Dry carpet cleaning involves the use of specialized machines to clean carpets with recently developed chemical technologies that permit no-moisture or “very low moisture” (VLM) cleaning. It relies on dry compounds complemented by application cleaning solutions. This method of carpet cleaning is useful for many industrial applications as well as nursing homes where they is an increased risk of slip and fall accidents for example. Dry carpet cleaning has a very rapid drying time resulting in carpet beautification, and removal of stains, dirt, grit, and sand. It can remove up to 98% of household allergens and 89% of airborne bacteria and is safe around the entire family and pets. Whether steam or dry methods are used; clean carpets are more visually pleasing, potentially longer-lasting and much healthier for you and your family than poorly maintained carpet.
Best Way to Clean the Carpets in Your Home
The method of dry carpet cleaning uses millions of microscopic bubbles to explode dirt from deep in your carpet fibers, which is why only a fraction of water is used. After the carbonation releases and lifts the dirt, high powered equipment extracts dirt and moisture from the carpet. This is a deep cleaning, no residue, low-moisture and amplified hot carbonating extraction system with a 1-2 hour drying time. New carpet care technologies, in particular, encapsulation and other green technologies are easy to use, require minimal training, and can lead to less re-soiling than prior methods. Encapsulation is polymers that literally encapsulate (crystallize) soil particles into dry residues on contact. Think of tiny sponges that absorb the deep-cleaning compounds.
How the Dry-Carpet Cleaning Process Works
Pre-treatments, pre-conditioners, or “traffic-lane cleaners” are detergents or emulsifiers that break the binding of soils to carpet fibers over a short period of time. These are commonly sprayed onto the carpet prior to the primary use of the dry-cleaning system. The chemical dissolves the greasy films attached to carpet and the solution may also include a solvent. The amount of time the pretreatment stays in the carpet should be less than 15 minutes because of the thorough carpet brushing common to these “very low moisture” systems that provides added agitation to ensure the pretreatment works fully through the carpet. It is then extracted using an acid based rinse solution through a hot water extraction machine. Triple dry strokes are used to ensure a low dry time. While this process is not strictly dry cleaning, it cleans deep into the fibers. The dry compound is an absorbent, 98% biodegradable cleaning compound spread evenly over carpet and brushed or scrubbed in. For commercial applications, a special cylindrical counter-rotating brush system is used, without a vacuum cleaner. Machine scrubbing is more typical, in that hand scrubbing generally cleans only the top third of the carpet. After the cleaning product in the solution is deposited onto the surface as a mist, a round buffer or “bonnet” scrubs the mixture with rotating motion. It looks like a floor buffer with an absorbent spin pad that attracts soil and is rinsed or replaced immediately. To reduce wear on the carpet, the pad should be kept well-lubricated with cleaning solution.
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While hot water extraction is still the most common method to clean carpets, there is another option; particularly if you have an elderly family member and are concerned about slip and fall accidents. To give dry carpet cleaning a try or to schedule an appointment for steam cleaning, call Carpet Care 2000 today.