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Different Carpet Cleaning Methods Used By Experts

Feb 27, 2023 | Carpet Cleaning

Carpets are essential parts of your home decor, and it is important to keep your carpet in its best condition by getting it cleaned by professional carpet cleaning services. But there are several types of carpet available in the market which require different cleaning methods.

Experts use different carpet cleaning methods, like hot water extraction,  carpet shampooing & dry cleaning for different types of carpets. And here, we will discuss these three carpet cleaning methods frequently used by professionals in detail.

Hot Water Extraction

The hot water extraction method, also mistakenly called steam cleaning, is the most frequently used carpet cleaning method by professionals due to its effectiveness.

It is different from steam cleaning, as there is no steam involved in the process. In hot water extraction, Professional carpet cleaners inject high-temperature water deep into the carpet fibres with extreme pressure. The hot water deep cleans the carpet by loosening the dirt, dust and debris from inside the carpet.

In the next step of the method, professionals remove the hot water from the carpet along with all the accumulated dirt, dust and debris inside it with a powerful extraction machine.

The hot water extraction method is more effective in deep cleaning the carpet compared to steam cleaning, which only cleans the carpet on a surface level. The best feature of the hot water extraction method is you don’t have to wait long for your carpet to dry.

Carpet Shampooing

Carpet shampooing is the most traditional carpet cleaning method. While it is mostly out of use today, professionals still sometimes use this method to treat a heavily stained carpet or carpet made of natural fibres.

In carpet shampooing, experts use a machine with rotating brushes to apply a strong cleaning solution to your carpet and then scrub it to remove dirt, dust and grime from deep within the carpet fibres. The method lost its popularity due to the long drying it takes and the leftover shampoo residue on the carpet that resulted in mould growth.

Nowadays, professionals only use the carpet shampooing method for carpets made of natural fibres, which they cannot treat with hot water or chemicals.

Dry Carpet Cleaning

Dry carpet cleaning is a modern carpet cleaning method. It uses a chemical-based dry powder to clean the carpet.

In the dry carpet cleaning method, experts sprinkle a fine dusting of the chemical-based powder on your carpet. Then using a machine, they drive the powder deep into your carpet fibres. The chemicals react with the dust particles and absorb them. Next, the experts use a vacuum to remove the powder from the carpet along with the impurities.

This method requires little to no use of water. Therefore, it is excellent if you want immediate results with the quickest drying time. But the downside of the dry cleaning method is that without the use of water, the effectiveness of this method is a bit questionable.

Bonnet Carpet Cleaning

The bonnet carpet cleaning method involves the use of a machine with a rotating pad, also called a bonnet. Professionals spray a cleaning solution on your carpet and then scrub it into the carpet fibres. The rotational action of the pad lifts the dirt, dust, and debris away from the carpet and absorbs them inside the cleaning pad.

Professionals mostly use the bonnet cleaning method to clean carpets in commercial settings with high foot traffic, as it is a quick and cost-effective cleaning method.

However, professionals use the bonnet cleaning method to only spot-treat the carpet, as it is ineffective in deep cleaning and only cleans the carpet on a surface level.