dry cleaning vs steam cleaning

There is always the debate between what method of carpet cleaning is better: dry cleaning or steam cleaning. To be honest, both can have their own certain benefits when it comes to removing stains and providing a hygienic surface for your family and pets to enjoy, however, it really comes down to the overall benefits that distinguish one from the other. 

First of all, what is dry cleaning?

Dry cleaning is a popular carpet cleaning method that generally begins with vacuuming the carpets before starting and then applying a dry carpet solvent to the entire area before using special cleaning pads to remove the solvent and clean the surfaces. One of the main benefits of dry cleaning is that due to not using hot water extraction to clean the carpets, it means that the carpets will be dry and ready to walk on within an hour. Even though steam cleaning takes a little longer to dry, with proper ventilation your carpets will usually be dry within a few hours.

And steam cleaning?

Unlike dry cleaning, professional steam cleaning involves the use hot water extraction to carefully and effectively remove stains, odour and bacteria from your carpets. With steam cleaning, you won’t have to worry about any nasty chemical and products being used that can potentially cause adverse reactions.

We find that customers that have tried both options generally lean towards steam cleaning as they feel that the cleaning solvents used in dry cleaning can leave an artificial smell or feel throughout their home. As mentioned, steam cleaning doesn’t use any harsh chemicals as it mainly relies on extremely hot water to kill bacteria and remove stains.

Which one is right for you?

If you’re unsure about which cleaning method is right for you, we always recommend doing some reaching and exploring both options. Weigh up the pros and cons and also consider how the cleaning method might impact your home if you have little kids or pets around.
If you would like to have more information on the benefits of steam cleaning, feel free to view our steam cleaning service page here.

Alternatively, if you’d like book in a professional steam clean, you may either call us on 0438 554 830 or leave us an enquiry here.