Dry-Steam Carpet Cleaning
Carter’s dry-steam carpet cleaning is a restorative cleaning process for residential carpet. As leaders in the industry, Carter’s coined the term “dry-steam” when they began getting carpets dry to the touch following a hot water extraction (HWE), commonly referred to as steam cleaning.
With the dry-steam carpet cleaning your carpet is pre-treated with a soap free cleaning agent. This helps loosen dust, dander and soil from the carpet fiber. The carpet fibers and cleaning agent are agitated to assist in the soil removal process. Steam extraction is next. During this process soil and cleaning agents are removed from the carpet fibers. Both steam and extraction are used, leaving you with residue free carpet (zerorez carpet cleaning). This process uses high temperature steam and vacuum, both off the over-sized trucks. You may notice steam supply hoses and larger vacuum hose running through your home. Finally, large air movers are strategically placed to aid in superior dry times.
Carter’s has a variety of tools and cleaning solutions they can use for your carpet cleaning. Your technician will evaluate the type of carpet in your home, it’s condition and the soil content to determine the correct tooling needed to get you the best results. Please be sure to visit the pet odor removal page if you suspect any pet urine in your carpet. The goal is always to get your carpet as clean as possible, with the fastest dry time. Always being as gentle as possible with your carpet fiber.
VLM Carpet Cleaning
VLM (Very Low Moisture) carpet cleaning is commonly referred to as “Dry-Cleaning”. This process is a green cleaning. A VLM cleaning is more of a maintenance style cleaning and is a great option when carpet is regularly maintained. VLM cleaning uses about 90% less water than traditional hot water extraction cleaning. Other benefits include your carpet being 100% dry when the cleaning is complete.
With a VLM cleaning you can expect the process to begin with dry-soil removal. Next, an encapsulation cleaning agent will be applied to your carpet. The encapsulation agent contains moisture and a chemical compound that absorbs soil, dust and dander during an agitation process. The encapsulation agent quickly dries to a crystal form, trapping the soil inside. The crystallized soil is then removed from your carpet with vacuuming or another form of extraction.
Just like the dry-steam carpet cleaning, Carter’s has a variety of tools and cleaning solutions they can use for your VLM carpet cleaning. Your technician will evaluate the type of carpet in your home, it’s condition and the soil content. Then he will determine the correct tooling needed to get you the best results. Occasionally, additional encapsulating agent is applied to your carpet. This provides you with continued cleaning, even after your technician has left.
Commercial Carpet Cleaning
Carter’s offers both types of carpet cleaning methods mentioned above for commercial carpets, VLM (Very Low Moisture) and Steam Cleaning (Hot Water Extraction).
Similar to residential carpets, the VLM cleaning can be used for more of a maintenance style cleaning. It can also be an solution for hard to reach locations, where running many feet of hose isn’t an option. Large commercial offices needing to keep noise to a minimum during the work day opt for the quieter VLM cleaning. Another benefit to VLM cleaning, is that the carpet is dry immediately, making it safe for foot traffic right away.
For heavily soiled commercial carpets, steam cleaning is a great option. With the most powerful trucks and the best cleaning agents, Carter’s has restored many commercial carpets in their 25+ years in business. Call today for pricing and information.