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post #1 of Old 02-15-2012, 12:18 AM Thread Starter
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Most effective carpet cleaning method

I wanted to get a feel for what people here thought the most effective carpet cleaning method was? I personally love HWE I don't think anything can touch steam cleaning when it comes to dirty carpet. I am getting more and more interested in encap cleaning though. I would really like to see what others think of encapping? Most of my business is residential, but sometimes I will come across CGD in a residence and it would be really nice to be able to encap it and be done with it.
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I cleaned carpets for a few years with my brother's carpet cleaning company. IMO there are several effective carpet cleaning methods. They each have their strengths and weaknesses. I used HWE (hot water extraction) and Bonnet carpet cleaning. A lot of the time, I would use both methods on the same carpet: spray the carpet with a pre-spray, scrub it with a cotton pad with the low speed buffer, and then rinse with extractor and acidic rinse.

IMO, the buffing method doesn't work with berber or ultra-dense carpet. It needs enough space to move the carpet fibers around. It does excell with oelfin carpet though. With steam cleaning, it can be dangerous to no lower the heat enough on olefin, thereby damaging the fibers.

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I have cleaned carpets for years with about every kinda system there is. I have seen guys with flame throwing truck mounts do a terrible job, I have seen just the oppisite also. I have been encapping with 175 to 300 rpm swing machines for a few now and have had nothing but great results. Just putting a pad under the machine does not work all the time. You have to learn and master the system you are working with. HWE can follow my cleaning and get dirt, I can follow HWE and get dirt. No system gets it all. Encap work great with what ever system you want. And it works great , HWE even are using encaps in the final rinse. As a padcapper bonett cleaner pad cleaner or whatever you want to call it, Encaps do work. Just sayin
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As for the Berber carpet i get tons of refferals from people with Berber. I really enjoy cleaning Berber carpets. Super easy to clean padcapping. Thanks
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you guys are saying just about what I was thinking. There is a proper time and place for everything. I think no matter what I will do more HWE than anything else, but i may start pad capping a little bit on some the super thin berbers (almost like a commercial carpet, stuff wicks like crazy sometimes)
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Well OK. Most of you are pretty much saying what I say. One thing I have learned over the years and that its not so much the type of system one uses it always boils down to who is doing the work.
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Well OK. Most of you are pretty much saying what I say. One thing I have learned over the years and that its not so much the type of system one uses it always boils down to who is doing the work.
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Its true that there are many carpet cleaning methods which can be using by many different cleaning companies.
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I can suggest that there are so many carpet cleaning method which easily remove satins and dirt from carpet. Carpet shampoo,steam cleaning or hot water extraction, Dry powder, Foam, Detergent with white vinegar all techniques are very useful for carpet cleaning.
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Thanks for sharing, it was informative as well as useful.
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Thanks for sharing, it was informative as well as useful.
It's my pleasure my friend. You can use all equipments for carpet cleaning as well and get good result out of it.
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The wet cleaning method is the most reccommended by carpet companies for the best clean. At servpro we use a Truck Mounted unit with a large extractor to dry the carpet after cleaning.

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You gave me such a nice information regarding carpet cleaning method. I appreciated that and I rigorously follow the all details.
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I cleaned home for a small number of years by means of my brother's carpet cleaning company. There is several effectual carpet cleaning methods.
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I cleaned home for a small number of years by means of my brother's carpet cleaning company. There is several effectual carpet cleaning methods.
That's great that your brother has a carpet cleaning company. So, It can say that your brother did a fabulous job regarding cleaning. What kind of methods he used for cleaning your house?
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Personally, I love my Bissell Steam Cleaner. It does a great job and it sure beats having to go to the store to rent their machine, put it in the car and clean it up to take it back to the store.

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As per my experiences the best methods for cleaning carpets are dry cleaning or steam cleaning. You can call a company to do this for you. If you do not want to pay that much to hire someone, you can do it all by yourself as well and it will be much much cheaper.
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Steam Cleaning, Soap or Shampoo Cleaning, Carpet Absorbent Cleaners (Powder) are very popular ways to clean carpets that all cleaning service providers use.
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Truck mounted steam cleaning is the most thorough. If the carpet is real dirty we at carpet cleaning Tampa use a rotovac 360i which is a rotary machine that agitates while steaming and extracting. Really an amazing tool!

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I would have to agree however on commercial glue down carpet sometimes encap cleaning or better non as dry cleaning actually works better IMO. This is the technique my company carpet cleaning Los Angeles uses with outstanding results.

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