That’s me, the carpet cleaning guy, caught in an endless vortex of myths and misconceptions surrounding the best carpet cleaning process. If only the truth could be found … is that even in the realm of possibility??? Bizarre – I don’t think so. Mind blowing – quite possibly. Let’s delve into it.
Believe It or Not?
The big problem with these steam cleaners is they leave a film on your carpet
that acts like a magnet then the carpet gets dirtier faster.
To answer that let’s make sure we’re all on the same page regarding “steam” cleaning. When referring to carpet cleaning, is “steam” cleaning actually cleaning with steam? Survey says … no. What the heck are we talking about then?
Well, generally speaking pure water turns to steam at 212 degrees Fahrenheit. So if your carpet cleaning guy has a machine that is able to produce heat at their extraction tool that is 212 degrees or higher it should be producing steam, but the steam is not doing the cleaning.
Let’s continue shall we. Is it possible for a “steam” cleaner to leave a “film” on your carpet that acts like a dirt magnet? Actually, yes. But what could be left on the carpet that would attract dirt. I’ll take carpet cleaning for $100 Alex … What is the cleaning solution. That is correct. When the cleaner that is designed to clean the carpet (go figure) is not fully extracted and rinsed out from the carpet it can lead to re-soiling (attracting foreign matter).
So is it the process or the service technician that can cause this potential problem? You got it – the service technician (and/or inadequate equipment). That’s why you span the globe to find a devoted, conscientious and certified service professional (like me) with crazy great equipment to do the job right and provide you with unbelievable warranties that go along with their service.
I don’t know about you, but I feel so much better now. Got a question? Send it my way and let’s see if we can get to the bottom of it.