Dry Cleaning Versus Steam Cleaning

Dry Cleaning Versus Steam Cleaning

If you are currently in need of carpet or upholstery cleaning, then you may have seen both dry cleaning and steam cleaning in your research. You are probably wondering what the difference is between these methods. Is one more effective than the other? Which one is more applicable to your situation?

Keep reading to learn more about both methods and, if you are interested in scheduling one of these professional cleaning services for your home or business, First Coast Home Pros can help. Just give us a call at (904) 383-7721 or drop us an email at service@firstcoasthomepros.com to get started.

Understanding Steam Cleaning

Some customers opt for steam cleaning because they believe the cleaning consists only of steam and no chemicals, but this is not true. Steam itself does not clean your carpet. It is the application of steam and chemicals together that gets your carpets clean.

When a professional steam cleans your carpet, they use a carpet cleaning machine to spray detergent onto your carpet. Then, they add the hot water (steam) which activates the cleaning properties in the detergent. To finish up, they use a wet vac to suck the water and chemicals back out of the carpet.

Aside from vacuuming, there is no real way to get your carpets clean without applying some sort of chemical. You may feel concern as to whether the chemicals used are harmful to yourself, your family, or the environment. Therefore, you must feel confident when you hire a carpet cleaning professional that you are dealing with someone who knows what they are doing and uses the appropriate tools.

At First Coast Home Pros, our machines are top-of-the-line in that they come equipped with the kind of power necessary to pull the cleaning solution from your carpet and leave little to no residue in their wake. If you or someone in your home suffers from asthma or allergies, we also have hypoallergenic, scent-free solutions available to prevent you or your family members from having a reaction to our products.

Benefits of Steam Cleaning

Steam cleaning is more effective than dry-cleaning because the hot water seeps down deep enough into the fibers of your carpet to get at even the most buried of debris. The pressure from the stream of water itself is often enough to jostle even some of the toughest stains loose.

Steam cleaning is effective at removing most stains and debris, and it is also helpful against pests and other allergens. You can really notice the difference once a steam-cleaning professional has finished cleaning your carpets.

Understanding Dry Cleaning

Some customers opt for dry cleaning because they believe the process will leave their carpets drier than steam cleaning. However, like steam cleaning, the name “dry cleaning” is also a bit of a misnomer.

The dry-cleaning process involves more chemicals than steam cleaning does. However, you still need to incorporate some amount of moisture to pull those chemicals – and dirt – back out of the carpet.

Dry cleaning involves placing a powdered cleaning solution on your carpet, which then seeps into the carpet to dissolve tough stains and break up debris that is otherwise difficult to remove. The dry-cleaning professional then applies a gentle spray of water to aid the chemicals in breaking down the dirt and completes the job by vacuuming everything up.

Benefits of Dry Cleaning

Dry cleaning is helpful in that it leaves your carpets drier than steam cleaning does, and it takes less time overall. Businesses often prefer dry cleaning because the process does not interrupt their operations as significantly as steam cleaning does. Since dry cleaning uses stronger chemicals than steam cleaning, it is more effective at cleaning those stains that you thought you’d otherwise never be able to get out.

Interested in a Professional Carpet Cleaning Service? First Coast Home Pros Can Help!

At First Coast Home Pros, we will work with you to determine whether dry cleaning or steam cleaning is better for your home or business.

We also offer all our customers a one-week 100% satisfaction guarantee (with the exception of typical dust and debris you would accumulate in a normal week). If you decide up to one week after our service that you are unhappy with the job, call us or send us an email to let us know, and we will do whatever we can to make it right.

Give us a call today for a free estimate at (904) 383-7721. You can also send us an email at service@firstcoasthomepros.com. You are under no obligation to hire us for the job, so if you would like to schedule a consultation for a price quote and to learn a bit more about the services we offer, you can do that too! If your carpets could use a good cleaning, give First Coast Home Pros a call today.

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