Steam clean or dry clean?
Clean carpets are beautiful and part of a healthy environment. Clean carpets protect you from unhealthy bacteria, which can lead to allergies. Additionally, clean carpets are always nice to have. They increase the beauty of your home and office and help you and others feel better.
The question that many have is which method to use: Steam Cleaning or Dry Cleaning? We highly recommend the steam cleaning/hot water extraction method, and we also offer a dry cleaning method.
Steam Cleaning/Hot Water Extraction
One reason we highly recommend you steam clean your carpets is that we strongly believe it is the best option. Not only that, but it is the preferred method of many carpet manufactures. Think about it: what method of cleaning do you prefer for your skin and hair? Steam? Hot water? Or dry powder? What makes you feel and look better?
The steam clean/hot water extraction method applies a carpet-cleaning pre-spray solution mixed with hot water on your carpet. After the entire carpet is covered with this pre-spray solution, it is then rinsed and extracted with another solution more hot water.
We believe the steam clean/hot water extraction method is the best deep-cleaning method you can use on your carpets. It combines hot water with solutions designed to bring your carpets back to a nearly pristine condition. How? This method cleans much more than just the surface of your carpet. As the pre-spray is being extracted, this extraction process removes the dirt and debris that resides deep within your carpet.
Steam cleaning can take more time to dry than dry cleaning. There are times, due to this reason when the dry cleaning method is preferred. With our steam clean/hot water extraction method, you can get back on your carpets almost immediately with rubber-soled shoes. You can expect your carpets to be thoroughly dried within 6 to 12 hours.
While you can walk on your carpets immediately after they’ve been dry cleaned, the dry clean method uses more chemicals than it does water to clean your carpets. To dry clean your carpets, a dry, powdered cleaning chemical is placed on your carpets. This chemical can leave a residue on the carpet fibers or scents that can trigger allergies. This is something to definitely consider if anyone living in your home or working in your office has allergies or toddlers or babies who spend a lot of time on carpets. This may prevent you and others from entering your home or your office.
How Often Should Carpets Be Cleaned?
Every home and every business needs to have their carpets cleaned regularly. A common warranty condition of many carpet manufacturers is that your carpet must be steam cleaned once a year. Don’t have a warranty? Carpet manufacturers still recommend that you steam clean your carpets once or twice a year. How often depends on different factors. How much foot traffic you have coming in and out of your office. How many children and pets you have. These things are important to think about.
Rest assured, though, that no matter which method you choose — steam clean or dry clean — we can provide you with high-quality equipment that helps you get the job done.