Carpet cleaning methods

Discovered that there are multiple methods of carpet cleaning. I thought there was just a single way. Before engaging carpet cleaners, it is important to know a little bit about the various methods of cleaning.

Steam cleaning is the most popular form of carpet cleaning today.  In this method cleaning equipment (usually truck mounted) is used to spray a high temperature detergent solution onto the carpets at high pressure.  The high temperatures and pressures break up the dirt which is then extracted immediately.

In bonnet cleaning method, cleaning products are applied beforehand onto the carpet which is then passed over with a floor machine with an absorbent cotton pad on the base which absorbs dirt from the carpet. […]