I would like to help with your quest for a steam cleaner. There is some confusion over the term steam cleaning and in fact its a
misnomer. The right name in carpet cleaning is “Hot Water Extraction” what has not helped is now the marketing guys have got hold of this term for “Steam Mops”
Steam Mops are marketed that they can clean many surfaces and carpets being one. The truth is that they can but are very limited in what they can achieve. They can only really maintain very light soiled carpets. and when you see them being demonstrated the mop head get dirty very quick and so need to be replaced with a fresh one. just think how many you would need just for one room.
My Recommendation For A Steam Cleaner
If you are going to but a steam cleaner and why not as I said they can clean many surfaces I recommend using a Polti Brand. these are the very best as they dont drip water everywhere. This is important as this makes them much safer to use around the house. Polti is the best brand for steam cleaners and have 40 years of production to prove it. Polti YouTube
Carpet Steam Cleaning FAQs
Question: What Is Steam Carpet Cleaning?
Answer: When carpet cleaning was first around because when you use hot water you get steam as a by product it caught on as it was used in marketing. Now these days we have dry steam cleaning what can be use to clean carpets but is not very good what ever the commercial TV shows say. What you are really looking for is called Hot Water Extraction.
Question: steam cleaner without chemicals
Answer: Your spot on dry steam is designed to work without chemicals. this has many benefits.
Question: clean carpet without steamer
Answer: A high percentage of dirt in a carpet is dry so spending time vacumming will remove much of the dirt. then you can use a manual shampoo applicator to apply a shampoo and let dry and then vacuum out
Question: carpet shampoo for steam cleaners
Answer: If you are asking about what we call dry steam then you dont need any shampoo. or if you are talking about hot water extraction which is the method most carpet cleaners use, then you need to use detergent and not shampoo. shampoo will foam up if you put it though a carpet cleaner and can cause damage to it.
Question: carpet shampoo vs steam cleaner
Answer: carpet shampoo is a product but also can be use in a carpet cleaning method that can clean both light and medium soiled carpets. where steam if your talking about dry steam is meant for really light soiled carpets. what’s the best method for carpet cleaning and suited to all type of soiling is hot water extraction.
Question: carpet shampoo vs steam cleaning
Answer: carpet cleaning has many methods and these are just two. you need to know what level of soil and type your dealing with first. method and choice of detergent is key to cleaning your carpet effectively.
Question: carpet shampoo or steam clean?
Answer: carpet shampoo and steam cleaning are just two carpet cleaning methods. and are suited to light soil conditions. you might want to check out the links below for more information on all the carpet cleaning methods.
Question: carpet shampoo and steam cleaner
Answer: With respect you need to understand that when you say steam clean it means a few things in cleaning. It caught on in the early days for the main carpet cleaning method called hot water extraction. then you have steam cleaners like are used on building sites and car washes. now we have dry steam which is being sold that it can clean carpets which you should not need any shampoo or detergents for. hot water extraction also you would use a detergent not a carpet shampoo.
Question: carpet shampooer vs steamer
Answer: The best carpet cleaning method for any carpet is the one that matches the soil level. they all will clean your carpet but can make it easy or hard depending on the choice. we have a full list of all the carpet cleaning methods on our wiki
Question: carpet shampoo vs steam?
Answer: This really does depend on what soil level you have in your carpet and even if carpet shampoo will clean your carpet. check our wiki links below