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Do you know the difference between steam cleaning and hot water extraction?

Most individuals think that they are the same thing, but in reality, they are two distinctly different carpet cleaning processes. Each process uses different cleaning solutions and does the actual carpet cleaning at the water at different temperatures.

We always recommend that you hire a professional, but if you do decide to clean your carpet on your own, become more familiar with these two carpet cleaning processes.

Facts About Both

Carpet cleaning is chemistry really. The bottom line difference between hot water extraction and steam cleaning is the temperature of the water when cleaning.

When steam cleaning carpet, the water has become hot enough to transform into its gas form.  The machines used to steam clean carpet do not contain the ability to rinse the carpet fibers afterwards.

Hot water extraction uses boiling hot water to effectively clean carpets Although you might see steam during the cleaning process, this is only the effect of really hot water being applied to your carpet.

Which Should I Choose?

Most carpet manufactures recommend that their products be cleaned by a certified technician. A majority of certified carpet technicians use a hot water extraction system.

The carpet fibers are cleaned at a very hot temperature, but not hot enough to shrink the carpet fibers. Because to this, hot water extraction is able to remove stains that steam cleaning can’t

During this process, we always vacuum each area first. Then we apply a solution for all traffic areas and apply a treatment to all the spots and stains.

We have a truck mounted, hot water steam extraction cleaner with a neutral rinse to provide a zero residue finish. Renters and homeowners beware of renting or buying products that allow you to clean carpet yourself.

Inexperience combined low grade carpet cleaning equipment could lead to bad things. For example, over wetting your carpet or using too much detergent, not allowing the carpet to ventilate and dry.

This can lead to mold and other problems in the future.

Call The Carpet Repair and Cleaning Experts!

Phoenix Carpet Repair and Cleaning offers a variety of carpet cleaning and carpet repair solutions that will keep your carpet will stays in tip top shape for years to come.

Phoenix Carpet Repair and Cleaning is dedicated to saving you as much money as possible. You work hard for your money and you deserve to keep it!

Give us a call at 602-688-4186 to receive a free online consultation! If your always on the go and don’t have time for a phone call? No problem! You can book your appointment on your smartphone or tablet!

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