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What is the Best Carpet Cleaning Method?

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You have many choices when it comes to hiring a carpet cleaning company for your home or business. But before selecting one, it’s essential to understand the different types of carpet cleaning methods each company uses— not all carpet cleaning companies or their methods are created equal. 

Choosing the wrong carpet cleaning company or method for the carpet in your home or business could leave it in worse shape than it was to begin with.

The Three Methods of Carpet Cleaning

There are several different types of cleaning methods offered in the market today. While all of them might appear to “clean” your carpets, only one is truly effective and offers other benefits.

Steam Cleaning

While steam cleaning carpets has grown in popularity, it’s still not the most effective method. Steam cleaner carpet companies only pre-spray with a ‘dry’ vapor steam and skip the agitation phase. They don’t include the deep cleaning and scrubbing process, like hot water extraction. 

Without agitating carpet fibers, steam cleaning accomplishes more of a surface-level cleaning. If you want your carpets deep cleaned, steam cleaning isn’t the best option.

Cleaning with Encapsulation or Polymers

Encapsulation is a common cleaning method used by most carpet cleaning companies. However, this method isn’t very effective. 

Technicians put down a powder meant to encapsulate dirt and other debris and then vacuum the powder up. Unfortunately, it only transfers the dirt into a chemical solution containing acrylic polymers, which can then be vacuumed; it doesn’t thoroughly or effectively clean carpets.

Hot Water Extraction

The hot water extraction cleaning process is the best, and it’s the process we use at First Class. With this cleaning process, we rely on high-pressured hot water and a brush to agitate the carpet fibers and dissolve dirt in the carpet.

At First Class, we use an extensive, effective hot water extraction method. First, we apply a preconditioner, agitating it into the carpet to liquefy spots, stains, and soil.

Next, our professional technicians use thorough hot water extraction, finishing with a residue-free rinsing agent, ensuring your carpets are spotless. We leave the rinsing agent to settle into the carpet before rinsing it completely. 

Once the cleaning process is over, we groom the carpets to speed up drying time and provide an attractive appearance when they are dry.

Do You Want Your Carpets Cleaned Using the Best Method? Contact First Class Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Today

When you invest time and money into cleaning your carpets, you want to hire a reliable carpet cleaning company that uses an effective cleaning method. Hot water extraction is the absolute best method of carpet cleaning to get your carpets as clean as possible. At First Class, we pre-spray your carpets, scrub them, and then use hot water extraction to get them to be the cleanest they can be. You can count on us to do the job right.

Contact us today at 845-224-5651 to learn more about our carpet and upholstery cleaning and services or to schedule a free estimate.