If you are ready to hire a professional to clean your carpets you might start with a company that you already know or you may need to look for a new company. Make sure that you not only look for a company that knows what they are doing but also offer the services that you want. If you just go with the cheapest place you may end up with less options or a company that doesn’t know what they are doing. The best way to be sure you are getting what you want is to become familiar with the options and the pros and cons of each.
Orange County Steam Masters has a rundown on the Two Most Popular Carpet Cleaning Options; Steam and Dry
Steam Carpet Cleaning
Steam carpet cleaning is the first option and is widely popular. Many people have decided that this is the best option for them to clean their carpets. The technician will use a cleaner that is added to the carpets that need to be cleaned. Then the machine uses water that is heated and turned to steam and runs over the cleaner. The steam will activate the cleaner and will make the cleaner start to work on the fibers to remove the dirt and grime. The carpet is left wet from the steam and needs to be dried. The professional carpet cleaner will take an industrial vacuum and remove the moisture and the cleaner at the same time. The carpet is then left clean and fresh. The con is that the carpet is still slightly damp after the treatment is over and you may need to wait a while before you are able to walk on the carpet and move your furniture back. The biggest pro is that your carpet has been deep down cleaned and all the dust, dander and allergens removed.
Dry Carpet Cleaning
Dry carpet cleaning is the second option and is a great choice for nursing homes and other industrial applications where it is not ideal to have damp carpet, even for a short while. The dry treatment puts a cleaner on the carpets and uses a very small amount of moisture that is used to activate the cleaner. The moisture is so minimal that it is not noticeable at all. The dry cleaner is added and the cleaner is then sucked up with a heavy vacuum that the professional uses. The vacuum is able to pick up the cleaner and the dirt and grime with it. The pro is that the carpet is left dry and ready to be walked on as soon as the treatment is completed. The con is that the cleaner tends to leave a smell that may be an annoyance for the people that live in the house. It can also leave a small amount of cleaner that may feel like residue is left. Dry cleaning also doesn’t achieve the deep down cleaning that steam cleaning does.