Stem Cleaning vs dry Cleaning

When it comes to professional carpet cleaning, you want the best possible result.  Your carpet is an expensive item in your home, and you want it treated with respect, so it can continue to give you many more years of softness and warmth underfoot.

You know that you should have your carpet deep-cleaned regularly to remove dust mites and inground dirt, not only to provide a clean, healthy environment for you and your family but to prolong the life of your carpet.

You vacuum regularly, but when it’s time to do a deep carpet clean, you may be undecided about whether to have it dry-cleaned or steam-cleaned.

But don’t worry. Our investigation results are in – so read on to find out what’s involved with each process.

Dry Cleaning

Dry cleaning is not DRY cleaning.  This method of cleaning your carpet uses water AND chemicals.

The technician will vacuum first, to remove as much dirt and grime as possible, before spraying a dry-cleaning solution all over your carpet. This solution contains dry cleaning solvents in water. This solution is meant to break down any oily residues that keep dirt trapped in the fibres of your carpet.

Then the technician uses a rotary machine that looks like a floor polisher, all over your carpet.  The device has cotton pads, soaked in water, which spin around, releasing the dirt from the carpet.  The cotton pads are changed when they become dirty.

Your carpet is NOT immediately dry to walk on, as carpet dry cleaning operators will have you believe. They use that as a selling point to promote their businesses.

You will not be able to walk on your dry-cleaned carpet for a couple of hours!

Steam Cleaning

This process also starts with a vacuum cleaner of your carpet to remove dirt and grime. The technician will then check every part of your carpet for stains and spray those with a cleaning solution. They will also use a pre-spray to prepare the fibres of your carpet for the deep steam clean.

Then the steam cleaning machine swings into action with its expert at the helm. The machine injects high-pressure hot water into your carpet and then extracts the water.  With it comes out all the ingrained dirt, grime – and any dust mites.  If you’ve ever watched a carpet steam cleaning expert at work, you’ll be amazed at the dirt that comes out of your carpet!

A carpet steam cleaning expert will remove as much water as possible during the process, to minimise drying time, which can take from around minimum Three hours, depending on the weather and if you can open windows.

But the result is definitely worth the wait. You know your carpet has been deep-cleaned. It feels soft and luxurious under your feet.  And it will look amazing – almost like it did when it was brand new.


Always Use an Expert

Whichever method you choose for your professional carpet cleaner, always make sure that they are experts in their field.  Make sure they’ve been in business for some years, not just a few weeks.

Check that they will be on time. There’s nothing worse than waiting for a carpet cleaner when they are too late to start and complete the work. The last thing you want is a rushed job!

Ask if they use environmentally friendly products.  You don’t want your carpet to be full of chemicals, especially when your kids love playing on it.

And last, but not least, find out the price!  Don’t be taken to the cleaners!  Make sure you get the best value for your hard-earned money.


Fastline Carpet Cleaning Services

Fastline Cleaning Services has set the bar high for carpet steam cleaning. They know how important it is to clean your carpets, the right way.

They are meticulous about doing a great job – and turning up on time. We use state-of-the-art steam cleaning equipment, and all our cleaning products are environmentally friendly.

So, when it comes to choosing dry cleaning or steam cleaning for your beautiful carpet – who would you rather trust? Call Fastline Carpet Cleaning Melbourne

NOW for a zero-obligation quote.

Your carpet will thank you for it!