So-Dry Carpet Cleaning

After “Steam” cleaning your carpet, it feels pretty good to see that tankful of filthy, nasty water. That is…until you realize that the dirty water in your tank is the same as the dirty water left in your wet carpet. Is that deep cleaning?! Now consider cleaning your carpet the green and dry way with HOST®: No wet carpet, Easy to use, Environmentally preferred, Safe for all carpets even Orientals and Sisal, Removes dust mites, mold and other allergens, Spots won’t come back, Carpet stays cleaner longer, Lifts matted carpet, Safer for children and pets.

What Is HOST®?

HOST® cleaners are soft, natural products consisting of millions of absorbent sponges. These uniquely engineered "sponges" are moistened with specific amounts of water and 100% plant-based ingredients. HOST® contains and controls all the necessary liquids to dissolve both water soluble and solvent soluble soil.
HOST® SPONGES do a double duty job. First, they carry the liquid cleaning agents to the fibers in a controlled way. Second, they loosen, absorb and hold the soil in control for extraction by vacuuming. With HOST® Dry Extraction Carpet Cleaning System we are in total control of the cleaning chemicals and soil at all times

For Carpet &
Tile Floors

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How Does It Work?

The HOST® Machine brushes the moist SPONGES up, down, over and around the carpet fibers so they contact all surfaces of the soiled fibers, breaking down the oil bond and wiping the soil away. This action is similar to a moist sponge used to wipe up spills in the kitchen or soil from a wall. Carpet pile is a vertical surface much like a wall. When liquid is applied, gravity pulls any excess moisture down into the carpet toward the backing.

When you use HOST®, you don't lose control of the moisture and soil. In addition to absorbing the soil, the HOST® SPONGES hold that soil until it is removed by vacuuming.

Carpets do not re-soil as quickly as when cleaned with wet methods because there is no sticky residue to grab and hold fresh soil. Because the HOST® System does not contribute to re-soiling, regular frequent vacuuming helps to keep the carpet cleaner longer.
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Is HOST® Safe?

The HOST® cleaning products are TOTALLY SAFE to use. We have MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) available on each product. HOST® is not an eye irritant, not a primary skin irritant. It is also non-toxic by oral ingestion or by inhalation.

Will HOST® "Deep Clean"?

The Unique design makes the HOST® Machines ideal for deep cleaning carpets. Carpet is manufactured in straight rows of upright carpet yarns. This is similar to millions of individual, vertical surfaces. The brushes of the HOST® Machine turn toward each other in a vertical direction, the same direction as the carpet yarns. This makes it possible for the brushes to get into the carpet pile and work the HOST® SPONGES in, around and through the carpet yarns, deep cleaning the carpet.

A side benefit is effective pile lifting and restoration. So if the carpet is dirty right to the backing, the HOST® Machine can work the HOST® SPONGES deep into the carpet. The SPONGES Cleaner then dissolves and absorbs the soil and is removed during the vacuuming procedure.

Why should I use HOST® instead of a wet method?

First, it is important to know the objective of carpet cleaning. The objective is to remove the soil as completely and efficiently as possible.

There are two different principles at work in each method. A wet method must first liquefy and dissolve the soil in and on the carpet in order to begin to retrieve it. As the liquid flows onto the carpet and the liquefaction of the soil occurs, it essentially loses control and the soil and cleaning solution flow throughout the entire carpet. Based on the statistics that manufacturers of extractors use, only 60-85% of the liquid used can be retrieved.

Consequently, if 10 gallons of liquid is used in a room, 3-4 gallons of liquid will be left in the carpet. When we look in the tank and see dirty water, we must remember the 3-4 gallons left behind in the carpet contain the same dirty residues.

In other words, what is left behind has the same soil and cleaning chemicals as what is in the tank. As the carpet dries out, some of the soil and spots may wick to the surface of the carpet and require re-cleaning.

HOST® works on a different principle. It is millions of small sponges, dampened with the right amount of water, detergents and a safe-to-use solvent. This allows us to keep control of the liquids at all times during the cleaning process so there is no chance of wickback.

HOST® is just like a sponge you use in your kitchen to wipe up spills on a table or counter. When you pass the sponge across the surface, it lays out a film of cleaning agents which dissolves the soil and then the sponge absorbs the dissolved soil. Everything that is dissolved is absorbed and trapped in the HOST® SPONGES so it can be removed by vacuuming. This is a controlled way of removing soil which meets the objective stated above. This is a very efficient way to remove soil from a carpet.