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How Does Steam Cleaning Work?

How Does Steam Cleaning Work?

Steam cleaning is the most recommended form of carpet cleaning by carpet manufacturers. Steam cleaning is both hygienic and carpet-friendly. The advantage of steam cleaning is that it does not wear down the fibers of your carpet. Steam cleaning also cleans deeply and leaves no residue behind to attract soil to your recently cleaned carpet. When done correctly, it leaves your carpet cleaner – a deeper clean that will last longer. These same principles apply to upholstery cleaning as well.

Getting great results from a steam cleaning service requires that you prepare your carpets for cleaning. Before a professional carpet cleaning service comes to your home, make sure that you thoroughly vacuum your carpets to ensure they are free of any loose dirt and debris. A preconditioning agent will be sprayed onto your carpet to break the bonds holding soil and stains to the carpet fibers, preparing them to be flushed out.

The hot water extraction cleaning method uses equipment that sprays heated water (not steam), sometimes with added cleaning chemicals, on the carpet while simultaneously vacuuming the sprayed water along with any dislodged and dissolved dirt.

The carpet steam cleaning process may also involve application of carpet protection products to prevent future stains and accumulation of dirt. Carpet protection products will also make it easier and faster for you to clean up when if a stain or spill does happen.

It usually takes several hours for the carpet to dry completely after it has been cleaned. High powered extraction methods can speed up this process by removing all excess water and residue, allowing your carpet to dry usually within 1-2 hours.

Steam Canada has the knowledge to care for your carpets properly, whether you need regular cleaning or emergency carpet cleaning. With our over 35 years of experience, we will take care of your carpets the right way – we guarantee our workmanship 100%! Contact us today to find out how we can assist you with your carpet cleaning needs.

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