Carpet Cleaners Dublin – Our Methods

At RH Carpet Cleaning we offer a professional Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Service in Dublin and the surrounding areas. We are the expert carpet cleaners in Dublin!

Our tailored cleaning method prolongs a carpets life by removing heavy dirt, stains and dust mites.


If you have carpet cleaning Dublin on your list of things to learn more about, you are in the right place because this article will explain the different types of carpet cleaning. There are certainly a few different carpet cleaning methods in RH Carpet Cleaning Dublin, so learning something about the types of method in carpet cleaning will help you make the right choice.

When it comes to figuring out the best carpet cleaning method, the truth is that different situations will require a unique solution. So there is not really one single best way to clean carpet in.

For this article we will tell you about the different types of carpet cleaning and when is the best situation to use them. After reading this you will have a better understanding of different types of carpet cleaning and you will be able to make an informed decision when you need to.


Carpet Cleaners Dublin – Steam Cleaning


The method of Hot Water Extraction is one of the most common and most popular ways of cleaning carpets because it works great in many situations. The only time that steam cleaning is not appropriate is on extra tough stains or when a carpet or rug is dry clean only.

Steam cleaning is great if you or your family have sensitivities or allergies to soaps or chemicals, because it only uses steam to clean the carpet. Some people can be really bothered or made ill by the chemicals in dry carpet cleaning solutions, so they should definitely use steam cleaning on their carpets.

Steam is great for killing any bacteria that might be living in the carpet fibers. They can’t take the heat and will die pretty fast when exposed to the hot steam.

The steam helps to lift dirt out of the carpet fibers and does a great job of getting most stains, dirt and debris out of the carpet. For neglected carpets, steam cleaning can be a great way to restore them to looking as good as possible.

It is said that a steam carpet cleaning will even help to eliminate odors left by pet urine. After potty training a pet can be a great time to bring in a steam cleaner as you can get rid of all the odors that were created by your little friend, who now knows how to go in the appropriate place.

A drawback of the steam carpet cleaning method is that it can require a period of drying afterwards where you should not walk on the carpet at all, possibly overnight. If you need to be using your carpet or don’t have space to move your furniture to for several hours, you might consider another method for your carpet cleaning.

Some people even say that steam cleaning can be harsh on carpets if it is done too often. The heat of the steam might be too strong for some fibers, however we would always perform a fibre test before starting any work. If we believe the fabric on the carpets can not take the heat of the steam a more appropriate method will need to be used.

Carpet Cleaners Dublin –  Hot Water Extraction


This method of carpet cleaning uses a pressurised solution of hot water and soap to get deep and hard at a stain, then a powerful vacuum sucks up the dirty hot water. The pressure used in this method really agitates the carpet fibers and most dirt and soil on the fibres are extracted.

Hot water extraction may be the strongest method for getting super stuck on stains out of a carpet. The pressure of the water can be pretty high, and so there is not much that can actually stay on the carpet fiber after getting blasted.

With the amount of pressure being used, it is advised to only use hot water extraction as often as you absolutely need  to. Some carpet cleaners will even want to try other methods before going for hot water extraction

The amount of water used for this method makes it the slowest drying, and therefore the most likely to help bacteria or fungus to grow in a carpet. With proper drying techniques, this should not be a problem, but you want to make sure you have an experienced carpet cleaner working for you if they are performing this method.

Advantages of Hot Water Extraction over Steam Cleaning?

The strong suit of the steam method is that it can remove stale odours, efficiently kill bacteria due to the high temperatures, and achieve all of this by using absolutely no detergents whatsoever. However, when compared to HWE, it also suffers from some drawbacks, such as:

  • The water needs to reach the boiling point in order to evaporate. This can be a problem since steam can set in non-removable water stains after the treatment;
  • Unlike hot water extraction, steam cleaning cannot be combined with any detergents, which is why it is unable to rinse the carpet fibres as thoroughly;
  • Steam cleaning is not suitable for cleaning carpets made of natural fabrics since the steam can shrink the fabric or even leave visible signs of damage.

Carpet Cleaners Dublin – Dry Carpet Cleaning

To be totally honest, maybe this method should be called low moisture carpet cleaning, it is not totally dry. It uses chemicals that absorb all sort of stains and odor causing agents from the carpet.

The chemicals are applied as a powder and then worked into the carpet fibers by a special dry carpet cleaning machine. After fifteen minutes of waiting for the chemicals to work their designed process they can be vacuumed out.

This method of carpet cleaning really gets stains out well. The chemicals used in the process have come a long way, they are truly effective to lift stains out of fibers.

A great advantage of dry carpet cleaning is that it uses so little moisture that it requires the least drying time of all of the carpet cleaning methods. A dry cleaned carpet can be walked on in as little as thirty minutes.

This makes it a good option for areas that get walked on and you can’t possibly close off for long. The fast drying time can also make it easier to schedule the moving of furniture off of the carpet, as it can all be done in a short time span.


We Bring Your Carpets Back to Life!
  • Carpet longevity – Carpets typically last about 10 years, but our cleaning services can help to minimize wear and tear and remove dirt, which can help extend the lifespan of your carpet.
  • Your health – Your carpet traps dirt, dust, allergens, and other bacteria very easily, and it’s not always easy to tell until you have it cleaned. Our services can help you breathe cleaner air.
  • Appearance – Maintaining a clean carpet can be one of the most difficult tasks as a homeowner, especially if you have children or pets. Regular carpet cleaning services can help you maintain a home that looks beautiful from top to bottom.

Carpet Cleaners Dublin


whether you are looking for carpet cleaning in Dublin, sofa cleaning, curtain cleaning  or professional mattress cleaning. RH Carpet Cleaning Dublin  is here to meet your needs.

We have built a loyal customer base by treating them and their belongings respectfully, and we’ve worked hard to make sure we get the job done better than anyone else can. If you are looking for professional carpet or upholstery cleaning , call us today on 087 6089310 We are sure you will be thrilled with your fantastic, clean furniture.

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