This video by Sunrise Chem-Dry shows Chem-Dry's encapsulation cleaning method for commercial carpet cleaning. Encapsulation cleaning is as close to dry carpet cleaning you can get without using a particulate cleaning agent. The dry times for encapsulation cleaning range between 1/2 hour to about 45 minutes. It's an extremely effective way to clean carpets with minimal moisture. It's the perfect cleaning solution for glue down carpeting.
At Chem-Dry of Tampa FL we us encapsulation cleaning on some of our commercial carpet cleaning jobs. For residential cleaning we always use our hot carbonated extraction cleaning system. Hot carbonated extraction (HCE) is a low moisture steam cleaning that dries in about 2-3 hours. It's extremely effective on tough soil and heavy spotting in carpets. Using a hot carbonated solution give us the advantage of not having to use soaps or detergents to get carpets clean.
HCE cleaning is so powerful that we only have to use 20% of the moisture that other steam cleaners use. Less moisture means faster dry times. Even though we are a steam cleaner we consider it to be a virtually dry carpet cleaning. We offer the power of steam cleaning without the negatives effects of over wetting the carpet.