|Posted by Harry Breen on March 26, 2018 at 12:40 AM|
There are 2 primary methods of residential carpet cleaning in Victoria. These methods are called Dry Cleaning or Steam Cleaning Extraction. Many people believe that dry cleaning your carpet is like dry cleaning your clothes. This is not true, all carpet cleaning methods use water. There are currently 3 types of carpet dry cleaning available.
The first method, dry foam cleaning, involves applying carpet shampoo, allowing to dry then vacuum. Imagine applying shampoo to your hair then allowing it to dry and trying to vacuum it out! Engaging a carpet cleaning company that uses this method will result in residual soap residue on your carpet. For this reason, Dry foam cleaning will not effectively clean your carpets.
The 2nd method is dry-chemical carpet cleaning, similar to the dry foam method. When the dry-chemical is applied with a machine and cotton bonnet, it is supposed to absorb the dirt. Unfortunately, this carpet cleaning method is similar to using a towel to remove dirt from your carpet. Dry chemical is not effective in extracting contaminates.
The final type of dry cleaning carpet is the dry compound method. This method involves spreading an absorbent mixture that looks like sawdust onto your carpets. A machine then brushes this mixture into the carpet, which in theory, forces dirt to absorb into the mixture. When this mixture has dried, vacuums are used to suck the cleaning compound from your carpets. Since your carpets are not rinsed in any way, this method is also not an effective way to clean your carpets.
Only the best carpet cleaning companies in Victoria use the steam cleaning extraction system recommended by Shaw Industries. Steam cleaning extraction is also known as hot water extraction and uses 210 degrees heated water at high pressure to thoroughly rinse carpet fibers. This process extracts dirt, bacteria and dust mites from carpeting leaving a fresh citrus smell.