There is no denying that carpets uplift the monotonous outlook of the floors. But, have you ever felt that they carry so much dirt, grime, and germs that your carpet cleaning time goes to waste?

Despite your best cleaning efforts, they still keep on accumulating on it. So, what do you to clean them? Do you clean them yourself or look for professional help? Irrespective of what you choose, cleaning the carpets is one tedious task. But with the dry and steam cleaning methods, this process becomes an effortless one.

Dry and steam cleaning methods are two different methods of cleaning carpets, but what are they and how do you choose one over the other?

Dry Cleaning

In this method, dry cleaning powders and solutions treat the carpet and remove all the soiled dirt from them. 

These compounds are applied under the carpet; the oily residue breaks and holds the dirt particles to the carpet fibers. Next, the rotating brush machines are spun on the carpet so that dirt releases itself from carpet on pads.

Once done, the carpet dries completely in one hour.

So, if you need a dry carpet fast, dry cleaning method is for you. But remember, it does not allow complete soil extraction and is not suitable for anyone allergic to dust.

Steam Cleaning

Known as hot water extraction, this carpet cleaning method involves treating carpet with hot water under high pressure. The hot water agitates the dirt in carpet, and then cleaning agents are left to settle and treat the surface. Next, steam cleaning equipment works up the carpet and extracts the dirt and water, as much as possible.

This process leaves carpet wet, and it takes up to 2-3 hours for carpet to dry. However, an average size carpet home of 100 sq. ft. takes about an hour to dry. 

But steam cleaning method does remove soiling that is deep inside the carpet, bacteria, mites, and even odor.

Carpet Dry or Steam Cleaning- Which One Do You Need For Your Carpets?

While both the method has its own set of advantages and disadvantages, you can choose the one that meets your needs the best.

If you want the carpet to dry fast post-cleaning, look no further than dry cleaning.

But if drying time is no issue and you want proper soil extraction, eliminate all the dirt, grim, and bacteria, steam cleaning is the way to go. 

Both the cleaning methods are effective. All you need is to understand your needs and choose the one that meets your needs the best.

Moreover, the dry and steam cleaning does not put ‘new’ back into the carpet, but what they do is quite close. 

The Bottom Line

There you have it, differences between dry and steam cleaning, and advantages of both. If you are also looking for the best cleaning solution or seeking more advice on same, get in touch with Expert Carpet Cleaning. 

You can contact our carpet cleaning expert by dialing 0418 957 690. Alternatively, you can also send your queries via email, expert@expertcleaning.com.au.

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