Steam Carpet Cleaning or Dry Carpet Cleaning
There has always been a huge debate over which cleaning
method is best for your carpet, steam carpet cleaning or the dry carpet
Do you think carpet cleaning companies would recommend steam cleaning if they
thought that dry cleaning would reduce the amount of claims? Steam
cleaning has received bad press, which really started back in the 70's
when steam cleaning was just evolving into a popular cleaning method.
Carpet machines back then were not very efficient, leaving
the carpet wet for 24 hours or more. Dry cleaning companies used this a
selling point promoting their dry carpet cleaning services. Times have changed dramatically; steam
carpet cleaning machines that are mounted in vans producing very hot water and
are extremely efficient in water recovery, leaving your carpet dry in
hours or so.
If carpet cleaners use an extra dry stroke while cleaning,
drying times can easily be less than two hours and with new extraction
devices, the drying time can get even less. So how do dry cleaning
companies sell their services now? The same way they did back in the
70's, through customer fear of having soggy carpet the next day.
This is simply not true! The fact of the matter is,
sometimes steam cleaning can be dry before dry cleaning! Dry cleaning is
inferior to steam cleaning in every aspect. It does a poor job of
removing soil and it leaves chemicals in the carpet which can cause
yellowing from the high ph.
Consumers should be aware of the facts and not
let hype control their decision making when it comes to carpet cleaning.
If more dry cleaning customers had their carpet steam cleaned, chances
are, they would never go back.
Extend the life of your carpets by
vacuuming and cleaning them regularly!