Carpet cleaning is done to remove dirt, stains, and allergens in carpets. Carpets are ideal for covering and protecting flooring but due to their design they attract a lot of dirt and allergens. Most common methods used for carpet cleaning include dry-cleaning, steam cleaning, and shampoo extraction. Vacuuming is also an option but is not advisable for carpets because it does not remove dirt particles deep enough, it also removes surface dust which can cause allergies.
Dry cleaning is considered the most effective way to clean carpets as it involves little damage to the carpet. It is done by spraying a water-based cleaner on the carpets, rinsing them off thoroughly and then wiping the water away with a clean cloth. This process is usually left to dry for a short while until all the moisture has been removed from the carpet. After it dries, vacuums are then used to remove excess water and dirt particles. Steam cleaning or extraction is a more advanced carpet cleaning process that involves high heat steamers that remove dirt particles using very high temperatures.
Vacuum cleaning and extractions are common methods used by professional carpet cleaners. The advantage of steam cleaners is that they perform a better job and they do not damage the carpet fibers. Steam cleaners also give out very hot steam and are not suitable for carpets made of delicate material. Some professional carpet cleaners also use steam carpet cleaners.