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Different Carpet Cleaning Methods

Different Carpet Cleaning Methods

There are several different methods of carpet cleaning that are available out there. The question is, how do you know which method is right for you? The key is to find a carpet cleaning company that focuses on a deep clean that keeps your carpets clean for a long time. Here is a look at popular carpet cleaning methods, along with a recommendation for which method is the best for your carpets.

Carpet Steam Cleaning

Steam cleaning, also known as hot water extraction, is a popular method of carpet cleaning that uses high-pressure hot water to clean the carpets. This method involves injecting a hot water and detergent solution into the carpet pile and then using high pressure to agitate it and extract the solution and dirt. This carpet cleaning method is not very effective for a couple of reasons; one being that it leaves behind a chemical residue. When residue is left behind in your carpet, you are left with crunchy carpets that attract more bacteria and filth. The second problem with steam cleaning is that the high pressure mixed with heat can damage your carpet fibers, shorten their life span, and leave them looking dull. It can also oversaturate your carpet and padding. Put all of those problems together, and all you have is gross, crunchy, and ruined carpet.

Carpet Shampooing

Carpet shampooing is a method of carpet cleaning that involves applying a special shampoo to the carpets and then using a brush or machine to agitate it. This method can be time-consuming and it can also be difficult to get the carpets completely dry. A foamy shampoo is applied to the carpets and then agitated with a machine. The idea is that the shampoo will lift the dirt and stains from the carpets. But in reality, all this does is push the dirt around and create a big mess. And, once again, the shampoo isn't actually getting rid of any of the allergens or dirt. This method of carpet cleaning can also leave behind a filmy soapy residue (gross!).


Also known as "encapping," encapsulation is a carpet cleaning method that uses a special encapsulating agent to trap the dirt and allergens in the carpets. This agent is then either vacuumed up or removed with a wet-dry vac. Unfortunately, encapsulation is also not a great carpet cleaning method because it doesn't actually remove the dirt and allergens from the carpets- it just traps them. The problem with this is that the trapped dirt and allergens can eventually work their way back up to the surface of the carpets and be released into the air, which is not good for your lungs!

Carpet Dry Cleaning

Carpet dry cleaning is a popular alternative to steam cleaning, as it does not require any water. The carpet is first treated with a special powder and then agitated with a machine. The powder absorbs the dirt and stains and then is vacuumed up along with all the nasties. The problem with the dry cleaning method is that it doesn't clean your carpets well. The powder just masks the dirt, so it looks clean on the surface. But the dirt, dust mites, and other allergens are still there deep in your carpet fibers.

Carpet Bonnet Cleaning

Bonnet cleaning, also known as dry cleaning, is a method of carpet cleaning that involves using a special absorbent pad to clean the surface of the carpet. This method is typically used for lighter-duty cleaning jobs. Bonnet cleaning is often used in hotels because it's fast and easy, but it doesn't clean past the surface of the carpet. It is meant as a quick fix to appear cleaner, but the dirt, dust mites, and allergens are still stuck down in the carpet.

The Zerorez® Difference

The Zerorez® carpet cleaning process is unique and revolutionary! Unlike traditional carpet cleaning methods, the patented Zerorez® process leaves behind absolutely No Residue®, which means your carpets will stay cleaner longer! It is done with our powerful Zr Water®, which is 100% non-toxic and eco-friendly. We do not believe in cleaning your carpets or other surfaces with harsh chemicals, soaps, or detergents. Our Zerorez® cleaning process also has faster drying times than traditional carpet cleaning methods. With our process, your carpets will dry up to 2x faster than our competitors!

If you are ready to experience the Zerorez Difference™ for yourself, don't waste any more time! Once you give Zerorez® a shot, there is no going back. Your carpets will thank you!