Cleaning carpets is a chore that is not very fun to do but extremely necessary because carpets are considered magnets for dust and dirt. Unfortunately, most carpet owners will only have their carpets cleaned once every few years, but when the cleaning is done, it does not meet the required standards of stain removal. This is why the steam extraction method is ideal in having your carpet cleaned not only to improve its performance, but also its durability irrespective of the last time it was cleaned.
What is Steam Cleaning Extraction?
Also known as Hot Water Extraction (HWE), steam cleaning might not be a term you constantly hear when it comes to maintaining the beauty and cleanliness of your home or office. It involves the use of water at extremely high temperatures and high pressure to clean your carpet fibres. With temperatures of between 100-150 degrees Celsius (and even more), you can choose this method if your carpet is heavy and has thick fibres. The hot water and pressure can easily dissolve mud, extract deeply entrenched dirt, and flush out dust for a resulting fresher and germfree carpeting.
It’s important to know that with the steam cleaning extraction method, more cleaning power is achieved when an additional 10 degrees Celsius of temperature is added after 60 degrees. Thus, professional steam cleaning services performed at 150 degrees Celsius represent the best cleaning power, but the temperature can be increased. However, beware that steam cleaning could badly damage some soft and artificial carpets because the water will be too hot for their fibres.
Benefits of Steam Cleaning Extraction
- Removes Pollutants
As dirty carpet is usually polluted with a number of impurities from numerous sources, such as germ-filled dust, pet dander, dead bugs, and foreign particles transferred from outside by foot. Your carpeting can also absorb and discharge foul-smelling volatile organic compounds from paint, cigarette smoke, etc. Substantial amounts of these pollutants are airborne and can cause illnesses to your family or employees when released into the air and inhaled frequently. To remove these pollutants completely from your carpeting, steam cleaning extraction is ideal because the hot water sprayed on the carpet is usually sucked back into the machine, along with any dirt that was on the carpet.
- Clears Dust Mites
Since they thrive in moist and warm settings, microscopic dust mites can be found in many places in your home, including the carpet, stuffed furniture, carpet, mattresses, bedding, curtains, etc. As they feed on bacteria, pet dander, pollen, and flakes of human skin, they produce waste products referred to as allergens. If you don’t clean the above mentioned items in your home, you are likely to release significant quantities of the allergens, which causes allergies when inhaled. Preventing the accumulation of these allergens starts with the regular, thorough vacuuming of your carpets through steam cleaning extraction because the dust mites can’t survive the high temperatures.
- Prevents Mould
Steam Cleaning Extraction of your carpet prevents the growth of mould that produce allergens which can cause allergic reactions. Carpets are breeding grounds for moulds because they are always moist, oxygenated, and dusty, so preventing their growth starts with keeping your carpet dry. During the rainy and winter seasons, carpets usually trap moisture, which accelerated the growth of moulds. The use of heat and water as well as the deep penetration of the steam cleaning method ensures that all moulds and allergens are removed from the carpet without triggering any allergies. This includes the top and bottom, padding and the floor underneath.
- Extends Carpet Life
Today’s many high-performance carpets can take many years before showing signs of wearing out. However, to retain your carpet’s original lustre and beauty, it’s advisable to perform deep cleaning every 12 to 18 months, depending on your household’s lifestyle, colour of your carpet, and, frequency of vacuuming. Since soil is the main element that eats away carpet fibres, always use steam extraction for deep carpet cleaning. At Uncle D Cleaning Services, we spray non-toxic, eco-friendly cleaning agents on your carpet and then use a powerful vacuum to get rid of the dirt and solution.
Why Choose Steam Cleaning Extraction Method for your Carpeting?
Steam Cleaning Extraction method of carpet cleaning is recommended by most carpet manufacturers. This is because the high-pressure tools used to propel a mixture of cleaning agents and hot water into your carpet extracts dirt, kills bacteria and dust mites from carpeting leaving a fresh citrus smell.
In addition, only the best carpet cleaning companies in Singapore like Uncle D Cleaning Services use the steam cleaning extraction system. This is because, depending on the effectiveness of the cleaner’s extraction system, and how thick the carpet is, it can take 45 minutes to several hours to complete the task.
To help ensure a longer life, maintain appearance, and help protect indoor air quality, your carpet requires regular vacuuming with a well-functioning vacuum cleaner equipped with strong suction and a high-performance filtration bag and periodic wet extraction cleaning. Steam Extraction Cleaning combines all the above.
Want to join the family of satisfied customers at Uncle D Cleaning Services? Contact us today for a free consultation and we’ll be glad to make your home fresh and new again.