What is Water Extraction?
The main difference between steam cleaning and hot water extraction is the temperature that’s used in the process. You’d think, just from its name, that hot water extraction would be the hotter of the two, but consider how hot water has to become in order to convert into steam. Steam cleaning, while an effective method for killing germs and reducing allergens, isn’t the best way to remove stains and soil. That’s why Bill’s Cleaning & Flood Restoration Service relies on hot water extraction. As one of Lake County’s best-reviewed cleaning services, we’ll be the first to tell you: natural fiber carpets and rugs require hot water extraction’s cleaning temperatures to avoid shrinking and other damage. While hot water extraction cleaning cannot reach higher than 210 degrees, steam cleaning reaches as high as 250 to 300 degrees, which is where you can run into problems when it comes to stains setting. Simply put, hot water extraction treats and removes stains, while steam cleaning can actually cause stains to set in permanently. Over the years, we’ve seen our fair share of homeowners who were unfortunate enough to learn this the hard way.
At Bill’s Cleaning, our team applies a cleaning solution first in order to loosen and break up soil. We then spray hot water onto the carpet fibers and remove it immediately to flush the fibers clean and remove soil, stains, blemishes, and contaminants. Although there are steam cleaners and extractors available for rental or purchase, a DIY job might not be the best idea since these types of cleaners can soak the carpet, leave a detergent residue, and lead to mold without proper ventilation for drying. Our team has the process down to a science, ensuring the best results. When it comes to carpet cleaning, there’s hot water extraction, shampoo method, dry cleaning, and steam cleaning, the newest available method. Hot water extraction has been around for about 50 years and its effectiveness is well-established. Hot water extraction is always the best solution.
Restoration Services provided by Bill’s Cleaning & Flood Restoration Service
Service includes water extraction, mold remediation, water removal, odor control and removal. If water has flooded your basement or carpet area it is important to remove water fast. After the water extraction or water removal has been done the area will be treated with micro-ban disinfectant. This will stop odor and kill any mold that is caused by the water damage or water flood damage.
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Call Bill’s Cleaning & Flood Restoration Service at (847) 566-7416 for:
- Carpet Cleaning
- Upholstery Cleaning
- Hardwood & Tile Floors
- Flood & Fire Restoration
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PROVIDING HIGH-QUALITY CLEANING SERVICE IN THE CHICAGO AREA SINCE 1988