Carpet cleaning is carried out to remove dirt, stains, and allergic allergens from carpets at home. These can cause allergic reactions in people with asthma and other respiratory disorders. Carpets are susceptible to dents, scuffs, burns, spills, molds, fungi, bacteria, dust mites, pet stains and odors, etc. A thorough clean of carpets prevents these problems from occurring. Common methods used for carpet cleaning include dry-clean, hot water extraction, steam cleaning, and vacuum cleaning.
Dry-clean carpet cleaning involves using a machine to apply a solution onto the carpet, which is then worked into the fibers using a machine that spins. The dry powder is removed from the carpet through a vacuum that draws it through the pile. It is left there until it is thoroughly dried and dirt particles have been completely removed. Vacuum carpet cleaners remove the powder and the dirt from the carpet, while dry cleaning extracts the excess water and soil from the carpet, leaving it clean and ready to be cleaned.
Another common type of carpet cleaning machine is the rotary brush carpet cleaner. Rotary brushes apply cleaning solutions on to a rotary fan that in turn spins the brushes at high speeds. The dirt and soil are trapped between the bristles of the brush, which then moves it into an air chamber where it falls back into the machine, cleaned and dried. This method does not leave as much of the soil in the carpet, but it does remove more of the liquid spill than when using a rotating brush.
Vacuum carpet cleaning machines extract and manage soil and liquid from the carpet fibers. The soil removal is achieved by using a vacuum that draws the liquid out through a bag. When dirt particles are trapped within the bag, a mixture of chemicals is applied on the dirt, which breaks it down and flushes it out of the carpet. The residue left in the carpet is extracted by a separate vacuum cleaner.
Dry cleaning is another technique that removes dirt and other residue from carpets without the use of water or detergent. This technique usually involves applying a solvent such as chlorine bleach, on the fibers, followed by a powerful vacuum that removing the solvent from the fibers. The dry cleaning leaves behind a residue that can be vacuumed up or washed with a hose. If you need the carpet to be dried quickly, you will probably need to purchase a dryer that has a dehumidifier attached.
There are also two types of deep clean carpet cleaning systems: wet and dry. Wet deep clean requires the use of a vacuum cleaner with a suction device and is recommended for more stubborn stains. The wet deep clean method leaves behind a sticky residue behind that is vacuumed up by a hose. This residue is best removed by a truck-mounted vacuum cleaner. Dry deep clean methods do not require water or a solvent to complete the job; however it is recommended to follow the cleaners’ instructions to achieve the best result.