The 5 best carpet cleaning methods used by companies

You have a wide range of options when it comes to choosing a carpet cleaner companies for your business or home. However, you should be aware that not all companies use the same methods.

There are many types of carpet cleaners available on the market.

Hot water Extraction Cleaning

Hot water extraction, also known as steam cleaning or hot water agitation cleaning uses high-pressured hot water in order to dissolve the dirt and agitate carpet fibers.

Cleaning with hot water extraction involves applying cleaning agent to the soiled area, brushing it and then rinsing. The carpet is “washed”, or thoroughly rinsed, by carpet cleaning equipment after the agent has settled in for a brief period.

A carpeted 3000 square foot office would take approximately 2 hours to wash and at least four hours to dry. The majority of companies recommend that carpets are cleaned late in the afternoon, so they can dry overnight and the office can continue to operate normally the following day.

Carpet Cleaning

Encapsulation carpet cleaning became popular in the 1970s. Although shampooing may appear to be a good way to remove heavily soiled carpets, its disadvantages – the high amounts of foam left behind in carpets that take a very long time to evaporate, become sticky after drying, and cause rapid resoiling – make it less popular.


Foam Encapsulation uses synthetic detergents to create a foam base. Then, when the foam dries it crystallizes into powder. When the cleaning foam is dried, the dirt in the carpet fiber will become powder.

Foam encapsulation has surpassed carpet shampooing as it uses less water to clean, resulting in a shorter drying period compared with carpet shampooing. Foam encapsulation has been praised by environmentalists who promote the use of environmentally friendly products, as there are less chemicals left after carpet shampooing.

This technique, despite its good results in cleaning carpets with heavy soiling, is not able to clean them thoroughly due to the limitations of technology.

Bonnet Cleaning

The carpet is cleaned using heavy-duty motorized machines with spinning pads that have been immersed in cleaning solution.

In hotels, bonneting is popular because it provides a fast solution for cleaning carpets in areas with heavy foot traffic. The carpets need to be clean without excessive moisture. They also have to dry quickly so as not to inconvenience hotel guests.

Bonneting is not a deep cleaning method, so dirt from the carpet’s surface would come back up to the top in a short time. This causes carpets to become muddy again very quickly. The heavy spinning pad and the pressure of the machine tend to push chemical residue into the carpet.

Dry Carpet Clean

The dry carpet or compound cleaning method is the most recent cleaning technique on the market. It has been gaining popularity among carpet manufacturers due to its effectiveness and ease of use.

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