There are many methods of carpet cleaning out there. Our goal is to help you understand what each carpet cleaning method is and how each one affects your floors so that you can choose the perfect cleaning method for your home.
Steam Cleaning/Hot Water Extraction
Just like it sounds, carpet steam cleaning is done by applying steaming hot water to the surface of the floor using a carpet steam cleaner, in an attempt to remove particles such as dirt from the carpet fibers. The problem with hot water extraction using a carpet steam cleaner is that when too much water is applied to the carpet, it takes a very long time to dry. In addition to the requirement of you staying off the carpet until it is completely dry, when water sits in the carpet for too long, that wet, moist, and warm area can become the perfect breeding ground for bacteria. So, before you start typing "best steam cleaner near me" into your search bar, keep reading! There may be a better method out there.
DIY Carpet Cleaning
DIY carpet cleaning includes all the methods you can find online that tell you to mix ingredients like vinegar, water, and dish soap then apply them to your carpet in an attempt to remove dirt, soil, and stains. Though Doing It Yourself may sound like the easy route in comparison to hiring someone to come clean out the stains in your carpet for you, it may not be the best idea in the long run. This is because first, it would take hours of being on your hands and knees to spot clean the entire surface of your carpet. Hours down on your knees may call for a future knee replacement! And even if your knees feel fine after kneeling for hours, who really has time to wet, scrub, and pat dry their carpet for hours? The second and most significant reason we do not recommend DIY methods is the fact that you shouldn't put substances into your carpet fibers that don't belong there. Especially if the DIY mixture contains soap - We never recommend putting soap on your carpet! It will only attract more dirt in the long run.
Shampooing carpet is a very traditional way of cleaning. It is done by using soap to scrub the carpet and release dirt and grime from the surface. The biggest issue with this carpet cleaning method is that in exchange for releasing dirt from the carpet fibers, a soapy residue is left behind. This soapy residue then attracts even more dirt and grime over time. We never ever recommend choosing to clean your carpet by applying soaps, detergents, or shampoos.
Chemical Carpet Cleaning
This carpet cleaning method is very popular for cleaning large areas of carpet or areas with high traffic. It is done by applying a chemical substance to the carpet using a large machine to absorb dirt and soil. Though this chemical carpet cleaning may improve the appearance of the carpet, there are two problems. First, this cleaning method is not deep cleaning. It only cleans the very surface of the carpet, leaving behind lots of dirt and grime down in the carpet fibers. Second, chemical carpet cleaning leaves behind a chemical residue. Any sort of harsh chemical residue that is left behind could potentially be harmful to people or pets that come in contact with it.
Green Carpet Cleaning
We believe that the best method of carpet cleaning is green carpet cleaning. Why? Well, because what more could you ask for than a safe, non-toxic carpet cleaner that cleans better than soap yet leaves no dirt-attracting residue behind in the carpet fibers? At Zerorez®, our carpet cleaning process is much different from your traditional carpet cleaning methods. We use no harsh chemicals, soaps, or detergents to clean your carpet. We offer 100% non-toxic, green carpet cleaning services. A cleaning by Zerorez® leaves No Residue® behind, meaning your carpets will stay cleaner longer. On top of that, our drying times are incredible. With our process, your carpets will dry up to 2x faster than our competitors. If you are ready to Experience the Zerorez Difference® for yourself, give us a call today or schedule an appointment online at our Cincinnati location. We look forward to serving you.