While thinking about carpet steaming to clean your carpet in comparison with dry cleaning it a myth in this regard should be clarified that steam cleans your carpet more effectively. In fact steam itself never cleans your carpet even if the steam produced by several types of carpet cleaning machines is used by most of the cleaners. They have to spray detergent on your carpet to clean it which gets activated with the help of steam or hot water provided by the machines on the fiber of your carpet. Then the water along with dust and debris on the carpet are sucked up with the help of a wet vacuum machine.
Household carpet cleaning by steaming process
Various types of machines for carpet steaming are available in the market some of the home model need hot tap water to clean your carpet whereas commercially used models have their own heating elements to heat up the water and spray it on the dirty spots in the form of steam. The carpet cleaning process of both the machines is the same as you have to put the cleaning solution or detergent into the machine and move it slowly on the dirty patches of your carpet in a methodical manner and after few minutes suck out the water and to throw it out. But you can not use your carpet for one or two days after cleaning it through steaming process as it needs time to dry out completely, especially if your carpet is made of untreated natural fiber like wool or cotton etc. whereas this problem may not occur with synthetic carpets.
Carpet steaming by commercial steam cleaners
You can also avail the services of professional carpet steaming cleaners who have professional knowledge of using steam machines for this purpose. Normally professional carpet cleaners use heavy duty machines for this purpose. Though they work with similar method as that of home models but their powerful infrastructure enables them to spread the carpet cleaning solution over the dirty patches more forcefully and suck more water after cleaning the carpet. The professional carpet cleaners offer time bound services in this regard as they have powerful and effective machines as compared to home models.
Safety of carpet in steam cleaning process
In fact carpet steaming process is safer to use for spot cleaning the stains and grime on the surface of the carpet. Carpet cleaning solution and detergent along with chemicals is sprayed over the dirty spots on the carpet with the help of saturated hot water steam to get the job done effectively. But the risk to the safety of your carpet starts if you want to clean your entire carpet through this process. It can be troublesome for you as it takes much time to get dried up after accomplishing the process otherwise there are great chances of giving you stinking smell especially if the carpet is made of natural fiber like wool or cotton etc. due to spoiling of its fiber, if used in wet condition.
Thus, carpet steaming is safe for your carpet for spot cleaning of stains and grime only.