Hot Water Extraction - hot water extraction is the most popular method of carpet cleaning. It means that a hot water cleaning solution under pressure is applied into the carpet fibers, and then extracted out. We also call this method STEAM CLEANING although no steam is actually used. Most steam cleaning is done with a truck-mounted machine. This process heats the water up to 200 degrees, and injects the cleaning solution into the carpet at about 400 pounds of pressure. The pressure breaks up the dirt particles and the high-powered suction draws the dirt, soil, and grime out of the carpet fibers. The high temperature kills bacteria, germs and sanitizes the carpet.
Most major carpet manufacturers recommended this method of carpet cleaning and Mountain Pride is pleased to use this method. We use state-of-the-art equipment in our trucks & vans and they are the most powerful cleaning machines on the market.
Steam cleaning with hot water extraction is the most effective way to clean carpet, area rugs, and upholstery. Proper hot water extraction cleaning will allow the floors to be wet for approximately 6 to 12 hours.
Dry Cleaning - this is also called DRY-CHEM, BONNET or DRY-FOAM cleaning; it is not really dry cleaning at all, but a low moisture cleaning. A cleaning chemical is applied to the dirty carpet. A large bonnet machine, which is a large spinning floor cleaner, is then spun around and around absorbing the dirt particles. The benefit of this type of cleaning is that the dries quickly as there in very minimal water used. However, since there is no hot water, the carpet is not sanitized and the dirt is not actually removed. It is more of a buffing, or a quick wipe down. We will perform this type of cleaning upon request. However, we recommend it only in between regular steam cleanings. Check your carpet's warranty, as this may void it.
Shampoo - this method is not recommended or practiced much anymore. But when it was, it was a process of applying a shampoo to the carpet and a floor-cleaning machine would then “wash the floors” and spread the soap around while removing dirt & grime. This method never allowed the soap to be fully removed, which left a residue and a dingy end result. We do not practice this method.