What are the Best Carpet Cleaning Methods?

A ‘one-for-all’ carpet cleaning method will never work.

This is because carpets come in various colors, textures, styles and fibers. Each requires varying degrees of cleaning as well as techniques.

If you aren’t sure which cleaning method works best for your carpets, it’s better to get in touch with a carpet cleaning company near you.

Here are a few carpet cleaning procedures that they normally use.

Dry Cleaning

Dry cleaning is among the favorite. It’s popular because you don’t need to wait too long for the carpets to dry before using them again.

In this method, a special kind of powder is mixed with the solvent and spread all over the carpet to attract the dirt and debris. After it settles, the carpet is vacuumed.  

Bonnet Cleaning

The bonnet cleaning method is suitable for industrial or commercial areas only. This is because the grade of carpets used in those spaces are designed for heavy footfalls.

This method is not recommended for residential carpets. It can damage the carpets and reduce their life.

In this process, chemical agents are used as a cleaning agent. The absorbent pads get rid of the germs, dirt, and debris on the carpet.

However, this method takes care of only the upper layer of the carpet, up to 1/8th of an inch. The lower layers are left untouched.

Shampooing

Shampooing the carpets is more effective than just vacuuming. Regular shampooing can also extend the life of your carpets.

Before shampooing, the professional carpet cleaners will vacuum the carpets. Then using the carpet shampooer that’s filled with the appropriate amount of soap and water, they will slowly run it across the room.

Usually, they will run the carpet shampooer twice - first with soap and then without soap. This will ensure rigorous cleaning.

#QuickTip

Before walking or putting the furniture back after the shampooing, make sure the carpets are completely dry.

Encapsulation

The encapsulation process doesn’t make use of a lot of liquid. Instead, it  uses polymers to encapsulate and crystallize the dirt and dust particles. This is followed by instant vacuuming.

These crystals absorb all the harmful elements, leaving no sticky residue, and helping the carpets get deep cleaned.

Hot Water Extraction or Steam Cleaning

This method uses powerful strokes of hot water and detergents with the help of machines. The cleaning agents are allowed to settle on the carpet for some time.

The carpets are then washed by cleaning equipment to get rid of the applied chemicals. To ensure quick drying, the carpet is then placed in an AC room or a room with less or no traffic.

This method ensures intense cleaning and makes your carpets as good as new. This is the reason why it is popular among most carpet users.

So the next time you think  of cleaning your carpets, remember the various cleaning approaches available and their effectiveness.

If you are still confused about the carpet cleaning methods, you can call Dri-Masters on 800-897-4032. They will provide  a satisfactory solution, and also advise you on the methods that best suits your carpets.