Of all the carpet cleaning methods available, which is best? Ask any carpet cleaner this question and their answer will probably be whichever method they use.
The question is not which method is best but which method is best for the project's cleaning needs.click here to share an opinion of your best method of carpet cleaning with visitors to this page
A thorough carpet inspection is always a good start and helps:
Whichever carpet cleaning system is selected, a proper vacuuming is fundamental.
Approximately 79% of all carpet soil can be removed with vacuuming alone. Unfortunately, this vacuuming step is often overlooked with many carpet cleaning services.
With the emphasis on "healthy" cleaning, it is imperative that as much of the dry soil be removed through vacuuming. The vacuum system should filter down to .1-.5 microns or ideally utilize a "HEPA" filter.
The term dry cleaning brings to mind a kind of waterless cleaning system. Much like a dry cleaner would use to "dry clean" clothing.
The dry cleaning method is better described as low moisture carpet cleaning. It's considered "dry" because the carpet can be cleaned and then quickly brought back into use.
The dry carpet cleaning methods are:
Some popular cleaning system names of this method include Host and Capture.
The above listed dry carpet cleaning methods are most commonly used in the commercial carpet cleaning arena but could be used in a residential setting as well.
Of all the carpet cleaning methods available, the one which is used for restorative commercial carpet cleaning and the majority of residential carpet cleaning is hot water extraction, also known as steam cleaning.
Hot Water Extraction
Each method of carpet cleaning whether dry or wet has advantages and disadvantages. Each system can provide good results on its own if operated as designed. Some methods may be combined for increased cleaning efficiency.
Click on the links below to see some great reviews about the best methods of carpet cleaning. They were all written by other visitors to this page.
Some carpet cleaners like steam cleaning, some prefer encapsulation and others get the best results with a bonnet pad. Even consumers have their favorite method. Share which method works best for you and why.
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Dry extraction is the best method
I worked as a part of a team for 14 years using the Host dry extraction system. We followed the following sequence: 1. thoroughly vacuum the carpet 2. …
Steam Cleaning is Terrible
I have had my carpets steam cleaned on numerous occasions over the years. Here's what I found. The carpets/mattresses stay wet for days, not a few …
steam cleaning over rated!!!!
Steam cleaning may appear to be the best method due to "steam" however stains seem to re-appear quicker. The same can be said for extraction cleaning, …
HOST Organic Deep Cleaning Delivers Fantastic Results
I use the Host Dry Extraction Carpet Cleaning system to excellent effect on a wide range of carpets in both residential and commercial situations. …
Using a Proper Carpet Cleaner
We all know that cleaning carpets can be difficult, but with the right tools it can be quite easy. Unfortunately we also know that the right kind of carpet …
Steam Cleaning is old school !
There are new systems out Texatherm for one - that put stam cleaning to shame !!
I like Hot Water Extraction.
HWE: This is the recommendation and sometimes requirement of the carpet mills in order to maintain the warranty. Who are we to mess with all of the testing …
Steam Cleaning period!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Because of its extraction of dirt.
Steam Cleaning is Best
STEAM CLEANING IS BEST because if the carpeted areas are really dirty, sometimes we just have to use a steam cleaner and freshen up the entire carpeted …
steam cleaning is best, it will kill bacteria and clean really dirty carpets.
Stream cleaning ( hot water extraction ) Not rated yet
Hi, I own a carpet steam cleaning company (hot water extraction ). I am reading some of the reviews on this site and where some people didn't have good …
Forget Steam Cleaning Not rated yet
Everyone knows that when you get your carpets steam cleaned (actually hot water extraction - there's no real steam - that's only water vapor) your carpets …
Every method is the best!! Not rated yet
Each cleaning method has it own purpose. Dry cleaning is a "surface clean" used mostly in hotels,casinos and other areas where they keep the carpet …
Why I think steam cleaning works best Not rated yet
There are a couple of methods for cleaning carpet which include both wet and dry but the most effective is steam cleaning. I think steam cleaning or …
CARPET CLEANING Not rated yet
There are many different methods of carpet cleaning. With so many methods it can be difficult to determine which one is best. So is there one method that …