What is the Hot Water Extraction Method of Carpet Cleaning?

| September 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Buying carpeting is a significant investment towards the value of your home. Over time, this investment becomes worn and damaged due to an excess build-up of dirt and grime.

Without professional cleaning, even new carpets can look dirty, but it is important to know the difference between hot water extraction cleaning and standard shampooing in order to extend the life of the carpet.

Ground in Dirt and Grime

Longer carpet is more difficult to clean than short carpet, because the dirt, grime and debris settle in the bottom of the fibers. When you use a standard shampoo method to clean the carpet, it leaves a detergent residue and the detergent attracts more dirt and embeds it further into the carpet and the padding.

How Hot Water Extraction Works

The hot water extraction method of cleaning the carpet, also known as steam cleaning is the most effective way to get out the grime that is embedded in the fibers and padding. It’s also the recommended method of cleaning by most carpet manufacturers.

A professional carpet cleaning service will typically pre-treat with a solution, depending on how dirty the carpeting is. The pre-treating is left on the carpet for a few minutes so that it can work its way into the carpet fibers. Then a hot water extraction system is used to agitate the fibers with a brush and extremely hot water. The water is immediately extracted out with powerful vacuum.

Hot Water Extraction Carpet Cleaning

Benefits of Hot Water Extraction

There are several benefits to cleaning your carpets with hot water extraction as opposed to dry shampooing. For example the carpet is more thoroughly cleaned, without leaving a detergent residue that will attract more dirt.

Shampooing the carpet with detergents only cleans the surface of the carpet, whereas steam cleaning penetrates deep into the fibers and extracts more dirt and debris. The extremely hot water temperature is also strong enough to kill any germs or bacteria that may be in the carpet.

Environmentally Safe

One of the most beneficial aspects of using a hot water extraction method to clean the carpet, is this method is safer for the environment.

Standard cleaning solutions have harmful substances that can be hazardous to your health as well as pollute the environment. Steam cleaning does not require the use of any chemicals or hazardous products that can harm your family, your pets or the environment.

Call James at J & S today and have your carpets steam cleaned! 919-575-9348

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