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Modern carpet cleaning industry usually provides few common types of carpet cleaning. Most big companies provide all of them, while smaller companies are focused and specialized into some of them. Which cleaning method suits you best depends on the fiber characteristics of your carpets, the intensity of soiling and the time span of carpet drying you require. Before hiring carpet cleaning service and ordering a certain cleaning method, read this brief overview of all common cleaning methods.
Cleaning method based on injecting of boiling water into the deepest layers of the carpet and sucking the dirt away is quite of machinery. This carpet cleaning method is commonly called “steam cleaning.” It requires truck parked in front of your house and part of equipment mounted over there. If the heated water is mixed with specific detergents, the cleaning effect is even better. The method is perfect for excessive cleaning procedure of heavily soiled carpets and rugs, but it takes some time for wet surfaces to dry after the process is done.
If you want your carpets and rugs deeply cleaned, but dry pretty much immediately after the cleaning procedure is over, the dry cleaning method is a suitable choice. This method is slightly less effective compared to steam cleaning, but it is quite sufficient for the average residential carpets. It is, also, is a method of choice for carpets with soft and natural fiber and sensitive texture. The equipment sprinkles a specific absorbent among carpet fiber, brushes it and draws all the dirt using a high-power industrial vacuum cleaner.
This cleaning method is a combination of previous two types. It uses specific cleaning solutions mixed with water spread all over the carpet. A specific equipment (“bonnet”) is run over the wet surfaces to suck the dirt and detergent. The major disadvantage of this cleaning method is its superficial cleaning. Bonnet cleaning doesn’t reach deep layers of the carpet so that you won’t get the effective result as with previous two methods.