Carpet Cleaning Machines – Are They Worth It?

Through the years, the carpet cleaning machines have been the subject of many debates. Many wondered if these machines are doing a better job for cleaning a carpet than a professional would do. It is a confusing matter because the answer is not always a clear one. The most important thing to keep in mind is that a carpet cleaning machine can do an amazing job, very much like a professional cleaner can. The quality of these machines can widely vary depending on the brand and the type. You can also opt for vacuums that also do the job quite nicely. In this article we will go through different types of cleaning carpet machines.

We can categorize the carpet cleaning machines under two main types – the wet ones and the dry ones. The name says it all really, the wet type will leave your carpet wet after the cleaning process, while the dry version will leave it dry. It’s as simple as that!

The Wet Carpet Cleaning Machines
These carpet cleaning machines use steam. The hot water machines are supposed to be some of the best ones that will also do the job nicely. The cleaning process is quite simple also. Firstly, the solution that is used for cleaning is scattered on the carpet until it reaches the fibers so that it can loosed the oils and dirt. The water that results is vacuumed up at a very high pressure in order to eliminate as much of it as possible. The result will be a fresh and clean carpet. In order to get the top results when using this method you need to keep in mind that you must use hot steam. Only by using very hot steam you will get a very clean carpet with very little moisture left in it.

The Dry Carpet Cleaning Machines

The dry carpet cleaning machines work by spreading the chemical absorbents onto your carpet, after which they will use a special machine to force these chemicals into the carpet fibers. The chemicals are left to sit for a while, after which they will be vacuumed up. The vacuum in these machines needs to be quite powerful in order to do the job right. I recommend that you use this chemical cleaning very carefully, especially around your pets and/or kinds. The best advantage that a dry cleaning machine offers is that it is a more efficient cleaning method than the wet one.