Commonly known as steam carpet cleaning, hot water extraction cleaning uses high pressured hot water to agitate the carpet fibers and dissolve dirt in the carpet. Hot water extraction cleaning involves application of a cleaning agent (carpet shampoo) on soiled surfaces, agitation of the carpet with a rotary brush followed by rinsing. After the cleaning agent settles into the carpet for a short duration, the carpet will be “washed” by a carpet cleaning equipment (extractor) to rinse the cleaning agent (carpet shampoo) thoroughly and finally left to dry in room or air-conditioned temperature.
Commercial cost: $.30 – $.40 per sqft.
Realty cost: Quoted per house (minimum $400.00)