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Low Moisture Cleaning

Harness the Power of Very Low Moisture Carpet Cleaning.

Very low moisture carpet cleaning may be the perfect choice if you’re looking for a carpet cleaning method that will leave carpets looking and feeling great. Harnessing the power of VLM carpet cleaning can give you a one up on the competition and put more money in your pocket.

VLM uses much less water than traditional cleaning methods.

Three Advantages:

  • An advantage of using any of the following methods is the rapid dry time of the carpet after cleaning (carpets are usually dry to the touch within 30 minutes to two hours.) The quick dry times have significant importance to both consumers and cleaning companies.
  • Another significant advantage is the much lower cost of the equipment used. Truck-mounted HWE Equipment can run as high as $100,000 or even more. Low moisture equipment can run anywhere from $500 for a used floor machine to $8,500 for a “state of the art” Oscillating Pad (OP) machine.
  • Much less training time is needed to learn to use the equipment properly.


The most significant disadvantage in all carpet cleaning systems can be the “Rapid Resoiling” of the carpet after cleaning. After having their carpets professionally cleaned, consumers’ primary complaint is that they get dirty again quickly!

The culprit is usually due to the “left-behind” sticky residue from the sprayed-on cleaning solution. Most soaps and detergents are inherently sticky by nature. The carpet will rapidly re-soil if the sprayed-on sticky solution is not completely removed, regardless of the cleaning method used.

This disadvantage is EASILY OVERCOME by using well-formulated encapsulation products like VacAway. Our products will completely eliminate the “left-behind” sticky residue. Due to their chemical makeup containing crystallizing acrylic polymers, the VacAway encapsulation solutions will never leave behind a sticky residue. Any “left-behind” residue will crystallize and be removed during routine vacuuming. The cleaned carpet will naturally stay clean longer.

Pre-vacuuming is imperative for most low-moisture systems. This requires a separate vacuum cleaning machine before starting the VLM cleaning process. In many cases, HWE cleaners can get by only using their cleaning wand to pre-vacuum. Since “Steam Cleaning” has existed for many years, most consumers are more familiar with it. Extra time may be needed to explain how the VLM process works.