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post #1 of Old 08-09-2010, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
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Dry or Steam cleaning?

Let's comment on the advantages and disadvantages of both.

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post #2 of Old 08-09-2010, 10:15 AM
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I am for the steam carpet cleaning cause it uses less chemicals. Sounds greener.
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Do you have any experience with steam cleaning? Is it the best way to clean spots?

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Wondering if the dog knows that it's the next to be steam-cleaned? :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NfvCWndwUo

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I agree that steam cleaning is better choice because of the less use of chemicals. The steam is known to kill most of the bacteria.
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i trust you with that, but what are the disadvantages of dry cleaning then.

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Steam cleaning is better for sure but only if whoever operates the machine is doing it properly and sucking up the excess water thoroughly and not rushing it like many carpet cleaners seem to do.

Dry cleaning from what I have seen just isn't able to penetrate deep into the carpet pile to remove all the dust and dirt like steam cleaning can. It will remove the stains for sure but as far as a thorough deep clean of the pile goes, I don't believe it can deliver that.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong
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1Ox for the comprehensive response, Andrew! I'm just curious, does the steam harm the carpet, a nylon carpet for example?

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no problems

Steam doesn't harm nylon no. The only thing is with wool carpet you have to make sure you get out as much of the moisture as possible as the carpet can shrink and smell if it is left to dry too wet. You also have to be careful to suck up as much water as possible on any carpet because you don't want to get the underlay wet as that can take days to dry and it will smell for ages after.
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no problems

Steam doesn't harm nylon no. The only thing is with wool carpet you have to make sure you get out as much of the moisture as possible as the carpet can shrink and smell if it is left to dry too wet. You also have to be careful to suck up as much water as possible on any carpet because you don't want to get the underlay wet as that can take days to dry and it will smell for ages after.
Good advice, Jay! How come I hate so much carpet cleaning?!

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Nobody likes carpet cleaning. It's exhausting and always takes a lot of your spare time.
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Nobody likes carpet cleaning. It's exhausting and always takes a lot of your spare time.
Yeah, a soul mate.

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Steam cleaning rocks. Though we have to consider the what are we cleaning. Can you clean stains from the wallpaper with steam? I don't think so.
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But you cannot clean wallpaper with dry cleaning,either. Which makes me think about how can you clean a wallpaper actually?
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But you cannot clean wallpaper with dry cleaning,either. Which makes me think about how can you clean a wallpaper actually?
You just change it when it's dirty. You cannot clean it.

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Smart.
and time-saving

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Instead of spending time cleaning, you can just renovate and redecorate your house. Wallpapers serve for that.

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Why have wallpaper these days in the first place...it's so...Bree?
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Why have wallpaper these days in the first place...it's so...Bree?
Good point jaycar. In order to avoid cleaning the wallpaper, just do not use it at first place.

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