Carpet Cleaning Methods by Monster Steamer

Maintaining your carpet clean is something that everyone should do. It’s the decoration of rooms that make the attractive appearance. This is the reason why it’s also one of the things that collect most dirt. If you don’t vacuum your carpet often and don’t take proper care of it, you’ll end up with a dirty carpet & it will make your room look and feel bad.

Whatever your reason for skipping rug cleaning, (being lazy is also totally legit) you can surely entrust the job to a professional. But here comes the difficult part – picking the right service. Yes, that’s right. You can’t just call your local cleaners and expect your carpets to be done and dry for an hour. Each service requires a specific execution time and provides different benefits depending on the used detergents, the amount of moisture, and the textile of the carpet. So if you want to get the most out of the service you book, you’ll need to know when you’re ordering.

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Dry Cleaning

The process: A slightly moist cleaning compound is spread over and rubbed in the carpet fibres. The molecules of the grime and the detergent bind together while the moist evaporates. The compound should work on the carpet for a specified time after which it can be easily vacuumed out with the help of an industrial power equipment.

The process of encapsulating surfactant molecules that attach themselves to the grime particles is called emulsification. It allows the carpet fibres to be easily vacuumed and rinsed away.

For heavy commercial carpet sanitation, the compound is rubbed in with a special cylindrical counter-rotating brush or a compression sprayer. Compared with hand-brushing which only refreshes the carpet’s surface, the machine scrubbing provides a deep carpet cleaning.

Pros: The compound is 98% degradable. If vacuumed well, it leaves the carpet completely dry and free of bacteria and dust.

Cons: The dry cleaning compound is hard to clean and needs special commercial equipment. If left in the carpet fibres, it may cause allergies, discoloration and will accumulate more dirt over time.

Shampoo Cleaning

The shampoo cleaning method relies on a high foam level to provide adequate cleaning.

The process: The foam should be thick and stable to ensure a minimum amount of moisture is used. Carpet shampoos contain optical brighteners that convert non-visible ultraviolet rays into visible light and give the carpet a fresh and neat look. The application is done with the help of a cylindrical or a rotary brush. The shampoo should be completely dry prior to being vacuumed with the soil.

Pros: The optical brighteners in the shampoo will make your carpet appear cleaner and brighter. Also, the method applies a low amount of moisture and gives a quick result.

Cons: If not cleaned properly it will leave a stale odour and cause resoling soon after the cleaning is done. Optical brighteners may build up over time and leave a yellow cast on the carpet that can’t be removed. If not cleaned well, the shampoo will attract more dirt that will be especially hard to remove.

Steam Cleaning

The most widely applied carpet and upholstery cleaning method that guarantees excellent sanitation without heavy chemicals.

The process: The steam cleaning injects hot water under high pressure into the carpet fibres. The machine removes the wetness at the same time, thus leaving the carpet dry and completely clean. This method is also known as hot water extraction and is generally adapted for its excellent effect on the carpet fibres. The outer removal process removes up to 95% of the moisture. Depending on the airing and temperature, the steam-cleaned carpet will take 2 to 4 hours to dry completely.

Pros: A safe and natural cleaning method that kills bacteria and removes mud with high-pressure hot water cleaning. It’s safe for children, pets, and people with sensitive allergies.

Cons: The moisture can cause a stale smell if not extracted well.

Vacuum Wash

The vacuum wash method is a lower version of steam cleaning that’s used mainly for low traffic carpet areas.

The process: This cleaning machine injects water into the carpet and immediately vacuums it out. The vacuum wash allows water to penetrate about half an inch into the fabric. The quick water absorption reduces the drying time. This carpet cleaning method doesn’t require any cleaning products so it won’t leave a cationic detergent upon drying up.

Pros: This is a completely chemical-free cleaning method that won’t cause re-soiling due to the remaining detergent residue.

Cons: The vacuum wash technique provides only surface cleaning for carpets and upholstery. It’s not a substitute for steam cleaning when it comes to heavily soiled carpets.

Carbonated Cleaning

This cleaning technique uses the power of carbonation to enclose and remove dirt from the carpet.

The process: Carbonated cleaning is organized with the help of a highly carbonated solution that pressured into the fibres and simultaneously extracted from the carpet. Although this carpet cleaning method resembles most of the features of the steam cleaning, it is known as a completely separate technique. The carbonated cleaning works the same way club soda does when used for stain treatment. The highly carbonated bubbly solution drives dirt and bacteria out of the carpet’s fabric. It is applied and with a high power extraction machine.

Pros: The carbonated method has a powerful effect on soiled carpets and provides a safe and nature-friendly way for deep carpet cleaning.

Cons: As it is a natural cleaning method, the carpet may have some bacteria left behind, but use to hot water with detergents can prevent that.

Monster Steamer is always available to help you in your carpet cleaning. We serve San Diego and nearby locations. Give us a call for Free Quote: 619-201-9480

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