What Everyone Needs to Know
"Everyone seems to be in the Carpet Cleaning Business, with many different methods. With the help of Nationwide Consumer Testing, I have evaluated the different Carpet Cleaning Methods so that you, as a consumer, can decide which method is best for your purposes.
The results of these comprehensive tests show that Circular Dry-Foam Carpet Cleaning Method did a superior job over all others processes."
- Richard Bryne of the National Consumer Testing Institute
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"... did only a surface cleaning. The hot water detergent solution that was shot into the carpet, forced more dirt deeper into the carpet than it removed. Soil removal was 15.6%. The high amount of detergent residue remaining in the carpet caused it to re-soil in 2 to 3 months. Drying time was from 1 to 5 days with the average being 2 ½ days."
Chemical Dry, Rotary Brush, and Shampoo
"The Chemical Dry, Rotary Brush, and Shampoo methods removed a higher percentage of soil (21% to 46.5%) but the remaining residue was high and it re-soiled in 3 to 5 months. Drying time was from 1 to 4 days with the average being 2 days."
Aerosol Spray Cans & Machines-For-Rent
"The aerosol spray cans and small Shampoo, Steam and rinse machines-for-rent did such a poor cleaning job that Nationwide Consumer Testing discontinued testing these methods. They said, “They can advertise all they want, but these methods have very poor soil removal and very high detergent residue."
Shampoo and Steam
"The combination of Shampoo and Steam had poor soil removal (25.1%) with a high level of detergent residue causing carpets to re-soil rapidly in 1 to 2 months. Drying time was from 2 to 7 days with the average being 3 ¼ days."
Circular Dry-Foam Cleaning Method
"The best Carpet Cleaning Process found by Nationwide Consumer Testing is the Circular Dry-foam Carpet Cleaning Method. They said, our research shows that the Circular Dry-Foam Carpet Cleaning Method with separate initial and finish vacuuming, really removes the dirt and keeps the carpet looking better, longer.
The Circular Dry-Foam Carpet Cleaning Method had a very high level of soil removal (92.3%) with little or no soap residue. It doesn’t use harsh detergents which are oily or sticky. Carpets re-soiled in 12 to 16 months. Drying time was from 45 minutes to 2 ½ hours with the average being 1 ¼ hours."
A Message from Owner Fred Brackner
In the mid-1980’s I was looking for employment in Denver CO. While interviewing with a company called Deluxe Carpet Cleaning, that used the circular Dry-Foam Cleaning process. I was shown a copy of Consumers Report that had the above article published. I was impressed and started my career in the carpet cleaning industry. Granted, my 34 years of talking with customers like you. I have found that processes have changed, but really not that much. Steam Cleaning has improved the drying time somewhat (better extraction equipment) and the re-soil time is better (3 to 6 months) because they don’t use as much soap and detergents. The Chemical Dry, Rotary Brush, Shampoo, and Shampoo and steam are all about the same. The Circular Dry-Foam Method that we use has also changed. It is now all natural and organic. Using proteins and enzymes will get your carpets cleaner, they stay clean longer and dry within 1 to 3 hours.
We serve the northern coast of Oregon.
Over the course of 90 - 120 minutes, carpet techs deploy a four-step green cleaning process:
We begin by noting trouble spots and moving movable furniture.
Next, a power rake and vacuum dislodge grubby particles and dust bunnies hiding deep within the pile.
After pre-treating stains, the grime-tackling team bathes carpets with a natural enzymatic solution that organically digests dirt and oils.
Depending on how soiled the area is, the solution dries in about two hours to help mitigate mold and mildew, leaving behind no soap residue or water puddles.