Which carpet-cleaning method to pick? Dry cleaning and using a steam cleaner are both popular methods for cleaning carpets, but does one have an advantage over the other?
In the dry carpet cleaning vs. steam cleaning debate, it's important to clear up the myth that steam is actually used to clean your carpets. While home and commercial machines use hot water, which gives off steam, the steam itself does not clean carpet. With Steam cleaning there is no scrubbing. Often after steam cleaning stains return; well, not exactly the stain was never removed. Instead, the machine sprays detergent onto your carpet. Hot water activates the detergent on the carpet fibers — alkaline for synthetic carpets and acidic for wool or natural fiber carpets. A wet-vac is then used to suck up the bulk of the water on the floor.
Some people opt for steam carpet cleaning because they have concerns about dry cleaning chemicals affecting their health and the environment. Technically speaking, the only way to clean a carpet without chemicals is to just vacuum it, since even plain water is a chemical compound. Dry carpet cleaning means less waiting and more affordable. The carpet cleaning pads safely and gently scrub the carpet fiber. The name of the" dry-cleaning method" is misleading, because professionals use a small amount of moisture in the form of application solutions, which complement the dry compounds used. Dry cleaning offers the advantage of time: Floors can be used again almost instantly after cleaning is complete.
We use Dry cleaning method, all our cleaning products are green, hospital grade and safe for humans and animals. You will notice a significant difference over steam cleaning.