Carpet Cleaning Methods:
Dry compounds: As the name indicates, this method is about using a dry powder. A natural biodegradable powder is mixed with water, cleaning agents such as detergents and a small amount of solvent. It is safer to let the professional carpet cleaners carry out this method because it’s vital to get the leaning solution mix right . The mixture is step by step spread over the carpet and left for a while. It absorbs the dust, dirt, soil, oil and grease and other polluting fragments. The solution is then agitated and vacuumed off the floor.
Steam cleaning: This method is among the most widely used methods and it’s often called ‘hot water extraction’ or ‘the extraction method’ by professionals. 95% of carpet cleaning companies will use this method on domestic home carpets. With this method, hot water is directed into the carpet with at the required pressure. This produces force and pressure in the fibers and displaces the dirt. The water is then extracted back with the dirt and other unwanted fragments giving you a clean carpet.
Encapsulation: The method of encapsulation or encap is a method used mainly on commercial carpets. It takes around one hour for the carpet to dry and ready to use almost immediately so is the perfect system to use on business carpet tiles. This method holds resemblance to dry cleaning but with a minor difference. In this method, the dry compound is not biodegradable. A polymeric compound is spread on the carpet and left for a while. The compound surrounds the dirt particles which is attached to the fibres. When the carpet it vacuumed or buffed, the encapsulated dirt particles which are attached to the encapsulation fluid are easily removed from the floor.
Bonnet: In this method, a circular spinning pad on an electric motor based buffer is used to clean the carpet. A solution of water and non-detergent based cleaning liquid is applied to the carpet. The spinning machine called a bonnet works on the carpet removing the dirt with little effort but maximum results and is now our commercial clients favourite way of having their carpets cleaned as we can now leave the carpets dry within 30 minutes with this system!