Why Hot Water Extraction Cleans Your Carpets Better

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Our customers often have questions about the differences between “steam cleaning” and “hot water extraction”. While these terms are frequently used interchangeably, the processes are distinct. 

In this article, we’ll explain why we choose hot water extraction for superior carpet cleanliness and rapid drying times.

What is Hot Water Extraction?

Hot water extraction carpet cleaning is a thorough and efficient method. Here’s how it works:

  1. Heating: A powerful machine heats water within our cleaning truck.
  2. Injection: Our trained experts use professional-grade equipment to inject a mixture of hot water and a cleaning solution deep into the carpet’s fibers.
  3. Extraction: The machine then pulls the water and cleaning solution back out of the carpet, removing dirt and allowing the carpet to dry quickly.

Though steam may be visible, it is the hot water performing the cleaning—not the steam.

How is Hot Water Extraction Different from Steam Cleaning?

Hot water extraction differs from steam cleaning primarily in temperature and cleaning effectiveness. While steam cleaning uses hotter water that transitions into steam, this can actually set some stains deeper into the carpet instead of removing them. 

On the other hand, hot water extraction utilizes less intense heat that, combined with a cleaning solution, flushes the carpet fibers more thoroughly. This method not only extracts ingrained dirt effectively but also avoids the risk of setting stains, providing a deeper and more comprehensive clean than steam cleaning.

Professional Service vs. DIY Steam Machine Rental

  1. Dirt Removal. The most important step of a professional carpet cleaning is not the hot water extraction, but vacuuming the carpet before the hot water cleaning. It is absolutely necessary to thoroughly vacuum the carpet and remove as much dirt as possible from the carpet before any wet cleaning. A professional carpet cleaner like COIT has powerful truck mounted vacuums that remove much more dirt from carpets then home vacuums.
  2. Drying PowerRental machines are just not as powerful and effective as professional, truck-mounted machines. One area where this is apparent is in drying the carpet. To prevent mold, stains, damage and overall discomfort, it is important to get carpets as dry as possible after cleaning. With professional cleaning, carpets may be damp for a day or two afterward, while steam machines can leave carpets damp for much longer. Rental machines simply do not have the power to get carpets as dry as professional machines.

Benefits of Hot Water Extraction for Carpet Cleaning

  • Deep Cleaning: Penetrates deep into carpet fibers to remove stubborn dirt and grime.
  • Restoration: Helps restore carpet fibers to their original state, enhancing their appearance and lifespan.
  • Quick Drying: Our high-powered machines ensure carpets dry within a short period, reducing the risk of mold and mildew.

Addressing Common Questions

Q: Is hot water extraction suitable for all types of carpets?

Absolutely! Hot water extraction is a versatile and safe cleaning method for a variety of carpet types, from synthetic fibers to natural wool. 

It effectively cleans without the risk of damaging the fibers, making it an ideal choice for both residential and commercial settings. The controlled temperature and pressure settings ensure that even delicate carpets are cleaned thoroughly without being subjected to excessive heat or mechanical stress.

Q: How often should I have my carpets professionally cleaned?

To maintain the appearance and longevity of your carpets, we recommend professional hot water extraction cleaning at least once a year. 

For households with pets, children, or high foot traffic, cleaning may be needed more frequently, perhaps every six months. Regular cleaning not only preserves the quality and cleanliness of your carpets but also contributes to a healthier indoor environment by reducing allergens, dust, and other particulates.

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Environmental Commitment

At COIT, our commitment to environmental sustainability is integral to our business practices. We use environmentally friendly cleaning solutions that are effective yet gentle on the planet. These solutions are specifically designed to reduce environmental impact, containing biodegradable ingredients that break down quickly and safely in the environment.

Our hot water extraction process is engineered to use water efficiently, minimizing waste without compromising on cleaning power. By choosing COIT, you're not just getting cleaner carpets—you're also supporting environmentally responsible cleaning practices that protect our planet for future generations.

Ready for Fresh, Clean Carpets?

"I’ve tried several cleaning services, but COIT’s hot water extraction made my carpets look brand new! Highly recommend." - Jessica, Satisfied Customer

Choosing COIT means opting for state-of-the-art technology and a team committed to excellence. Our method not only cleans but also enhances the lifespan of your carpets, all while providing eco-friendly solutions.

Contact us today to schedule your hot water extraction carpet cleaning and experience the COIT difference firsthand. Let us help you bring life back to your carpets!

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