Encapsulation cleaning, or “encapping” is a relatively new cleaning method in the industry, as compared to traditional wand cleaning.
What is encapsulation carpet cleaning?
Encapping is a “very low moisture” (VLM) type of cleaning that uses polymers to encapsulate and crystallize stains and dirt for immediate vacuuming. These polymers act like small sponges. The crystals absorb and hold dirt and soil to be vacuumed out, leaving no sticky residue and providing a deep clean. For the past few decades, encapsulation has gained popularity and garnered a reputation for both commercial and residential carpet cleaning.
What are the benefits of encapsulation cleaning?
Improves carpet appearance
According to the ICS Cleaning Specialist, encapsulation carpet cleaning is proven to result in a preferred aesthetic appearance compared to traditional carpet cleaning methods, keeping the carpet looking cleaner for longer periods of time. The majority of soil is removable by conventional dry vacuuming but oily or sticky soil can leave the carpet dull and unattractive. Encapping traps soil held in the carpet so stains and dirt may finally be extracted and new soil can’t attach itself to carpet.
Faster cleaning and drying times
Wet cleaning methods usually take an extra day for the solution to dry prior to vacuuming. The crystallization process used in encapping allows for immediate vacuuming and overall faster cleaning and drying times.
No sticky residue
Wet cleaning may leave a sticky residue. This residue is known to resoil the carpet faster as new dirt finds ways to stick, causing the carpet to deteriorate. With encapping, the crystals are easy to vacuum out with regular dry vacuuming.
Low initial cost and fast payback
Encap machines easy to use and clean quickly and thoroughly. An encap machine and a vacuum are enough to get the job done.
Which encap machine is right for me?
For the best cleaning results, use Mytee’s new ECO-17 Orbital Encap Machine.
We use orbiting technology to combine two movements that thoroughly clean carpet fibers. First, the head rotates around the center of the driver plate, producing a second random orbital movement that results in little to no torque for smooth operation.
The ECO-17 Orbital Encap / Floor Machine is a very-low moisture machine featuring a built-in spray system that shoots a fine mist of spray, making it first in its class for environmental and water conservation efforts.
Comfort Grip handle and easy access spray levers allows the user complete control of the machine while running and make the ECO-17 extremely user-friendly and easy to run.