Steam cleaning is in fact a misnomer of the hot water extraction cleaning method. If steam were used to clean carpets it could damage manmade carpet fibres, or shrink natural fibres, such as wool. Our hot water extraction cleaning method uses equipment that sprays heated water (not steam), on the carpet, while simultaneously vacuuming the sprayed water along with any dislodged and dissolved dirt.
The primary advantage of the hot water extraction cleaning method is that effective cleaning is possible using only hot water, or hot water with very dilute detergent solutions. This avoids the problems associated with detergent residues that can remain in the carpet with other cleaning methods. Detergent residues on carpet fibers can attract dirt from the soles of shoes as people walk on a carpet, causing the carpet to become dirty again soon after cleaning.