Smaller bound rugs are sometimes taken out to be cleaned. There are drop off service companies in most locations. If your rugs are wall to wall or larger area rugs it won't be feasible to remove them. This will mean you'll call a service company that has truck mounted equipment to come to your home and clean the carpets.
When steam cleaning is the answer, you'll have a truck mounted machine show up and drag two hoses into your home. There will be a small liquid line that delivers steam to a special wand. This steams the carpet and a much larger extraction line will vacuum up the residual from the rugs. The longer they run over the rug with the vacuum line the faster the floors will dry.
Steam works great on most carpets. If you have an old rug or a fragile hand made carpet, you'll probably opt for the dry method. This method will use powders to clean the rugs. Chemical cleaners that are buffed into the rug and then vacuumed away.
Most wall to wall's, are steam cleaned. More fragile Oriental, and hand woven rugs, may need to use a dry system. This method will utilize chemical powders and they buff the mixture into the carpet. The scrubbing loosens the dirt and then a high powered vacuum is used to remove the residual powder and the dirt. Your left with a room that's clean and almost dry.
Always take the time to shop around a little for a company that provides the exact service that you need at the right price. Look to your family of friends for a good word of mouth reference. You really can't get a better referral than from someone like this that you trust.
Carpet cleaning Vancouver can be as easy as making a phone call. If you've checked all the available options and you've gotten some good referrals, then by this point you will know exactly how much it's going to cost and exactly who your going to call. All of your efforts should get you reliability, and a good price.