Us Vs Them – Why JLee’s Steam Cleaning Is Simply The Best For Your Home

Before I dive into a quick synopsis of how we compare to other carpet cleaners, please keep in mind that it is impossible to evaluate every service out there.  We can however, compare methods of cleaning and explain to you from a true professional perspective as we have used all of these methods and have real hands on experience.

Steam Cleaning Method:

  • Pros:

    • Manufacturer recommended by carpet mills (only method for warranty cleaning)
    • Deepest clean of all the methods – removes most insolubles and soluble dirt
    • Much more effective for pet urine problems
    • Maintains carpet life much longer vs other methods
    • Only method to provide enough heat to sanitize carpet surface
    • More powerful equipment


  • Longer Dry Times
  • Requires a skilled technician with at least 1 year of experience
  • Requires extensive knowledge of machinery, carpet fibers, and chemicals
  • Low Moisture Brush Methods:
    • Pros:
      • Faster dry time – typically advertised as 1 hour
      • Less equipment needed
    • Cons:
      • Soluble Dirt is not removed – a chemical is left behind that is stated to “break up the dirt” and vacuum away later (these claims are not supported by the Carpet & Rug Institute)
      • Chemical residue left behind
      • Does not remove pet urine
      • In some cases, chemical used can be damaging to the carpet filament
      • Voids Carpet Warranty if used

Low Moisture Pad Method

  • Pros:
    • Faster dry time – typically advertised as 1 hour
    • Less equipment needed
    • More dirt removed than the Brush Method
  • Cons:
    • Soluble Dirt is partially removed – same concept as the Brush method Encapsulant left behind
    • Better result on pet urine but still not complete clean
    • Pad or Bonnet is used and will void carpet warranties.  Can also cause faster wear & tear on Polyester carpets
    • Voids Carpet Warranty if used
  • Dry Cleaning Method (most people have never seen this method and not likely to)
    • Pros:
      • No dry time – carpet is never wet
      • Less equipment needed
      • Removes some soluble dirt and insoluble dirt
    • Cons:
      • Not rated as a deep cleaning
      • Use of the “Host” powder to attract dirt.  Powder is extremely difficult to 100% remove from carpet.
      • Voids Carpet Warranty if used

Please keep in mind this is a very brief overview of the different methods out there.  All of the methods have a time and place to be used but in the majority of residential scenarios, steam cleaning is still King of carpet cleaning and removes the most dirt.

A skilled operator does not leave your carpet wet for days, only for hours.

Call today to experience the JLee's difference!


What they said about us

We go the extra mile by always including pre-conditioning of the carpet to help release spots and stains, and all of our trucks use only state of the art truck-mounted cleaning equipment to ensure the cleanest carpets possible. Contact JLee’s of Edwardsville for the best Carpet Cleaning, Upholstery, Tile, Hardwood, & Pet Stain removal. Kid & Pet Safe. Fast Dry Time. Locally Owned for 15 Years! – 618-855-2913

"Matt and Josh were both super-polite and professional. They showed up on time and my carpets and bathroom floors look great!"

Connie G
Connie G Residential Customer

"Carpet is like new now. Their Rotovac is 100 x better than a manual wand. All their equipment is top notch and the service is excellent!!"

Paul H
Paul H Commercial Customer

"Joshua was very knowledgeable and did an excellent job on our carpets. Will definitely use their services again!"

Wendy Singleton
Wendy Singleton Residential Customer

"Joshua was very knowledgeable and did an excellent job on our carpets. Will definitely use their services again!"

Joseph Duco
Joseph Duco Commercial Customer

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