The Science Behind Carpet Cleaning – Techniques and Chemicals explained

The carpet cleaners of Cammeray are experts in the science behind keeping carpets clean website. They combine various techniques with chemicals. This scientific approach cleans carpets and preserves their color. Because of their dense fibre construction, carpets may harbor allergens, dust and stains.

Hot water extract, also called steam cleaning, has become a popular technique. This involves injecting under high-pressure a mix of hot water with detergent into carpets. This method removes dirt from carpet fibers. The water is then extracted from the carpet along with all the dirt. It is a highly efficient way to deep clean and remove stubborn stains. The combination of a high temperature which breaks down the dirt and a high-pressure stream of water which penetrates the fibers is what makes this method so effective.

Dry cleaning is a popular method. This involves using specialized machines, which spray a small quantity of water along with a cleansing solution. This method can be used for carpets that do not resist water, or when the drying time is important. The dry-cleaning chemicals are stronger because they need to achieve cleaning without water. A motorized brush is used to work the solution into the rug, and the dirt will then be vacuumed.

Understanding the chemicals and techniques used in carpet cleansing is just important as knowing the methods. The detergents used in carpet cleaning are designed to dissolve and breakdown dirt. Detergents are chosen depending on the carpet material and type of stain. Enzymatic cleansers, for example are effective against organic staining like blood or food. They work by breaking up the organic matter that is in the stain.

Additionally, pH modifiers have a vital role to play. Alkaline stains are easier to remove with alkaline solutions, while acidic stains can be removed more easily using acidic solutions. You must adjust the pH carefully to avoid damaging your carpet fibers.
Carpet Care Specialists Mosman
50 Yeo St, Neutral Bay, NSW, 2089
(02) 8311 3724