Why Hot Water Extraction beats Carpet Dry Cleaning
Much debate has occurred over the effectiveness of hot water
extraction / carpet steam cleaning versus highly advertised, misleading
carpet dry cleaning methods.
Never heard of the hot water extraction method of carpet cleaning?
That's not surprising. Companies such as Stanley Steemer have propagated
the more popular term of "steam cleaning" to describe this method
instead. To be honest, it doesn't matter what you call it. What you need
to know as a customer is that hot water extraction is by far the best
carpet cleaning method on the market.
FACT. Leading carpet manufacturers around the world recommend
you use a professional hot water extraction / steam cleaning carpet
cleaning company to clean your carpets. If carpet dry cleaning was
indeed the better option, those manufacturers would say so. They do not
benefit from telling you otherwise.
With our 10+ years experience, we understand that carpet cleaning is
best done using hot water extraction, also known as steam cleaning
carpets. And yes, your carpet will be wet afterwards because it just
received a deep, thorough cleaning - which is very different
from what you would have received from a carpet dry cleaning company.
Here's how our hot water extraction / carpet steam cleaning works:
- We begin by using only the most advanced hot water extraction /
steam cleaning system in the industry.
- Pressurized, heated water containing a cleaning or rinsing solution
is then injected into the fibers of your carpet while being
simultaneously extracted with a powerful vacuum.
- This method will flush, clean, rinse and extract dirt, allergens,
bacteria, viruses, germs etc., leaving your carpet as deep-down clean
and hygienic as possible.
Say "No, Thank You" to Carpet Dry Cleaning
Chemicals in Your Work Place or Home
Home dry cleaning companies want you to believe that if you have your
carpet hot water extracted/steam cleaned, it can shrink, mold or mildew,
split at the seams, or otherwise be ruined. This is only true if you
choose an inexperienced, ill-equipped, unreputable carpet cleaning
company - and there are plenty of those around.
To avoid the aforementioned, be careful to choose a carpet & rug
cleaning company whose services are supported by their experience and
unwavering reputation in the area.
Carpet dry cleaning companies often try to glorify what it is they do,
but they basically use one of two methods:
- They spray your carpet with a chemical solution and then buff over
it with a rotary machine and bonnet, telling you the dirt will
transfer to their bonnet - WRONG. Not only is this totally
inefficient, but it will also leave quite a bit of residue in your
- They sprinkle a damp, powdery substance all over your carpet and
then grind the powder into the carpet, hoping your dirt will somehow
magically attach itself to their powder. Then, they use a vacuum to
supposedly get all of the dirt/powder out - WRONG AGAIN! Not
only will this not get the dirt out of your carpets, but you will be
left with two abrasives at the base of your carpet.another reason why
leading carpet manufacturers recommend hot water extraction / carpet
steam cleaning over dry cleaning.
Don't Expose Yourself to Additional Chemicals-Stay Away from Carpet
Chemical dry cleaning companies are popping up everywhere. Why?
Because it's an easy business to get into. It takes little financial
investment, little training, and no expertise. We have been called in to
re-clean carpets that have been exposed to dry cleaning chemicals.
However, it's not just the inefficiencies of the dry cleaning method
that make it the worst of two options.
According to a WebMD
, the solvent used by 85% of U.S. dry cleaners known as
PERC (perchloroethylene or tetrachloroethylene) has been declared a
"likely human carcinogen" by the National Academy of Sciences. The
Academy came to this conclusion based on the findings of its expert
panel which was charged with reviewing the Environmental Protection
Agency's (EPA) risk analysis of the solvent.
Based on their review, the panel agreed that:
- PERC is a "likely human carcinogen." This means that while there's
no definitive proof that the chemical causes cancer in humans, there's
strong evidence it does - and there's proof that the chemical causes
various cancers in animals.
- PERC's most dangerous non-cancer effect is nerve and brain
damage. Safe exposure levels for drinking water and air quality
should be set well above levels that can cause such damage.
- The EPA's system for evaluating chemical risk is basically sound,
although procedures for evaluating the strength of relevant studies
need to be strengthened.
In addition to being utilized by dry cleaning companies, PERC is used
as a metal degreaser and in the production of many other chemicals. It
is found in the air, in drinking water, and in soil. It can be detected
in most people's blood, as well as in breast milk.
For more information about the harmful effects of PERC or to read
more about the National Academy of Sciences' findings, click
If you have any doubts, just look to the carpet industry itself for
clues as to which method is the best for your carpets and upholstery.
There is a reason that almost every major carpet manufacturer recommends
(and more increasingly requires for warranty reasons) that you use hot
water extraction to maintain the cleanliness of your home carpeting. And
there is also a reason that almost every major carpet cleaning company,
from Stanley Steemer on down the line, chooses hot water extraction as
their method of choice.
We have been diligently doing carpet cleaning, carpet shampooing,
carpet washing and carpet steaming for many clients for more
than 15 YEARS in Singapore.
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