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Dry Cleaning vs Steam Cleaning: which is better?

Did you know that dry cleaning is the recommended method for natural fiber rugs, like wool or jute, but is it the best cleaning method for any carpet fiber?

To understand how efficient dry cleaning is for nylon or synthetic carpeting, there are few things to know about the dry-cleaning method.

Things you should know about dry cleaning for carpeting:

The dry-cleaning process for carpet is simple, it’s all about the absorbent compound that is spread on the carpet to “absorb” the dirt so then it can be vacuumed up.

The dry foam used for the cleaning is a low moisture solution that allows a faster drying time for carpet, therefore many people opt for dry cleaning.

Despite the fact that it gets wet, carpet drying usually takes no more than 2 hours, which is very convenient and no other carpet cleaning methods can accomplish.

How dry cleaning for natural fiber rugs work?

Wool, sisal, jute, are natural and sensitive materials that can’t get saturated or exposed to steam heat. It’s possible that natural fiber rugs can be stained from the dyes in the underlayment and/or its dimension or shape can change.

For this reason, fine rugs typically state on the tag: “dry cleaning only”.

Disadvantages for using dry cleaning for nylon carpet

But, is dry cleaning good for synthetic carpet as well as it is for natural fiber rugs?

I must to say: No, it is not.

First, natural fiber rugs are not meant to be used for a busy traffic area, unlike synthetic fibers.

Dry cleaning is unable to clean deep down into the carpeting to remove heavy dirt especially pet dander that can build up deep into the fibers.

After dry cleaning, some of the compound residue can be left behind causing excessive dust build-up in the home.

What is the best cleaning method for synthetic carpet and rugs?

I recommend carpet steam cleaning because it’s without a doubt the best cleaning method for your wall-to-wall carpeting.

Steam cleaning is an innovative cleaning process, that has proven to be the most efficient cleaning method for carpet.

It is well known as “deep cleaning”, “hypoallergenic”, pure steam that doesn’t required harmful chemicals.

The pressure of steam removes heavy build-up on carpet, rug, tile, and fabrics, while it sanitizes due to the high temperature used.

Always, read the tag of your favorite rug and/or carpeting for the proper maintenance.

1 thought on “Dry Cleaning vs Steam Cleaning: which is better?”

  1. I found it beneficial that steam cleaning works to remove heavy build-up on a carpet due to its heavy pressure. My wife and I are having guests over for a holiday party in a few weeks, but our carpeting is quite dirty. We’ll be sure to get into contact with a professional to help us out.

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