With all of the options out there, it’s probably tough enough to choose a carpet cleaning company to clean your home. To make matters more challenging, each company offers different cleaning methods and knowing the basics of each one can be overwhelming. Our Manchester carpet cleaning experts at Soil Away have compiled the following blog to summarize five different carpet cleaning methods commonly used by companies to make the selection process easier for you.
• Hot water extraction
• Dry extraction
• Foam extraction
• Rotary shampoo
• Absorbent pad
The hot water extraction method is also commonly referred to as “steam cleaning”. This method utilizes a machine that sprays a high temperature detergent solution onto the carpet, followed by immediate extraction. The process effectively rinses and flushes built up contaminants from the carpet fibers. This is the most commonly used method and is recommended by most carpet manufacturers. Most Soil-Away carpet cleaning jobs are performed by using this process.
The dry extraction method uses a powdered detergent compound that is brushed into your carpet by using machines specially designed to do so. This method works because chemicals in the detergent compound bind to the soil and dirt particles in the carpet and are subsequently removed by vacuuming.
Much like the dry extraction method, foam extraction utilizes a chemical compound only it is dry instead of wet. The chemicals also bind to soil and dirt particles and then are removed by vacuuming while the carpet is still wet.
The rotary shampoo method utilizes a cleaning solution that is forced into the carpet’s fibers using a machine that possesses rotating brushes. Once the foam is mixed in with the dirt it is removed by vacuuming.
The absorbent pad method, also called the “bonnet” method, takes advantage of chemicals that are sprayed into the fibers of the carpet. Once into the carpet, they percolate the dirt to the surface of the carpet, which are subsequently removed by a machine possessing a round absorbent spinning pad. These pads are similar to those found on commercial floor buffers. However, you should only ever let a professional conduct this method – doing it the wrong way can damage your carpet.
At Soil Away, our Manchester carpet cleaning experts understand the benefits and downsides of each of the cleaning methods mentioned above. Our goal is to get you the best possible carpet cleaning results.If you have additional questions or concerns, feel free to drop by our office or give us a call anytime at (603) 301-4863.