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Dry carpet cleaning a quick road to clean

Steam cleaning your carpet can leave your carpet wet for a day or more. When you don’t want to wait for the carpets to dry, another option is to have them dry cleaned. A better option than traditional steam cleaning, dry carpet cleaning can leave carpets looking and feeling like new. Safe and effective, here is what you need to know about this option.

Dry carpet cleaning is a method that uses only a small amount of moisture in the process. Also referred to as VLM – very low moisture – this method relies on dry compounds to remove the dirt and oils from the carpet.

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Once your carpet cleaner arrives, the carpet is vacuumed thoroughly to remove as much debris and dirt as possible before the cleaning begins. A small amount of dry absorbent compound is then used on the carpet. It is worked into the carpet with a machine or it can be sprinkled on the carpet manually. The compounds then work in the carpet to attract soil and absorb it. The chemical and the dirt or grease can then be vacuumed up thoroughly.

The chemicals used in the process will vary from one company and product to another. Professional dry carpet cleaners will have more powerful chemicals available to them than the products available to the general public. Many cleaners are now offering organic cleaning solutions that are safer for the family and gentler on the carpets.

Most stains can be removed with the use of these dry cleaning chemicals. Everything from lipstick and permanent market can be pulled out of the carpet to restore it to its former glory. Grease and biological stains can be cleaned thoroughly.

Mary Christine Moore called upon highly rated Chem Dry by Singleton of Orange, Calif., to remove spots and stains on her dining room rug.

“[The cleaner] did an excellent job removing the spots and stains and made the rug look clean and fresh again,” she says. “I believe the Chem Dry method is excellent and have always sought out a cleaner using this process.”

If concerned about the length of time carpet cleaning takes or about the chemicals used, dry carpet cleaning can be a better option for your carpet and family. There is no concern about water remaining in the carpet where it will cause an unpleasant mildew smell and the dirt is not forced in deeper by the water pressure coming down. The chemicals are safer for the family and animals, making this a more appealing choice for cleaning your carpets on all levels.


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