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Should I Get My Carpets Steam Cleaned

a carpet being steam cleaned

Your carpets require routine maintenance. And of course, weekly vacuuming goes a long way in keeping your carpet looking good, but it isn’t a long-term solution. Whenever we step on carpets (especially when we wear shoes) we pack dust, dirt, and debris deep between carpet fibers. Even the most high-powered vacuums with carpet modes cannot reach the base of some carpets. In fact, that is why many of the leading vacuum manufacturing companies also manufacture powerful extractors and of course, steam-cleaning products. But should you get your carpets steam cleaned or use a dry cleaning method?

Dry Carpet Cleaning

When it comes to deep cleaning your carpets, there are two main methods. Dry cleaning (low moisture cleaning) uses compound cleaning agents to deeply clean carpets. The chemical compounds are brushed or buffed into the carpet and then removed later. Many of these compounds are designed to cling to the dirt and debris in your carpet so that when they are cleaned out later they pull out the dirt with them.

Dry Carpet Cleaning Advantages

  • Time: The dry cleaning method takes half an hour to a full hour
  • Convenience: This method works well for areas that are high-traffic and that cannot be closed off (like a hotel lobby for example).
  • DIY: Although the results vary on this, some homeowners do dry cleaning as a DIY project by mixing their own cleaning compounds

Steam Carpet Cleaning

Steam cleaning is ideal for getting a true deep cleaning experience. It is also good for homes with occupants that struggle with allergies or sensitivities to certain scents. Steam produced during the cleaning process is odorless and there is a decreased risk of dirt and dust getting kicked up into the air during the cleaning process. Steam cleaning works by injecting moisture into your carpet and is an efficient method to lift dirt and debris that are deeply packed into carpets.

Steam Carpet Cleaning Advantages

  • Results: Steam cleaning consistently gets the best results when it comes to carpet cleaning
  • Disinfection: Steam cleaning also can kill bacteria as the carpet is cleaned
  • Restorative: Not only are the results of steam cleaning more pronounced but they also can rejuvenate a carpet that has not been cleaned in a long time

How Should You Clean Your Carpets

As a homeowner or property manager, you should always try and vacuum your carpets on a weekly basis, but when it is time to consider a deeper cleaning you will need to pick what is best for your building. Dry carpet cleaning is ideal for places that you can’t close off because the process is quick. However, dry carpet cleaning does not provide as great results, it can leave residue behind, and it can aggravate allergies for your guests or occupants. Many properties choose steam cleaning because of its consistency and because it is more effective to steam clean once than to dry clean and then steam clean after if the results of the dry cleaning weren’t good enough.

Steam Cleaning In Massachusetts

If you would like to have your carpets steam cleaned, you should always work with a local company. At ECS Carpet Cleaners we pride ourselves on fair prices for steam cleaning in Massachusetts. Set up an appointment today by sending us a contact form.

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