The Top 5 Carpet Cleaning Methods Employed by Businesses

While you have a lot of options when it comes to choosing a carpet cleaning company for your home or business, it’s important to know the various types of carpet cleaning methods used by different companies because not all of them are suitable for your carpet.
The following are the various forms of carpet cleaning available on the market: You can learn more at JAN-PRO Commercial Cleaning of Southern Colorado-Commercial Cleaning.


Cleaning with Hot Water Extraction
Hot water extraction carpet washing, also known as steam carpet cleaning, uses high-pressured hot water to agitate the carpet fibres and remove dirt.
Cleaning with hot water extraction normally entails applying a cleaning agent to the soiled area, agitating the carpet with a brush, and then rinsing. After allowing the cleaning agent to settle in the carpet for a brief period of time, the carpet will be “washed” by carpet cleaning equipment to thoroughly rinse the cleaning agent before being dried in a room or at an air conditioned temperature.
An average-sized carpeted office of 3000 square feet takes about 2 hours to clean and at least 4 hours to dry. Most businesses recommend having the carpet washed in the late afternoon so that it can dry overnight and office operations can resume the next morning.
Shampooing of carpets
Shampoo carpet cleaning was widespread until the 1970s, when encapsulation technology became available. Although shampooing appears to clean heavily soiled carpets, the technology’s disadvantages – leaving a large amount of wet foam residues in the carpet that takes a long time to dry, becomes sticky when it dries because no rinsing is done after shampooing, and rapid re-soiling of carpet – make it less common than other methods.
Incorporation
Synthetic detergents are used as a basis for foam encapsulation, and when dry, they crystallise into powder form. When the applied cleaning foam dries, loose dirt particles in carpet fibre can be encapsulated into powder, and either vacuumed or washed when the foam dries after cleaning.
As compared to carpet shampooing, the foam encapsulation cleaning technique has surpassed carpet shampooing because it requires less water during the cleaning process, resulting in a faster drying period. Many who advocate using environmentally friendly products have given the thumbs up to foam encapsulation cleaning because it leaves less chemical residue behind after cleaning than carpet shampooing.
Because of the technology’s limitations, this cleaning system has not been able to thoroughly clean heavy soiling carpets, despite good cleaning results.
Cleaning Bonnets
The method of cleaning the top part of the carpet fibre with a heavy duty motorised machine with a spinning pad that has been soaked in cleaning solution to extract dirt from the carpet surface produces strong surface cleaning results.
Bonneting is common in hotels because it provides a fast fix solution for cleaning carpet in high-traffic public areas that need carpet to be cleaned without a lot of moisture and to dry quickly so that hotel guests are not inconvenienced.
Since bonneting does not thoroughly clean a carpet, dirt from under it rises to the surface in a short period of time, allowing the carpet to become soiled again easily. Bonneting often causes chemical debris to accumulate in the carpet, as the heavy machine’s friction on the spinning pad pushes the applied chemical and any residual dirt onto the carpet.