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Why Dry Extraction is Better!

Updated: Feb 17, 2020

Clean-Rite Floor Care prides itself on using a low-moisture carpet cleaning process. It’s better for your carpets and the environment!

The Outdated Method

Most carpet cleaners use the traditional method of hot water extraction (steam cleaning) to clean carpets. Steam cleaning is a 40-year-old process that leaves carpets wet for many hours or sometimes even days if done improperly. It relies on high water pressure and detergent to clean, which forces dirt and water into the pad and even into the sub-floor. Water and wet soil are then sucked out of the carpet, but not all of it. Industry standard for must truck mount machines is about 75% recovery; that means for every 10 gallons of water used, 2.5 gallons are left in your carpet and pad! Because the carpet, pad, and sub-floors are wet, it often takes a very long time to completely dry.

If improperly performed, this process can cause stains to return and mildew and mold to grow in the pad and sub-floor.

What is Dry Extraction?

Wit dry extraction, we remove the maximum amount of soil from the carpet BEFORE we get it wet. After we remove the dry soil, we have better control of the amount of water needed to clean your carpets. By making this distinction, we save time, water, chemicals, and labor.

Saves Water

The old steam cleaning method uses between 30 and 50 gallons of water per 1,000 square foot cleaned. Our Dry Extraction processed uses 1-2 gallons for the same amount of space.

Our Process

Clean-Rite’s dry extraction carpet cleaning method permanently removes deep down soil and your carpet is left dry and ready to use in about an hour. We leave your carpets clean and groomed with no soap residue left behind to attract new soil.

Our eco-friendly method will leave your carpets clean and ready to use in about an hour, stains will not come back, and your carpets will stay cleaner longer. Give Clean-Rite a try and experience the Clean-Rite difference!

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