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
    • Cons:
      • 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.