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Common carpet cleaning methods – dry vacuuming or dry 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 ways of carpet cleaning that will best suit your carpet or cleaning needs. Some are more common than others so let’s look at them individually.

Compound or dry carpet cleaning machine

Dry carpet cleaning

This isn’t just straight forward vacuuming, although it does require the use of the most common way to clean by using a “hoover” or vacuum’s suction to remove the cleaning agent. A dry carpet clean will use a compound powder that is worked into the deep carpet fibres by using a machine with counter rotating brushes to work the compound into the pile. The compound is normally bio degradable and acts like micro sponges soaking up all the dirt that is then removed at the end of the process.
There are different formulas on the market and machines will vary slightly. The greatest benefit to this technique is that because it is dry then your carpets are ready for action immediately afterwards. It’s also safe for every type of carpet due to it’s unobtrusive nature. The downside is that again, it’s not necessarily the best at heavily soiled or stained carpets and results will vary from formula to formula. It’s more effective than foam at stain removal and the best formulas can compete with steam but it’s not always easy to tell what your results will be like. Since this method is dry, it is also good at removing and not encouraging mold and allergens.

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