Companies Use Carpet Cleaning Techniques

There are many carpet cleaning near me companies to choose from, but it is important you know what the methods they use.

Here are the top carpet cleaning methods available:

Hot Water Extraction Cleaning

Hot water extraction cleaning, also known as steam-cleaning carpets, uses high pressured hotwater to clean the carpet fibres and dissolve dirt.

Hot water extraction cleaning involves applying cleaning agents to the carpets, followed by brushing with a brush. After the carpet is dried, cleaning agents will settle in the carpet. Next, the carpet will be cleaned with a carpet washing machine to rinse out the cleaning agent completely.

Normally, a carpeted office measuring 3000 sq. feet will take between 2 and 4 hours to clean. It will also take at least four hours to dry. Most carpet companies suggest that carpets be cleaned in the evening so that they can dry overnight. Office operations can then resume normal the next morning.

Carpet Shampooing

Shampoo carpet cleaning was very popular up until 1970s when encapsulation technology became available. Although shampooing can be effective in cleaning heavily stained carpets, this technology has a disadvantage. The carpet becomes sticky and dry faster than other methods, because there is no way to rinse it off after shampooing.


Foam encapsulation uses a synthetic detergent as a base. It will crystallize in powder form after drying. Once the foam has dried, dirt particles and carpet fibers will become powdery.

The foam-encapsulation technique for cleaning has taken the place of carpet shampooing because it uses less water in cleaning and is quicker to dry than carpet shampooing. It leaves behind less chemical residue than carpet shampooing, which has earned foam encapsulation cleaning the thumbs-up from environmentalists.

Steam Star Carpet, Upholstery & Tile Cleaning
1a/802 Pacific Hwy, Gordon NSW 2072
(02) 83112088