Does Dry Carpet Cleaning Really Work?

Cleaning carpets the “dry way,” is quickly becoming more common and because of that people are wondering, does it work?

While steam cleaning carpets is popular, it’s actually only suitable for small textiles that require a shorter time to dry. Heavy textiles such as carpets take a longer time to dry, and excessive moisture can damage them.

Dry carpet cleaning is the most suitable cleaning method for carpets. In this post, you will learn how it’s done and the benefits of dry carpet cleaning.

How does Dry Carpet Cleaning work?

To dry clean carpets, a specialized machine is required along with plant-based carpet cleaning compounds and disinfectants.  These products are green-seal certified.  Only the safest and most effective products are green-seal certified. 

Here are the steps involved in dry carpet cleaning:

  • Encapsulation products are put down first. They trap the dirt and then the dirt crystallizes and is vacuumed up.
  • The machine uses a counter-rotating pulsation brush to scrub micro-sponges into the carpet fibers.
  • These micro-sponges are controlled by humidity and will only put out the amount of moisture necessary to clean the fibers.
  • The micro-sponges deeply penetrate each fiber of carpet and then they scrub and absorb any and all dirt.

Steam cleaning on the other hand loosens dirt and then leaves most of it beneath the surface. Dry carpet cleaning actually removes the dirt by absorbing it.

 Benefits of Using Dry Carpet Cleaning

Dry carpet cleaning is a straightforward and relatively cheap way to improve the overall appearance, feel, and scent of your home. The following are the benefits of dry carpet cleaning:

  • No residue

You don’t need water or detergents to dry clean your carpets. Therefore, after dry cleaning, you don’t need to worry about stains or residue being left behind.

  • Suitable for all types of carpet materials

Some carpet material types expand or shrink when exposed to high moisture content or temperature. Dry carpet cleaning methods use little moisture, which cannot cause the carpet to expand. Dry carpet cleaning methods can safely be used on all carpets, including all types of area rugs.

  • No risk of mold or mildew

Carpets, when exposed to high moisture content during cleaning, are prone to mold or mildew. However, in dry carpet cleaning, very little water is used. Thus, there is no chance for mold or mildew to spread.

  • Safe and water-efficient

Dry carpet cleaning is 100% safe for your house occupants. During dry cleaning, you remove the dirt from the surface of the carpets, which can be harmful to your health. Also, the method is water-efficient; hence you save water.

  • Convenient

Dry carpet cleaning is a convenient method for commercial carpet cleaning because it won’t interfere with normal business operations.  It is should also be the top choice for residential cleanings because the carpets are ready to use immediately after cleaning.

  • Short-drying time

Although most rugs are made of heavy textile materials that take longer to dry, the carpets will dry faster if you dry-clean them.

  •  No wicking

Stains will not reappear. Not after drying and not days days later, as they sometimes do with steam cleaning.

gray carpetConclusion

Since dry carpet cleaning is a quick, non-damaging, and easy-to-use solution to all the carpet cleaning needs, you should use it over other cleaning methods. It’s a great cleaning option for all kinds of carpet materials.

Dry carpet cleaning products are biodegradable and organic. When it comes to cleaning carpets, the dry way is the best way.  If you would like more information about getting your carpet cleaned the “dry way,” contact us at Angel Dry today.