CARPET CARE AND MAINTENANCE
1. Vacuum frequently—minimum of two times per week.
2. Clean spills promptly. Immediately scoop up as much of the spill as possible. Then blot—do not rub—area with a white cloth
and warm water. Always work from outer edge of stain or spill toward center to avoid spreading.
3. Professional cleaning once every 18 months is required for coverage of limited warranties.
Carpet cleaning technician uses a hot water extraction cleaning method . The Home Depot recommends professional cleaning once every 12 months to keep your carpet looking its best
Most warranties require that the homeowner be able to show proof of periodic cleaning by hot water extraction by a professional cleaning service.

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