Forum Title: 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? Thanks.
Category: Carpet Post By: JONATHAN FLORES (Chattanooga, TN), 01/13/2019

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.

- DANA RIOS (Rialto, CA), 03/04/2019

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.

- DEANNA CORTEZ (Norman, OK), 04/11/2019

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- DIANE TORRES (Huntington Beach, CA), 05/10/2019

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