Commercial Carpet Cleaning 

Most carpet cleaners offer commercial carpet cleaning, but how many just do an Okay job? How many offer several cleaning options to meet your needs?

How Do You Choose A Commercial Carpet Cleaner?

The decision of which carpet cleaner to hire to clean an office or commercial carpet is usually based on price.

The truth…There are several cleaning options available to clean your office or commercial carpet. Some carpet cleaning options are cheaper than others and some will do very little to restore your office or commercial carpet.

Do you know…Determining the correct carpet cleaning option depends on the type of carpet installed in your building, the type and degree of soiling, and how often the carpets are cleaned.

Two Options for Office Carpet Cleaning

  1. Hot Water Extraction
  2. Encapsulate Cleaning (low Moisture)

1. Hot water extraction (Steam Cleaning)

This is the most popular method for carpet cleaning and recommended by Shaw and Mohawk carpet manufacturers. I use this process with an extensive cleaning system. This method is also known as “steam cleaning,” which is funny since no steam is used. It’s probably called steam cleaning since the water coming from the truck mounted machine is usually 180-250 degrees. Leaves carpet cleaner for longest time (if done properly)


Generally, three hoses come from a van where the machine is mounted. The machine is really a hot water wet/dry vacuum. The machines run of their own engine or the engine from the van. They have tons of vacuum power. One hose hooks up to house water (outside). A second hose (high pressure hose) comes in the house which supplies the hot water to clean the carpet. The third hose is a large hose that provides vacuum to suck up the water and dirt. The water and dirt are stored in a tank in the van.

2. Encapsulation Carpet Cleaning (Chemical Dry Process)

This process is mostly suited for office buildings, but had a big following for years in residential carpet cleaning. It is an IICRC certified system so it adds value and dopes remove soil.

Encapsulation is a chemical with a polymer that labors soil into the soap bubble. The dirt is hidden by the soap bubbles. When the applied solution dries, the carpet is then vacuumed to suck up the dirt particles, giving the rug a clean appearance. Encapsulation uses less water during the cleaning process, and as such, results in short drying times.

Tools for Encapsulation

The common is a machine like a floor buffer with brushes

Don’t Replace the Office Carpets Yet!

With the correct carpet cleaning option for your carpets you may be able to fix the Dirty Traffic Lanes. Often commercial carpet is made from Olefin and is attracted to oily soil. If this type of carpet is not properly cleaned then it will be difficult to remove the heavy traffic lanes. Carpet that has been well maintained or if it is new office carpet it may be a great candidate for encapsulant carpet cleaning.

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