is steam cleaning better than dry cleaning carpets ?

Which is better to clean carpets – steam cleaning or chem dry?


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  1. IICRC Certified Carpet Pro says:

    Steam cleaning is the only method recommended by 99% of Carpet Mills

    Most steam cleaning professionals do not leave any residue in the carpet. (make sure they are using a fiber rinse to confirm they are residue free)

    Most dry cleaning methods do leave significant soap residues in the carpet causing rapid re-soiling. (none of the detergents, soaps & surfactants are rinsed and removed from the carpet when dry cleaning method is used.)

    Truck-Mounted units always should be used. They are a ton more powerful than portable equipment and will remove more soil and dry faster. Make sure you confirm they are "Truck-Mounted"

    Hint: Look for a steam cleaning company that dries in less than 8 hours and they will have very effective Truck Mounted cleaning equipment.

    PET ODOR: Both dry and steam cleaning WILL NOT remove pet odor. Urine have salts that will not break down from water or carpet cleaning agents alone.

    A blacklight and an enzyme such as Urine Off should be used prior to cleaning. At least 3 days before. Read directions at: http://www.urineoff.com.

    ALWAYS USE AN IICRC CERTIFIED FIRM. SHAW, THE WORLD’S LARGEST FLOORING COMPANY, NOW REQUIRES THE USE OF AN IICRC CERTIFIED FIRM FOR WARRANTY CARPET CLEANING REQUIREMENTS! http://www.certifiedcleaners.org

    Source(s):
    Esteem Carpet Cleaning
    http://www.esteemclean.com

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