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Problems with Most Dry Carpet Cleaning Methods and Why Wet Carpet Cleaning in Galena, IL, is Superior

January 16th, 2017 · No Comments

With our truck-mounted and portable state-of-the-art carpet cleaning technology, you’d be hard-pressed to find a carpet or rug our cleaning crews can’t tackle. Not only do our cleaning technicians utilize the best equipment available, they’re also trained with the most current cleaning techniques, including methods specific to delicate materials and area rugs. With ServiceMaster Cleaning Services, you can always expect the right cleaning method for your carpeting, which is why we’re the best choice for professional carpet cleaning in Galena, IL.

These days, steam cleaning (hot water extraction carpet cleaning) has a bad reputation for leaving behind too much water in your carpets, which can lead to the development of mold and odors. Unfortunately, the problem with relying on dry-cleaning methods in place of hot water extraction (HWE) is that those techniques often can’t provide the same deep clean as the more powerful HWE.

Dry-Compound cleaning, for example, uses a sawdust-like mixture of dry materials. The compound is spread into your carpet fibers and is designed to absorb the dirt particles stuck in your carpet. However, because the dry-compound is simply vacuumed out of your carpets, many particles from both the compound and dirt is left behind.

Dry-Foam carpet cleaning is also much less effective than HWE carpet cleaning methods. Cleaners using this method will lather your carpets with a specialty shampoo and let it settle and dry. Then they suck the shampoo (assuming it now contains dirt particles) out of your carpets with a high-powered vacuum. Even the best quality shampoos and strongest vacuums will leave sticky residues in your carpet fibers, compromising the quality and longevity of your carpet investment.

Dry-chem cleaning uses a dry-chemical detergent that is spread over your carpets and then rubbed off with a mechanized spinning cotton bonnet (similar to a large towel). This method often leaves harsh chemical residues in your carpets and doesn’t reach deep enough to remove the damaging particles embedded at the base of the fibers.

While it’s true many home steam cleaners and low cost carpet cleaning companies can damage your carpets with low quality HWE and make dry-cleaning methods look tempting, when correctly performed by a professional, hot water extraction cleaning remains the most effective and thorough deeply-cleansing choice for your carpets.

With ServiceMaster Cleaning Services, you can expect the best clean for maintaining carpet quality and extending the life of your carpet. Contact us today at (866) 999-1980 for expert carpet cleaning in Galena, IL.

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