Wet Carpet Cleaning in Melbourne

5 Common Types of Carpet Cleaning in the Market

While you have many options when it comes to choosing a carpet cleaning company for your home or business, it’s important to know the various types of wet carpet cleaning in Melbourne that we at Total Flood Damage provide.

The following are the various forms of carpet cleaning available on the market:

  1. Hot Water Extraction Cleaning

Cleaning with hot water extraction normally entails applying a cleaning agent to the soiled area, agitating the carpet with a brush, and then rinsing. After the cleaning agent has settled in the carpet for a short time, it will be “washed” by carpet cleaning equipment to thoroughly rinse the cleaning agent before being dried at room or air-conditioned temperature. The carpet can be left to dry overnight, and business can resume as usual the next morning.

  1. Carpet Shampooing

Shampoo carpet cleaning was widespread until the 1970s when encapsulation technology was introduced. Although shampooing a carpet which appears to clean heavily soiled carpets, the technology’s disadvantages – leaving a large number of wet foam residues in the carpet that takes a long time to dry, becomes sticky when it dries because no rinsing is done after shampooing, and rapid re-soiling of carpet – make it less common than other cleaning methods.

  1. Encapsulation

Synthetic detergents are used as a basis for foam encapsulation, and when dry, they crystallise into powder. When the applied cleaning foam dries, loose dirt particles in carpet fibre can be encapsulated into powder, vacuumed or washed when the foam dries after cleaning.

This technique has exceeded carpet shampooing because it uses less water during the washing process, resulting in a quicker drying time than carpet shampooing. Because of the technology’s limitations, this cleaning system has not thoroughly cleaned heavy soiling carpets, despite good cleaning results.

  1. Bonnet Cleaning

Bonneting is common in hotels because it provides a fast fix solution for cleaning carpet in high-traffic public areas that require the carpet to be cleaned without a lot of moisture and to dry quickly so that hotel guests are not inconvenienced.

Since bonneting does not clean the carpet deeply, dirt from under the carpet will easily return to the surface, allowing it to become soiled again. As a consequence, it’s used as a quickie!

  1. Dry Carpet Cleaning

Dry carpet cleaning is one of the most recent cleaning innovations on the market, and it is rising in popularity. The application of cleaning compound or powder into the bottom part of the carpet with a motorised counter spinning brush machine to open up the carpet fibre and allow the compound to settle inside, resulting in a thorough deep carpet cleaning result, is the highlight of dry carpet cleaning.

A cleaning compound is usually made of biodegradable material that functions similarly to micro sponges, absorbing dissolved dirt in the carpet and allowing it to be thoroughly removed at the end of the cleaning process.


Cleaning quality varies with types as well as agencies. Our experts are keen on providing the best service for wet carpet cleaning in Melbourne. We pride ourselves on getting your back.