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post #1 of Old 11-16-2013, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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Wet or dry carpet cleaning?

For commercial use, which is more effective and why?

Wet, steam cleaning or dry (encapsulation) carpet cleaning? I am thinking of adding carpet cleaning to my existing commercial cleaning business and need to know which type of machines to purchase.

Also, I am interested in having my clients place of business cleaned and ready within 2 hours so I need to know the pros and cons of both types of carpet cleaning methods (wet vs dry).

What types of machines to use and what else would I need to know?

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Well both methods have their place. Hot water extraction (HWE) should be the primary cleaning method used with low moisture cleanings in between HWE cleaning.

Unfortunately most commercial properties will not want to pay out the amount of money that it will cost to perform this service. So they usually end up making the mistake of choosing the lowest bid for the work.

I offer the options of both methods low moisture cleaning or hot water extraction.

If you need to have the area ready in two hours, you will need to make a lot of dry passes with your cleaning wand when using HWE and then put an air mover (snail fan) down to help speed drying. Equipment: truck mounted or portable extractors.

Low moisture cleaning can be accomplished with a 175 r.p.m. rotary machine, oscillating pad machine or a counter rotating brush machine. Dry times vary from 20 minutes to an hour.
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Dry carpet cleaning is an increasingly popular method of cleaning. The carpet gets ready to use after an hour makes this method a popular one. But the disadvantage with this process is that it usually can not remove as much soil as wet cleaning does. Also dry cleaning method is costly than wet cleaning.
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How do you get red wine out of a carpet ??
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There are two types of spill.dry spill and wet spill. Both of them are harmful for your carpet. Be Careful about carpet spilling. People don’t care carpet spilling. They think It is small things it. It is true that Spilling in the carpet is a slow process. But small spill can destroy your carpet gradually.
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How do you get red wine out of a carpet ??
Ohhh yes red wine..... ok really no big deal.... use Red One or Red Alert, or what ever red out product you want to use. With red wine the Red One will be use cold. Apply to the infected area, let it sit and extract it with your wand... cold and I mean cold, please do NOT use hot unless you finally have to use "the Iron" and wet paper towels. This will work 90 percent of the time as long as nobody has messed with it.
Hope this helps you.
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For commercial use, which is more effective and why?

Wet, steam cleaning or dry (encapsulation) carpet cleaning? I am thinking of adding carpet cleaning to my existing commercial cleaning business and need to know which type of machines to purchase.

Also, I am interested in having my clients place of business cleaned and ready within 2 hours so I need to know the pros and cons of both types of carpet cleaning methods (wet vs dry).

What types of machines to use and what else would I need to know?

Thanks.
We have been using the low moisture or bonnet method for years.... and it works just fine..... there are times when HWE is needed. If you want to have the carpet dry fast without having to set up blowers and spending more time trying to get the carpet to dry.... just use performance CBS and some good pads and go for it. It will come out just fine.
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There are 4 different types of carpet cleaning methods, Each method has its own pro's and con's. Here are just a few:

Bonnet Cleaning:

Pros
Fast
Inexpensive
Carpet dries fast
Good solution for traffic lanes

Cons
Only cleans the surface

Hot Water Extraction:

Pros
Deep cleans
Can sanitize carpet
Can help with odor control

Cons
Possible wicking problems
Takes longer to dry
More training needed
High cost of equipment

Dry Foam Shampoo

Pros
Reduces wicking problems
Odor control
Relatively inexpensive

Cons
Carpet can resoil quickly
Chemical overuse
Vacuuming not thorough enough upon completion.

Dry Extraction

Pros
No drying time
Reduces wicking problems
Less training

Cons
Chemical odor
Carpet can resoil quickly
Labor intensive and expensive
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Fascinating blog..
Some really good advice - thanks.
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Wow, Riddley really summed things up there :P
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Thank you for this valuable information
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Wet with Genesis 950 as the cleaning solution. It extracts any dirt or staining from the carpet fibers and then can be flushed out with a rinse.
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The choice of the proper cleaning system is extremely important. Some systems leave residues which promote re-soiling and defeat the whole purpose of cleaning. Some methods actually damage the carpet fibers and shorten the life of the carpet. We should check with the carpet manufacturer for
recommendations.If carpet is cleaned before it becomes too unsightly, the cleaning chore will be easier and more successful. Allowing the carpet to become overly soiled may result in irreversible damage. It is a common myth that cleaning the carpet before it is absolutely necessary will cause it to get dirty faster. This goes back to the days when the shampoo methods were the most common.Carpet in a typical household should be professionally cleaned every 12 to 18 months depending upon the number of residents, amount and type of activity, and whether the carpet is light or dark color. Carpet Shampooing, Dry Powder Method, Bonnet Cleaning and External Extraction Method, are the various methods from which you can choose to get the carpets cleaned.

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Dry cleaning carpets helps prevent mold and mildew.
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If you ask between dry cleaning and wet cleaning my answer is dry cleaning. Sometime when I used wet steam cleaning what I found, the carpets/mattresses stay wet for days, not a few hours. I like dry cleaning because it needs very little water in this process and you do not have to wait for the carpet drying time.
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I think both have their own importance and both give positive results. But i am in a faver of using wet carpet cleaning as compaire to dry carpet cleaning.
According to me wet carpet cleaning gives results, 100% and also it is hygienic process, as hot steam good to kill molds and becteria also.
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If you ask between dry cleaning and wet cleaning my answer is dry cleaning. Sometime when I used wet steam cleaning what I found, the carpets/mattresses stay wet for days, not a few hours. I like dry cleaning because it needs very little water in this process and you do not have to wait for the carpet drying time.
Wet cleaning should never take days to dry that is just unacceptable. Either your vacuum motors are not powerful enough to do it properly or you're not using the proper technique. Mattresses should only take a few hours at the most to dry.
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Ohhh yes red wine..... ok really no big deal.... use Red One or Red Alert, or what ever red out product you want to use. With red wine the Red One will be use cold. Apply to the infected area, let it sit and extract it with your wand... cold and I mean cold, please do NOT use hot unless you finally have to use "the Iron" and wet paper towels. This will work 90 percent of the time as long as nobody has messed with it.
Hope this helps you.
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