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Different Methods of Carpet Cleaning

Different Methods of Carpet Cleaning

Carpets have many perks for your home! They act as an extra air filter and sound muffler. Carpets also insulate your floors and are soft on your feet. Unfortunately, these soft floors are hiding a dark side. Let's be real; your carpets are disgusting. An average person sheds about 1.5 million skin flakes a day, and a lot of that gets trapped in your carpet. Carpet is also a breeding ground for all sorts of harmful bacteria, allergens, and germs. It gets walked on frequently, so shoes bring in dirt and mud from the outdoors. Your carpet can contain more bacteria than a toilet seat!

With all this talk about how dirty and stinky our carpets are, it's no wonder that people want them clean. There are a lot of different ways you can go about getting your carpet cleaned, though some methods just don't give as good results! If you are looking for the "best carpet cleaning near me", you have come to the right place.

Steam Cleaning

Steam cleaning is a process that uses hot water and pressurized steam to clean carpets and extract dirt, dust, and other debris. The high heat kills bacteria and molds, and the steam opens the carpet's pores to release the dirt. The high-temperature (at least 90 degrees) pressured tap water will then be applied onto the surface of each individual fiber for about 10 minutes before being extracted with vacuum cleaner filters. Because of the abundance of water that is used to clean carpets via steam cleaning, drying times take much longer. This can be harmful to your carpets because the longer water sits in the carpet, the more likely it is to become a breeding ground for mold and bacteria.


Also known as "encapping", encapsulation is a process that uses a detergent to break down the dirt and soil, then traps the dirt and soil in tiny balls called encapsulates. The encapsulates are then removed from the carpet with the vacuum cleaner. Encapsulation is considered a dry cleaning process because there is no water used, which means carpets dry much faster than when they are steam cleaned. However, the powder left behind does not always get extracted and often leaves behind chemical residue.

Carpet Shampooing

Shampooing is one of the oldest forms of carpet cleaning that is still being used today. This method involves a foaming shampoo that is applied with a rotating brush. The foaming shampoo stays in the carpet for a short time, and then it is extracted with a vacuum. Shampooing is not as effective at achieving deep soil cleaning and can result in heavy moisture or shampoos being left on the carpet. This soapy residue left in the carpet ends up attracting nasties into the carpet.

Bonnet Cleaning

Bonnet cleaning is a method that uses the power of suction to remove dirt, dust, and other particles from deep in carpet fibers. Unlike deep cleaning, bonnet cleaning mainly focuses on the surface of carpets. This form is used as a quick fix but does not leave behind long-lasting results. Dirt from deeper regions still exists in these spots after your carpets have been cleaned with this method. Plus there are chemicals and residue leftover on the carpets that can be a potential risk.

Renting a Machine

Renting a machine is definitely not the best method for deep cleaning carpets because the equipment only has so much power to adequately clean dirt and grime from deep within the carpet. On top of that, many machines are notorious for leaving behind residue after cleaning, which means you're basically just pressing one dirty layer against another. This method of carpet cleaning is not recommended if you want to keep your carpets in good condition!

The Zerorez Difference® - Zr Water®

Zerorez® Carpet Cleaning is unlike any carpet cleaning company in Missouri. Not only are we unique, but we are also revolutionary! Unlike traditional carpet cleaners, we do not clean with shampoos, detergents, or harsh chemicals. Our patented Zerorez® process has been developed with you, your kids, and the environment in mind. We use our non-toxic carpet cleaner, Zr Clean™, which is water that has been electrolyzed to clean floors better than soap. When applied to the carpet via low-pressure spray, our Zr Clean™ loosens deeply embedded dirt and grime. Between our patented cleaning process, Zr Clean™, and effective cleaning tools, you are sure to experience the greatest carpet cleaning of your life.

Because of our non-toxic cleaning process, your carpets will have a deep, long-lasting cleaning without having any residue left behind. No more crunchy carpets! No Residue Means Cleaner Longer®! Schedule with the best carpet cleaner in St. Louis with Zerorez® today!