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Low-Moisture Carpet Cleaning VS. Shampoo Cleaning: Which Is Best?

When it comes to cleaning your home’s carpets, you want the best. Well, you’ve come to the right place because, at CitruSolution Asheville, we are carpet and floor cleaning experts. Have you ever wondered what’s best? Low-moisture carpet cleaning or shampoo cleaning? Well, we’ve got the answer ready for you. First, we’ll talk about what each is, what the process looks like, and why you might choose one over the other. At the end of this post, you’ll walk away with the confidence to choose what’s best for you and your home. 

What Is Low-Moisture Carpet Cleaning? 

  Low-moisture carpet cleaning is what it sounds like—cleaning that uses the least amount of moisture necessary to clean. No matter the kind of rug or carpet you have, cleaning it properly is a tricky task. There are many factors to consider before cleaning a carpet. What material is it made of? How dirty is it? How long does it take to dry? These are only a few of the questions that need to be answered before getting the job done right. Low-moisture cleaning takes all of this into consideration.  Water is the key to deep cleaning, but just like anything else, too much of a good thing is bad. When there’s too much water being used, carpet fibers may stretch or fade. The excess moisture can also cause the adhesive underneath to fail. The use of low-moisture cleaning methods will allow your carpet to dry faster and stay cleaner, longer. If the carpet is too wet, it becomes a magnet for dirt, hair, and grime—this is especially true in high-traffic areas.  Low-moisture methods rely on the combined cleaning power of cleaning agents and water in proper proportions.   

What Is Shampooing?

Carpet shampooing is a carpet cleaning method that relies heavily on the power of cleaning agents and plenty of water. The products are pumped into the carpet fibers and extracted with a vacuum. This kind of cleaning is sometimes beneficial for those with severe allergies because it gets to the base of the carpet. Despite this, there are drawbacks to shampooing. Even though the moisture is sucked out of the carpet with a vacuum, it’s often left too moist to dry quickly. The excess moisture is a breeding ground for mold, mildew, and bacteria. Also, as we mentioned before, a wet carpet is a magnet for dirt, dust, and grime. Plus, if you have wool or another fragile fiber carpet, shampooing causes damage.   

What Should I Choose? 

At CitruSolution Asheville, we are the premier floor cleaning service in the area. So, we always recommend low-moisture cleaning methods. Our process uses minimal amounts of water, and your carpets will dry within two hours. The cleaning power of our process comes from a compound known as d-limonene. This citrus-based cleaning agent uses the natural cleaning power of oils found in fruits like lemons and limes. D-limonene breaks down oil, grime, and dirt deep in the fibers of your carpet. The cleaner contains no soap and will not leave a sticky residue behind like shampooing. No dirt magnets here! Just fresh-smelling, clean carpets!  

The Choice Is Simple

Whether you need your carpets, tile, or hardwood floors cleaned, we’ve got you covered! Give us a call, and we’d love to give you a free consultation to find out what suits your needs.   

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