Dirt acts as an abrasive – like sandpaper. Every time you step on you carpet, you grind dirt in to the carpet fibres. This cuts your carpet, just as if you had used a knife. A dirty carpet will not last as long as a clean carpet. And while vacuuming helps – by itself, it’s simply not enough. The longer you wait to have your carpet cleaned, the more damage you do to your carpet and the faster it wears out.
As you probably know, outdoor air contains pollens, fungus, bacteria, air pollution, cigarette smoke, car exhaust fumes – and hundreds of other chemicals. When you come into your home, you carry those pollens, bacteria and chemicals in your hair and on your skin, clothing and shoes. Not surprisingly, all those chemicals wind up in your carpet.
If you have allergies, asthma, emphysema, or other breathing problems, one major source of your problem could be the pollens, fungus, smoke and chemicals in your carpet.
No. The dry cleaning methods – which are dry foam, dry chemicals and dry compounds – do not rinse your carpet in any way. Instead, they can leave a dirty residue. You might say they clean your carpet only halfway. The most effective cleaning method is hot water extraction (or steam cleaning).
Hot water extraction means a hot water cleaning solution – under high pressure – is forced into and then sucked out of your carpet. Shaw Industries, the world’s largest carpet manufacturer, recommends hot water extraction as the primary method of cleaning carpets.
Carpet cleaners use one of two types of hot water extraction. If they use a large unit that operates from a van or truck outside your home or facility, that is "truck-mounted extraction". If they use a small unit that can be brought inside, it’s called "portable extraction". Shaw’s first choice is the truck-mounted unit – and they recommend the small, portable unit in areas where the truck-mounted unit won’t reach.
The truck-mounted extraction cleans so well because it heats the water to a higher temperature, which breaks up the dirt, bacteria, chemicals and pollens in the carpet. Then the machine uses high suction power to draw the dirt and chemicals out of your carpet. This is the method our company prefers to use.
Many companies own hot-water cleaners but very few companies teach their employees how to use them properly. This is why it’s important that you choose your carpet cleaner carefully. Aqua-Dry have been in the business for over 35 years and have the necessary experience to ensure the best possible job. Check out what our customers have said: aqua-dry.com/reviews as well as some of our long-standing commercial clients:
Because we are the premium concert venue in Ireland, it is vital for us to have our carpets and upholstery kept clean and fresh at all times. Aqua-Dry has been our preferred choice of Company for the past 15 years. They provide a friendly, reliable and prompt service and are always willing to assist us in an emergency. I am delighted to recommend our friends at Aqua-Dry.
Aidan Quinn, House Manager, The National Concert Hall
We suggest you NEVER hire the company that quotes the cheapest price. We’ve come in many times to rectify a situation caused by a company doing a bad job. The two most common problems are:
We have seen firsthand the damage caused by poor quality companies to carpets in homes and businesses. You may have heard the expression "If you think it's expensive to hire a professional, wait until you hire an amateur. Read Tom's blog post about how one company ended up paying heavily for this mistake here.
If you'd like to find out more about our carpet cleaning service, please check out our carpet cleaning page for more information on the process and options available: aqua-dry.com/carpet-cleaning