“The term “steam cleaning” is really a misnomer when it comes to describing how hot water extraction works. In truth, there is little or no steam involved as a primary cleaning material. Instead, hot water and cleaning agents are propelled into your carpet pile at high pressure, where they loosen up dirt, soil, and grime. In almost the same motion a high-powered vacuum removes the hot water, and all the dirt and stains in your carpet along with it.
When to Call in the Cleaners
To be honest, this is where most homeowners make their biggest mistake when it comes to carpet maintenance. It’s common practice to wait several years until your carpet barely resembles the original product before you call in the big dogs. If you want to maintain clean carpets, and extend the life of your carpets, you really ought to bring in a professional carpet cleaner on an annual basis. The daily beating your carpet takes includes tracked in dirt, spills and stains, pet traffic, and even the presence of pest infestations such as fleas and mites. The more often you clean with hot water extraction, the less you’ll have to worry about the presence of all these things as you watch your family spend time on your well maintained, and beautifully clean carpet.”
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What many homeowners don’t realize is that carpet manufacturers are increasingly requiring hot water extraction cleaning to be performed every 12 to 18 months. If not, your warranty on the carpet might be void. It’s easy to take your carpet for granted and those that lead busy lives might not notice the gradual decline in quality of wear and use over time. However, proper maintenance of your carpet will ensure that it remains in great condition for years to come.
The professionals at Bauer Restoration use the hot water extraction method of carpet cleaning as specified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification. We work quickly but efficiently. Call us at 507-333-9838 to schedule an appointment to clean your carpet or visit our carpet cleaning page for more information.