Hot Water Extraction?
Extraction carpet cleaning (often referred to as
“steam” cleaning) is a deep cleaning restorative
process. It begins with a prespray cleaning
solution that is applied to the carpet to aid in
the dissolving of soil deposits. This is
followed by an injection of a pressurized hot
water rinsing solution into the carpet, followed
then by an immediate powerful vacuum extraction.
This phase removes the soils, pollutants,
allergens, dust, and other contaminants from the
it their method of choice?
water extraction carpet cleaning is efficient at
removing all types of carpet soiling. Through
the use of a variety of cleaning solutions, the
breakdown and removal of water soluble soiling
such as sugars, foods, beverages and salts can
be extracted from the carpet fibers.
Dry solvent soluble soiling such as grease, oil,
tar, body oils, cooking oils and cosmetics are
broken down, dissolved and dislodged from the
fibers by the preconditioning phase (prespray)
of the cleaning process.
Insoluble soiling (particles that will not
dissolve in water or dry solvent) such as clay,
sand quartz, carbon, graphite and animal fiber,
are removed by surrounding the particles with
the prespray cleaning solution, and then the
cleaning rinse and vacuum phase of the hot water
extraction process, removes the suspended
some spots and stains may alter or damage the
dye structure of the carpet and cause permanent
discoloration, others can have their
discoloration reduced, or completely removed, by
the application of specialized carpet spotting
solutions and techniques.
ARE THERE ANY
OTHER BENEFITS TO HOT WATER EXTRACTION?
It is a myth
that people can do absolutely nothing to their
carpet (never cleaning it) and have it always
look good. But, it has long been a recognized
fact that hot water extraction contributes in
refreshing the texture of carpet. The moisture
and heat can tighten up the twist of the fiber
that is affected by foot traffic. It aids in
fiber resiliency and pile appearance. Periodic
hot water extraction cleaning (every 12 to 18
months) provides benefits to the carpet consumer
by making the carpet look better, smell better,
last longer and by providing a healthier home
extraction carpet cleaning follows the
principles of indoor pollutant and contamination
reduction in the following ways:
biological contaminates can be eliminated just
by the application of hot water (above 130° F)
across the carpet.
Many pollutants and contaminates can be
destroyed, removed, or inactivated by a special
can physically remove the contamination from the
carpet. Through the use of environmentally
friendly cleaning solutions we can dissolve and
suspend the soils so as to aid in their
subsequent removal by extraction. Through the
use of water pressure agitation and vacuum
extraction, we remove many of the contaminants
Finally: The use of a powerful
vacuum across the carpet surface can
provide ventilation and air movement for
contaminant reduction by releasing
trapped aerosols and gases.
For all of
the reasons listed above, this is why
the majority of the carpet
manufacturers recommend the
hot water extraction method
as the very best way to clean and
restore your carpeting.
Steps We Take
Industry Standard Cleaning Process)