6. Hot Water Extraction
Hot water extraction is the most common of today’s cleaning methods yet only ranks 6th on a scale of 1 to 12 methods researched. Soil removal averaged (28.7 %)
Carpets re-soiled in 6 to 7 months.
Drying time was averaged @ 7 to 12 days- causing extensive carpet & padding deterioration & actually separating the carpet from the pad causing rippling of the carpet as well as the padding to dissolve. Floors were also reported to be soaked & warped, in many cases taking the finish off the hard wood floors, mold & mildew were found contributing to indoor pollution. In addition to all the drawbacks mentioned here, this method is not recommended to people with even the slightest of allergies.