There are only three types of carpet cleaning.
#1 Wet Carpet Cleaning
All we need to remember is that wet is a 100% wet. Steam cleaning, shampoo, “dry chem”, “Zero Residue” and a whole plethora of other “innovative” methods are popping up every day. Wet carpet cleaning systems always have residues in the form of dirty water, soaps and chemicals or “green cleaners”. The most powerful extraction machine on the planet will Not pull All the water and dirt out of our carpet.
15% of the dirty water with chemicals or “green cleaner” are left in your carpet! Most homes have padding under their carpet and padding acts like a big sponge so when you walk on it water is squeezed free and heads back up. The number one complaint, around the world, from customers is WET CARPETS and the number two complaint is spots and dirty walkways returning.
What Goes Down Comes Back Up!
With newer carpet or in cleaner homes what-comes-up might not be visually noticed, but it IS coming up. Also remember this water is not good for the water-soluble glues that hold your carpet yarn and the backing together. We have customers all the time that say, “We are hoping we can get a few more years out of our carpet”. If you don’t use the wet guy you will get a “few more years”.
#2 “Dry Extraction”
First and for most, let’s be clear, this category has very little extraction. A dry foam cleaner is used and boast 30% less moisture than the wet guys. This method breaks up spots and dirt trails and really just spreads it around until your white carpet is not as white and your tan carpet is a little darker tan. The cleaner, after it dries, is vacuumed out by you. Good luck. . .
A newer method is Soil Encapsulators, and this is actually based on some good sound science. With this method the cleaner is sprayed lightly on the carpet, it is worked through with a machine, it encapsulates the soils and is then vacuumed out after it dries. Again, You vacuüm it out! But a brush and a spray bottle of this cleaner can get you through till your next cleaning! That’s the hot tip from me to you. However, when used on a larger scale it begins, or eventually begins, to look a little dingy, but for small jobs (the inside of your car & spot cleaning) it is very cool!
#3 True Dry Carpet Cleaning
Dry dry dry! Everyone is dry! I have had to name my company True Dry because the word ‘dry’ alone no longer conveys the message. This unique cleaning method has been around for forty years, it has been perfected and all the heavy thinking has been done. All the methods developed in the last thirty years are all attempts to sell more machines and fool more newbies into thinking they can clean a carpet without having to work for a living. More horse power, Hotter steam, Bigger start-up investments and sales are booming!
There is no secret sauce. There are only two types of soil in our carpets, WATER SOLUBLE soils that come from things like your kitchen, grease, foods and liquids in one form or another, and SOLVENT SOLUBLE soils that are tracked in from the outside like oils and asphalt coatings from our garages and the street. These days we can use citrus products in place of solvents. We spray a very light pre-spay with properly proportioned amounts of both of these ingredients on the carpet, we work it through with counter-clockwise turning brushes that get deep down into the yarn and WORK THE SOILS FREE. Then a soft, natural product consisting of millions of absorbent sponges are worked, with the same machine action, through the carpet. These unique engineered “sponges” are moistened with a specific amount of water and 100% plant-based ingredients. These micro-sponges are worked in and out of the carpet, again and again, until dry and all soil is absorbed. Last, we High Power Vacuum the soiled sponges out of the carpet leaving your carpets cleaner and drier than ever before!
- Imagine having dry carpets within minutes. Most rooms are dry before we leave!
- Imagine having your carpets cleaned and the SPOTS and DIRTY WALKWAYS not returning.
- Imagine all the above really NOT costing more money out of your pocket. Really!
- Imagine all the people, living in the world as one!
You May Say I’m A Dreamer,
But I’m not the only one. We hope some day you will join us, and enjoy Cleaner, Drier and Healthier carpets.
True Dry Carpet Cleaning 208 691-8904