Companies Use Carpet Cleaning Methods

There are many options when it comes to choosing a Carpet Cleaning North Shore for your home, or for your business. However, it is important that you understand the differences between different carpet cleaning methods. Not all methods will work for your carpet.

These are the carpet cleaning options available on the market.

Hotwater Extraction Cleaning

Hot water extraction cleaning is also known as steam carpet cleaning. It uses high-pressure hot water to activate the carpet fibers and dissolve dirt.

Hot water extraction cleaning involves applying cleaning agent to the carpet’s surface and then brushing it with a brush. Rinsing is next. After letting the cleaning agent settle on the carpet for a brief time, the carpet will then be “washed” with a carpet-cleaning equipment. The carpet will then be thoroughly rinsed and dried in a room or in an air-conditioned area.

A carpeted office with a typical size of 3000 square feet would take approximately 2 hours to clean, and at least 4 hours to dry. Carpet should be cleaned by companies in the afternoon. This allows for the carpet to dry overnight and the office can resume normal operations the next day.

Carpet Shampooing

Shampoo carpet cleaning was very popular until 1970 when encapsulation technology was introduced. Although shampooing carpet can clean a lot of dirt, it is not as popular as other methods. It leaves behind a lot of foam residues that stick to the carpet and makes it sticky.


Foam encapsulation uses synthetic detergents to make a base, which will then crystallize into powder when it dries. After cleaning carpet fiber, loose dirt particles will be encapsulated in foam. Finally, the foam can be vacuumed or brushed after drying.

Foam encapsulation cleaning technology has taken over carpet shampooing technology. It uses less water and takes less time to dry than carpet shampooing. People who support the use of environmentally friendly products have given foam encapsulation cleaning thumbs up because it leaves less chemical residue after cleaning than carpet shampooing.

Carpet Cleaners North Shore
191 Pacific Hwy, Lindfield NSW 2070
(02) 8310 7640