When there is a large amount of foreign material in the carpet, extraction with a wet process may be needed. Normally, the spin-bonnet method may not be as capable of sanitizing carpet fibers due to the lack of hot water, for this a special thermo machine is needed, here the buffing machine is equipped with a heating, to heat up the bonnet, but a post-cleaning application of an antimicrobial agent is used to make up for this. Compared to steam cleaning, the small amounts of water required with spin-bonnet carpet cleaning favor water-conservation considerations. It only cleans the top of the carpet 1/8 inch but it is very fast for wide areas. However, bonnet cleaning is not the best mechanism for completely removing the chemical that is pre-sprayed onto a carpet. It is recommended that only surfactant free or encapsulating products are used.
Based on this information, the first distinction between a vacuum cleaner and carpet cleaner is that the former only cleans the carpet’s surface while the latter deep cleans it. However, a vacuum cleaner doesn’t need water to run while a carpet cleaner requires water. With this difference, you can also find the difference in their forms. The deep-cleaning one has a water reservoir or tank attached to it.
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The most important thing to note is that within the carpet industry, hot water extraction is increasingly being referred to as “steam cleaning.” If you’re confused as to which service a company offers, just ask, but it’s very likely that they use hot water extraction under the name steam cleaning. While most professional carpet cleaners use water hot enough to visibly produce steam, there is still hot water rinsing and flushing the carpet fibers. Not pure steam.