The Best Five Carpet Cleaning Methods Employed by Companies

There are many options when it comes to choosing a carpet cleaning company for your home, or for your business. However, it is important that you understand the differences between different carpet cleaning methods. Not all methods will work for your carpet.

These are the carpet cleaning options available on the market.

Hotwater Extraction Cleaning

Hot water extraction cleaning is also known as steam carpet cleaning. It uses high-pressure hot water to activate the carpet fibers and dissolve dirt.

Hot water extraction cleaning involves applying cleaning agent to the carpet’s surface and then brushing it with a brush. Rinsing is next. After letting the cleaning agent settle on the carpet for a brief time, the carpet will then be “washed” with a carpet-cleaning equipment. The carpet will then be thoroughly rinsed and dried in a room or in an air-conditioned area.

A carpeted office with a typical size of 3000 square feet would take approximately 2 hours to clean, and at least 4 hours to dry. Carpet should be cleaned by companies in the afternoon. This allows for the carpet to dry overnight and the office can resume normal operations the next day.

Carpet Shampooing

Shampoo carpet cleaning was very popular until 1970s when encapsulation technology was introduced. Although shampooing carpet can clean a lot of dirt, it is not as popular as other methods. It leaves behind a lot of foam residues that stick to the carpet and makes it sticky.


Foam encapsulation uses synthetic detergents to make a base, which will then crystallize into powder when it dries. After cleaning carpet fiber, loose dirt particles will be encapsulated in foam. Finally, the foam can be vacuumed or brushed after drying.

Foam encapsulation cleaning technology has taken over carpet shampooing technology. It uses less water and takes longer to dry than carpet shampooing. People who support the use of environmentally friendly products have given foam encapsulation cleaning thumbs up because it leaves less chemical residue after cleaning than carpet shampooing.

This technique is capable of cleaning heavy soiling carpets, but it has not shown great results.

Bonnet Cleaning

This method of carpet cleaning produces good surface cleaning results. It involves cleaning the top portion of the carpet fibre with a motorized machine equipped with a spinning pad and soaking it in cleaning solution.

Bonneting is a popular choice for hotels as it provides a quick solution to cleaning carpets in public areas that are heavy-trafficked. It can also dry quickly and prevent guests from experiencing inconvenience.

Bonneting doesn’t deep clean carpets. This means that dirt underneath the carpet will quickly return to the surface, making carpet more soiled. Bonneting can also cause the accumulation of chemical residue in carpet due to the pressure exerted by the spinning pad’s heavy weight.

Dry Carpet Cleaning

Compound cleaning, also known as dry carpet cleaning, is a new technology that has been on the market. It has won increasing popularity and approvals from leading carpet manufacturers due to its effectiveness in cleaning and the fact that it doesn’t require drying.

There have been many kinds of cleaning powders and compounds that have been created since the 1980s when it was first introduced to the market. This technology is still considered new in comparison to traditional wet carpet cleaning methods, which have been used for decades. Many people are skeptical about its effectiveness.

The main feature is the application of powder or cleaning compound into the carpet’s bottom using a motorized counter rotating toothbrush machine. This opens up the carpet fiber and allows the compound to settle in, leading to thorough carpet cleaning.

The cleaning compound is usually made from biodegradable material, which works in the same way as micro-sponges. It can absorb dirt and then be removed completely at the end.

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