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Carpet cleaning methods are becoming more sophisticated, and they continue to evolve over the years. The usual way of vacuuming and shampooing the carpets may no longer be enough for cleaning them.

In this day and age, the steam cleaning method is now becoming a thing because of how deep it penetrates the layers of the carpet to ensure that it’s cleaned thoroughly and rid of any contaminants. Also, the high-pressured hot water used in this method effectively agitates carpet fibers to loosen the deeply embedded dust, dirt, and grime. 

Is Steam Cleaning Effective for Your Carpet?

If this is a cleaning method that you haven’t tried yet on your carpet, then perhaps it’s time that you learn more about it and try it next time. Here are some details on why it’s so popular:

Steam Cleaning Protects Your Carpet

There is a reason the most of the carpet manufacturers recommend hot water extraction as the best method for cleaning. Even rugs of finest quality get worn out quite fast if abrasive particles and dust set deep into the fibres. Unlike most cleaning methods steam cleaning treats not only the surface but also reaches build up soil. However, it is necessary to know that this procedure is not appropriate for some types of carpets. Old oriental rugs, as well as those made from all-natural fibres such as silk and wool, can shrink due to the high temperature. Source: Keen Clean

Steam cleaning has quick drying time

Steam cleaned carpets typically dry faster as compared to other carpet cleaning methods. For instance, some water-based shampoo treatment may necessitate longer drying time with a span of few days unlike in hot water extraction which will only take a couple of hours. This is because the strong vacuum system of steam cleaners removes 95% of the excess moisture. Due to its quick drying time, steam cleaning does not introduce unwanted carpet humidity and leaves them dry. This helps in preventing the growth of mold and mildew which flourish in wet and dirty carpet surfaces. Over wetting of carpets likewise leads to many issues such as wicking whereby moisture causes stains to reappear once again. Stains found in the carpet backing recur, travelling from the carpet base to the top surface. Source: Avalon

Steam Carpet Cleaning Clears Dust Mites

They’re inside all our homes – microscopic dust mites. Upholstered furniture, carpet, mattresses, bedding, curtains and soft, fabric toys — that’s where they live. They thrive in moist and warm environments like ours. Feeding on flakes of human skin, pollen, fungi, bacteria, and animal dander.

Dust mite protein and their waste products are known allergens. Normal activity releases the microscopic particles – we breathe them in – and worsen our allergies.

To minimize dust mites in your carpets — first consider prevention. Regular, thorough vacuuming using a vacuum with a HEPA filter is a good start. This special filter traps dust mites and the dander they feed on as you vacuum.

We kill any dust mites living in your carpet as we clean. They can’t survive the high temperatures of our proven carpet cleaning methods. Source: Sunnyside Cleaning

There’s no doubt that steam cleaning can be the solution to your headaches when it comes to maintaining your carpets. It can be easily done on your own but if you require a professional’s help, just give us a call!