Leavenworth Carpet Cleaning
The Best Professional Carpet Cleaning in the Leavenworth KS Area
Carpet Cleaning in Leavenworth
First of all, carpet is beautiful and comfortable. It can really make the difference between a nice room and a lush, comfortable one. And of course it requires regular maintenance to stay clean and in good condition. Not to mention the full array of allergens and bacteria it can carry, even if it may not look dirty. These days there are many companies everywhere that provide carpet cleaning, but the best carpet cleaner tends to be the one who knows that field inside and out. You’ve spent a good deal on your carpet and the last thing you want is it to be damaged by a carpet cleaning company using outdated cleaning methods. In the spirit of a rising tide lifts all boats, we’re writing this today to help ensure that you get the best service possible.
There are five most popular or best known methods of carpet cleaning. In the section below we’ll cover these five, and which you should be looking for.
1. Hot Water Extraction
As we mentioned on our home page, hot water extraction is a powerful method of carpet cleaning. Probably one of the best and most effective. Also known as “steam carpet cleaning” or steam cleaner, It works by using agitating the carpet fibers with high pressured and very hot water. This combination is extremely effective at 1) killing bacteria, and 2) dissolving the dirt and grim in the carpet so it can be sucked into the cleaner. Typically the professional doing the cleaning will apply some form of cleaner onto the carpet, agitate the carpet with a brush, and then rinse and clean with the hot water extraction cleaner. The only drawback to steam carpet cleaning is that it can take a while, up to two hours for a large space (2,000-3,000 square feet), and it needs at least 4 hours to dry completely. Other than that, it’s a fantastic method.
2. Carpet Shampooing
Carpet shampooing isn’t the worst choice you can make, especially when cleaning small portions of carpet or at a car detailing place. The primary issues with carpet shampooing is that while it might appear to really clean the carpet, it ends up leaving a thick layer of foamy shampoo residue inside the carpet that not only takes a long time to dry it also contributes to rapid re-soiling of the carpet. For these reasons we recommend choosing a different, more modern methods.
3. Encapsulation Carpet Cleaning
Encapsulation is a popular method that many prefer over carpet shampooing. It works through a chemical process that turns a synthetic detergent into foam as it drys. The cool thing about this is that once the detergent is mixed into the carpet, it rapidly drys and captures the dirt inside the foam, hence the name “encapsulation”. It’s a very cool method that is easier on pollution and a good fit for anyone trying to employ more green cleaning or eco-friendly techniques. The only drawback to this method is that it’s not a very deep cleaning, as the foam is limited in how thoroughly it can clean heavily soiled carpet. For that, we have to prefer hot water extraction.
4. Bonnet Cleaning
Bonnet cleaning is very convenient and quick to employ, which makes it popular in hotels and places where there is a lot of foot traffic. It uses a spinning pad in a heavy duty vacuum cleaner machine that is soaked in a detergent to allow it to soak up the dirt and grime that it makes contact with. The main problem with bonnet carpet cleaning is that, while it’s very convenient, it doesn’t tend to do a very good job. It’ll clean the carpet temporarily but the dirt will be showing again before long.
5. Dry Carpet Cleaning
Dry carpet cleaning is hands down (in our opinion) one of the best carpet cleaning methods. Due to its relative new status in the carpet cleaning world many people doubt it’s power, but let us tell you right now it’s a very convenient and powerful method indeed. Here’s how it works:
First, a cleaning compound or powder is applied to your carpet. These are typically biodegradable and they work like mini-sponges, that soak of the germs, grime, and bacteria. There are many out there, but we use the industry standards and the top rated ones.
Second, this compound or powder is deeply activated into the lower portion of your carpet with a rotating brush. This opens up the carpet fibers and allows the compound to work its magic, producing a deep carpet cleaning. Remember, with shampooing, encapsulation, and bonnet cleaning, they all had trouble with either leaving residue behind in the carpet or never being able to get a deep clean in the first place. Once the compound has had enough time to capture all the dirt and grime, it is sucked out of your carpet with a high powered cleaner.
Voila, a dry but complete deep carpet cleaning. Not only is it convenient and safe for all types of carpet, it doesn’t require a long waiting period after the clean.
The Best Carpet Cleaner Method
And when it comes down to it, all the carpet cleaning methods work to various extents, and it’s up to you to choose which fits into your price range and best fits your needs. We personally recommend hot water extraction / steam carpet cleaning or dry carpet cleaning, but let’s face it, cleaning your carpet in ANY way is a great step in the right direction. More important than the method you use is the carpet cleaning company you can trust. An experienced, professional, and expert carpet cleaning professional will take good care of you. Thank you for reading our little guide about it, we hope it’s helped you make your own carpet cleaning plans. If we can help you personally, please give us a call at the number below. We’re the smart consumer’s choice in Leavenworth, and would be happy to take your call.