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Which is better steam carpet cleaning or chemical carpet cleaning?

Steam carpet cleaning or chemical carpet cleaning which is better? We already know the importance of keeping the carpets clean. To maintain clean carpets, vacuuming should be done once or twice a week. However, it is not enough. 

The dirt and contaminants of the surface can be removed by a good vacuum cleaner. But a lot of dust and other harmful agents can get accumulated in the carpet that cannot be removed by vacuuming. To remove all the accumulated agents and clean the carpets completely, it is important to get professional carpet cleaning done once or twice a year.   

For this kind of cleaning, there are two options, steam carpet cleaning and chemical carpet cleaning. Both the cleaning methods are efficient and commonly used. But how do you decide the best one for you? 

Carpet steam cleaning v/s Chemical carpet cleaning

To decide the type of carpet cleaning for you, it is important to understand both the processes.

Carpet steam cleaning

Carpet steam cleaning, also known as hot water extraction method is used for deep cleaning the carpets. It is the only method that reaches the deepest layer of a carpet to clean it thoroughly. It removes stain on carpet and at least 97% of bacteria and dirt. This makes carpet steam cleaning your best choice if your carpet has deep and stubborn stains.

In this method, boiling water is sprayed on the carpet that helps loosen the dirt. All the boiling water is then sucked back by a specially designed machine called truck mount. 

Since this method is thorough and provides the deepest cleaning, it takes time to be completed. And can take anywhere from 45 minutes to a few hours. However, professional cleaners with the best equipment can get it done in the least amount of time.

Chemical carpet cleaning

Chemical cleaning uses chemical detergents, liquid or dry to clean the carpets. 

The detergents are called dry shampoos. This method is not completely dry but utilises less water than steam cleaning. This means that chemically cleaned carpets dry much faster than steam cleaned carpets as there is less moisture to evaporate after cleaning. 

However, these chemicals are not strong enough to go into the deeper layers of the carpet. This means that it cannot be really called as deep cleaning as it is being done mostly on the surface level. This method is also not recommended for carpets with stains.

Another problem with chemical cleaning can be the risk of any chemicals being left behind. This can be dangerous and cause health hazards, especially if you have kids or elders at home.

If you are confused and concerned about chemical exposure, then steam cleaning is the option for you. Even though steam cleaning can be time taking, here is why you should go for it:

  • Provides deep cleaning and gives complete satisfaction
  • No harsh chemicals are involved so it’s safe for you and your family

Professional cleaners with advanced equipment can complete the steam cleaning procedure in less time. And it’s required only once or twice a year, so why not go for the deeper yet safer cleaning!

Book with us now and get the best Carpet steam cleaning services in Canberra.

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