What is Encapuslation/(VLM) Carpet Cleaning?

What is VLM (Very Low Moisture) Carpet Cleaning?

VLM and Hot Water Extraction (HWE) are both “extraction” processes. HWE extracts and draws the spots and soiling into a waste tank; VLM extracts and draws the spots and soiling into the bonnets, which THEN are washed, sending the dirt into the same place as HWE- the sewer system.
In VLM,  A wet Polymer coats the dry & wet soil surrounding it and creating a “sticky” solution.  The sticky carpeting is then Bonnet cleaned, which is agitation of the sticky polimer and surrounded soil into the microfiber.  the dirty soil sticks to the bonnet and is removed immediately by us.  Any remaining crystalized polymers would then become Hard and would fall to the base of the fiber near the primary backing.  They would be subsequently removed through vacuuming.  The crystallizing solutions employed and low moisture attributes of the encapsulation method help to eliminate these problems. Encapsulation makes it simple to maintain commercial carpets and keep them looking cleaner longer over an extended period.  


How does encapsulation technology work?
Formulated with a powerful surfactant package that effectively draws soil away from the carpet’s surface and into the encapsulation polymer.
Unique polymer absorbs soil and holds it in suspension making it possible to recover the encapsulated soil during the normal post vacuuming process.
Surrounds and neutralizes oily soil and inhibits the attraction of dry soil so it is easier to remove the soil during vacuuming.
Helps to eliminate carpet wicking and reduces the potential for re-soiling.
What distinguishes Revive Carpet Repair & Cleaning as the best choice for your commercial carpet cleaning needs? We use encapsulation technology.

What is Encapsulation Carpet Cleaning?

Introduction: Carpet cleaning is an essential aspect of maintaining a clean and healthy environment within our homes and workplaces. Over time, carpets accumulate dirt, stains, and allergens, which can impact indoor air quality and the overall appearance of the space. Various carpet cleaning methods exist, and one such method gaining popularity is encapsulation carpet cleaning. In this article, we will delve into what encapsulation carpet cleaning entails and how it differs from other traditional cleaning methods.

Understanding Encapsulation Carpet Cleaning: Encapsulation carpet cleaning, also known as crystallization cleaning, is a modern approach to maintaining and restoring carpets. Unlike traditional methods like hot water extraction or steam cleaning, encapsulation focuses on the use of specialized cleaning solutions and mechanical agitation to break down and encapsulate dirt particles.

Process of Encapsulation Carpet Cleaning:

  1. Pre-Inspection: A professional carpet cleaner assesses the condition of the carpet, identifies problem areas, and determines the most suitable cleaning approach.
  2. Pre-Vacuuming: Before starting the encapsulation process, the carpet is thoroughly vacuumed to remove loose dirt and debris. This step helps in improving the efficiency of the encapsulation process.
  3. Pre-Spotting: Stubborn stains and heavily soiled areas are treated with spot cleaners or pre-sprays to facilitate their removal during the encapsulation process.
  4. Application of Encapsulation Solution: An encapsulation solution, typically in the form of a polymer-based detergent, is applied to the carpet fibers. This solution encapsulates dirt, oils, and stains, turning them into brittle crystals.
  5. Agitation: The encapsulation solution is agitated into the carpet fibers using a machine equipped with rotary brushes or bonnet pads. This mechanical action helps in breaking down dirt particles and ensuring even distribution of the encapsulating solution.
  6. Drying and Vacuuming: As the encapsulation solution dries, it forms crystals around the dirt particles. These crystals can then be easily vacuumed away during routine cleaning, leaving behind clean and refreshed carpet fibers.

Benefits of Encapsulation Carpet Cleaning:

  1. Efficient Cleaning: Encapsulation effectively removes dirt, stains, and oils from carpet fibers, resulting in a visibly cleaner and fresher appearance.
  2. Quick Drying Time: Compared to traditional methods that utilize excessive water, encapsulation carpet cleaning uses minimal moisture, allowing carpets to dry faster. This is especially beneficial in commercial settings where minimal downtime is crucial.
  3. Soil Resistance: The crystalline residue left behind after encapsulation acts as a barrier, making it difficult for dirt particles to adhere to the carpet fibers. This helps in prolonging the cleanliness of the carpet.
  4. Cost-Effective: The encapsulation process requires fewer resources, such as water and cleaning solutions, making it a cost-effective option in the long run.
  5. Eco-Friendly: Encapsulation carpet cleaning minimizes the use of water and harmful chemicals, making it an environmentally friendly choice.

Conclusion: Encapsulation carpet cleaning offers a modern and effective alternative to traditional carpet cleaning methods. By utilizing specialized cleaning solutions and mechanical agitation, encapsulation efficiently removes dirt and stains while leaving behind a crystalline residue that resists further soiling. Its quick drying time, cost-effectiveness, and eco-friendly approach make it an appealing choice for both residential and commercial carpet cleaning. Consider hiring a professional carpet cleaner experienced in encapsulation to enjoy the benefits of this innovative cleaning method and maintain the cleanliness and longevity of your carpets.

Using the best carpet cleaning technology is a priority at Revive Carpet Repair & Cleaning. We want to get your carpet as clean and dry as possible so you can get back to business as quickly as possible.