When it comes to carpet cleaning, there are a number of options you have today. Carpet Steam Cleaning and Hot Water Extraction are two of the most popular options that businesses have. We’re going to dive into what these two methods are.
What’s the difference?
One of the first differences is the temperature of the hot water in cleaning. Steam cleaning the temperature of the water needs to produce a gas, therefore the temperature must be above 212 degrees Fahrenheit.
Hot water extraction methods simply require that the water be hot. Hot water extraction machines don’t have to reach boiling point. Many high-end machines though will heat the hot water to 170 to 190 degrees.
There are different methods in cleaning carpets. Some of those methods depend on the type of machine used. At Grimebusters, Inc. we use a continuous flow hot water extraction machine. The advantage that we have is a reduction in water usage and a reduction in time spent on the job.
Both of these methods of carpet cleaning are effective for cleaning carpets in office spaces and other types of businesses. Hot water extraction traditionally is better for carpets that are made out of natural fibers. Steam Cleaning can cause some carpet fibers to shrink. This is due to the higher heat.
What is recommended for carpet cleaning?
many carpet manufacturers today recommend using the hot water extraction method to professionally clean your carpets. One of the biggest benefits of hot water extraction method is you don’t have to use a lot of detergents to get your carpets clean. When carpet cleaning companies use a lot of detergent some of it always gets left behind on the fibers. This actually attracts dirt to your carpet allowing it to get dirty quicker and damage the fibers.
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