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Common carpet cleaning methods – Bonnet carpet cleaning

Carpet technology like every other technology slowly changes over time with different fabrics and ways to make and colour them. They can have many different priorities for their use, for example in an office it might be that the carpet is very hard wearing and easy to clean, or for your home if you have pets and children then it might be that it is easy to clean.
Most buyers don’t read the label or necessarily listen to the advice (if it’s given) on the best way to clean their carpet. There may even be things you can and can’t do with detergents and cleaning chemicals (see our carpet cleaning tips for more info).
It’s fairly obvious that all carpets are different and some may require different cleaning to what you had in mind.

Different carpet cleaning methods

There are basically 4 main ways to clean a carpet thoroughly and they are:

  • Steam Cleaning
  • Foam Encapsulation (Sometimes still called shampooing)
  • Dry Cleaning (Compound cleaning)
  • Bonnet Cleaning

Each of these different methods has it’s own benefits and if you are lucky you will be able to choose any depending on the type of carpet you have. Some may not be right for the carpet and some may not give you the required results. At A2Z we offer different carpet cleaning methods that will best suit your carpet or cleaning needs. Some are more common than others so let’s look at them individually.

Bonnet carpet cleaning machine in use

Bonnet carpet cleaning

This is another slightly outdated system like shampooing. It uses a motorised spinning pad that has been soaked in a cleaning solution. It’s very quick to use and drying time is minimal, but it is only effective at surface cleaning due to the way it works. Reserved mainly now for hotels and commercial premises where speed and regular use are the priority. After regular use it tends to leave a residue build up and compacts the carpet fibres making a deep clean even harder.
For home carpet cleaning there is little benefit by professional cleaners over steam or compound. On certain types of thin heavy duty carpet (like in hotels or public buildings) bonneting can be quick and effective, but has little benefits elsewhere now that modern technology has overtaken it. Its similar in the way a floor polisher works and is regarded as very outdated.

Let Melbourne’s A2Z carpet cleaners inform you of the best option with a free quote and friendly advice.