VLM Carpet Cleaning: What is it?
Every step that we take toward caring for our environment makes a big difference. Even efforts that feel small, like refillable water bottles or choosing green cleaning products and processes, make a significant impact over time. We only have one Earth, so it’s important to treat it with love and care.
Because we care about our planet, Be Green Carpet Cleaning is focused on reducing our waste and choosing sustainable practices. That’s where VLM (very low moisture) carpet cleaning comes into play.
It’s a green solution, but that’s not its only benefit. Eco-friendly VLM carpet cleaning not only improves the appearance of carpets but also enhances indoor air quality and extends the life of carpets.
The VLM Carpet Cleaning Method
Our VLM cleaning process has five simple steps. First, our technicians begin with a dry extraction that involves a vigorous raking of the carpet that dislodges any particles trapped at the base of the rug’s fibers. After that, a high-powered vacuum cleaner is used to remove dust, dirt, and any other debris.
Once those steps are complete, any stained or soiled areas of the carpet or area rug will be pretreated with an eco-friendly enzymatic solution. This step is followed by the VLM cleanse.
Using a rotary machine, our powerful dry foam cleaning solution is massaged deep into the carpet fibers. It doesn’t soak the rug as traditional steam cleaning methods do. Therefore, carpet will be dry within one to four hours of the cleaning.
Finally, our technicians complete the final grooming, resetting the carpet pile back to its original height and making it refreshed and fluffy again. As the rug dries, the natural enzymes in the cleaning solution evaporate. In no time, your carpets and area rugs will be clean and fresh-smelling once again.
In general, the VLM method is considered a superior carpet cleaning method. This is due to its environmentally friendly processes and its effective cleaning method that leaves rugs looking and feeling revitalized.
While steam cleaning can tackle more challenging, set-in stains, it comes with a cost: that is, longer dry times and a greater risk of mold and mildew. If you have a serious stain (such as one involving oil or blood), a technician will be able to advise you on the best method to handle that stain. But rest assured, that the VLM method will be able to handle almost any stain.
There’s also an old school carpet cleaning method known as steam cleaning, a process also called hot water extraction. But steam cleaning can be expensive, and the carpets take longer to dry because so much water is used.
VLM carpet cleaning, on the other hand, uses minimal water combined with the power of natural enzymes. That makes it more sustainable, more cost-effective, and quicker for the rugs to dry.
Benefits of Eco-Friendly VLM Carpet Cleaning
No matter how dedicated you are to vacuuming your carpet and avoiding spills, there’s no getting around the fact that dust, dirt, allergens, and bacteria accumulate in carpets over time. Professional carpet cleaning allows you to aggressively target these buildups while also using best practices that prolong the life of your carpets. Saving you money in the long run.
When you opt for VLM carpet cleaning, you’ll get a thorough yet gentle cleaning of your carpets and area rugs. VLM carpet cleaning is an eco-friendly way to keep them looking great, plus, it offers a much quicker drying time than traditional methods.
Improved Indoor Air Quality
Chances are that your carpets are home to some unwanted guests – most notably, allergens, dust mites, microbes, and dirt. These pesky microscopic particles can lead to allergies and odors. Be Green’s Professional carpet cleaning using the VLM method will be able to remove those carpet clingers, making your home smell better and leaving you with improved air quality.
VLM carpet cleaning also uses significantly less water than traditional cleaning methods do. That means that your carpet will take a shorter time to dry, reducing the potential for mold and mildew buildup. Remember, whatever’s living in your carpets is also floating through the air in your house – especially if it gets loosened up by vacuuming. Add DEOGerm in your next cleaning for the best results.
Extended Carpet Life
One of the many benefits of VLM carpet cleaning is its ability to extend the life of your carpets. When you get your carpets or area rugs professionally cleaned, you’ll be able to remove dirt and debris that cause wear and tear. If dirt and dust particles live in your carpet for a prolonged period of time, they’ll rub against the carpet’s fibers, deteriorating them.
Carpets and area rugs can be a big investment – so make sure you’re protecting your investment with regular cleaning. Professional VLM carpet cleaning is known to prevent the need for costly repairs or replacements. Staying on top of your carpet cleaning can save you significant money by protecting your investment.
How VLM Carpet Cleaning is Eco-Friendly
At Be Green Carpet Cleaning, we’re dedicated to sustainability and reducing our environmental footprint. That’s why we opt for VLM carpet cleaning, which has many features that make it an eco-friendly choice that still allows for a high-quality deep clean.
First and foremost, VLM carpet cleaning uses 70% less water than traditional methods. Old-school wet cleaning methods use a significant amount of water, which also leads to an abundance of wastewater that is detrimental to the environment. VLM carpet cleaning is an excellent way to conserve water.
VLM carpet cleaning also reduces chemical usage. It relies on an eco-friendly, enzymatic solution that’s 100% safe for children and pets alike. The dry foam cleaning solution is then massaged into the carpet’s fibers using a rotary machine.
Unlike traditional methods, VLM doesn’t rely on detergents to loosen dirt. Instead, it uses natural encapsulation chemicals that surround and capture the dirt.
Because VLM carpet cleaning uses so much less water than steam cleaning does, there’s no need to suction the water out of the carpet once the cleaning project is finished. That makes the process much more energy-efficient, as it removes a high energy output step.
After VLM cleaning, a carpet will dry on its own within two to four hours – without any harsh chemicals or sticky residue left behind.
It’s also important to note that VLM carpet cleaning reduces waste and pollution. Remember that wastewater that we mentioned before? In traditional cleaning methods, so much wastewater is produced, and it can be difficult to filter out the chemicals from that water.
Oftentimes, the wastewater is returned to the environment in an unsafe way. VLM carpet cleaning gets rid of this wasteful and harmful step.
Choosing an Eco-Friendly VLM Carpet Cleaner
When you’re looking for an eco-friendly VLM carpet cleaner, there are many considerations to take into account. You’ll want to make sure that the carpet cleaning company you choose has all of the proper equipment and insurance overage. That will provide peace of mind that your investment will be protected if anything goes wrong.
It’s also important to ask questions about the process because every cleaner does it slightly differently. Sometimes even technicians who have the right tools and equipment may do a subpar job if they lack industry knowledge or are lazy. For example, if your cleaning job is scheduled in the afternoon after a few other jobs, an inexperienced technician may not adequately clean their equipment, bringing germs from the last house into yours.
You should also do some research and ask for referrals. If you have friends or family members who have had successful VLM carpet cleaning experiences, ask them where they found their technician and why they hired them.
It’s important to remember that you’ll often get a better price if you choose to clean all the carpets in your house at once, rather than just heavily affected areas. Look around and add items such as upholstered chairs, sofas, mattress, and area rugs. Using a whole house approach will help your carpets stay clean longer.
When it’s time to clean your carpets, eco-friendly VLM carpet cleaning is the right way to go. You’ll get many benefits, including effectively deep-cleaned carpets without prolonged drying times, improved indoor air quality, and the potential to extend the life of your carpets. You’ll be able to protect the investment you’ve made in your home’s look.
VLM carpet cleaning can help protect you and your family from breathing in harmful microbes, dust, and dirt that often take hold in a carpet’s fibers. When you get rid of these pests, you’ll be breathing cleaner, better air. Plus, all this debris can wear down the fibers of your carpet. Make sure your carpets have a long life ahead by treating them right with VLM cleaning.
You’ll get the satisfaction of knowing that you chose an environmentally friendly cleaning method built with sustainability in mind. When you work with a planet-conscious business like Be Green, you’re helping prioritize the long-term health of our Earth.
And you’re not making a compromise on your carpet’s cleanliness – VLM carpet cleaning will make it look better than ever.
No matter what your carpets look like today, they have the potential to look better tomorrow. It’s crucial to find an eco-friendly VLM carpet cleaner and follow a regular cleaning schedule. This will ultimately protect the investment you’ve made in your rugs and carpets and ensure that you’re able to enjoy them for years to come.