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Carpet Steam Cleaning vs Carpet Dry Cleaning

carpet 04 Aug 2013

If you are debating between carpet steam cleaning vs carpet dry cleaning, then chances are that you have carpets that haven’t been cleaned in a while. So, if you are looking for a miracle method to get old, stained and smelly carpets looking brand new – one of these solutions isn’t better than the other – they are just different methods of cleaning carpet.

Carpet Steam Cleaning: Carpet steam cleaning uses hot water and detergent, not steam, to get the dirt and stains out of your carpet. However, if you have old, set-in stains, even a professional cleaner will have to use stain removal methods and other chemicals to get them out of your carpet before they start to clean it. A professional steam cleaner then sprays detergent and hot water onto the carpet and uses a powerful wet-vac to suck all of the dirty water back up, usually directing it into a holding tank on a utility truck outside.

So don’t think that you can rent a steam cleaner from the local grocery store and make much of a difference in your carpets. And just like the professionals, you will have to get separate stain removers as well, except that you can’t buy the strong chemicals that the professionals use from the grocery store.

Carpet Dry Cleaning: Carpet dry cleaning uses dry chemical compounds that are activated with some moisture to break down the dirt and other particulates in your carpet which are then vacuumed up. This method can only be done by professionals because the chemicals are harsh; so this method is used more frequently in retail establishments where drying time is a priority.

Carpet Steam Cleaning vs Carpet Dry Cleaning: Now that you know a little bit more about the difference between carpet steam cleaning vs carpet dry cleaning, you can make a more informed decision. It is important to be aware, first of all, that stain removal is performed separately from any kind of carpet cleaning. So don’t think that a steam cleaner will work to remove stains because it won’t necessarily. The only other thing to consider between carpet steam cleaning vs carpet dry cleaning is the amount of drying time you can handle and the harshness of the chemical you want in your home.

If you’d like to learn more about either carpet steam cleaning or carpet dry cleaning feel free to get in touch with us for some specifics or a quote.


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    Michael Dawson
    Marayong, Sydney
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    Avalon, Sydney
  • My carpets have never looked better. The guys came on time, completed the work quickly and when they left my carpets were like new. Thanks!

    David McMenemy
    Clovelly, Sydney

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