Why We Clean With Hot Water Extraction (Steam Cleaning)

Carpet Cleaning

Working with hot water extraction allows the team here at Russell Martin to provide exceptional carpet and rug cleaning that removes stains, dirt, and allergens without introducing any hazardous chemicals. It’s a service we’re more than happy to recommend to homeowners throughout Naperville, Lisle, and Wheaton, and questions concerning hot water extraction are some of the most common ones we’re asked.

That’s why we decided to put together this quick and easy guide.


Key Benefits of Hot Water Extraction

  • Limits Allergens: Everything from dust to dog dander can settle in your carpet and start to irritate your allergies, but hot water extraction gets rid of them.
  • Kills Mold and Other Bacteria: Mold, bacteria, fungus, and dust mites can all live in your carpet, but hot water extraction kills them.
  • Endorsed by the IICRC: The IICRC only certifies cleaning methods that live up to the highest standards, and hot water extraction makes the grade.
  • Eco-Friendly: Unlike shampoo cleaning, hot water extraction uses nothing more than water and heat, making it a remarkably eco-friendly method.

A Superior Clean

If you’re not won over by the ability of hot water extraction to banish bacteria and eliminate allergens without introducing any hazardous chemicals, consider the fact that your carpets and rugs will also look better than ever.

Hot water extraction exposes carpet and rug fibers to exceedingly high temperatures, causing the physical bonds between dirt and carpet to loosen and dissolve. Any debris is removed completely, and you’ll be able to reach into those tricky cracks and crevices that often remain untouched by vacuum cleaners. Even hard-to-remove substances such as wax, chewing gum, and glue can be removed using hot water extraction—and the surfaces will dry far faster than they do with shampoo cleaning, since steam evaporates faster than water dries.

Hot Water Extraction is the Gold Standard of Carpet and Rug Cleaning

Simply put, nothing comes close to the performance of hot water extraction. Making your carpets and rugs more hygienic and good-as-new, it’s an unrivalled cleaning option, so check out our FAQ and contact Russell Martin Carpet and Rugs today for more information.