This steam cleaning video shows you how effective steam cleaning can be but it also highlights the problem with steam cleaning, too much moisture. Anyone who knows me might say I'm biased towards steam cleaning but that's not true. I steam clean carpets every day in Tampa FL but high heat, high pressure cleaners leave the carpet wet and vulnerable for days after cleaning.
What do I mean by vulnerable? Think of a wet carpet like sponge that has been soaked with water. If you take that sponge and wipe it across something it will get the sponge dirty. Carpets are the same way. A wet carpet will attract soil from things that touch it, like shoes. Any one walking on a wet carpet is going to deposit dirt and micro organisms on the carpet.
High pressure cleaning can also damage the carpet backing and the adhesive that binds it to the floor. I've seen commercial carpet tiles get blown literally off the floor from high pressure steam cleaning. The good news is there is a low pressure alternative. Chem-Dry of Tampa FL offers low pressure steam cleaning that is extremely effective and safe for commercial carpet cleaning. It's designed to safely remove soil without over wetting the carpet or damaging the adhesive that holds it in place. Using a proprietary cleaning solution that cleans without soaps moisture is minimized and carpets dry in about 2 hours. It's a great way to get your carpets cleaned without impacting your workday.