It doesn’t matter where you live, but carpet care starts at home. Spots should be cleaned up as soon as they happen. Vacuuming your carpet a few times each month can help keep it looking good.
The problem is that many of us are too busy gardening or playing sports to give our carpet much thought. Some of the luster and softness that made our bare feet feel so good will start to fade over time if you don’t clean your carpet. Then you call in a professional carpet cleaning service like Rapid Dry Carpet Cleaning to get the job done.
The method that doesn’t use a lot of water
Even though the process isn’t new, the low-moisture method of cleaning your carpet isn’t as well known as other methods. You can get your carpet clean and dry in just one hour thanks to our all-natural, citrus-based cleaner and our heavy-duty vacuums.
This is what makes us different from other carpet cleaners: We use a unique cleaning solution that removes the last stubborn and bonded dirt from carpet fibers. Agitation and our product get the last of the dirt out.
Because our low-moisture process has been proven to work, we don’t have to use a lot of water. There can be up to 100 gallons of water used for every 1,000 square feet of carpet that is cleaned by a truck-mounted or “steam cleaner.” Three gallons is what we use, which means it only takes about an hour or two for the clothes to be dry.
Green Facts about Low Moisture Cleaning
The low-moisture process isn’t the only thing to think about. Other processes make a lot of toxic waste that needs to be cleaned up. Do something with the dirty, chemical-laden water that comes back in the tank trucks. They only get back about 70% of it, so there’s a lot of it. Professional laundry and cleaning are used to keep and remove our waste.
This is how it works: Our equipment runs on electricity, so there are no emissions from the trucks used to clean carpets. You can keep your doors closed on those cold winter days because we don’t have to bring in hoses from our car.
The Rapid Dry Carpet Cleaning award for products or services was given to us in 2017 because of all of this. The natural beauty of Iowa is what makes it such a great place for people who like to go outside. We want to keep it that way.
A comparison of Low-Mirror Carpet Cleaners and Other Cleaners
Polymer-based chemicals are used in the encapsulation method. The chemicals stick to dirt in the carpet fibers. It is then vacuumed up after it has hardened. The chemicals can be water- or solvent-based, and they can be used to make things. Because we don’t like the idea of adding more chemicals to the carpet cleaning process, we don’t use them.
Using hot water to clean
There are many different ways to clean carpets, but this is one of the most well-known. The machines you can rent follow the same steps. Many cleaning professionals use extraction because it is a quick process: Pump a lot of water into the carpet, then pick it up.
Even if you use a lot of steam to clean, there is a downside. A lot of people have wet socks for up to two days because it’s hard to get all of the water back up. Even the carpet padding, carpet backing, and even the subfloor can be soaked by water if you don’t take care of them.
While the carpet may be dry after 48 hours, there could still be a lot of moisture down there. Even if you don’t have any mold or mildew, this can make your home smell “wet.” Mildew itself can grow in just 24 hours.
There are a few times when we need to get rid of something, like vomit or other bodily fluids, but we can keep the area isolated. Most of the time, we use the low-moisture method, but not always. If you do this, it’s better for your carpet, your home, and the world.
If you’d like to learn more about very low moisture carpet cleaning, don’t be afraid to get in touch. It doesn’t matter if you need to clean your carpets for a party or just want to give your carpets a boost. Fill out a free online estimate form, and we’ll get back to you soon about your project. Call us today (515) 444-1779.