The Host Dry Cleaning

The Host carpet cleaning process is quite different from most other carpet cleaning methods on the market. It has several advantages, as well as a few disadvantages. Keep reading and learn a little more about this unique carpet cleaning process.
Host carpet cleaning, like most other forms of carpet cleaning, starts with dry soil removal with a thorough vacuuming. Dry soil removal is particularly important with this method however. After a thorough vacuuming, the cleaning technician will sprinkle a powder on the carpet. The powder is semi-moist and contains a detergents
some water and some solvent. They technician will then agitate the powder using a machine with counter rotating nylon brushes. The powder is then allowed to dry and is vacuumed out of the carpet. The theory behind the process is that the powder acts like millions of tiny sponges, wiping your carpet clean. The Host process has several advantages over other cleaning methods. For starters, it leaves the carpet very dry. You can typically use the carpet in just minutes after a cleaning. It has also been shown to reduce the amount of dust mites in a carpet dramatically. Host is very proud of this fact and it is on quite a bit of there literature. Finally, this process has the benefit of being able to safely clean some materials such as Sisal which are easily damaged by water.
Unfortunately, this process also has a number of disadvantages. The biggest one is the lack of a thorough rinse step. This limits the amount of soil that can be removed with cleaning.  This makes it a poor choice for heavily soiled carpets. With this process, the powder can also be difficult to thoroughly remove. You will be finding the powder in your carpet for weeks or months after a cleaning. Finally, this process, because of the lack of water, depends on solvents quite a bit. The odor from the cleaner can be a little offensive to some customers.
Because of the advantages and disadvantages of this product, it makes an excellent commercial cleaning process. It is perfect for places like airports and hotels that are cleaned often and can not handle carpet down time. It is a poor choice overall for residential applications because of the low soil removal capabilities.

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