Up to 80% of carpet soiling is grainy, and the best way to remove this type of grainy soil is by slow vacuuming. What is remained is the oily type soil attached to carpet fibres, similar to oily hair. Vacuuming can’t remove it as it is attached securely to the fibre. This is also known as staining.
- Hot Water Extraction (HWE) Carpet Cleaning
Different carpet cleaning machines will have different costs. Steam cleaning is preferred by most professional carpet cleaning companies, also knows as Hot water extraction is the most popular deep cleaning method and can remove about 98% of the dirt and carpet stain removal. It also kills dust mites.
Pre-spray of carpet cleaning shampoo, sanitizer, and deodorizer is applied before steam cleaning. Stain areas with a stain treatment. Steam cleaning is hot water is at high pressure through jet nozzles.
The carpet is rinsed with hot water, and dirty water is suctioned back up through an extraction wand. Because the extraction vacuuming follows closely after the jet nozzle. The water is hot enough to dissolve stains but not too hot to damage the carpet fiber like wool or nylon. If power water suction is applied, will take about a few hours to dry.
The carpet cleaning price will depend on the carpet loops, short cut pile or one pile is cheapest to clean, loop pile or long pile may cost 10% more. Steam cleaning can keep both carpet and upholsteries clean.
2. Shampoo Carpet Cleaning
Pre Vacuuming is done before the carpet cleaning service. Shampoo carpet cleaning uses rotating brushes to push shampoo foams into the carpet and then vacuumed up. But no rinsing afterward.
The remaining foam can become sticky, may attract more dust and dirt. Little water is used so it’s quick to dry.
3 Dry Carpet Cleaning
Cleaning powder-based solvent with 10% water is pushed into the carpet. The solvent is brushed between the carpet fiber. It will absorb dirt and the solvent will be dried into power with the absorbed dirt after 10 minutes.
You can then vacuum the dried solvent away with the captured dirt. This is not as powerful deep clean as steam clean, but its not as much hard work. The chemicals will not attract future dirt like carpet shampoo.
- Encapsulation Carpet Cleaning
Similar to dry carpet cleaning, a rotating brush apply the cleansing foam into the carpet. The foam contact with the dirt then crystallizes and encapsulates the dirt then dries in about 20 minutes.
Then you can vacuum the crystalized form with the dirt captured. Encapsulation uses fewer chemicals than shampooing and dries faster. However, this method does not remove heavy stains.
5 Bonnet Carpet Cleaning
Carpet cleaning detergent is sprayed on the carpet. A spinning pad with a cleaning solution work over the top of a carpet and absorb dirt from the carpet.
The pad needs to be rinsed frequently when it fills with dirt. Usually need to rinse the pad every hundred square meters. So you can optimize the pad’s capacity to absorb dirt.
This is commonly used in hotels for its quick cleaning drying properties. However, it is not a deep clean and only cleans the top layer of the carpet. And the cleaning solution will accumulate within the carpet fiber. This is why carpet manufacturers will not valid warranty if you use Bonnet Carpet Cleaning in Auckland.
Carpet Cleaning Process
Booking usually by phone then by email. Will give a quote based on the number of rooms and stains. Can give onsite visit for a quote for a large commercial job.
Remove smaller furniture from the floor, things like lamps and side tables can be knocked over if accidentally touched during cleaning. Large furniture like beds, sofas, and desks are preferred to be cleared out of the carpet before the cleaner arrives.
Respray carpet cleaning shampoo, sanitizer, and deodorizer. Stains and soiled areas will be pre-treated with appropriate chemicals.
The actual carpet cleaning itself.
Some companies will groom the carpet after cleaning, optional fabric protection and pest control.
Customer review after cleaning
Open windows or air conditioners for good airflow to make the drying faster. Drying usually takes half a day. Some cleaner offer air mover which can dry the carpet within an hour.
If the furniture is on the carpet before the carpet dried. Please have some plastic bag as a barrier between furniture feet and wet carpet to prevent paint or rust stain from the furniture.
Green Carpet Cleaning
Carpet cleaners use environmentally friendly eco-safe cleaning solutions made from plants, there are no harsh chemicals. Look for certified green products. Product qualities must have:
Able to clean the carpet without attracting new dirt, color-safe
Safe for the environment.
Carbon neutral packaging.