Carpet Steam Cleaning vs Carpet Dry Cleaning
There are two main methods of cleaning carpets Professionally. These are Carpet Steam Cleaning and Carpet Dry Cleaning.
Out of these two carpet cleaning methods, Carpet Steam Cleaning (Hot Water Extraction) is the most common and widely used method of cleaning Carpets in Australia. Nonetheless, Carpet Dry Cleaning still, and most likely always will, play an important role in the pursuit of ultra clean carpets.
Let’s take a closer look at each carpet cleaning method to better understand the benefits each can offer.
Carpet Steam Cleaning
Carpet Steam Cleaning involves firstly spraying a special detergent onto all areas of carpet that require cleaning. This detergent softens and breaks down soiling and greasy residue, in readiness for the cleaning process.
After a short dwell time, High Pressure Hot water is then injected into the carpet pile and removed, along with the soiling, using a powerful vacuum.
- The big advantage of Carpet Steam Cleaning is that it cleans deeply into the carpet pile.
- The disadvantage is that, because a large volume of water is needed in the Carpet Steam Cleaning operation, it can take between 3 to 8 hours to dry completely.
Drying time will, however, vary depending on the prevailing weather conditions, type of carpet and the expertise of the Carpet Cleaning Technician.
Carpet Dry Cleaning
Carpet Dry Cleaning involves firstly vacuuming the carpet thoroughly to remove any loose soiling. This is necessary, because vacuuming is not used in the cleaning process.
Next, a special carpet cleaning detergent is then sprayed onto all areas of carpet that require cleaning. Cleaning is carried out using a Rotary Pad, which absorbs the broken down soiling, as well as any existing greasy residue.
A high-quality carpet cleaning professional will ensure the pad is rinsed regularly during the cleaning process. Although this technique requires additional effort on the part of the carpet cleaning technician, maximum cleaning effect will be achieved.
- Because the Carpet Dry Cleaning process uses much less water than Carpet Steam Cleaning, the carpets will dry in 1 to 2 hours.
- This process is most effective in commercial applications, such as hotels and motels. This is especially true in any situation where carpets need to be walked upon, very soon after the cleaning process has been finished.
CleanPest provides Professional Low Price Carpet Cleaning in North Lakes, Dakabin, Mango Hill, Murrumba Downs, Redcliffe and most Brisbane Northside suburbs. In these suburbs, we recommend Carpet Steam Cleaning for domestic applications, or wherever a deep clean is required. However Carpet Steam Cleaning and Carpet Dry Cleaning are both very effective ways to clean and maintain your carpets.
I hope you found this month’s article informative. If you have an other carpet related questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.