Question: Which is better steam cleaning or the dry method?
Answer: Steam cleaning is better for the following reasons:
Dry foam. “Detergent is difficult to remove, contributing to rapid re-soiling. Does not deep clean.”
Rotary brush. “Detergent is difficult to remove, contributing to rapid re-soiling, and the action of the brushes can cause pile distortion. Does not deep clean.”
Bonnet. “This method only affects the surface of the carpet. The buffing action can distort the carpet pile and grind dirt deeper into the pile, and the spinning action of the pad can distort face yarn.”
Dry powders. “Not recommended as a primary cleaning. Use instructions for dry powders must be closely followed to make sure powders do not build up in the carpet which result in performance problems.”