In this video the professional carpet sanitizer claims that the 220 degree steam sanitizes the carpet as it is cleaned. It is true that steam does kill bacteria and viruses, however the application of steam in carpet cleaning does not kill bacteria or viruses. For steam to be effective it would need to be maintained in the same spot for 20 seconds before it would kill any germs. It would be impractical to use heat to kill bacteria and viruses because it would take several hours to clean a single room.
In Tampa FL the best way to kill bacteria and viruses in your carpet is to use a professional carpet sanitizer who uses a sanitizing solution not steam. Most professional carpet cleaners use a pre-spray on your carpet to emulsify soil and dirt before they clean the carpet. A carpet sanitizer should be sprayed on the carpet before any pre-sprays or steam cleaning. The sanitizing pre spray should be brushed into the carpet and allowed to dwell for 10 minutes before its steam cleaned. This is the only way to truly and effectively sanitize carpet.
If you’re looking to get your carpets cleaned and sanitized find a professional who knows how to sanitize carpet correctly. Ask them questions about the sanitizer they use and how safe it is for your family. A good professional carpet sanitizer should be able to tell you the active ingredients in their sanitizer and how it works.
If you’re looking to get your carpet sanitized in Tampa FL call Chem-Dry of Tampa. We know how to make sure your home is sanitized without using toxins or harsh chemicals.