How our process works in the home
Our dry-extraction cleaner is a soft, natural product that is environmentally responsible and works in much the same way as an ordinary kitchen sponge. Just like you would use a sponge to wipe up a spill, or to wash and absorb dirt from a counter or wall, our cleaning material is used to wash and absorb dirt from your carpet fibers. As with using a kitchen sponge, you want to limit the amount of water you use while cleaning. Think of the carpet pile as a vertical surface, like a wall. If you use too much liquid, it will run down the yarn toward the carpet backing, just as too much liquid runs down a wall. If you allow this dissolved dirt to run down the backing, it can be more difficult to remove and can wick back to the surface, then appearing to still be dirty. Because we use a dry-extraction cleaning system it carries the liquid ingredients to the carpet fibers in a controlled way. The soft, organic, natural sponges contain all the necessary liquid to dissolve and absorb both water based and oil based dirt. It’s moistened with water and a blend of environmentally responsible ingredients. This low moisture approach allows carpets to be cleaned, sanitized, and the carpet is dry and ready to use immediately.
Reduce your carbon footprint and save money
Did you know that the two highest energy costs in any home or building are water heating and air conditioning? Eliminate hot water extraction carpet cleaning methods and you eliminate those associated energy costs.
With our low moisture/dry- extraction cleaning process there is no water to heat and you don’t need blowers or air conditioning to dry the carpet. There is no smarter or “greener” way to clean both your carpets and textured hard floors. It makes us feel good when we know that we are doing our part to conserve the community and planet's resources. We feel you agree with us that this is important!
Most people think you need water to clean carpet and textured hard floors, and you do. You just don’t need a lot of it. The little moisture that is needed is already incorporated into the dry cleaner product.
Why waste water on cleaning? For example, if the US cleaned all of its carpet just once with our method instead of hot water extraction, the US would save enough water to supply all of Chicago with drinking water for twelve years!
Saving water is important. But so is saving money. Water itself might not cost much, but the hidden costs add up. Using our low moisture to virtually dry- extraction method will eliminate hidden costs such as:
Using the air conditioning and fans to dry carpet and floors
Treating wastewater (we have no special requirements of discarding soiled waste water)
Slip and fall liability
Mold or microbe remediation
Health costs due to poor indoor air quality
Heating water for cleaning
Indoor air quality
Carpet provides the healthful role of filtering the air. It traps and holds soil, dust and allergens. The vertical pile of carpet traps and holds many times its weight in small particles, including dust and allergens, that enter into the indoor environment and descend onto it from above. Substantial research suggests carpet does not release these elements back into the air. However, just as it is important to clean or replace a furnace or HVAC filter, it’s important to routinely clean the carpets.
Applying our natural, dry-extraction material, brushing it through the carpet, and then vacuuming the material out, removes dirt and reduces allergens. Research studies have shown that one cleaning with this system removes: Dust mites by 78%; Dust Mite Allergen by 89%; Cat Allergen by 85%; Mold Spores by 97%.