Carpet Cleaning Methods: Encapsulation


Carpet cleaning is a burden on most people especially if the available vacuum cleaners cannot remove deep embedded dirt particles. Encapsulation is a very effective method that dry cleaning services have adopted and is slowly increasing on demand. This article focuses on homeowners to enlighten them on how this cleaning technique is used to clean carpets.

Encapsulation is a polymer-based formula that is used on floors and carpets to eliminate dirt. It crystallizes oils, soil particles, old residues and grime. It is applied on the carpet using a brush applicator, compression sprayer or a rotary machine. When in contact with the carpet, it mixes with dirt to form crystals. After drying, the carpet is then vacuumed to remove the formed particles.

A common test to verify a good encapsulating solution is to pour a drop or two into a bowl and leave it to dry for a few hours. If it forms into a crystal that easily detaches itself from the bowl, then that is a good encapsulating solution. If it forms a sticky substance or does not seem to look dry, that does not qualify for good carpet cleaning reagent.

Before beginning, it is important to have the necessary equipment which include; vacuum, carpet bonnet, a mob bucket, carpet cleaning solution, trigger sprayer, hazard signs, carpet mob and a putty knife. Here are some benefits associated with Encapsulation.


Benefits of Encapsulation

It is fast

As per It a fast-cleaning procedure and does not require long periods to dry, instead, the carpets take a maximum of twenty minutes, and they can be used. This is advantageous for high population-flow premises such as banks, hotels and hospitals.

Little water required

Since crystallization requires evaporation, a little water is needed to clean the premises. This reduces the chances that the dirt will reappear as mud. Little water usage also prolongs the life of the carpet because the carpet is not in frequent contact with washing solutions.

Alternative mode of cleaning

It has offered cleaners a new choice in cleaning apart from steam cleaning and hot water cleaning which involves exposing the carpets to steam and hot water respectively and vacuuming them. Other methods of cleaning involve the use of detergents and soaps.

Perfection: Encapsulation is capable of removing stubborn stains that withstands other detergents. It also eliminates wicking of carpets (this is when water and cleaning solution moves upwards when drying leaving dirt stains). Its crystalizing nature also ensures that no dirt is left in the carpet because all dirt comes together and forms a crystal. If the crystals break, they form small crystals that are still able to be pulled out using a vacuum cleaner.

To keep your carpet smelling great and feeling clean, freshen it up once in a while with carpet cleaning powder. Simple sprinkle and refreshing results. There’s nothing that says ‘good housekeeping’ quite like a clean carpet! A good deal of the powder of carpeted areas, then leave it to work for a few hours – the longer the better. Then vacuum the carpet for instantly.