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Direct From Shaw Carpet Industries, the worlds largest manufacture of new carpeting:


"Research indicates that the hot water extraction system provides the best capability for cleaning. This system is commonly referred to as "steam cleaning," although no steam is actually generated. The process consists of applying a cleaning agent into the carpet pile and using water in the extractor to recover the used solution and soil."


Unlike the dry-clean process, dry cleaning frequently uses a high-RPM rotary bonnet cleaning which is only cleans the tips of your carpet fibers. The tips of the fibers are cleaned, but since dirt and spills deep in the carpet pile are not reached, the potential for re-soiling is much quicker. This form of topical cleaning leaves behind the cleaning agent, while trapping a soapy, dirt-attracting residue deep in your carpet, creating both the risk of reappearing spots and a potential breeding ground for mold and bacteria.



Dry Cleaning vs. Hot Water Extraction

Dry Cleaning


  • Only tips of fibers cleaned

  • Not truly a "deep cleaning"

  • May void your carpet warranty

  • May flare tips of carpet fibers!

  • Encourages re-soiling

  • Low pressure application


Steam Cleaning (Water Extraction)


  • Powerful, active cleaning solution

  • Comparable drying times

  • Manufacture Recommended

  • Full Recovery of dirt & soap

  • Resists re-soiling

  • Safe & Non-Toxic


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A1 Carpet Care is a licensed and bonded Southern California Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning company. We are a local company, and have been cleaning and maintaining carpets in Los Angeles, South Bay, Orange County, Inland Empire, San Gabriel & San Fernando Valleys since 1971!. Our wide range of services include Carpet Cleaning, Commercial Carpet Cleaning, Water Damage Restoration, Oriental & Area Rug Cleaning, Pet Urine & Odor Treatments, Tile, Stone & Grout Cleaning and Upholstery & Furniture Cleaning. Please feel free to contact us at any time for all of your Southern California Carpet Cleaning needs!


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