Hot Water Extraction Carpet Cleaning
There are many carpet cleaning methods out in the market; some are outdated, some less practical and others just don’t provide a safer and longer lasting clean. Hot water extraction method on the other hand, ticks all the right boxes and that’s the one we are talking about today.
What exactly is this method of Hot Water Extraction Carpet Cleaning? More commonly known as steam cleaning, it is a process whereby hot water and a cleaning solution is administered into your carpet to dislodge stubborn dirt particles. These dirt particles are then extracted using powerful wet vacuums.
But let’s not mistake those small portable units that you rent from your local supermarket or cleaning supply company in your neighborhood. These units claim that they good for your carpets but let’s be real. Those units actually do more damage to your carpets then they do good. Those units do not have enough power in them to take the water back out. The Big units professional carpet cleaners use pull out 93% of the water whereas those portable units are lucky if they are pulling out 75% of the water. This leads to a major problem, mold, that could in turn cause respiratory health issues. Like any sitting water mixed with bacteria will start to grow mold and cause other issues in your home. Not to mention dampness will also cause delamination of the carpet which will break down the carpet a lot faster than normal wear and tear.
It’s environmentally friendly. This method does not use large amounts of water or cleaning solution to achieve good results. Minimal amounts of water and cleaning solution are used, not to mention that the cleaning solution used is 100% biodegradable. This leaves little to no harm on the environment when the dirty wastewater is disposed. Efficiencies of this method where only small amounts of water and cleaning solutions are used translates to faster turnaround time for the job to be completed and a much quicker carpet drying time.
A hot water extraction cleaning machine typically comes with two chambers; a solution tank that holds a clean water solution and another tank where the extracted dirty water is contained. Hot water jets at very high-pressure are injected straight into the carpet fibres, followed by rigorous high-speed rotation brushing actions that loosen up deeply rooted dirt particles, before the built-in high-powered vacuum system completely sucks up and extracts these dirt particles and the water, resulting in a dirty water residue to be disposed.
It’s by far the most effective carpet cleaning method in the market today. The speed at which it works and the ability to remove stains quickly is a winning combination that works on removing almost all tough stains and smells and even pet stains.
Hot water extraction cleaning extends your carpet life. Overtime dirt, dust and allergens accumulate and get trapped within the fibres of your carpet. Without regular carpet cleaning, this accumulated dirt will cause your carpet fibres to split and deteriorate. It doesn’t cause carpet shrinkage. Even carpet manufactures recommend this method to avoid carpet shrinkage.
Now that’s something to think about, but before you go out and hire the next carpet cleaning company that you chance upon, make sure you do some quick research. Hot water extraction carpet cleaning is a specialised technique that requires precision handling by professional cleaners with state-of-the-art equipment and machinery and expertise.