Busting the carpet cleaning Myth

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Busting the carpet cleaning Myth

Some carpet cleaning companies are promoting the encapsulation method for carpet cleaning because it uses less moisture and therefore the carpets remain relatively dry. What they don’t wish you to know is that it makes them much more money because it takes them much less time but unfortunately you will not get the results that you should expect.

All leading authorities on carpet cleaning, without exception will tell you the the best and the most effective form of carpet cleaning is the the hot water extraction method. This process makes sure that the ingrained dirt, trapped deep within the carpet pile is cleaned and extracted. THIS IS SIMPLY NOT POSSIBLE USING the encapsulation or bonnet cleaning method.

Encapsulation involves spraying the carpet with a special pre-spray which is agitated into the carpet using a rotary machine mounted with a bonnet pad. The bonnet pad scrubs the surface of the carpet and absorbs some of the grime. It has not got the capacity to deep clean and subsequently any heavily soiled carpets will simply not be cleaned properly. Once the remaining fluid dries in the carpet it crystalises and encapsulates some of the remaining dirt which can then be vacuum cleaned away at a later date. Whilst encapsulation has its uses it really cannot be promoted as the effective process that some would wish their customers to believe.

The encapsulation method is a lot quicker method to clean carpets and as already stated it keeps the carpets much drier. Hot water extraction is a lot more labour and time intensive and of course requires much more specialised and expensive equipment, but the results, I can assure you will speak for themselves, every time. The downside is that drying times are longer (usually a couple of hrs) but please believe me it is a price worth paying.

I offer my customers both processes so the decision rests solely with you. You can go for the cheaper much less effective method or the much more professional hot water extraction method which is the one I would always recommend.   There are occasions when a cost effective clean is required to spruce up your carpets and then bonnet cleaning will be acceptable.  Ask me for comparison prices at the time of enquiring. I hope this will help to inform you and to bust the myth that is circulating.

Please feel free to contact me and my promise is that I will always provide you with the best advice and a very competitive quote.

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