Our Dry Extraction Cleaner is a soft, natural product that is environmentally responsible and works in much the same way as an ordinary kitchen sponge. Just like one would use a sponge to wipe up a spill or wash and absorb dirt from a counter or wall, our process is used to wash and absorb dirt from your carpet fibers. As with using a kitchen sponge, it is ideal to limit the amount of water used while cleaning.
Think of the carpet pile as a vertical surface, like a wall. If too much liquid is used, it will run down the yarn toward the carpet backing, just as too much liquid runs down a wall. If the dissolved dirt is allowed to run down the backing, it can be more difficult to remove and can wick back.
Our Hot-Water Extraction or Steam Cleaning process employs a heavy-duty hot-water extraction system and ours is a portable mobile unit. After a thorough vacuuming, a cleaning agent is applied and then agitated into the carpet with a soft brush. After about 15 minutes, the carpet is rinsed with a high-pressure jet of clean, hot-water, which is immediately pulled back into the reservoir with the dirt, grease, and oils released from the carpet.
A steam-cleaned carpet will typically dry within 6 to 10 hours. We employ both processes based on the condition of the carpet and the maintenance program the client desires. We can also execute both processes based on the carpet’s condition.