Avoid Uneducated Uninformed and Sometimes Downright Unscrupulous Carpet Cleaners Your Free Cleaning Tip: What's the Best Carpet Cleaning Method? The 4 Methods of Carpet Cleaning Method 1: Hot Water Extraction, otherwise known as "steam cleaning", is the process that most are probably familiar with. Hot water extraction is the correct technical term, not steam cleaning. Actual steam is not used at all. A hot water solution is produced and immediately recovered, creating a "flushing" action on the carpet. There are many variations of hot water extraction. From the most powerful truck mounted machine down to the small portable machine rented from the grocery store. What's the difference. Every machine has different capabilities. Mainly the pressure in which the water is produced and the recovery capability. However, the biggest and most important difference is in the person cleaning the carpet. A trained technician will know what pressure to use, what cleaning products to use, and how to get maximum soil removal and maximum spot removal without over wetting the carpet or leaving a sticky residue behind. The horror stories of carpet being wet for days is due to operator error, not because "steam" or "hot water extraction" caused it. Hot Water Extraction done properly will remove more soil than any other method. Further, anything that has seeped into the backing such as urine, coffee, beverages or something can be "flushed out" with hot water extraction. Method #2: Absorbent Pad Also known as bonnet cleaning, this method employs a round pad that spins across the surface of the carpet, absorbing the soil. This method is sometimes referred to as "dry cleaning". Absorbent pad cleaning is not a deep cleaning method. WARNING: Untrained carpet cleaners can harm your carpet with ANY method! Method #3: Dry Compound. This method uses a powder that has been treated with detergents, water, and solvents. The powder compound is sprinkled onto the carpet and brushed in with a machine. This method is not a deep cleaning method. It is sometimes a preferred method for cleaning Sisal or Sea grass. Method # 4: Shampoo or Dry Foam. In this method, a shampoo or foam is generated and worked into the carpet with a rotary brush or cylindrical brush machine. Shampoo is rarely used on residential carpet but is often used on oriental rugs in the plant. Dry Foam is not a deep cleaning method. The bottom line: In most cases hot water extraction is the most thorough cleaning. Car-Michael Cleaning is experienced in ALL methods of carpet cleaning. For more info on our cleaning systems visit www.carmichaelcleaning.ca Or Call us at 519-208-8533 GET FREE CASH OR FREE CLEANING THROUGH OUR REFERRAL REWARD PROGRAM! For each new customer that you send us, we will reward you with a 10% referral fee that can be used toward FREE CASH or FREE CLEANING. Simply refer your friends, neighbors, or co-workers, and we will reward you automatically. Remember that we offer a 100% money back guarantee, so you can be sure that we will take the absolute best care of your valuable referrals! FORWARD THIS EMAIL TO A FRIEND! Copyright Car-Michael Cleaning 2017. Used by permission.