What Is The Best Carpet Cleaning Method?
There are many carpet cleaning methods: Absorbent Pad bonnet buffing, Dry solvent cleaning, Dry Compound Extraction, Dry Foam Extraction, Hot Water Extraction, Rotary Shampoo, Plant Cleaning.
Note not all carpets can be wet cleaned; this would definitely cause some serious damage to some natural carpet such as Sisal, Sisal is dry cleaning only. Although all carpet cleaning methods has the same aim, to remove as much soiling as possible if not all. A careful selection is required to ensure effectiveness, efficiency and a safe clean.
Absorbent Pad bonnet buffing Ideal for low pile carpet that is in a lightly soiled condition and requires quick drying times.
Dry solvent cleaning Safe on all carpets. Ideal for delicate fibres that are not wet cleanable.
Dry Compound Extraction Safe on all carpets,Ideal for carpets that are not wet cleanable or where immediate re-use is required
Dry Foam Extraction is a low moisture cleaning process for upholstery and lightly soiled carpets
Hot Water Extraction Cleaning is one of the most popular method for cleaning carpets also referred to as steam cleaning; perfect for light to heavy soiling, but may cause overwetting.
Rotary Shampoo provides brilliant cleaning results; has quick drying time suitable for low pile carpet; requires vacuuming on completion.
Plant Cleaning is certainly the most thorough clean when practical; when its construction permits and especially for area rugs. The carpet is taken offsite and placed in a plant and cleaned from all sides, a bit like a washing machine.
The most suitable method is determined by many factors such as location, construction, type of fibre, age and degree of soiling, backing, drying time required and many other factors.ALWAYS FOLLOW THE MANUFACTURES INSTRUCTIONS AND PRETEST IN A HIDDEN AREA. Not doing so can cause undesired results such as texture change, shrinkage, rapid re-soiling, yellowing etc…
Should you decide to outsource to a carpet cleaner in London it is a good practice to check whether or not they are a current member of the NCCA and preferably have some advance training such as Woolsafe.