Why We Use Hot Water Extraction for Residential Carpet Cleaning

When was the last time you brought in a cleaning company to deep clean your carpets? Vacuuming can only do so much, and the bottom of your carpet traps pet dander, cigarette smoke, dust, and other nasty things that aren’t good for your indoor air quality. There are several different techniques and types of equipment available for professional cleaning companies. The most common methods are shampooing, dry cleaning, and forced hot water extraction. At Nap’s Maintenance Service, we’ve evaluated the effectiveness, environmental impact, and safety of all of our different options, and we chose hot water extraction. How It Works Forced hot water extraction is sometimes referred to as “steam cleaning,” but there isn’t any steam involved. Water and a cleaning solution are heated to temperatures of around 122-248 degrees Fahrenheit, using special truck-mounted equipment. After the surface of the carpet is treated with an alkaline cleaning solution and lightly agitated with a brush, we pass … [Read more...]