Here I am going to compare the host with steam cleaning.
HOST Ease of Use:
- The HOST Dry-Clean Machine simply plugs in and is ready for use.
- Apply HOST SPONGES, brush in, let dry and vacuum up.
Steam Cleaning Ease of Use:
- Large machine with multiple attachments.
- Requires filling and emptying tanks.
- Chemical mixing required.
- Improper use could result in streaking and over-wetting of carpets.
- Deep cleans and lifts matted pile in one easy step.
- Spots won't wick back.
- No sticky residue to cause resoiling.
- Immediate visual results confirm carpet cleanliness.
- If needed, multiple passes over heavily-soiled carpet can be made.
Steam Cleaning Effectiveness:
- Detergent residue and moisture may cause carpets to resoil quickly.
- Spots may wick back when carpet is dry (and after extraction machine has been returned).
- Repeated cleaning or multiple passes on any carpet may result in damage from over-wetting.
HOST Drying Time:
- Ready to vacuum up in less than an hour.
- No need for furniture protectors.
- Walk on your carpet during and immediately after cleaning.
Steam Cleaning Drying Time:
- Extraction method may introduce potentially damaging and unwanted humidity into home.
- Carpets may take 8-36 hours to dry, depending on indoor and outdoor humidity levels.
- Rooms virtually unusable until dry.
- Furniture protectors may be required until carpet is dry.
- May require fan to speed drying.
- Shown to reduce allergens.
- Never any damage from shrinkage, over-wetting, or mold or mildew.
- Recommended for all types of carpeting including oriental rugs, wool, sisal, jute and other natural fibers.
- Must avoid over-wetting, which may cause mold and mildew, or shrinkage.
- Hot-water extraction machines and cleaning products are not
- recommended for use on natural fiber oriental rugs (silk or wool), hand-loomed wool rugs, sisal or jute carpets.