Dry Carpet Cleaning or Steam Carpet Cleaning?
Earlier in this blog, we compared the five most popular carpet cleaning methods. Since that time, using a steam carpet cleaner in Redding has kept its position as a top-rate choice for carpet cleaning. Even so, many people are curious about dry carpet cleaning. After all, if dry cleaning works for the fabrics of your clothes, it should work just as well with carpet, right? Preferred Carpet Care in Redding would like to clarify the issue.
Not-So-Dry Carpet Cleaning
Dry Carpet Cleaning, or absorbent carpet cleaning, uses less water than steam cleaning carpet, but it still uses some liquids to do the job. The process agitates chemical compounds into the carpet with a rotating brush machine. Since much less water is used and carpets dry more quickly using this method, the term “dry carpet cleaning” came into play. This method is popular with 24-hour or long-hours businesses for treating areas with high foot traffic.
Dry carpet cleaning also uses strong chemicals to break down soil and dirt, and the method is prone to leaving some of those chemicals behind. While some professional companies now use more eco-friendly chemical choices, they often tend to be less effective than the harsher chemicals. Another consideration is the equipment used. Bonnets or oscillating brushes typically agitate and rub against your carpet pile, adding wear to the fibers. And even the best equipment for dry carpet cleaning, the counter-rotating brush machine, can’t get as deep between the carpet fibers as a carpet steam cleaner.
Building Carpet Steam
Carpet steam cleaning, or hot water extraction, uses hot water to dislodge, flush, and rinse soil and dirt from carpet fibers. Steam cleaning does a better, deeper cleaning job while using solvents that are less harsh on the environment and your carpet. Dry carpet cleaning focuses on the soiled surface of your carpet, while steam cleaning goes deep between the fibers of your carpet pile removing dirt and grime no matter how deep it gets.
Steam cleaning is also more effective against bacteria and microorganisms, due to the boiling hot water. The extraction process ensures that very little residue is left behind. Granted, it takes a little longer for your carpets to dry, but the powerful vehicle-mounted system used by Preferred Carpet Care removes much more water than your average steam cleaner in Redding, and we use strong fans to speed up the drying process.
Closing Thoughts on Steam Carpet Cleaning
When you clean a carpet with dry carpet cleaning, it will improve the look of your carpet. Nevertheless, if you go over it again with steam cleaning, the extracted water will be filthy with what the dry cleaning left behind. Our decades of experience back up the choice of steam carpet cleaning over dry carpet cleaning whenever possible. If you are looking for effective, reliable and detailed cleaning of the carpet in your home or business, contact Preferred Carpet Care in Redding by phone or by filling out our online form. We happily answer your questions to your satisfaction! We look forward to steam cleaning your carpets to make them as clean and fresh as they can be!
- Posted by Rod Barth
- On January 13, 2022