Comparing Dry Cleaning and Steam Cleaning

Which Carpet Cleaning Service Is Best?

No matter how many times you vacuum, at some point you will need a carpet cleaning service. There’s nothing like the deep clean that a professional company can deliver with their high-powered equipment and tools. Dry cleaning and steam cleaning are two of the common methods a carpet cleaner uses to do their job.

The dry cleaning method isn’t exactly totally dry. It just means that the cleaner will use less water than when using a steam cleaner. This method of cleaning makes use of chemicals that break down the soil in the carpets. After a dry cleaning service, you can walk on the floor again almost immediately. The chemical solvents used are also very effective in removing stains, though they will leave a strong odor behind. For homeowners that are sensitive to strong odors or chemicals, it’s important to talk to the cleaning company about your special needs.

Steam cleaning uses a machine that sprays the cleanser onto your carpet. Hot water is used to activate the cleanser to give a thorough cleaning that reaches the layers of the carpet’s fibers. It’s important to note that a steam clean does not mean it is a chemical-free cleaning. Some companies may offer the choice of environmentally friendly carpet cleaning solutions, but generally speaking, a steam cleaner uses a chemical-based detergent. This method will make your floor unusable for a period of time. The carpet needs 12 to 24 hours to dry.

Crowfield Carpet Care offers professional carpet cleaning service. We work with customers who live in the Johns Island, SC area. We are fully licensed and insured within the state of South Carolina, and we have decades of experience in the cleaning industry. We’re open Mondays to Fridays to cater to the sanitation needs of our customers, and we work with residential and commercial customers. To learn more about our services or the special discounts we offer, give us a call at (843) 743-1590.