Not sure what cleaning carpet service is right for you?
Start by weighing the pros and cons of each type of carpet cleaning service.
A professional deep cleaning lengthens the life of your carpet while keeping your household free of allergens, dust, bacteria, and small insects.
They are many benefits for you, and for your family that comes with professional carpet cleaning.
Most people try cleaning their carpets using home remedies. However, typical methods not only end up damaging the fibers, but also fail to remove stains and extract dirt and dust properly. The carpet is then susceptible to wear patterns and permanent damage from grounded in dirt.
There are two types of cleaning carpet services: dry and wet cleaning.
Check our list of 5 methods of cleaning carpet services, and you'll see which one is best for your household.
1. Steam Carpet Cleaning Service
This method uses high pressured hot water, agitation, and intense velocity suction that penetrates deep through the carpet fibers allowing it to kill and extract all the insects, bacteria, dust mites and pollutants within your carpet.
The green cleaning agent in the pre-spray disinfects and santizises the carpet, while the agitation and pre-spot treatments begin to loosen and remove the soil.
After the first phase is finished, what follows next is rising with steam of up to 240 degrees and high velocity truck mounted suction, leaving the carpet refreshed.
The pros and cons of steam cleaning:
- Removes stains, dirt, dust, and insects
- Able to extract pet urine and odor
- Heat and cleaning agent kills bacteria and toxins
- Dry times are generally 4-8 hours.
- The green cleaning solution breaks down the grime and build up
- The deep rising process gets rid of the cleaning solution, leaving no sticky residue
- Only method recommended by carpet manufacturers and industry cleaning experts and professionals
- Depending on material and drying conditions, could extend drying times
2. Bonnet Cleaning
This carpet cleaning service is usually requested by people who are looking for a quick fix. It’s mainly used in hotels since it dries very quickly, and it doesn’t create any inconvenience to the guests.
The carpet is first vacuumed, and then a cleaning agent is sprayed onto it with a pump or an electric sprayer.
An antibacterial solution is allowed to stay on the carpet for a short amount of time.
To make sure the solution is impregnated into the carpet, a rotary machine with an absorbent pad or a bonnet is used on the carpet surface.
This technique does not clean the carpet deeply. The dirt that lies beneath the carpet will go back on the surface in a small amount of time.
Another disadvantage is the chemical residue that remains in the fibers of the carpet due to the fact that the carpet is not deeply rinsed.
The primary advantage of this carpet cleaning service is the fast drying process for commercial applications.
The pros and cons of bonnet cleaning:
- Fast drying process
- For carpets who need light maintenance
- It doesn’t clean the carpet deeply
3. Dry Cleaning
This carpet cleaning service is a popular choice because of its lack of drying time.
A powder is mixed with cleaning agents and is spread on the surface of the carpet. A machine with counter-rotating brushes works the powder deeply into the carpet fibers.
The powder used is biodegradable, but it might build up over time when used frequently.
The powder absorbs the soil in the carpet. After only 15 minutes, the carpet is vacuumed.The advantage of dry cleaning lies in how fast and simple the process is. However, it doesn’t get rid of the soil buried deeply in the carpet.
The pros and cons of dry cleaning:
- No drying time required
- The powder is biodegradable
- It doesn't remove stains
- It doesn't deeply clean the carpet fibers
Shampooing is one of the oldest cleaning services out there.
The dirt and debris in the carpet are brought to the surface by a cleaning agent.
The cleaning agent transforms itself into a foam and it’s worked into the carpet with brushes or special machines. After a few minutes, the foam is vacuumed.
This method is perfect for superficial cleaning. The foam dries fast—and it’s inexpensive.
One of the downsides is the fact that after the foam is applied, there is no rising. Also, sometimes the foam becomes sticky when it dries and leaves residue.
The pros and cons of carpet shampooing:
- Fast drying
- No rising
- The foam becomes sticky when it dries and it could leave residuals
- Out dated method
5. Encapsulation Carpet Cleaning
The first step is spreading a special powder all over the carpet which contains small crystals mixed with cleaning agents.
The crystals absorb dirt, soil, and stains like a sponge, leaving no residue and improving the appearance of the carpet. Encapsulation is generally used in commercial buildings with light maintenance.
This low moisture method doesn't require rinsing. Therefore, the drying process is quick.
The major downside of this method is that it can lead to dust and powder build up over time.
The pros and cons of encapsulation carpet cleaning:
- Fast drying
- Removes stains
- Powder build up over time
Knowing which carpet cleaning service is right for you is quite important if you value cleanliness and your health.
Over time, dust, fleas, and bacteria build up, causing serious allergies and respiratory problems.
Vacuuming does not get rid of the nasty bacteria, and homemade solutions are usually too harsh on the carpets. Over time, the fibers are destroyed.
If you want your home to have professionally cleaned carpets and yet you don't know what's your next step, contact us or take a look at our blog for more information.