For more than 45 years, Steve’s Carpet Care has been helping Colorado homeowners keep their carpets, area rugs and more looking and feeling great. One of the big differences between our way of cleaning carpets and most other carpet cleaning companies is that we use a truck-mounted steam cleaning machine instead of a standard wet vac. The truck-mounted system employs the hot water extraction method that reaches right down to the base of the pile to remove every last grain of dust. Best of all it does so without flooding your carpets with dirty water that could create big problems in the long run.
About the Hot Water Extraction Method
Carpet and rug cleaning can take on any one of several forms. You can dry powder your carpets, use an off-the-shelf carpet shampoo, rent a wet vac or opt for encapsulation cleaning. But none of these methods holds a candle to the hot water extraction method. Dry powders don't get down into the carpet base, off the shelf shampoos can leave behind a sticky residue, if not used properly wet vacs can leave behind water that promotes the growth of mold and encapsulation won't remove stubborn dirt.
With the hot water extraction method steam is forced deep down into the carpet loosening dirt, dust, pollen, pet dander, mold and anything else that's hiding there. The now loosened material is then whisked away to a tank in the truck, along with any moisture from the steam, and the carpet is left in a like-new state. In most cases, you can put your nice clean carpets back into service in just a few hours.
The Benefits of the Hot Water Extraction Method
Hot water extraction using our truck-mounted steam cleaning system provides an array of benefits that set it apart from other carpet cleaning methods. Those include:
It’s environmentally friendly
Cleaning your carpets with high-pressure steam is one of the most, if not the most, eco-friendly way to clean wall-to-wall or area rugs. The steam greatly reduces the need for caustic detergents meaning virtually nothing is left behind in your rugs to irritate your family's skin, and the waste produced by the process can be easily disposed of in an environmentally responsible fashion.
Your carpets will be thoroughly clean
Depending on what method you use to clean your carpets they may never return to a like-new state of clean after being installed. That’s an unfortunate reality, but it does not have to be your reality. By opting for Steve’s hot water extraction method of carpet and area rug cleaning your carpets will once again have that new carpet look and feel.
You won’t have to wait days for your carpet to dry
In the hands of a skilled, experienced technician a wet vac can do a decent job cleaning carpets. However, most people that employ wet vacs are neither skilled nor experienced. One common result is that they use too much water and the carpet remains soggy for several days afterward. In the time it takes the carpet to dry mold and mildew take hold and now you’ve got a potentially serious health issue on your hands that may call for having to replace the carpeting altogether. With Steve's hot water extraction method your carpeting will be back online in just a few hours.
Say goodbye to dust mites
Dust mites are microscopic malcontents that can irritate skin conditions, exacerbate respiratory problems like asthma, and make allergies worse than they should be. Dust mites thrive in the warm, relatively safe environs of the carpet and are able to withstand vacuuming and most other types of carpet cleaning. Steam cleaning, however, is a whole 'nother story. Dust mites don't stand a chance against the hot water extraction method that finds them where they're hiding, kills them, and removes them to the waste tank in the truck.
Extends the Life of Your Carpet
If not properly cared for carpeting can start to show its age pretty quickly. This is especially true if there are kids in the house. But it doesn't have to be so. Steve's truck-mounted steam cleaning machine and the hot water extraction method keep your carpets looking and feeling like they were just installed. There is no better way to ensure the carpeting you're so fond of today will look just as good next year, and the year after that.
Secures your warranty
Most carpets today come with a fairly extensive warranty, perhaps as long as 10 years. But if you read the fine print of that warranty you will likely discover it is only valid if you have the carpet professionally cleaned on a periodic basis. That means if you don’t clean it, the warranty is void. And, importantly, if you clean it yourself the warranty may also be void. Don’t take that chance. When your carpet needs cleaning call the pros at Steve’s Carpet Care and make sure your warranty is in force for the years ahead.
For Carpet Cleaning and More, Trust Steve’s
You have a lot of choices these days when it comes to cleaning your carpets. But one choice stands head and shoulders above the rest: the hot water extraction method. Talk to the pros at Steve’s Carpet Care today to learn more or to arrange a cleaning for your carpets. And if you need carpet repair, upholstery cleaning or any one of our other services, just let us know.