MUKILTEO, WA — The professional carpet cleaning industry has embraced low moisture carpet care, and many end-users now ask for it as well, according to a press release.

Yet despite its growing popularity, several myths and misunderstandings about low moisture carpet cleaning still linger among cleaning professionals, the release stated.

According to the release, Mark Cuddy, national sales manager for U.S. Products, addresses and clarifies some of the most common of these myths, including:

Myth: Low moisture carpet cleaning primarily applies to restorative carpet cleaning using extractors.
This is a myth. Low moisture carpet cleaning can refer to many different carpet cleaning techniques, including encapsulation, bonnet cleaning, dry, etc.

Myth: Carpets should dry in about four to six hours after being cleaned using a low moisture method.
This is a myth. The Low Moisture Carpet Cleaners Association defines low moisture carpet cleaning as any method that allows carpets to dry in about two hours.*

Myth: The big problem with low moisture carpet cleaning is the frequency of rapid resoiling.
This can be true, but it depends on what method is used. Chemical residue left in carpets after shampoo or bonnet cleaning can cause rapid resoiling; this is typically not an issue when using carpet extraction.

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