Steam Cleaning St. Catharines Niagara Area

Let’s talk about steam cleaning St. Catharines Niagara area for a minute shall we.

steam cleaning st. catharines niagara areaJust about every time I meet or am introduced to someone new I am asked the age-old question – “So, what do you do?”   After which usually ensues a wonderful conversation about all the different cleaning services we perform for our friends and clients at Professional Carpet Systems in and around the Niagara Falls area.  But almost without exception when we speak of carpet cleaning I’m asked if we do “steam cleaning”, and because of the time and further discussion it takes, I usually just reply by saying – “We Sure Do!”

But in this little piece of education, I’d like to address more fully what steam cleaning St. Catharines Niagara area really means.

The more appropriate term for steam carpet cleaning is what is called “hot water extraction”.  This method of carpet cleaning is the one we (along with most carpet manufactures) consider the BEST way to clean carpets.  The reason is because it follows the same process of cleaning that is used in cleaning many, many things.

The best example to compare it to is how you clean dishes.  It’s pretty simple.

  • First you scrape all the left over food off of the plates and into the garbage can.  (We call this “dry-soil removal” or “vacuuming”.)
  • Next we fill the sink with warm water and dish soap (I like Palmolive cuz it leaves my hands so soft) to loosen up all the dried on food.  (We use a mild surfactant – detergent- that we apply with a sprayer to the carpet fibers.)
  • With a dishcloth or sponge we scrub the food from the dishes.  (In carpet cleaning we use a scrub wand to agitate the fibers.)
  • Finally, we rinse the dishes with really hot water to get all of the soap residue off so we don’t get sick.  (And that’s where the “hot water” in “hot-water extraction” comes in.)

With really hot water (around 190-200 degrees Fahrenheit) we rinse the carpet fibers clean and then with a really big vacuum mounted in a van we suck (extract) all the dirty water away.  Leaving amazingly clean carpets.

And as you can imagine, water that hot makes a lot of STEAM!  Hence the term- “steam cleaning St. Catharines Niagara area”.  But it’s technically the very hot water that does the cleaning – not the steam.

But either way it’s the same and we’d love to perform steam cleaning St. Catharines Niagara area in your home or business.  We have been cleaning carpets for a really long time and you won’t find anybody better at it.  We guarantee it.  So call us here at Professional Carpet Systems today.  You and your carpets will be glad you did.


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