What’s the Difference between Restorative Cleaning and Maintenance Cleaning?

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Restorative Cleaning

Restorative Cleaning is typically a one-time cleaning using a truck mount hot water extraction system with a wand. The hot water extraction method, is the most popular method of carpet cleaning used by professional cleaners today. Many carpet manufacturers have begun to recommend the use of hot water extraction as a part of the regular cleaning regimen. This method does an excellent job of extracting soil from deep in the carpet pile and can be very effective in removing other contaminants.

Studies have shown that hot water extraction can remove as much as 99% of the contaminants found in some neglected carpets.

Maintenance Cleaning
Maintenance Cleaning can employ the same equipment as a restorative cleaning method on a more frequent or scheduled basis. In addition, maintenance cleaning includes methods such as Pile Lifting, Encapsulate Cleaning, Absorbent Compound, Absorbent Pad (Bonnet), Spot Cleaning, Rotary Shampoo, etc. When strategically combining Maintenance and Restorative Cleaning methods and concentrating more regularly on entryways, hallways, and major access areas, which typically represent 1-5% of the
average commercial building’s total floor space, it is possible to significantly reduce the entrainment of soil into the other 95-99% of the building, thus reducing maintenance costs overall.

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