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Carpet Cleaning: Why Choose Steam Cleaning?
Why Do Professionals Use Carpet Steam Cleaning?
One of the most effective, and most tried and tested, forms of carpet cleaning is steam cleaning. Also known as hot water extraction, the process has been in use for more than 50 years, and it’s still the main method used among carpet cleaning technicians today. This makes sense, as most carpet manufacturers consider professional hot water extraction to be the preferred cleaning method for their products. That being said, it is not a process that should be handled by someone without the proper training, equipment, and solutions. That’s because hot water extraction can damage flooring if it is not done properly.
Why do carpet cleaning professionals use steam cleaning almost exclusively?
During steam cleaning, a small amount of cleaning agent is mixed with a controlled jet of very hot water, and both are injected deep into the carpet fibers to loosen up soil, suspend it, and extract it. Before the steam cleaning starts, the technician should precondition the carpet with a pre-spray to improve the cleaning process and soften hardened soiling and still fibers.
Once the steam and detergent are injected into the carpet, the technician will agitate the flooring using a cleaning wand. Agitation activates the detergent and loosens up the soil, which makes it much easier to suspend and capture. The carpet will then be ready for extraction. Professionals have commercial quality water vacuums that can extract most of the moisture, soil, and any residual detergent.
However, it is not possible to remove all of the water completely, so you should expect the carpet to be slightly damp for up to 24 hours. During this time you should minimize traffic on the area for the best results. Professionals also have special protectants that reduce the likelihood of resoiling and staining.
Why is it important for a professional to be certified before cleaning carpet?
Steam cleaning has to be done correctly. If the technician lacks proper training, they may use too much water, or not enough. If too little water is used, there will be a lot of sticky residue left behind, which will lead to quick resoiling or make the carpet fibers feel stiff. Using too much water may be even worse for you and your carpets. Excess water will also speed-up resoiling and can also allow mold, bacteria and viruses to grow in the fibers, potentially causing health problems.
These are some of the reasons you should always choose a certified professional to handle your carpet cleaning needs. Let the certified professionals at Five Star Carpet Cleaning provide you with quality steam cleaning of your carpets.
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