If you’ve had your carpet around for a few years, or if you just moved into a house or an apartment and aren’t 100 percent confident about the cleanliness of the existing carpet, it’s time to start considering carpet cleaning options. It might be tempting to simply give the carpet a few passes with your vacuum and call it a day, but with the health of you, your family, and your pets at stake, carpet cleaning should be taken seriously. If you have pets, busy teenagers who tread in dirt, or a family member with allergies, this should be enough incentive to give Steam Master Cleaning and Restoration a call. Here is everything you need to know about our steam cleaning services and other methods of cleaning your home’s carpet that other companies utilize.
This method was popular decades ago and many families are still trying to clean their carpet with this outdated method. The advantage of this method is that it does clean heavily soiled carpet. The downsides to this method are that it leaves behind a large amount of wet foam residue in the carpet. This residue takes a long time to dry and becomes sticky when it does dry. The stickiness occurs because the carpet isn’t rinsed after the shampooing is complete, simply leaving the dirt in the carpet to remain.
If you want to clean the surface of your carpet, this is a decent option, but still leaves much to be desired. This process involved a motorized machine with a spinning pad attached. The pad is immersed in a cleaning solution that absorbs dirt from the surface. Because this method only treats the surface of the carpet, the dirt below will resurface rather quickly. A significant downside to this method is that the pressure from the heavy machinery actually pushes a chemical residue from the cleaning solution into the carpet that resurfaces with the dirt.
Dry Carpet Cleaning
The advantage of this method is that there isn’t a drying time involved. This process involves using a machine with a rotating brush attachment that applies a cleaning powder into the carpet. The powder (usually a biodegradable material) settles into the carpet and absorbs dirt that can be removed at the end of the carpet cleaning process. This method can cause dust to build up in the home and doesn’t reach deep down into the carpet.
Also known as hot water extraction cleaning, this method uses a vapor steam and a low pressure to agitate the carpet and dissolve the dirt. The temperature of the steam reaches up to 360℉ which kills fungus, mold, bacteria, and other allergens in your carpet as well as dust mites. When water has been heated up, a boiler turns the liquid into a steam and is released by a nozzle. The steam cleaning equipment uses vacuums to suck up the dirt and an extraction tank that commonly hold up to 35 liters. Benefits of steam cleaning include:
- Highly effective and cleans without the use of chemicals.
- The non-toxic method means that carpet cleaning can be done without harming your family or pets.
- Those who struggle with allergies can find relief.
- Safe for all types of carpet.
- Save money with steam cleaning over any other method.
If you’re searching for a pet odor eliminator, need to freshen up your carpet, or remove stubborn stains, call the professional carpet cleaners at Steam Master Cleaning and Restoration. Our carpet cleaning services are all you need to have clean and healthy floors.