Best Carpet Cleaning Methods

Carpet cleaners Edinburgh – There are various carpet cleaning methods and choosing the best carpet cleaning method for your carpet can be difficult, if you are unaware of the techniques used. We have decided to write an article discussing the various carpet cleaning methods to help our clients understand what each method provides.

Carpet Cleaning Method No1 – Hot Water Extraction or also known as “steam cleaning”
The Hot Water Extraction, (also called as steam cleaning) method is one of the most popular and best carpet cleaning methods around, as it is very effective and thorough. Steam cleaning actually does not use steam, but uses hot water. The temperature of this hot water is usually between, 150 to 200 degrees. Hot water with high temperature and pressure is sprayed in the carpet. Water sprayed with a high pressure helps the particles and dirt on the carpet to loosen. Then, than dirt is forcefully extracted with the help of three powerful vacuum motors and the waste water is stored in the holding tank on the carpet cleaning machine. The water used is mixed with a cleaning solution that is eco-friendly, nontoxic and specially designed for carpets.

Steam cleaning is considered the best deep cleaning method for carpet cleaning by leading carpet manufacturers. What’s even more impressive is that, hot water kills bacteria, fungus and dust mites. Thus, the carpet is hygienic and sanitised after steam cleaning. It is always preferable to consult a professional carpet cleaner when you want to use this method for cleaning carpet, as they are aware of the type of fabric and the temperature of water required for every carpet fabric. Hot water extraction is used by most of the professionals. Steam carpet cleaning machines are also available to rent, but the type that are available in rental shops are very underpowered making the job a lot harder and not so through and the cleaning detergents they provide you with are weak and sticky (which attracts dirt to the carpets once dry). Moreover, there is a skill to using Hot Water Extraction to get the best results.

Carpet Cleaning Method No2 – Dry Powder
This method does not use water and hence, this method is called as dry compound cleaning or dry cleaning. The dry powder used is an absorptive material made of various solvents and very small amount of water. This powder is sprinkled over the carpet and with the help of rotating machine, the powder is thoroughly spread on the carpet and left for about 15 minutes. Then, using a vacuum the powder and the dirt accumulated is removed. Dry cleaners consider this method as the best carpet cleaning method as it does not involve wetting the carpet.
The main problem with this method is method again is that it’s not very through. If you have odours in your carpets it won’t remove them, stains also are hard to remove with this system. The compound itself is made from solvents thus making it non eco-friendly and the compound is expensive to purchase making this so called dry cleaning method the most expensive.

Carpet Cleaning Method No3 – Carpet Shampooing
Carpet shampoo method is an old method of cleaning carpets. In this method, a carpet cleaning shampoo is applied on the carpet. The ingredients of the foam attract the soil particles in the carpet. The solution is left to dry and once it dries the solution becomes brittle and separates itself from the carpet fibres. Now, the remains are collected with the help of a powerful vacuum cleaner. Shampoo cleaning method for carpet is a do it you’re self-job. All you need is a carpet shampoo from the supermarket and a vacuum cleaner. A variety of carpet shampoo products are available on the market.
Shampoo cleaning is the most economic carpet cleaning method. But it is also one of the lest effective as it doesn’t do a very good job, plus all that residue left in the carpet pile will attract dirt faster than before making the whole process a waste of time.

Carpet Cleaning Method No4 – Foam
Cleaning with foam can also be considered along carpet shampooing. With the help of a rotating brush, the shampoo is spread on the carpet and foam is formed. Then, the foam is left to dry for an hour or so. With the help of vacuum cleaner, the dirt is removed. All the shampoo may not be removed with the vacuum cleaner so this can be followed with a steam cleaning. Foam cleaning is a little more advanced than shampooing but again not through and re-soiling does occur quicker than all other methods.

Regular vacuum cleaning will defiantly remove the surface dirt from your carpets but you do need a deep carpet clean at least once a year. For best results, use the Hot Water Extraction method.

One such company that uses Hot Water Extraction is DirtMaster from Edinburgh. Carpet cleaning Edinburgh customers know that we are the best and most trusted in town to take care of all your carpet and upholstery cleaning needs.