Extraction…

Although there is an industrial cleaning process that is in fact steam cleaning, in the context of carpet cleaning, “steam cleaning” is usually a misnomer for or mischaracterization of the hot water extraction cleaning method. The hot water extraction cleaning method uses equipment that sprays heated water (not steam), sometimes with added cleaning chemicals, on the carpet while simultaneously vacuuming the sprayed water along with any dislodged and dissolved dirt. Many carpet manufacturers recommend professional hot water extraction as the most effective carpet cleaning method.[4] Actual steam could damage manmade carpet fibers or shrink natural fibers such as wool.

The primary advantage of the hot water extraction cleaning method is that effective cleaning is possible using only hot water, or hot water with very dilute detergent solutions. This avoids the problems associated with detergent residues that can remain in the carpet with other cleaning methods. Detergent residues on carpet fibers can attract dirt from the soles of shoes as people walk on a carpet, causing the carpet to become dirty again soon after cleaning.

To learn more, contact us here at Eagle!

This entry was posted in Carpet Cleaning. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Newsletter

Blog

Like Us On Facebook!

Eagle Cleaning Corporation • 997 Millbury Street, Suite A • Worcester, MA 01607
Toll Free: 866.45.EAGLE • Office: 508.799.0700 • Fax: 508.799.0072

Privacy Notice