If you’ve got your in-laws visiting for Christmas then you might want to consider getting your carpets cleaned especially if you’re looking to make a good impression, if you have pets, or you’re a smoker.
When the time comes to choose a professional cleaning company then you’ll want to know the method of carpet cleaning that they employ, including its effectiveness, safety, and the impact on the environment. A quick google search will reveal that there are three main methods: shampooing, dry cleaning and hot water extraction. Of these methods, hot water extraction is the most popular but you’re probably asking yourself whether it is the right choice and how it works.
Hot water extraction is often wrongly referred to as “steam cleaning” since no actual steam is used. Instead the method involves a jet of very hot water being pumped into your carpet to force soil and dirt out of it while at the same time a vacuum removes it. Firstly your carpet is dry vacuumed to remove excess soil; then a pressurised solution of water and detergents is pumped in to the carpet; as the dirt reaches the top of the carpet it is extracted with a wet vacuum.
This method of carpet cleaning is recommended by leading carpet manufacturers as being the most effective method there is. For some types of carpet it is the only safe method too.
Other benefits include:
Deep down clean
Hot water extraction offers a far deeper clean than other alternatives such as dry cleaning and shampooing which only remove surface dirt. It’s more effective too at removing odours and stains.
Other carpet cleaning methods can leave behind large amounts of residue which actually turn sticky and attract dust and dirt, making your carpet appear dirty again, in just a few weeks after. Hot water extraction uses diluted detergents and when carried out properly leaves very little, if any residue to attract dust and dirt.
When used in conjunction with non toxic cleaning detergents it offers an eco friendly method of carpet cleaning. Many of the other methods rely on harsh chemicals which can be dangerous for children and pets. Thanks to the hot water used, solutions can be gentler and still provide good results.
Precision and skill
Before choosing your carpet cleaning company make sure that they have plenty of experience with hot water extraction and good customer testimonials on their website. Hot water extraction is a great method of carpet cleaning but is harder to learn and perfect than other methods of cleaning. Choose an inexperienced company with technicians that aren’t well trained and it could result in carpets that are left too wet.
We’ve got decades of experience in the industry and all of our technicians are themselves experts in their field and know just how to handle carpets to get the best results. If you’re in need of carpet cleaning at any time, not just Christmas, give us a call on 1300 7000 75. We even offer a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee or your money back. That’s how confident we are about our service!