There is confusion in the industry between Hot water extraction vs steam cleaning. Both use water, but at different temperatures. Steam Cleaning uses, which is boiled water over 212 degrees Fahrenheit (waters boiling point).
How does Hot Water Extraction cleaning work?
Hot water extraction only requires hot water but depending on the carpet type, can use cold water. So why do we use Hot Water? Why not just use cold water all the time.
Hot water can help activate and intensify the chemical reaction in the carpet. This reaction causes the dirt to attach to the chemical ions. High-pressure water bombards this trapped dirt and extracted.The technician continues to remove as much water and dirt from the carpet until as dry as possible.
How does Steam cleaning work?
Steam cleaning penetrates into microscopic gaps in the surface. This process dirt particles from the surface. Steam cleaning does not need chemicals and kills 99.99% of the bacteria. For surface cleaning, this method is one of the best.
How does Dry Cleaning work?
Dry cleaning cleans without using water. Dry cleaning clothes does not use water as most people thing. The cleaning agent is a liquid solvent. Firstly the stains are pretreated. Next, the material is immersed in the solvent, or a special solvent machine is applied to the fabric. The solvent cleans and removes all dirt and soil.
Dry cleaning using solvent extraction
Solvent extraction for dry carpet cleaning works by pre-spraying the carpet with a d-limonene based cleaner. The carpet is allowed to sit for ten minutes and then extracted with a hot water machine using an acid rinse solution.
Dry cleaning using dry compound
An absorbent, biodegradable compound is spread over the carpet and worked in with a brush. Dirt and grime attract to the compound and is then vacuumed up.