The Joy of Cleaning
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The Joy of Cleaning

Hello and welcome to my cleaning blog. Cleaning can bring you a lot of joy. Without it, our homes and businesses would literally be covered in old food, dust, and garbage. My name is Penny, and in this blog, I'm going to cover cleaning techniques and tips for staying organized. Whether you are trying to wash a stain out of a shirt or keep on top of the vacuuming, I hope these posts help. I also plan to write about hiring professional cleaners for your home, office, or even your industrial facility. My hope is that this blog brings you as much joy as a clean space.


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Carpet Dry Cleaning? What This Process Is, And How It Really Works

Catherine Edwards

The biggest problem most people have with carpet cleaning services is the fact that this process tends to leave carpets rather wet. Drying time can take hours, and no one in the house can walk on the carpets that have been cleaned. However, there is a newer method that cleans your carpet but leaves it virtually dry. "Dry cleaning" for carpets is a real thing, except that it is not quite like dry cleaning for clothes. Here is how this process for carpets actually works, and how you can enjoy drier, cleaner carpets when the cleaning service crew is finished. 

A Stain Pre-Treater Is Applied

The first thing the crew does is look for particularly bad stains in the carpets you want cleaned. A wet spray chemical is applied to these areas before the actual machine cleaning. The pre-treatment helps break up the stains so that they will easily lift out of the carpet. Do not worry; after the actual cleaning of the carpet, these areas will be as dry as the rest of the carpeting. 

The Low- or No Moisture Cleaning

The actual "dry" cleaning begins. These machines use chemicals that only require the very smallest amount of water. The very small amount of water activates the chemicals, which then deep clean carpets. The suctioning of the cleaning machines is very powerful, and it pulls even the smallest granules of sand and grit out of your carpets. You will notice the difference with the first pass over the carpets; they will look much lighter in color than the dirty carpeting.

The little bit of water that activates the cleaning chemicals barely touches the carpeting before it is sucked right back out again. That is why this process leaves your carpets so dry, and why it is often referred to as the "dry cleaning" for carpets. To make absolutely certain that your carpets are quite dry and safe to walk on in bare or stocking feet, the cleaning service runs a completely dry suction over the carpets on the final pass. All you may feel is a slight warmth or coolness indicating that the carpets were in recent contact with a cleaning machine. 

Hunting for the "Dry Cleaning" Services for Carpets

Even though this type of carpet cleaning service is becoming the norm, you still have to ask cleaning services if it is something they provide. Not all carpet cleaning companies use it. If you want this particular cleaning service, you have to hunt around and ask for it.