Carpets have been around for centuries, but only in the last few decades have carpet cleaning techniques offering high efficiency, healthy products, and minimal damage been developed. While the days of beating your rugs outdoors are long past, there may also be flaws in state–of–the–art steam cleaning today. When it comes to the carpets in your building, there might be a better option that will clean and protect your carpet investments for longer than any other methods can provide. With ServiceMaster Cleaning Services, you can count on the expert abilities of our staff and janitorial services in Galena, IL, for the perfect clean.
The idea of steam cleaning—or hot water extraction (HWE)—for carpets has been popular since the late 1960s; however, in terms of the progression of cleaning technology, this method can be considered outdated in many ways. Our teams are trained in several methods of carpet cleaning, but dry extraction has proven highly beneficial, especially in comparison to steam cleaning, in the following ways:
Mold and bacteria growth in your carpet is prevented much more easily with dry extraction cleaning. In fact, the excess water left behind after most HWE cleanings can more readily promote conditions conducive to supporting bacteria and mold growth.
Shrinkage can be a significant problem with HWE cleaning, and is seen most often in older carpet types and those made with natural materials. Dry extraction is the least damaging cleaning procedure for even the most fragile carpet fibers.
Tearing can become a similar problem when HWE cleaning methods are used on specific carpet fibers and backings. While most carpets manufactured today won’t easily tear, over time HWE will lead to a significantly higher chance of tearing than dry extraction methods.
Deterioration is another problem caused by HWE in all carpets. Excessive moisture will introduce decay in natural fibers and can break down synthetic fibers with continued exposure to the high heat involved.
Drying Time is virtually eliminated with dry extraction carpet cleaning, whereas a HWE cleaning can put a business back hours in drying time before a carpeted area can become functional as a workspace again.
Our dry extraction methods can provide the optimal cleaning for your company carpets, allowing your business to save time and money. For more information about our janitorial services in Galena, IL, contact ServiceMaster Cleaning Services at (866) 999-1980.