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Is Bonnet Carpet Cleaning Good Or Bad?

Bonnet cleaning is also referred to as dry carpet cleaning.  This is not to be confused with low moister carpet cleaning like “Host Dry Carpet Cleaning”.  The term “bonnet” is referring to the pad used to absorb cleaning solution and dirt.  These pads are usually made of cotton or microfiber.  To spin the bonnet they use a rotary or oscillating buffer.  These machines can weigh up to 90 lbs.  With that kind of weight these machines can stretch carpet beyond repair.

The cleaning process with bonnet cleaning is: Vacuum, Spray cleaning agent on to carpet, machine over with bonnet, rake, and let dry.  This process is not a Deep Cleaning method.  Many commercial type carpets use this process to maintain carpet in between Deep Cleaning with Hot Water Extraction.  The maintenance brochure published by the world’s largest carpet manufacturer, Shaw Industries, suggests not using this method, especially on cut pile, due to pile distortion and fiber damage.  With this process it removes only topical dirt, and leaves residue re-soiling carpets quicker.

So to answer the question, is bonnet carpet cleaning good or bad?  It is ok for glue down carpet, only if you have it deep cleaned with in 2 months of the bonnet cleaning.  On any other carpet it is a bad idea.  With companies like Shaw and Mohawk you will void the warranty if you use this process.  So what is the best process in carpet cleaning you ask?  Check back and we will find out soon!

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January 27, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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