Carpets need to be cleaned on a regular basis but the common household vacuums are not capable of deep cleaning the carpets. Therefore, carpets need to be cleaned professionally at least once in a year. There are a number of different carpet cleaning methods employed by various carpet cleaning companies for deep cleaning the carpets.
Typically, these carpet cleaning methods are categorized into dry cleaning methods and wet cleaning methods. All of these methods have their own pros and cons and therefore, one should choose a cleaning method based on the type of carpet one have and the frequency of carpet cleaning. Here is a list of some of the common professional carpet cleaning methods.
Bonnet cleaning is a dry cleaning method in which a cleaning solution is sprayed on the carpet surface to break down the dirt. Once the cleaning solution is sprayed on the surface, a rotary machine is guided on the carpet. This rotary machine comes with a bonnet or a removable absorbent pad on the bottom. Due to the spinning action of the pad, the cleaning solution on the surface of the carpet gets agitated and it gets absorbed into the micro fiber cotton pad.
Once the pad is completely soiled, a fresh one is put in its place and this process is repeated until the whole carpet has been cleaned. Some professionals also equate this method with sponge path. The advantages of this method are that it uses very little water and the carpet dries quickly. Also, it is relatively inexpensive as compared to other cleaning methods. However, this method is not capable of deep cleaning the carpet.
Another dry carpet cleaning method is encapsulation cleaning. This is a relatively new technology in which a special crystal or polymer is used for cleaning. This polymer encapsulates the dirt particles on contact and the solution is then removed. In this method, the cleaning solution is first sprayed onto the carpet and agitated to get the solution deep into the fibers.
Once the solution is dry, it encapsulates the soil particles which can then be removed with the help of regular vacuuming. One of the biggest advantages of this cleaning method is that this cleaning solution remains in the carpet and keeps working. It keeps the carpet clean several weeks after the initial cleaning.
Other advantages of this method include fast drying times as well as relatively lower cost. However, this cleaning method is recommended only for commercial applications and not for fine residential carpets as it is not capable of cleaning in heavily soiled conditions.
Hot Water Extraction Cleaning
The hot water extraction is a wet carpet cleaning method and it is the most common cleaning method employed by carpet cleaning companies. It is also commonly known as steam cleaning method though steam does not do the actual cleaning. In this cleaning technique, all the dry soils are removed from the carpet with a vacuum and then a cleaning solution is sprayed for breaking down the greases and oils.
A rotary brush machine may also be used to agitate the solution into the carpet. This cleaning solution is then thoroughly rinsed by a pressurized hot water rinse. This method uses a lot of water and therefore, a high-powered vacuum is needed to remove the solution as well as water from the carpet. This is the reason that most of the professional carpet cleaning companies use truck mounted vacuums to professionally clean the carpets.
One of the biggest advantages of this method is that it is able to deep clean the carpet. However, it also has certain disadvantages such as it uses a lot of water which means that carpets take a long time to dry after cleaning is done.
In fact, a cleaned carpet cannot be used for 24 to 48 hours after the cleaning as it hasn’t completely dried out. Another disadvantage is that if low power equipment is used to extract hot water from the carpet, some chemical residue may be left behind and that can be dangerous for kids and pets who regularly come in contact with the carpet.
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