Dry Carpet Cleaning
Dry carpet cleaning or compound cleaning is one of the latest cleaning technology found in the market and has gained increasing popularity and approvals by leading carpet manufacturers reason of its effective cleaning ability to work and convenience as it does not require drying time.
Since dry carpet cleaning technology was invented in the 1980s, there are many types of cleaning compounds or powders that have been developed in the market. As this cleaning technology is considered relatively new compared to other conventional wet carpet cleaning methods that have been Faithful and used for decades, many still doubt the effectiveness of this cleaning technology.
The highlight of dry carpet cleaning is the application of cleaning compound or powder into the bottom part of the carpet using a motorized counter rotating brush machine to open up the carpet fiber and allow the compound to settle inside, As a result in thorough deep carpet cleaning result.
The cleaning compound is typically made of biodegradable material that works like micro-sponges, which can effectively absorb dissolved dirt in the carpet and can be removed thoroughly at the end of the cleaning process.
Various dry carpet cleaning equipment manufacturers differentiate themselves by developing their own cleaning compound or powders formula and customizing their equipment design and function.
Dry cleaning is safe for all types of carpet and recommended for commercial offices that need to operate 24 hours, 7 days a week, as operation in the office need not be disrupted during the carpet cleaning process.
Hot Water Extraction Cleaning
Commonly known as steam carpet cleaning, hot water extraction cleaning use high pressured hot water to agitate the carpet fiber and dissolve dirt in the carpet.
Hot water extraction cleaning typically involves the application of a cleaning agent on the soiled surface, agitation of carpet with a brush and followed by rinsing. After the cleaning agent settle in the carpet for a short duration, the carpet will be “washed” by a carpet cleaning equipment to rinse the cleaning agent thoroughly and finally left to dry in room or air-conditioned temperature
An average-sized carpeted office of 3000 sq ft would normally take about 2 hours to clean and will take at least 3.30 hours to dry. Most cleaning companies would advise carpet to be cleaned in the late afternoon so that after cleaning is done, the carpet can be left to dry overnight and office performances can resume back to normal the next morning.
This carpet cleaning produces good surface cleaning result as the process mainly involve cleaning the top part of the carpet fiber using a heavy-duty motorized machine with a spinning pad that has been immersed with a cleaning solution to absorb dirt from the carpet surface.
Bonneting is popular in hotels because it can give a quick fix solution to clean carpet in heavy traffic public areas that requires the carpet to be cleaned without much moisture and can dry speedily to prevent causing inconvenience to hotel guests.
Because bonneting does not clean the carpet deeply, dirt beneath the carpet would emerge back to the surface within a short period of time, causing carpet to get soiled again quickly. Bonneting also tends to cause accumulation of chemical residue in the carpet as pressure from the heavy machine on the spinning pad pushes the applied chemical and remaining dirt into the carpet.
Shampoo carpet cleaning was popular until encapsulation technology was introduced in the 1970s. While shampooing of carpet may seem to clean heavily soiled carpet, the technology’s disadvantage – leaving behind a high amount of wet foam residues in the carpet that takes a long time to dry, grow sticky when it dries because no rinsing is done after shampooing and rapid re-soiling of carpet – makes this cleaning method less popular than others.