Hot Water Extraction

Hot Water Extraction also known as”Carpet Steam Cleaning”

To help increase and extend the life of your carpets, they should be cleaned once a year.

Truck-mounted hot water extraction is the preferred method of carpet cleaning by most if not all major carpet manufacturers.

Most carpet manufacturers require you to have your carpets professionally cleaned every 12 to 18 months to keep the manufacturer warranty valid. Shaw • Mohawk •Stainmaster • Carpet ONE 

Benefits of Hot Water Extraction:

  • Improve Your Home’s Air Quality: In addition to making surfaces and fabrics look clean; it is important to remove soil, bacteria, allergens, pollutants, mold, and other debris from the home. Perfect for individuals who suffer from allergies or have pets.
  • Child and Pet Friendly – Non-toxic friendly cleaning agents; free of chemicals, strong fragrances, and dyes leaving your carpet squeaky clean and free from allergens.
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed – We stand behind our work; regardless if you’re a renter, homeowner or business owner. All our carpet cleaning services come with a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee.

Carpet that has not been properly maintained may need a deep, restorative cleaning.

This is performed through hot water extraction (sometimes called steam cleaning) and may include rotary shampoo cleaning or agitation of the preconditioner with a counter-rotating brush machine.

In order to perform the best job, a technician must follow the “cleaning pie”. The cleaning pie consists of four parts: time, agitation, chemical, and temperature.


Basic Steps of Hot Water Extraction:
  1. Vacuum the floor thoroughly. It is easier to remove dry dirt than to clean mud.
  2. Pre-spray the carpet with a cleaning chemical designed for commercial carpet.
    • If the carpet is synthetic, such as nylon, the product should have a pH of 10 or less.
    • If it is olefin (polypropylene), use a product specific for olefin.
  3. Agitate the pre-conditioner with a brushing system to penetrate the soils. Allow adequate dwell time (ideally 10–20 minutes). Remember, the longer the pre-conditioner is allowed to dwell, the greater the soil suspension. Be careful not to allow the product to dry on the carpet.
  4. Thoroughly extract the area using hot water and an alkaline detergent to suspend and rinse the soil from the carpet.
Use of a Rinse Agent

On carpet that has great amounts of residue, or if the carpet is a printed nylon, use an acid rinse, to neutralize the excess alkalinity left over from previous cleanings. The acid rinse prevents any type of potential bleeding and will brighten the color in a printed carpet.

For Best Results, Speed Dry

The use of air movers will greatly decrease the drying time and allow foot traffic on the carpet sooner. The use of a cotton bonnet will also decrease drying time as well as remove wicking soils.

Develop an Interim Maintenance Plan

Once the carpet has been restored by hot water extraction, an encapsulation system can be incorporated on a monthly basis. This interim cleaning can save the budget and keep the carpet in a continuous high state of appearanceIf you have questions regarding one of or cleaning services Carpet Cleaning • Tile & Grout Cleaning • Upholstery Cleaning • Stain & Pet Odor Removal feel FREE to call us at 843-254-2420.


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