Proper cleaning and maintenance of your home or office is important from both a health and aesthetic point of view. The use of professional carpet cleaning by ServiceMaster Disaster Restoration in Winona, MN, can help you maintain proper hygienic conditions.

The Importance of Carpet Cleaning

“All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.” – Erma Bombeck

While Erma’s concerns were not unfoundedprofessional carpet cleaning services can certainly take care of any spots that are left behind after children leave. To that point, lets take a look at the different cleaning techniques professional carpet cleaners use.

Different Cleaning Techniques

The type of method used largely depends on the type of fiber, amount of soiling, and different environmental conditions. The most common types of cleaning methods are:

  • Steam cleaning
  • Carpet shampooing
  • Dry cleaning
  • Bonnet cleaning

Steam Cleaning

Also called hot water extraction, this method uses boiling water which is injected into the carpet at high pressure. The hot water loosens the dirt and the machine immediately extracts the dirt and moisture away.

This method is quite useful for killing dust mites, bacteria, and getting rid of odors. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRCalso considers this method to be more sanitary in comparison to other methods such as shampooing.

Carpet Shampooing

Shampooing utilizes a foamy chemical which is spread over the carpet and then scrubbed using an automatic circular brush. This is the ideal technique for low pile and heavily soiled carpets. The next step consists of carpet thorough vacuuming to remove the residue and soil.

Dry Cleaning

Water is not used in this technique; instead, a type of absorbent compound is sprinkled on the carpet. After that a mechanized brush is used to spread it across the carpet so that the compound can dissolve the soil. Finally, a vacuum cleaner is used to draw up the residue and soil. Natural fiber carpets like hemp and sisal, which can easily get damaged by other cleaning methods, particularly benefit from dry cleaning.

Bonnet Cleaning

In this technique a cleaning product is spread on top of the carpet’s surface and a rotating buffer utilizing an absorbent covering is employed. This method is able to clean only the top surface of the carpet and is considered a provisional method to be used between other types of extensive cleaning.

ServiceMaster Disaster Restoration is one of the top providers of commercial and residential carpet cleaning, in Winona, MN. If you are in need of carpet cleaning, give us a call us at (608) 783-6199. Our highly trained and certified technicians will clean, deodorize, and sanitize your carpeting to provide the freshest and safest indoor environment possible.